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K-2 Virtual Fieldtrips Around the World: Geography, Animals, & Landmarks

In this ongoing weekly course, students will meet new friends and learn together about countries, geography, and nature around the world.
Kirsten Fairbanks
4 total reviews for this teacher
New class
Class
40 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
5-8
year olds
3-6
learners per class
per learner

How does an "Ongoing" course 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
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Next on Fri, Dec 2

Meets Once per week
Friday
6:30 – 7:15 AM
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Next on Mon, Jan 2, 2023

Meets Once per week
Monday
12:05 – 12:45 PM
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Description

Class Experience

My goal is that students learn to love the study of geography! Students will learn how to read a map and study a globe. They will learn about new countries and their important facts. They will make friends and practice talking and listening, taking turns, and other classroom manners. Students who join this ongoing class regularly will have begun to create their own world atlas!  
I live and homeschool in a family of history- and geography NERDS. We live for history and geography around here! More professionally, I’m a teacher and homeschool educator in my third decade of sharing my love of learning with kids Preschool through 8th Grade.  I'm a trained Early Childhood Educator with Montessori- and Emilia-Reggio classroom experience. I have been teaching small groups online and out in the world since long before I began homeschooling my oldest child in 2012. As an American Studies major at UC Berkeley, I researched Classical Education theory and practice in the US and I minored in Classical Studies, the history and cultures of Ancient Greece- and Rome. As a former working class kid, I believe that every child should have access to a high-quality liberal arts education. I offer learning opportunities that exceed state standards and spark a deep love of learning. I love my work helping families access a top quality education out of the private schools and into the home. 
Students will get a weekly worksheet to download, illustrate, and complete with the facts they have learned in class. They may complete this in class, or they may finish or expand on the project as homework. This homework can take as little as 5 minutes finishing up, or as long as your learner wishes to spend learning more about these fascinating places.
Pencils, crayons, or markers. Scissors and glue stick. I will post printable worksheets, maps, etc. for downloading.
I am very glad to share my observations and feedback at parent- and caregiver request.
40 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
This will be a positive and light class, with no discussion of politics or religion beyond neutral and factual information about what religions and what forms of government occur in the countries. Similarly, we will focus on key facts like maps and landmarks but not information about wars, crises, imperialism, enslavement, or any other difficult history. At the K-2 level I teach landmarks, animals, food, flags, and so forth. 
To create my lessons, I will draw from websites:
National Geographic Education 
Google Maps

and books:
DK Countries of the World
DK World Geography and Cultures
DK First History Encyclopedia
Kingfisher History Encyclopedia


Teacher

Kirsten Fairbanks
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Love to Learn, Make Friends, and Have Fun
4 total reviews
7 completed classes

About Me

I believe every learner deserves a high quality, content-rich liberal arts education, and I know kids learn best in groups and when they are having fun. I create classes with these goals in mind. 

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