Social Studies

Founders of Nations: Ongoing

In this ongoing class students will learn about different nations founders and how they affect the nation today.
Matthew Grace, M.Ed
289 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 1 learner
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55 minutes

per class

Once per week

every week


year olds


learners per class

per learner

How does anOngoingcourse work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
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Class Experience

Students will know more about a foundational person and story from each of the listed nations.
Students will practice how to glean useful tips for life from historical people and events.
I produce a podcast "Founders of Nations" which is the podcast version of this classes material. 15-20 hours were spent on interviews, research and study to make the information and plan for each nation.

I have a Master's Degree in Education and have been a history buff since I was in Middle School. I have been teaching and tutoring since 2004 and love to help students broaden their horizons by learning about different nations and cultures around the world.
Students will only need something to take notes with so they can think about the question and write notes about their answers.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
55 minutes per week in class, and no time outside of class.
Many of the founding stories of countries are bloody. This class will not be filled with gore or graphic details but it will talk about war a lot.
Interviews with done with multiply people from each of the nations and those interviews will be used as part of the work. Interviews were also done with historians about each country anywhere that they were available.

The following books were used for research on the nations.

A.K. Brackob - Scanderbeg: A History of George Castriota and the Albanian Resistance to Islamic Expansion in Fifteenth Century Europe
John Lynch - San Martin: Argentine Soldier, American Hero Argentine Soldier, American Hero
Alistair Horne - A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954-1962 
James McDougall - A History of Algeria
Thomas Barfield - Afghanistan: A Cultural and Political History


Matthew Grace, M.Ed
Lives in the United States
289 total reviews
306 completed classes

About Me

Hello! I'm Matthew and I'm excited to help you with your educational goals! 
A little about the classes I teach:
- I teach Languages: English(Masters in TESOL), all levels, and Chinese, specialized for beginners. 

- I also teach Math(Bachelors in... 
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