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Getting To Know American Girl Kit & Daily Life During The Great Depression

Class
Kristi Rodenbeck
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(463)
In this one time class, you will learn about what it was like to be a kid during the American Great Depression.

Class experience

US Grade 3 - 6
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! 
Homework Offered
Students will learn different elements of American life during the Great Depression using the American Girl "Kit" book series as a reference.
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Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(463)
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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... 
Group Class

$14

per class
Meets once
45 min

Completed by 86 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 8-13
1-10 learners per class

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