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Truth or Tales?: Lost Myths, Legends, and Other Haunting Tales of U.S. History

In this ongoing class, students will listen to stories in U.S. History about myths, people, events, and legends that have been lost with the passing of time. Students will discuss & evaluate evidence from stories and decide TRUTH or TALE!
Miss Tamez, M.A. History/ Secondary Education
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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
-Students will enjoy listening to and participating in discussions with fellow classmates
-Expand their historical understanding 
-Practice Reading Comprehension
-Practice Sourcing, Contextualizing & Analyzing Historical Evidence
-Practice verbalizing ideas 
-Think critically about Historical Evidence
-Develop tolerance at listening to other perspectives 
-Use evidence to support arguments & claims
*B.A. in History & Anthropology
*M.A. in History (with a focus on American Colonial & Environmental History)
*Internship experience working at a Museum (2 years)
*Taught History (public school) 10 years
*Taught History (University) 6 years
*Training New History Teachers 7 years
* Tutoring Students 10 years
*Experience with Research (Research Assistant 2 years) 
There is no homework for this course. 
Students are urged to check the Outschool classroom BEFORE class should there be handouts they will need for class.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
There are no formal assessments for this course.
40 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
As this is a history course based entirely on primary sources & secondary Historical sources, there may be mention of death, murder, enslavement, kidnapping, abuse, racism, gender, torture, war, disease, religion, and other topics that may be sensitive to some learners. All topics will be taught in an age appropriate manner, in a Historical context. Topics are consistently updated, so parents are urged to save the page to decide what topics are appropriate for their learners.  Although this course is formatted to present obscure details about Historical events, historical sources will be provided for students to analyze and determine their own conclusions.  Resources used to create context for the stories are listed below and may be periodically updated; therefore parents are urged to save this page and revisit. 
Historical corroboration for stories will be provided by reputable historical websites like National Geographic, Britannica Encyclopedia, the Smithsonian, etc.

Content support notes & resources to be provided to students as a scaffolding tool will also come from Common Core Standards +State Standards as well as inclusive History Books such as:  
A Massively Collaborative Open U.S. History Textbook: https://www.americanyawp.com/

Historical Stories & Primary Source Accounts will come from: 
-Nextext Historical Readers 
Additional excerpts of Primary Sources/Primary Source readers (for trivia questions where we touch on primary source analysis skills practice):
*For the Record Vol. 1: A Documentary History of America by David E. Shi & Holly A. Mayer 
*Call to Freedom (Reading & Activities): Beginnings to 1877 by Holt, Rineheart & Winston
*National Archives, or other websites that give access to primary sources


Miss Tamez, M.A. History/ Secondary Education
Lives in the United States
Certified History Teacher & former College Professor
33 total reviews
62 completed classes

About Me

Hello Parents and Learners!👋 

My name is Miss Tamez and I'm passionate about Teaching future Historians👩‍🏫!
I want students to leave my classes feeling inspired, empowered, and confident!

*B.A. in History 
*B.S. in... 
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