Historical Fiction on-Going Class
Learners will read and discuss a different historical fiction book each week.
There are no upcoming classes.
year old learners
US Grade Level
learners per class
Meets 1x per week
Runs week after week
50 minutes per class
History is important, awe-inspiring, troubling, exhilarating, messy, fascinating, and so much more. It's important for history to be read and discussed to better understand how we got to where we are today. This is an on-going class for those who want to learn about world history without having to listen to boring lectures! We will read about incredible events experienced by every day people. In this class, learners will read the assigned historical fiction book each week. We will discuss the...
Learners will have a better understanding of important events throughout the world.
I am a certified teacher in the state of Texas. I have taught 5-12th grade. Throughout my 18 years of teaching Social Studies and Language Arts, I have developed an understanding of how to teach sensitive topics through understanding, compassion, dignity, and respect.
Learners are expected to read each book before class.
Learners may read each book in any format- audio, hard copy, digital.
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
The age range set for this class matches the age range of all the books. Every book read in this class will have some death(s) in it since the events take place during famines, war, conflicts, and attacks by foreign entities. The deaths are not described in gruesome details. Endangered- Realistic characters (ape and human) deal with disturbing situations described in graphic, but never gratuitous detail. (age range 12-16) The Boy Who Dared- Helmuth Hübener is hung at the end of the book for working against the Nazis. Between Shades of Gray- Starvation, death, and separation of family due to Stalin's policy dealing with political prisoners. Nory Ryan's Song- Starvation, death, and separation of family due to potato famine.
No outside material will be presented in this class.