Science & Nature
Monsters & Dragons: Myth, Hoaxes, & Science (10 & up) 1 Week Camp
Calling all Percy Jackson fans! The perfect course for kids who love Monsters, Dragons, and talking about whether they could be real or fake. #academic
Leeyanne Moore MFA
216 total reviews for this teacher
34 reviews for this class
Completed by 117 learners
learners per class
$15 per class
Meets 5x per week
Over 1 week
40 minutes per class
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In this week long course, students will be presented each day with an interesting history of a 'monster.' Those who love Rick Riordan stories will enjoy learning more about the Loch Ness monster, real historians writing about living dragons in the ancient world, mermaids, giant kracken --and more! Our job is to solve the mystery of whether each creature actually existed. If the creature was real--was a monster? What skills can we use to figure out what's real, what's legend, and when...
Students will learn: history of monsters in the media biology: basic defense mechanisms in animals media literacy executive functioning skills beginning philosophy: skepticism creating arguments based on analysis & critical thinking skills
Monsters are always fascinating to contemplate, but it's equally interesting to peel away the title of monster and see what's underneath. As a college rhetoric professor I've taught a course on Monsters & Society, so I've been researching monsters in history this past year. This class will challenge students to think about why monsters hook our attention. More importantly, students will become active learners in an attempt to figure out what these creatures might have been in our known world and how pranksters and the media can work side by side to exploit a gullible public.
Sometimes students will receive handouts to fill out after class as a fun way to test their memory. Other times we'll have a fun short quiz at the end of class. This will help students retain and remember the material.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Students compete in two teams to see who can remember the most from yesterday’s lesson. There is a team winner at the end of each day and an overall team winner at the end of the week.
3 hours 20 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
There will be a discussion of defense mechanisms used by animals at points in this class. Such methods often involve bodily fluids. Students who promptly roll over shrieking with laughter at the mention of scat or urine will have to try to contain themselves.
Leeyanne Moore MFA
Fostering creative genius--one student at a time
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
216 total reviews
148 completed classes
Hello everybody! For over twenty-five years I've nurtured children, teens, and college students, giving them individual attention to ignite their creative spark. I believe in asking students to think for themselves. In return, I aim to provide...