Social Studies

History Herald: Did You Hear? This Week in History- Historians Club

In this ongoing course, students will learn about historical events that happened during that week in history. Each week will cover new and exciting moments that changed the course of history forever.
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Class

35 minutes

per class

Once per week

every week

11-15

year olds

3-12

learners per class

per learner

How does anOngoingcourse work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
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Description

Class Experience

Students will learn about events and people throughout history. They will work on historical analysis and group discussion. 
For the past decade, I have been encouraging students through education and personal development to explore the challenges of the past. Through my own personal education and professional development, I create a safe environment for students to learn about challenging topics of the past. My undergraduate is in history, focusing on United States and European integration, past cultures, and empire. My first master's degree is in education with a focus on English/Language Arts and History. My second master's degree is in history with a focus on world empires and United States/Europe during the premodern era and modern era. I am currently pursuing my PhD in history focusing on immigration and relations with indigenous peoples and cultures. 
I have taught Ancient Civilizations in World History classes as well as classes on the history of Africa, Asia, and Australia, Ancient and Medieval Europe, and Early American history. I have taken and taught classes on world religions and practices starting with the ancient traditions of prehistoric cultures through modern day transitions of religions such as druidism. I have also taught about episodes of religious hysteria such as the Inquisition and the Salem Witch Trials. I also teach classes on the myths and legends that have defined these cultures. This extensive background will be utilized to create a well-rounded and thorough explanation of the topic.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
35 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Please note that there may be some sensitive topics that will be addressed throughout the course including but not limited to: genocide and sectional violence depending on the topic discussed discussed. All information given will be delivered in an age-appropriate way in order to be factual but respectful of their developmental processes. I have been challenging and elevating students for over 10 years to delve deeply into the issues of our past and wrestle with the realities of our present and future. Each conversation will be open and honest but guided with the necessary care for students of this age. I believe it is our job as educators to not teach children what to think- but how to think and allow them to unearth the truths that are often hidden within the words of pages.
A vast collaboration of sources will be utilized to create this content to provide the students with a multi-faceted explanation of events from differing perspectives. Some sources utilized to create the content of the course:

A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn 

All of Us: A Young People's History of the World by by Christophe Ylla-Somers 

An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States for Young People  by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

A Little History of the United States (Little Histories) By James West Davidson

A Little History of the World (Little Histories)

Encyclopedia Britannica

A Different Mirror for Young People: A History of Multicultural America (For Young People Series) by Ronald Takaki

The Who Was Series (Who, When, What, and Where Series)

The Smithsonian

Honest History Publications

And Many Other Sources to give a quick snapshot the myriad of events and people over time!

Teacher

Courtney Murray, M. Ed, M. HistEducation is an adventure - Let's go explore the unknown!
351 total reviews
266 completed classes

About Me

Hello!
I am so excited to join you on this education adventure! I absolutely love teaching and learning and believe it can be exciting for every student! I am a certified classroom educator with a master's degree in education and a second master's... 
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