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United States History in Pictures: An Inquiry Based Social Studies Exploration (Ages 8-12)

Uncover stories from the past and build critical thinking skills as we explore US History through primary source documents such as photographs, art and cartoons.
Leigh Robertson
692 total reviews for this teacher
13 reviews for this class
Completed by 92 learners
Class
45 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
8-12
year olds
3-9
learners per class
per learner

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Description

Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Learners will practice historical thinking skills while exploring various topics throughout United States history.
I am a licensed social studies educator (NC Teaching License) with a M.Ed. in Secondary Social Studies education. I hold an undergraduate degree in History with a minor in Political Science. I am also a homeschooling mom of two children. I have over fifteen years of experience teaching a variety of social studies topics including the history of many marginalized groups in the United States and other stories that are often not told in mainstream history courses. I have taken professional development courses with a focus on inclusivity in teaching history through institutions including the National Humanities Center, Smithsonian Institution and the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching. I am also certified to teach Advanced Placement United States History and Advanced Placement United States Government and Politics and have taught both courses for over ten years. 
No homework is assigned in the class. Resources will be available each week after class for learners to explore on their own or with their caregivers if they choose to do so.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
I put a great deal of thought into teaching history in a way that is age appropriate for younger learners while also being true to the realities of what really happened. I have had extensive training in teaching difficult topics from organizations such as National Humanities Center and the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching. A high level of care and consideration has been applied when selecting resources and images for the course that will help learners gain an understanding of the past while remaining age appropriate. These resources include, but are not limited to, materials from PBS Learning Media, the Smithsonian Institution, and Facing History and Ourselves, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping teachers and students stand up to racism through learning and exploring history. No graphic images or videos will be shown in the class. However, sensitive topics will be addressed in a honest and forthright manner. If you have any concerns about whether this is an appropriate course for your learner, please reach out to me.
A high level of care and consideration has been applied when selecting resources and images for the course that will help learners gain an understanding of the past while remaining age appropriate. These resources include, but are not limited to, materials from PBS Learning Media, the Smithsonian Institution, and Facing History and Ourselves, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping teachers and students stand up to racism through learning and exploring history. No graphic images or videos will be shown in the class. However, sensitive topics will be addressed in a honest and forthright manner. If you have any concerns about whether this is an appropriate course for your learner, please reach out to me.

Teacher

Leigh RobertsonCertified teacher, traveler, and home schooling parent!
692 total reviews
474 completed classes

About Me

Hi I'm Leigh! I am a licensed Social Studies teacher (North Carolina) with an M.Ed. in Secondary Social Studies Education. I'm also a homeschooling/world schooling parent of two children (ages 6 and 9). 

I joined Outschool in 2019 after 15 years... 
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