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The Salon- Big Ideas in Politics & Government

A space to have political conversations, critiques and solutions in education, money, tech, health, the environment and other topics with peers. *Civics* *Government* *Politics*
Amber Johnson Logan
67 total reviews for this teacher
5 reviews for this class
Completed by 21 learners
55 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
year olds
learners per class
per learner

How does anOngoingcourse work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Available Times

Pacific Time

Next on Wed Aug 17

Meets Once per week
10pm - 10:55pm
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.
3 learners enrolled

Next on Thu Sep 8

Meets Once per week
10:30pm - 11:25pm
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.
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Class Experience

I HAD to study history at Hampton University (B.A) and U.S. History at Southern Methodist University (M.A. abt) because I found the complex topics and dynamic issues endlessly fascinating. My education allowed me to study questions of civics and government extensively, topics that should ALWAYS figure prominently when understanding The United States. Teaching high school and college history felt more like a prize than a job as I loved sharing our nation's struggles and stories with young learners and challenging them to think critically. I have decades of experience educating young people and adults issues surrounding civic engagement. While I am no longer in the classroom I still find opportunities to guide people through the topics and timelines of America from time to time, and this is one of those times. Teaching this topic to young people gives me hope and brings me so much happiness- our children are amazing!
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
>>This class uses primary and secondary sources that to follow civic events and opinions. 
Occasionally, we may find harsh language (such as a swear word or slur) in the documents. Parents may choose to preview documents an articles as they are intended for general, not juvenile, audiences. <<

Rules of Engagement:
Learners are required to attend with an open camera.
Learners are encouraged to share their opinions, even unpopular ones, but must be respectful of the opinions of other.
We will often agree to disagree, which is ok. Civil discourse is the goal.

Learners who cannot refrain from name calling or yelling will be muted, place in the waiting room or unenrolled.

The teacher reserves the right to manage the enrollment of the class at all times- learners who do not contribute to creating a conducive environment may be unenrolled. 


Amber Johnson Logan
Lives in the United States
Optimistic Scholar- focused on Civics, Social Studies and Self-Discovery.
67 total reviews
67 completed classes

About Me

Hello! I am so excited to be here! 

I write to you from my Carolina home, a survivor of all that 2022 tried to throw at us all, optimistic about the future of our world.

Why? Because our children are AMAZING! 

As I enter my fifth year of... 
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