FLEX Social Studies: Historical Figures (Set 1)

Teacher Susan ACE Educator/MSW/MAT/TESOL
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Explore the life and times of how people overcame challenges and learned from their failures. Open to any learner. Designed for neurodiverse students or students with intellectual, physical, or developmental disabilities.

Class experience

US Grade 5 - 8
In Set 1, we'll explore influential figures such as Ada Lovelace, Bass Reeves, Frida Kahlo, Harvey Milk, and Zitkala-Sa. We emphasize diversity, including gender, race, ethnic origin, LGBTQIA+, and economic status.
I am a former special education teacher and created and implemented social studies curriculum for middle school students with disabilities. 

As an educator, I prioritize inclusive education and actively seek resources from respected anti-racist educators. I draw from organizations like the Center for Anti-Racist Education, Education with an Apron, National Education Association, American Historical Association Remote Teaching Resources, and EmbraceRace. Resources related to LGBTQIA and disabilities are also integrated, referencing organizations like the Trevor Project, Strong Family Alliance, and personal experiences. Additional specific resources include the Mathematical Association of America, Legends of America, Frida Kahlo Museum, Milk Foundation, and the National Park Service.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
I will be using carefully curated videos and resources within Nearpod. Students will need to create a free account. Nearpod is an approved third-party educational tool. It is rated as excellent through Common Sense Education. You may see their review here: https://www.commonsense.org/education/app/nearpod.

The materials will come from an anti-racist, decolonized perspective when speaking about geography and cultural issues. I may use a pre-test with each unit to identify the level needed for scaffolding the materials. The level of information ranges from first to fourth-grade equivalent and I will provide additional resources if the student is interested in going deeper.
I refer to anti-racist and decolonization resources from Education with An Apron, National Education Association, American Historical Association Remote Teaching Resources, Center for Anti-Racist Education, and EmbraceRace.  

Meet the teacher

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Hello! I'm a friendly and experienced teacher who believes that everyone has the capacity for learning. My passion lies in helping students discover their own spark. I strive to create a challenging yet enjoyable learning environment in my... 
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weekly or $90 for 5 weeks
5 weeks

No live video meetings
Ages 10-15

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