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English

Stranger Things (S4): Coming of Age & Identity in the 80s Vs. Now Summer Camp

Learners will look at Stranger Things as a coming of age period piece and how that affects the storyline.
Cori Chapman
112 total reviews for this teacher
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50 minutes
per class
Twice per week
over 3 weeks
12-17
year olds
3-6
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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Class Experience

Students will learn about coming of age stories, identities, and the 80s as it relates to this period piece.
I have a degree in English & Textual Studies with a minor in Human Development & Family Sciences. Combined, these taught me about the development of humans and the intricacies of abuse, relationships, mental health, and queer discourse (LGBTQ+ identities). I took multiple Queer Sexuality and Gender Studies courses toward my degree, and I have facilitated a discussion group in Human Sexuality. I have participated in many LGBTQ+ groups, and have also written and edited articles for a LGBTQ+ Policy Initiative. 

I have been teaching on Outschool since 2019, and focus on film and pop culture analysis and have a running class on Stranger Things covering the first 3 seasons. Period pieces have to fulfill certain requirements to fit into the category (like props and a knowledge of the time period), and coming of age pieces tend to highlight characters emerging into their own identities. 
Watch the show
Access to Stranger Things
1 hour 40 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Stranger Things is TV-14 for fantasy violence and sexuality representation.
Please read carefully in the class description - this class will touch on the HIV/AIDS epidemic (as listed in my sources) and the Cold War since these were both things plaguing the USA in 1986
These sources will not be given in class, but help in my own personal research on time period involving the Cold War and queer discourse.

https://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=9DaQDwAAQBAJ&oi=fnd&pg=PA91&dq=stranger+things+and+queer+identity&ots=R7fyRdJYm9&sig=SuKERAtN01DTbila7BOMHeJcFTk#v=onepage&q=stranger%20things%20and%20queer%20identity&f=false

https://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=irSQLb4xiJ8C&oi=fnd&pg=PP11&dq=the+cold+war&ots=NzfK48DsQq&sig=XMV0pP1CFIpT52DMZeCMScLcW-w#v=onepage&q=the%20cold%20war&f=false

https://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=nvPEDrScjmAC&oi=fnd&pg=PP9&dq=being+queer+in+the+us+in+the+80s&ots=vrYGrjDE8T&sig=zwI5TasNg-o-aAyN2hrNB3-X5I8#v=onepage&q&f=false

Teacher

Cori ChapmanEnglish Teacher With Focus on Writing and Analysis
112 total reviews
153 completed classes

About Me

As human beings, we are always consuming popular culture. Streaming services like Netflix, Disney+, and Hulu have taken over our televisions with entertaining original series. As an Outschool teacher and avid binge-watcher, I create courses using... 
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