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The Environmental History of The World - FLEX

In this 13-week course, learners will virtually traverse the globe with an Archaeologist and learn the environmental history of each of the seven continents; Oceania, Asia, Europe, North America, South America, Africa, and Antarctica.
Owen Archaeologist
8 total reviews for this teacher
New class
Class
No live meetings
Over 13 weeks
10-15
year olds
1-6
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does a "Flex" course work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

Available Times

Pacific

Available Times

Pacific
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Description

Class Experience

Learners will gain a globalised perspective of the environmental impacts of humans on the world throughout our entire history.
I have degrees, post-graduate, and professional qualifications in the following:

- Bachelor of Arts in Archaeology & History
- A1 First-Class Honours in Archaeology
- Member of AAA (Australian Archaeological Association)
- Member of ASHA (Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology)
- PhD Candidate in Archaeology (Full Scholarship)
- Academic Medal in Undergraduate Coursework
- Winner of the Robert Mays Memorial Prize for North Queensland History 
- Member of the Golden Key International Honour Society
- I have co-authored published articles in professional archaeological journals
- I have delivered speeches at the Australiasian Mining History Association
- Winner of the Best Poster Presentation at AAA 
- I have started my TESOL (150-Hours) Professional Certificate through Arizona State University, and I expect to complete this 
   within the next month

I am also a homeschool father of multiple children. We have always homeschooled and participated in distance education. We came to Outschool in 2018 as learners, and now I am excited to also teach on this platform. I understand the needs of parents of learners here as I am one myself. Further, I am a native English speaker. 
- Paper and pencil or pen, or electronic device to take notes with if they want to; - On Day 1, I will provide a list of possible essay topics, should any of my students wish to turn in an essay at the end of this course for feedback and marking/grading.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
On Day 1, I will provide a list of possible essay topics, should any of my students wish to turn in an essay at the end of this course for feedback and marking/grading.
No live meetings, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
I will use Google Slides via screen share in this class.
Learners will not need to access the internet outside of Outschool during this class.
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- Crokea, B.F.W., Letchera R.A, Jakemana A.J. “Development of a distributed flow model for underpinning assessment of water allocation options in the Namoi River Basin, Australia” Journal of Hydrology 319 (2006): 51–71.
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- Mifsud Charlie, Crittle Troy and Amidy Lee “Alligator weed in the Namoi River- A threatened species” 17th NSW Weeds Conference Proceedings (2013): 178-181.
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Owen Archaeologist
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Lives in Australia
I am a homeschool father of multiple children and an archaeologist in Queensland, Australia.
8 total reviews
27 completed classes

About Me

I am a homeschool father of multiple children. We have always homeschooled and participated in distance education. We came to Outschool in 2018 as learners, and now I am excited to also teach on this platform. I understand the needs of parents of... 
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