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Let's Rebuild the World!

Destroy the world with your classmates, rebuild it into a post-apocalyptic dystopia/utopia of your choosing, and then write about it.
Morgan A. McLaughlin McFarland, MAPW
414 total reviews for this teacher
9 reviews for this class
Completed by 35 learners
Class
60 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 4 weeks
10-14
year olds
2-9
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Oct 6 - Oct 27 (4 weeks)
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Description

Class Experience

Students will learn the basics of short story writing and how to give and receive constructive feedback. 
Outside of writing, editing, and teaching, I collect apocalypses. I have explored the various ends of the world as a writer through fiction and nonfiction, and am a regular scifi & fantasy convention panelist on the topic of apocalyptic media. As a lifelong consumer of apocalyptic media  – books, comics, television, movies, music, even recipes – I believe the genre is uniquely well suited to motivating young writers and offers an infinite number of possible worlds to create (and destroy) with words. Apocalypse and dystopian media resonates with tween and young teen readers and holds a prominent position on the Young Adult shelves in libraries and book stores, providing a great motivator for students to improve their own writing through exploring the end of the world.
Students will write a portion of their story each week as homework. 
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Thinking about widespread disasters and global crises can be frightening for some young writers.  While all work produced for this class will be appropriate for the indicated age range in terms of content, parents should feel free to inform me of any particular phobias or other fears their children need to avoid over the course of this class.

Teacher

Morgan A. McLaughlin McFarland, MAPW
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Inclusive Classes in Creative Writing & Popular Culture
414 total reviews
234 completed classes

About Me

(She/Her)

I teach creative writing and popular culture to children from age 8 through high school. In my classes, young writers learn to develop characters, to craft a well-structured narrative, and to hone their descriptive language skills. New... 
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