Social Studies

The First Historian: The Life, World, and Work of Herodotus

In this 4-section course the students will become familiar with the ancient Greek historian, Herodotus, and his work, The Histories. Herodotus' storytelling abilities and broad experience helped secure his place as "The Father of history."
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45 minutes

per class

4x per week

over 1 week


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse 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

When we finish with this class students will have a greater appreciation for the concept of history as a serious inquiry defined by both facts and interpretation of those facts.  Students will learn that before Herodotus this kind of conceptualization was not univeral.  Herodotus' contribution was built upon by many later historians and still influences the way we understand world events both near and distant to us in the present.
3 hours per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.


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70 completed classes

About Me

Hello!  My name is Lee Williams, and one of my favorite quotes, which summarizes perfectly how I view teaching, is from Dr. Eva Brann:  "Teaching is above all the controlled public expression of delight."  The subjects that most interest me, like... 
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