Getting To Know American Girl Kirsten & Daily Frontier Life
In this one time class, you will learn about what it was like to be a kid during the American pioneer and westward expansion time frame.
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Great for exploring new interests and different styles of teachers
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In this one time class, I will introduce Kirsten from the American Girl book series. We will talk about who she is and why her books are great examples of strength, kindness, and finding a sense of belonging. I will review a brief preview of all of her books/stories, talk about Kirsten and her characteristics, but mostly, talking about the time in which she lived. I will talk about what it was like to be a kid living in America during the pioneer and westward expansion timeframe.
Students will learn different elements of American life in the westward expansion timeframe using the American Girl "Kirsten" book series as a reference.
Hi there! My name is Mrs. Rodenbeck and I am a middle school history teacher! I have taught 6th, 7th, and 8th, grade history for the past 5 years! Before that, I taught high school history. I absolutely LOVE learning about people from the past! I like understanding how people lived in different times in history. I studied anthropology in college. My goal as a kid was to be Indiana Jones! Archaeology and cultural anthropology are my favorite disciplines. I like to learn about what past peoples have built and how those things impact their culture. I’ve even done work for Chicago’s Field Museum since 2007. Now I work in the education department at the Field Museum with other teachers and bringing history topics into their classrooms. I love teaching about the American Girl books and their periods of time in history because I used to WORK at the American Girl store in Chicago. I worked there all throughout my college years. I loved American Girl when I was a kid and I loved it, even more, when I worked at the store in college! I hope that from this course, you can take some of my passion for history and for American Girl and get a little more excited about learning about other people. There are so many fun and exciting things to learn about! I can’t wait to share them with you!
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Middle School Teacher That Loves History & Kindness!
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
432 total reviews
396 completed classes
Hi there! My name is Mrs. Rodenbeck and I am a middle school history teacher! I have taught 6th, 7th, and 8th, grade history for the past 7 years! Before that, I taught high school history. I absolutely LOVE learning about people from the past! I...