No live meetings
Over 4 weeks
learners per class
per learner - per week
How does a “Flexible Schedule” course work?
No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat
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This unit study will introduce students to the three primary lineages of modern mammals: the monotremes, the marsupials, and the placentals. Included in this survey will be basic evolutionary history and classification; the shared characteristics of all three groups which distinguish mammals from other animals; and the differing features which distinguish each group from the others. We will focus on the striking differences in reproductive system strategies which are the main hallmarks of...
I am a zoologist who enjoys sharing my love of the animal kingdom with lifelong learners of all ages. I especially enjoy connecting children to nature, and keeping their natural scientific sparks lit! I am also a member of the American Society of Mammalogists, with one of my primary research interests being monotreme and marsupial mammals. I also have nearly two decades experience as a home education advocate, including homeschooling my own children from preschool through high school. I am a big proponent of flexible learning, individualized education, and supporting fellow neurodiverse learners, so please don't hesitate to reach out to me with any questions or requests for additional resources. We all learn in our own way and time, but everyone should have the chance to learn about how cool animals are!
There is both reading and multimedia viewing material assigned with each week's topic.
All lesson materials will be provided for free via the classroom, either as downloadable printables/files or links to online resources (web pages, videos, articles, etc.).
Formal assessments will only be provided if the student or parent requests it in advance.
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
This class will provide information on animal anatomy, including the reproductive system, and natural behaviors, including predation and mating. (I know I give this standard disclaimer for every zoology class, but it is especially relevant here -- monotremes have some unique anatomy, and there will be visuals!) Online resources: This class directs learners to watch curated video content on YouTube and may also direct learners to additional information on science-related pages (e.g., a research journal or zoological database). No online account signups are required.
Deniz M. — Animalia Mania
Kingdom Animalia: Zoology, Conservation Biology, Natural History, Iconography (Art History & Visual Culture), and More!
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
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1) what kind of classes you teach I offer introductory unit studies on various topics in zoology and natural history; a special series on animals in world art history (based on my current ongoing research project!); and, because it's extra fun,...