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How to Enjoy History!

Social Studies

Pods: Refugee Stories in History & Literature (April Class)

Join the Perspectives in the Humanities Teaching Team to build community while learning History and Literature this semester! This course is divided into 4 sections for ease of payment and new learners are welcome to join Pods every month.
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90 total reviews for this teacher
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Completed by 11 learners
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60 minutes
per class
Twice per week
over 4 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

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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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Social Studies- Melissa has a BFA in creative writing and a Master’s of Adolescent Social Studies Education and has been teaching for over 6 years. She is extremely passionate about the social sciences and strives to make history relatable to students. She is constantly looking to expand her perspective on historical topics by going to museums all over the world. 

ELA - Patty has over 30 years of experience in language arts education. While working as a public school educator, she served as a classroom teacher, instructional specialist and instructional coach. She is passionate about teaching and learning, and she embraces the opportunity to continue influencing readers and writers. 
Students will need either an electronic or paper copy of each book: - Refugee by Alan Gratz (ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0545880831) - Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi (ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0375714573) - Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga (ISBN13: 9781338672275) - We Are Displaced by Malala Yousafza (ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0316523646)
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
2 hours per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
While each book explores racism and discrimination as painful elements in the daily lives of these characters in countries torn apart by war and civil unrest, hope emerges as a kind of belligerent reaction to pain and loss, including reminders of the human spirit that fights oppression. 

The history portion of this class will cover genocide and racism, giving thorough historical context to each book we read. 
Sources include: Holocaust Exhibit in the Imperial War Museum in London, Universal Declaration of Human Rights;, Humans of New York: Refugee Stories;

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