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Semester Long- Survival Skills and More With a Marine (1st semester)

In this 15 week class, students will learn to survive in wilderness scenarios and apply knowledge as we problem solve topics each week.
Ben Franklin (M.Ed, M.Div, MBS, BS, Veteran)
409 total reviews for this teacher
New class
40 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 15 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course 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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Available Times


Wed, Jan 25, 2023

Jan 25 – May 3, 2023 (15 weeks)
9:00 – 9:40 AM
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Class Experience

The student will learn skills for survival and acquire knowledge to apply when situations arise that may call for advanced problem-solving skills. They will be able to problem solve using different scenarios to encourage thinking and understanding. 
I am a proud, former member of a United States Marine Corps Sniper Team, Second Battalion, Third Marine Division, stationed out of KMCAS, Hawaii.  I received extensive training in the military.  I attended training such as:  jungle survival, cold weather, desert survival and as a combat medic and EMT for that team.    I served during the Gulf Wars and have extensive experience in the areas I teach.  After my time with the Marines, I entered civilian Law Enforcement in Jacksonville Florida. Today, I share the knowledge I was given with others.  
I will not assign homework but may offer further resources for continued independent learning after each class.  I do send out a skills lab after each class so the student has the option of practicing what is learned.  
Paper and pencil to take notes. I will send out a class supply list the first week of class.
Learners will be assessed by in-class interactions and participation and optional further independent research.
40 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
This class will deal with potentially scary topics such as wilderness scenarios, disasters, and being lost.  However, graphic or gory images, over-the-top illustrations, and/or detailed specifics will not be part of the curriculum.  We will be discussing ways to start fires with tools and without tools as a class discussion.  We will not actually physically start a fire but parents may want to talk with their student after this class regarding safety.  We are also discussing water treatment and will emphasize seeking parent help should they wish to try the technique to purify water.  I will always send the student to the parent for supervision in areas where safety is a concern. 
Parents should be aware we will discuss topics related to wilderness survival and that I will present all of these topics in as positive a manner as possible and in the spirit of survival...and overcoming obstacles.  
Sources used will come from information learned in the military during survival training and combat readiness courses as well as personal experience.


Ben Franklin (M.Ed, M.Div, MBS, BS, Veteran)
Lives in the United States
Marine Offering Physical Training and Survival Classes
409 total reviews
37 completed classes

About Me

Hello from Maine-USA!  Thanks for visiting my page!  
My name is Ben Franklin.  I'm a veteran member of a Marine Corps Sniper Team.  I have extensive training and experience in all things fitness as well as survival skills.  I was trained as a... 
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