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Getting To Know American Girls Cecile & Marie-Grace & 1850's New Orleans Life
In this one time class, you will learn about what it was like to be a kid during the time of 1850's in New Orleans from two different perspectives.
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In this one time class, I will introduce Cecile & Marie-Grace from the American Girl book series. We will talk about who the girls are and why their books are great examples of strength, kindness, and being a positive light in tough times. Cecile lives in French New Orleans and Marie-Grace has moved back to New Orleans as an "American". Since New Orleans spent much of its history as a French colony, the people in New Orleans saw themselves differently than the "Americans" that live elsewhere...
Students will learn different elements of American & New Orleans life using the American Girl "Cecile & Marie-Grace" 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.
The topic of slavery and racial injustices are discussed as Cecile identifies as "a free person of color" in her books.
Middle School Teacher That Loves History & Kindness!
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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...