Field Trip: Seven Continents and the Arctic
Students will be invited to board an imaginary plane as we fly to the seven continents and the Arctic over the course of this two-hour class, learning about the peoples, cultures, landscapes, history, and animals of the places we visit.
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120 minute class
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During this field trip, learners will board an imaginary airplane with their classmates as we depart to explore all seven continents and the Arctic over the course of our two hours together. As we land in each place we'll learn about the people, culture, landscape, climate, and history. We will visit the biggest cities and the most populated countries. We will roam the countryside and learn about the environment and the animals who live there. The class will use slideshows, images, and audio...
The learning goals for this class are that students will become more familiar with the geography of the planet as well as the different peoples, cultures, landscapes, landmarks, and environments around the world while having fun on an imaginary field trip with classmates.
I am currently enrolled in my final course through the Gettysburg College-Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History master of arts in American history program. In addition, I have bachelor of arts degrees in English, journalism, and political science. I was the director of a social justice center for three years during which time I routinely taught about and facilitated conversations about historical and current political events for both teen and adults participants. Before that, I was a newspaper editor and reporter for 15 years. I have been teaching history, social studies, and English Language Arts classes for the past five years. I am currently lead teacher at The Foster Woods Folk School, which focuses on education, storytelling, and the arts within an ecosocial justice framework aimed at celebrating and improving our connections as a global community of human and non-human earthlings. In this role, I work with learners of all ages with a primary focus of working with learners in grades three through 12.
2 hours per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Because this class will include world history, difficult content is inevitable. This includes colonization, slavery, war, death, disease, and oppression. The historical realities are disturbing to almost all students no matter their age, but may be particularly disturbing to younger learners. While I try to teach these realities in a way that shields younger learners from the worst of the historical horrors and in as age-appropriate manner as possible, these topics are likely to be mentioned during our field trip. There will also be discussions of world religions and philosophies, and the spiritual and religious practices of indigenous peoples throughout the world.
NewsELA, Zinn Education Project, Learning for Justice, MI Open Book Project World Geography Text.
The Foster Woods Folk School, Teaching the Humanities Within an EcoSocial Justice Framework
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