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Social Studies

High School Ethnic Studies (History) Class (Semester-Long) PART 2

In this 8 week long course (part 2 of 2), high school students will take an introductory Ethnic Studies/History/Social Studies class.
Maddie Alvendia, B.A., E.d.M
26 total reviews for this teacher
New class
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50 minutes
per class
Twice per week
over 8 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

Students will learn part 2 of an introductory history of the history of people of color in the United States. Students will also learn an alternative history and narrative of the history of the United States.
I am a certified Advanced Placement Social Studies/History Teacher at a Title I High School in the Bay Area in California. I am a licensed K-12 educator. I also teach for an organization that centers Black history and black people (Reconstruction US). In addition to teaching high school currently and K-12 students at Reconstruction, I taught this same course last year at a middle school in Richmond, CA. This class covers historically marginalized groups - I received my undergraduate degree in History, specializing in the history of people of color. I also received my Master's in Education from Harvard University, where I concentrated on social justice education as well as anti-racist pedagogy. I am a trained race and racism facilitator as well.
No homework assigned, as long as your student engages in twice weekly classes.
Paper and pencil if you like to take hand written notes during class sessions or want to keep a notebook of the semester's content. No textbook is necessary.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Informal assessments and written feedback from the teacher.
1 hour 40 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
This class will address the histories of historically marginalized groups and topics like slavery, institutional racism, and oppression will come up. Along with each week's live class sessions, I will include resources each week that help students understand those larger themes of racism and oppression. I will also include weekly videos on how to address these topics at home, resources to help parents and families, and resources for students when completing the readings.


Maddie Alvendia, B.A., E.d.M
Lives in the United States
History and Humanities Teacher
26 total reviews
34 completed classes

About Me

Hello learners and families! My name is Maddie Alvendia and I am an educator, activist, and life-long learner based in Oakland, California. I received my B.A. in History from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where I graduated in... 
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