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Terrible Commanders in History: William George Keith Elphinstone-British Empire

Chidumebi Ikechi Njoku-Browne
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(822)
In this one time class, students will learn about one of the worst disasters during the British Imperial Afghan campaign.

Class experience

US Grade 7 - 10
Beginner Level
This class is taught in English.
Students will learn about how William George Keith Elphinstone mishandled his part in the Anglo-Afghan War.
I have a degree in History and Political Science. I have been teaching historical subjects for 6 years. I am well versed in Colonial history which includes Africa and the Middle East. 
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
This topic involves a famous military defeat, so there will be talk of dead soldiers in this class. This class will also feature a time period covering the subject of colonialism in Afghanistan and the British treatment of the local Afghans. There will be talk about the oppression and later banditry that would  occur around this region and time, and the massacre itself will talk about the brutality of what happened to the British forces.
Elphinstone, Mountstuart. “EMBASSY TO CABUL.” Selections from the Official Writings of Mountstuart Elphinstone, Governor of Bombay, n.d., 22–38. https://doi.org/10.1017/cbo9780511873669.003. 

Macrory, Patrick Arthur. Retreat from Kabul: the Incredible Story of How a Savage Afghan Force Massacred the World's Most Powerful Army. Guilford, CT: Lyons Press, 2002. 

Moiret, Joseph-Marie, and Rosemary Brindle. Memoirs of Napoleon's Egyptian Expedition, 1798-1801. London: Greenhill Books, 2001. 

Perry, James M. Arrogant Armies: Great Military Disasters and the Generals behind Them. Edison, NJ: Castle Books, 2005. 

Stephens, H. M. “Elphinstone, William George Keith (1782–1842), Army Officer.” Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, 2004. https://doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/8754. 

 Retreat from Kabul the Catastrophic British Defeat in Afghanistan, 1842. Guilford, Conneticut: Lyons Press, 2002. 
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(822)
1)I teach Classical Western Civilization History. Pre-colonial West African history with more specifics on pre-colonial Nigerian history and mythology. I also teach prehistory. 
2)I am a volunteer at the Natural History Museum. A tax professional,... 
Group Class


per class
Meets once
55 min

Completed by 8 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 10-15
1-12 learners per class

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