History of Amusement Parks: Roller Coasters and More!
People have always wanted to have fun! Join us as we explore how and why amusement parks were created and how they have changed over time, along with a look at the technology and innovations behind some of our favorite rides!
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There is nothing like the thrill of a roller coaster! Imagine how excited people were when the first roller coasters were created! Join us as we examine the history of amusement parks. We will take a look at some of the first roller coasters and rides along with how and why amusement parks were built. Along the way, we will will talk about the importance of recreation and entertainment and how parks and rides have changed throughout the years. We will also take a look at current trends with...
I have taught a variety of social studies courses in both the traditional classroom and online environment for over 13 years. I love making history come to life through first hand accounts, images and stories. I am also a huge fan of amusement parks. My favorite rides are wooden roller coasters, bumper cars and the tilt-a-whirl. While my background is in middle and high school education, I have worked with younger (and older) learners as well. As a homeschooling mom of two (ages 5 and 8) I love Outschool and how it enables teachers to personalize learning for all! I love helping students dig deep into the past, learn the facts, and then develop their own opinions about critical events in history. Having fun while we learn is so important! I focus on keeping the classroom environment accepting of all students while delving into these important topics.
Students will have the option to design their own amusement park and rides for homework.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Certified teacher, traveler, and home schooling parent!
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731 total reviews
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Hi I'm Leigh! I am a licensed Social Studies teacher (North Carolina) with an M.Ed. in Secondary Social Studies Education. I'm also a homeschooling/world schooling parent of two children (ages 7 and 10) and a lifelong learner. I joined Outschool...