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Social Studies

Understanding the United States Constitution

This class is designed to explain what the US Constitution states, where the founding father's got their ideas from, and what documents were used. I will be sending a Power Point Presentation every week along with primary source documents.
Katrina Russell
1 total review for this teacher
Completed by 1 learner
year old learners
US Grade Level
learners per class


per week
Charged weekly
Flexible schedule
Over 5 weeks
No live meetings

Available times

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Class Experience

I have a degree in History as well as received my teaching license in Massachusetts. I use my love of History and facts to help children understand that history is conceived of real people who did real things. I found Social Studies class boring as a child because the teachers concentrated mostly on dates and statistics rather than the humans behind the events. I use the Founding Fathers' own words to help illustrate what they were thinking and feeling about their responsibility to the nation they were creating. 
There will be worksheets and quizzes sent along with the slideshow/video presentation every week that will be due by Friday of the same week. 
All handouts will be provided.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Grading will be based on the handouts and quizzes through out the course as well as the final essay written. Again, as this is not an English/writing course and an international school, the essay will be graded on the understanding of the materials and not grammar and spelling. 
No live meetings, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
US Constitution, Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, Magna Carta, Mayflower Compact, letters from the founding fathers as well as information on the philosophers who inspired the text.  I will be sending my Power Point Presentation every week. 


Katrina Russell
Lives in the United States
Using my love for pop/geek culture to encourage the love of learning.
1 total review
7 completed classes

About Me

Hello everyone,
   If you take a look at the subjects that I cover you will see that I am not the classic teacher.  I received my degree in History at University, passed my teacher's license test in Massachusetts and love the facts of the past,... 
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