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Time Travel Detectives: Investigating Our History's Heroes (Ages 8-10)

Kay Lee
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(168)
Our little team of time travelers investigate different historical heroes, with the mindset that not all heroes are perfect! Each class will focus on the “so what” question: why is this person worth remembering?

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Our BIG PICTURE learning for our students is that everyone - even our historical heroes - have multiple dimensions.  We will discuss the person’s importance in our history but also will mention their faults as well as their contributions.  

More specifically, we will focus on giving some time context (using the timeline) and geographical context (using our map). We will discuss major historical events and the personal impact of each individual to the great history of our country.

I have a history and psychology degree from Boston University and a valid teaching certificate for social studies in the state of the NJ.  I taught high school history, psychology, sociology and economics for years.  All my adult life, I have had jobs working with students of all ages (as young as pre-school and up to 12th grade) and have two children in the ages I am teaching in this class. 

In my degree, I have focused on marginalized groups - women, minority, and specifically US history - and find myself still very much engrossed in continuing to read historical books and biographies. 
As stated in the class description, this class will not only celebrate the contribution of the historical character, but also will discuss the “historical heroes” faults - for example George Washington’s attitude towards slavery which is problematic at best.  Native American heroes will include not only racial attitudes that are problematic but also the attitudes of land ownership which is problematic.  
Many of the biographies and inspiration came from the book “Book Notes: Life Stories: Notable Biographer on the People Who Shaped America”  But as my research spans through many sites and books, a full complete bibliography for this class would be quite extensive. 

For example, resources for the Washington class alone would include:
The American Pageant by Thomas Bailey, George Washington by Ron Chernow, Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow, 1776 by David McCollough as well as Mt. Vernon website, as I draw from all the things I’ve ever read and learned from my education and readings. 
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(168)
Hi!  My name is Kay.  My goal is to capitalize on interests of my kids and deep dive into exploration of topics in history that enhance their understanding of the topic - whether it be economics, psychology, and history.   

I am a graduate of... 
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1x per week
45 min

Completed by 5 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 8-10
4-8 learners per class

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