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The World Turned Upside Down: A FLEX History of the American Revolution

In this 20-week FLEX class, students will take a deep dive into the background, chronology, and elites that shaped the American Revolution.
Francesca G Dixon
23 total reviews for this teacher
New class
Class
No live meetings
Over 20 weeks
9-11
year olds
3-6
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse 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

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Mon Aug 22

Aug 22, 2022 - Jan 6, 2023 (20 weeks)
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Mon Aug 29

Aug 29, 2022 - Jan 13, 2023 (20 weeks)
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Mon Sep 5

Sep 5, 2022 - Jan 20, 2023 (20 weeks)
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Mon Sep 12

Sep 12, 2022 - Jan 27, 2023 (20 weeks)
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Mon Sep 19

Sep 19, 2022 - Feb 3, 2023 (20 weeks)
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Mon Sep 26

Sep 26, 2022 - Feb 10, 2023 (20 weeks)
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Mon Oct 3

Oct 3, 2022 - Feb 17, 2023 (20 weeks)
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Mon Oct 10

Oct 10, 2022 - Feb 24, 2023 (20 weeks)
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Mon Oct 17

Oct 17, 2022 - Mar 3, 2023 (20 weeks)
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Mon Oct 24

Oct 24, 2022 - Mar 10, 2023 (20 weeks)
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Mon Oct 31

Oct 31, 2022 - Mar 17, 2023 (20 weeks)
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Mon Nov 7

Nov 7, 2022 - Mar 24, 2023 (20 weeks)
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Mon Nov 14

Nov 14, 2022 - Mar 31, 2023 (20 weeks)
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Mon Nov 21

Nov 21, 2022 - Apr 7, 2023 (20 weeks)
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Mon Nov 28

Nov 28, 2022 - Apr 14, 2023 (20 weeks)
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Mon Dec 5

Dec 5, 2022 - Apr 21, 2023 (20 weeks)
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Mon Dec 12

Dec 12, 2022 - Apr 28, 2023 (20 weeks)
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Mon Dec 19

Dec 19, 2022 - May 5, 2023 (20 weeks)
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Mon Dec 26

Dec 26, 2022 - May 12, 2023 (20 weeks)
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Description

Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will become familiar with the causes, events, and elites of the American Revolution and gain background knowledge and rare-word vocabulary from a specific domain that will enhance their reading comprehension of nonfiction text.
I have taught this course for several years as a full-time, certified Elementary and Secondary teacher at the District of Columbia Public Schools.  I was a fellow in the Teaching American History program at the American University specifically focussing on the American Revolution.  Additionally, I received an Excellence Award from the Educational Testing Service for Outstanding performance on the PRAXIS II Test for Social Studies Content Knowledge. My unique expertise is in developing and teaching content-rich humanities units that integrate geography, history, literature, science, art, and music.  Additionally, I have developed a repertoire of strategies for teaching reading in the content area to intermediate-age students.
Each week, students will read and respond to a written text.  Assignments are designed to be completed as students read.  The amount of time necessary to complete the assignments will depend on the learner. 
All of the resources used for this class are available online at no cost.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
I will provide feedback on all submitted assignments.  Completed work can be compiled into a portfolio.  If requested I will provide a letter grade and certificate.
No live meetings, and maybe some time outside of class.
The content and resources for this class are age-appropriate for upper elementary students. If any content is inaccurate or culturally insensitive in any way, I will treat this as a teachable moment to clarify any inaccuracies or culturally inappropriate information or ideas. Students will use two outside resources, padlet and quizlet, both of which are on the Outschool approved list of outside resources that comply with COPPA.  Students will use padlet to pose questions, share images, and interact with each other. Students will practice vocabulary using quizlet.  Neither of these resources requires students to establish accounts.
The following are a few of the sources I used to develop the content for this class:

• Voices of the American Past: Documents in U.S. History, 5th ed. (J Chris Arndt with Raymond M. Hyser), Cengage, 2 vols., 2012. Arndt is Associate Dean of College of Arts and Letters at James Madison University.

• Red, White, and Black: The Peoples of Early North America by Gary Nash.

Washington's Crossing by David Hackett Fischer

Jefferson's Pillow: The Founding Fathers and the Dilemma of Black Patriotism by Roger Wilkins

• An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz. 

• Forgotten Patriots: African American and American Indian Patriots in the Revolutionary War by Eric G. Grundset

• The Trials of Phillis Wheatley: America's First Black Poet and Her Encounters with the Founding Fathers by Henry Louis Gates.

Additionally, we will utilize a wealth of original source documents that are available through the Library of Congress and National Archives online, discuss relevant literature, and analyze iconic paintings including Washington Crossing the Deleware by Emanuel Leutze.

Teacher

Francesca G Dixon
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Feasting on Knowledge With Ms. Dixon
23 total reviews
36 completed classes

About Me

Education should be a feast of knowledge and all students should be invited to a banquet that includes literature, history, geography, art, music, science, and math. I believe that rich content knowledge and a wide vocabulary greatly enhance... 
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