Science & Nature

Unschool Explorations: Dogs

Are you familiar with unschooling or child self-directed learning? Many students love dogs. Instead of a teacher lecturing about dogs, we're going to have the students choose what they want to learn and discuss about dogs.
Gloria Brooks
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Completed by 4 learners
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60 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 4 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

Children will increase their skills as child self-directed learners through focusing on a passion for research, discussion, and activities around dogs.
I'm offering this class as a way to show homeschool and school families that child self-directed learning is a rich way for children to not only take responsibility for their learning in an area of interest but, to show that students are capable of taking responsibility for their learning.  When young people are given the right coaching and resources for learning independently, amazing results can occur. This is all done without a set curriculum or lecture - none of the usual K12 education stuff that can cause learners eyes and minds to glaze over. Instead, the learners help direct our study of dogs in this learning experience.
It's suggested that learners come to class prepared to share their latest interests regarding dogs. This can be a project (art, craft, photograph, video, etc.), demonstration with a pet dog, or even a story about their experiences with dogs.
I will give a links in the classroo to resources about dogs from which learners can optionally choose projects and activities from.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
I will give each student immediate feedback when they share or present their learnings about dogs to the class.
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
We will use Wikipedia and YouTube links in the classroom for our research about dogs.


Gloria Brooks
Lives in the United States
NatureGlo's eScience - Online Math Enrichment and Natural Science Classes
22 total reviews
59 completed classes

About Me

I offer math enrichment (MathArt) and natural science online classes that address other subjects (also known by unit studies, thematic units, integrated learning, and cross-curricular). What is MathArt? MathArt is a thematic educational journey... 
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