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Patriotic Kids - Ordinary People Change the World!

Join us as we travel back in time to discover real super heroes, as we read and discuss a new Ordinary People Changed the World book by Brad Meltzer, about a famous historical figure each week!
Carol Burns PhD
232 total reviews for this teacher
52 reviews for this class
Completed by 479 learners
40 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

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 Thu, Dec 8

Meets Once per week
11:15 – 11:55 AM
3 learners enrolled

Next on Thu, Dec 8

Meets Once per week
1:00 – 1:40 PM
2 learners enrolled
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Class Experience

Students will gain skills in the following areas:

- public speaking
- sharing thoughts and insights
- building vocabulary
- knowledge of historical people and events
- exploring the character qualities necessary for being a world changer
- understanding where the character studied is on the timeline of history 
As a history buff myself, I was on the hunt for historical biographies for very young children. I wanted something in story or picture book form. When I found these, I knew I’d struck gold. I have personally read and discussed every single one of these books with my kindergartener. She requests them to be re-read again and again. They are outstanding. 
Before class, student is encouraged to read the book we will be discussing, or listen to the audiobook. 
Each week, in addition to hearing the story read and discussed, students will be given additional resources and activities for optional further exploration and discovery. Students will need a copy the book for the class, whether purchased or a library book. Audiobooks can be purchased from Amazon/Audible for a very low cost. Books schedule for this book club: (in order of reading) I am George Washington I Am Benjamin Franklin I am Abraham Lincoln I Am Harriet Tubman I Am Amelia Earhart I Am Neil Armstrong I Am Marie Curie I Am Albert Einstein I Am Jane Goodall I Am Leonardo da Vinci I Am Frida Kahlo I Am Rosa Parks I Am Martin Luther King Jr I Am Jackie Robinson I Am Walt Disney I Am Helen Keller I Am Sonia Sotomayor I Am Jim Henson I Am Anne Frank I Am Lucille Ball I Am Oprah I Am Malala Yousafzai (released 2/8/2022) I Am Muhammad Ali (released 2/8/2022) I Am I.M. Pei (released 6/7/2022)
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
You will know your learner is learning when they talk non-stop about these outstanding books!
40 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
The author approaches topics such as racial tensions and women’s rights in a very tactful way. Parents are always encouraged to read the books beforehand. 


Carol Burns PhD
Lives in the United States
Teacher, Homeschool Mama, & Voracious Learner
232 total reviews
241 completed classes

About Me

Carol Burns is an experienced classroom teacher with 36 years of experience teaching and working with children in a variety of settings including public school, charter school, children’s church, Awana and youth group leading, camp program... 
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