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Social Studies for Elementary Students: Exploring America's States

Taylor Wirthlin
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Welcome to the thrilling world of US geography! Using games, discussions, and lots of activities I turn boring ol' geography and history into an exciting adventure!

Class experience

US Grade 3 - 4
This class is meant to be a brief overview of the history of each US state, therefore we will not discuss much of the controversial topics that come with a deep dive into US History.

However, some sensitive topics may come up like the genocide of Indigenous Nations and the cruelty of slavery in the US. I am an experienced Social Studies teacher in both Utah and North Carolina. In my training and 5+ years experience teaching I have found that the best way to approach these sensitive topics is to address them explicitly and have an open conversation with my students. 

You or your student are always welcome to meet with me individually if you are bothered by anything! These topics can be difficult to navigate and I am always trying to improve!
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Lessons are taught on Nearpod, an interactive learning platform that allows students to engage with the content through games, art, discussions, short answer questions and more. I believe students retain information best when they are active participants in the learning process, so I incorporate student participation as much as possible. Nearpod is free for students and does NOT require you to create an account. I will provide more information about Nearpod once you enroll.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
The information from this class is sourced primarily National Geographic Kids, worldatlas.com, teachingamericanhistory.org and pbslearningmedia.org
Joined February, 2021
Teacher expertise and credentials
NorthCarolina Teaching Certificate - Social Studies/History
Hello there! My name is Taylor Wade Wirthlin. As a baby my older sister called me Tay-low. As a kid, friends called me Taytor Tot, and as a teenager on the soccer field, I was T.W. Now students simply call me Mrs. W 🙂

My career in history and... 
Group Class


weekly or $240 for 16 classes
1x per week, 16 weeks
45 min

Completed by 4 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 8-10
3-6 learners per class

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