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Fun History!: The Middle Ages, Dark but Interesting Times.

Who said history can't be fun? In this 4-week class, learners will discover the history of the Middle Ages, from knights to plagues, to eagle poop (what?!?) to the Crusades.
Val Vega, M.A. Spanish and History
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year olds
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Meets 1x per week
Over 4 weeks
50 minutes per class

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Class Experience

By the end of this course students will be able to: 
-Explain how the geography of Europe shaped the development of cultures.
-Describe the role of the church in medieval Europe.
-Determine the role that architecture, education, literature, and religion played in the Middle Ages.
-Understand what feudalism was and why it became an important social structure. 
-Identify the causes and effects of the Crusades and the Reconquista.
-Understand the consequences of the Bubonic plague on European and world history.
-Analyze gender roles during the Middle Ages.
I have a master's degree in Political Science, and postgraduate studies in economics, Human Development, and Gender, as well as a B.A. in Legal Studies. I was an elementary school teacher for five years, teaching world history and literature as my main subjects. For over a decade, I was a consultant and researcher for various feminist NGOs, the United Nations, and the World Bank. 
Students might be asked to watch a short video, read an article, or finish classwork for homework.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
There will be no quizzes or tests. Students will be assessed on their classroom discussion participation.
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
I encourage students to ask questions and to have open-minded, and kind discussions during class. If any sensitive questions come up regarding topics such as warfare, intentionally cruel acts committed by humans, gender roles in history, etc. my responses will always be evidence-based, age-appropriate, and relevant to the class topic. If I need time to get more information, I will defer answers for specific questions to the next class.
-A History of the World (Teacher Edition) 
-The History of the Medieval World: From the Conversion of Constantine to the First Crusade by Susan Wise Bauer
-History of the World Map

*No textbook will be needed for this class. There might be suggested books and articles to read as well as suggested documentaries to watch.


Val Vega, M.A. Spanish and HistoryM.A. Political Science, B.A. Legal Studies, Life-long learner and bibliophile!
245 total reviews
165 completed classes

About Me

Hello! My name is Val. I’m a lifelong learner and a passionate teacher. In Outschool, I teach classes on literature, history, equality, and Spanish as a Second Language. 

I’m a lover of words and literature, a passionate traveler, and a chronic... 
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