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Social Studies

Learn about Venice & Cats

We will learn fun facts about Venice along with learning about the history of cats in Venice. The teacher will also also read her fun published storybook about a cat that loves music and goes on a fun adventure through Venice.
Kristen Halverson, MSL
10 total reviews for this teacher
3 reviews for this class
Completed by 6 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
40 minutes
per class
Meets once
year olds
learners per class
per learner

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Class Experience

History and knowledge of Venice, Italy and leading cultural elements about the city and culture. 
I am an author and library educator who has also traveled to Venice. I specialize in library programs with my children's books. I have published 12 animal themed storybooks that cater to themes of kindness, teamwork and believing in one's dreams. 

 In regard to the class topic, I have taught summer and spring public library programs to PreK to 3rd grade ages several times in Iowa along with delivering this program to 3rd graders in Prairie du Chien, WI.  The program taught the history of Venice and included a book reading of The Tale of Masha: A Cat's Magical Meatball. 
There is no homework but I will preface the class by telling students that we will have comprehension questions at the end of the lesson.
Here are the questions that will be asked at the end of class:
Where is Venice located?
Why are cats so popular in Venice?
What was the main plot of today's book reading?
What was the theme?
Can you name the main character?
What was the setting?
What was Masha's dream?
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I have included some fun activities for students to decorate and color after the class. (Mask templates and cat coloring sheet)
40 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
After we learn some fun facts about Venice. Then, we will listen to my storybook, The Tale of Masha: A Cat's Magical Meatball as the setting is in Venice. 


Kristen Halverson, MSL
Lives in the United States
Inspiring Author and Educator
10 total reviews
19 completed classes

About Me

I am a seasoned and experienced bilingual educator, children's book author and leadership scholar. My subject areas are creative writing, social studies, animal science, leadership, and English.

I've taught grades k-12 in the public-school sector... 
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