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The Union Balloon Corps - America's 1st Air Force

Rebecca Colley, MA, MBA
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(25)
Discover how one daredevil and the introduction of the hot air balloon impacted the American Civil War, American history, and the future of warfare.

Class experience

US Grade 4 - 7
This class is taught in English.
Students will understand how the use of balloons impacted the success of the Union Army and how new technologies like balloons contributed to making the American Civil War the first modern war.
I have a Master of Arts Degree in History with a focus on the 19th Century US and Canada.  Throughout my university career, I worked as a teaching assistant leading tutorials and facilitated many undergraduate and graduate seminar discussions.  Working for 18 years with a management consulting firm, I developed executive training workshops and seminars. I have been interested in the American Civil War since I was a child and have gone on guided tours of many of the battlefields and significant historical sites and have been an active member of the Southern Ontario Civil War Roundtable group.  
A short handout will be provided.  Learners are encouraged to bring any materials they would like to take notes.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
This course explores a topic in the American Civil War, however it will focus entire on the history of the Balloon Corps and how the technology was used.  I will not discuss what happened in the battles (i.e. no death, injuries, or gore of any kind).   No members of the Corp were killed or wounded. 
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(25)
Hi, I'm Rebecca.   I am a lifelong history buff and fitness fanatic. My interest in history began as a five-year-old child, visiting the living-history sites of Colonial Williamsburg and Jamestown.  As an adolescent and young adult, I toured many... 
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per class
Meets once
45 min

Completed by 17 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 9-14
1-4 learners per class

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