Join "The Traveling Teach" in the US on Virtual Field Trips (Ages 8-10 Ongoing)
Take a virtual field trip each week to a new mystery location and learn about the geography, history and/or culture of a location in the US.
US Grade 3 - 4
I'm a National Geographic Certified Educator and Outschool Teacher who is on an 7 year- 50 state road trip and I want you to come along (virtually) to a new mystery location with me each week (please note - these are not taught live on location). Each week is either a historical, geographical or cultural location. This class is ideally for learners who are interested in in-depth historical, scientific or cultural facts about locations. This is not a social class designed to look at photos....
Each week the learners will learn something new about the mystery location. In 2023- 2024 we are going to be in Michigan, Minnesota, New England, Florida, Indiana, Montana, North Dakota, Washington, Nevada and Alaska. The specific location of each week's lesson will remain a mystery until class starts. The lessons will be historical, geographical or cultural in nature. For example, if I were in Richmond, Virginia - learners could expect to learn about the Capital of Virginia and it's role in the Civil War as the Capital of the Confederacy.
I'm the Traveling Teach - who better to teach a virtual field trip lesson each week than me? I've been on the road for 6 years of our 8 year, 50 state adventure. We move every 5-7 days and spend, on average, 5 weeks per state (larger states receive longer stays while smaller states receive shorter stays). We drive in our 2004 Toyota Corolla and mostly stay in hotels and Airbnb's where I teach all my classes from. We travel with our little dog, Truffles, who features in my pet photography classes. Before heading out on the road, I was a Professional Youth Worker and then a Middle School Science Teacher so I know the value of project based learning and learning "on location" through field trips and excursions. Just because your learner can't physically go to a place, doesn't mean they should miss out on the change to learn about it. I look forward to having your learner join me on this adventure. For one time and multi-week classes I provide a 10% discount (please contact me for discount) for: Returning students from my previous classes Outschool teacher's children Siblings who both register for the same class
Additional photos and videos are provided each week for learners to expand their knowledge beyond what was provided in class. They are also encouraged to share what they learned and interested them about the location in the classroom throughout the week.
No supplies required
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Written learner reports matching the US's Social Studies Common Core Standards can be provided upon request by parents.
45 minutes per week in class, and no time outside of class.
Occasionally, stops may include topics that parents may want to be aware of such as death, slavery, war, famine as well as government buildings and places of worship. These subjects will be handled with care, in an age appropriate way for 7-10 year olds, neutrality and from a secular perspective as outlined by Outschool's requirements.
Meet the teacher
About Me: I'm “The Traveling Teach!” I am on a 7 year, 50 state road trip of the US with my husband, Stephen, who is from the UK and our little dog, Truffles. Personally, I love traveling, reading, writing stories, photography and all things...
1x per week
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(5)
Completed by 38 learners
Live video meetings
2-10 learners per class