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Current Events & Global Perspectives

Science & Nature

News Around the World: Science Edition (FLEX)

In this 4-week flex schedule class, we study 4 science-based news stories from around the world. Students apply the 5 W's-Who, What, Where, Why, and When- to dig into the news and its context. Students collaborate on a final newscast.
Professor Kitty BS ChemE-UVa; MBA-Case Western
301 total reviews for this teacher
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How does aFlexible Schedulecourse work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

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Class Experience

At the end of this course, students will be able to say, 
1 - "I know how to approach an analysis of a news story by looking for the five W's - who, what, when, where, and why."
2 - "I know what wildlife conservation is, when the WCS began and its purpose, and what conservationists do."
3 - "I know why the royal turtles in Cambodia are endangered and what is being done about it."
4 - "I know what the wonderchicken is, where it was found, and what scientists theorize about it."
5 - "I understand the theory taught about why birds outlived dinosaurs."
6 - "I understand why the wonderchicken skull was found in Belgium."
7 - "I can tell you why rubies are like gold in Greenland."
8 - "I can tell you which is more rare- diamonds or rubies."
9 - "I can explain how scientist originally thought the mammoths in Mexico died out and how that theory changed with the recent fine."
I have a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering and have worked in science fields all of my life.  I worked in the chemical industry, the automotive industry, and the computer industry.  I've also traveled and dealt with companies in many countries. Teaching this specific style of current events class has been my joy for a long time! I have 16 years of experience teaching middle and high school classrooms, and specifically delivering instruction at that level on the topic of social studies, world geography, and current events. I've also taught worldwide in multi-cultural environments in industry, and have several years experience teaching on online platforms. 
The class worksheets can and should be completed in the 45 minutes time that each recorded lesson has.  Some additional time of approximately 15 minutes per week will be spent by the student to complete the current event report page and upload it onto the class page. In addition, the students are expected to spend about an hour contributing to the final project.
Pencil, the provided worksheets, and a brain ready for some high-energy learning! The project and the videos require use of the equipment already needed to view and participate in classes on Outschool.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
As the learner progresses through the lessons each week, a checklist of "I can..." items listed in the Learning Goals will be given to the student to ask how confident are they in these items.  The teacher will circle back to the parents with her estimation of how well the student understood and the student will be given a chance to ask more questions to improve their understanding.
No live meetings, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
This particular topic is not a sensitive or high-risk topic. Each of the news events is focused on science.  
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.


Professor Kitty BS ChemE-UVa; MBA-Case Western
Lives in the United States
High energy STEM, math, & business teaching! see "My Freshman daughter came downstairs after class and told me she was glad she was taking this class." -personal testimonies always make the best headlines!
301 total reviews
534 completed classes

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