Social Studies

Explore the Empires of Central Asia With Mr. P

In this 8-week course, we will survey some of the cultures and ethnic groups of Central Asia
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Class

55 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 6 weeks

10-14

year olds

6-12

learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Description

Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will improve their knowledge of the major empires of one of the most fascinating parts of our planet and come to understand some of the complexities of the region today.
Students will improve their analytical skills by questioning the causes and effects of the various movements and interactions between different groups and their respective cultures.
I obtained a BA in History and an MA in Portuguese Studies at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. As a teacher of history, I try to rely on Primary Source documents and artifacts, but when secondary and tertiary sources are required as supplements, it's necessary to obtain and present a variety of perspectives on a given topic as a way to avoid biases. It is always my goal to remain objective by presenting multiple, varied sources. My BA in History was primarily focused on taking classes on the history of Central Asia and the Middle East, given the context of entering college immediately after 9/11. I wanted to know more about the conflicts that may have contributed to that unfortunate historical reality for our country.
Students may end up finishing up their "Travel Entries" outside of classtime.
A "Travel Notebook" will be provided prior to the first class.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
There may be age-appropriate YouTube clips on my shared slides, shown on a shared screen (mostly showing movements of peoples on and out and through the Iberian Peninsula). All clips have been screened to ensure that they are appropriate for the age range in question.
Age-appropriate YouTube videos demonstrating empires acquisition of territory over a time-lapse.

A Vision Unfulfilled - Russia and the Soviet Union in the Twentieth Century. - John L. Thompson

The Times Complete History of the World. - Times Books 

History of civilizations of Central Asia, v. 1: The Dawn of civilization, earliest times to 700 B.C. - Dani, Ahmad Hasan, Masson, V.M.

History of civilizations of Central Asia, v. 2: The Development of sedentary and nomadic civilizations, 700 B.C. to A.D. 250 - Harmatta, János, Puri, B.N., Etemadi, G.F.

History of civilizations of Central Asia, v. 3: The Crossroads of civilizations, A.D. 250 to 750 - 
Litvinsky, B.A., Zhang Guang-da, Shabani Samghabadi, R.

Teacher

About Me

Hi everyone!

My name is Sergio, Mr. P, and I’m excited to work with young people navigating some of the cool things I've learned and experienced and also share the skills and techniques that I've picked up along the way.

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