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Social Studies

- US Geography Road Trip: The Loneliest Road Across America

In this 8 week course, students will learn geography from a different perspective by creating a Travel Brochure about The Loneliest Road as they travel from San Francisco, CA to Chesapeake Bay, MD.
Caroline Pritts
13 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 10 learners
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Class
55 minutes
per class
Twice per week
over 8 weeks
12-17
year olds
6-12
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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We will discuss travel on US Highway 50 as it travels from west to east United States.  We will discuss various cites, State parks, landmarks and other fun informative attractions one would look for when taking a vacation.  
I am retired public school Teacher.  I was a Travel Agent.  I was an Airline Station Manager.  I was a Supervisor of an Airline Reservation Center.  I have traveled to 45/50 States, been to Aruba and Kenya plus many places in-between.  The world is an awesome place if you know where to find states and cities within the states.   I had students tell me that St Louis was a state or that California was located where Texas was on a map.  They just didn't have a clue where states where located or even what country they were in!!! The problem is people don't know how to get anywhere because they don't know where cities and states are located.  Why?   Geography has been thrown out the door because it was boring!  I get that!  It doesn't have to be that way.  Geography is fun when taught the right way and thats my way ---Geography:  Trains Planes and Automobiles.  We explore the states by learning about the cities, the people within the cities, the attractions, where to stay, how to get there etc.  Its as if we are planning a vacation each time we create a Travel Brochure or a 14 day trip with a detailed itinerary .  It's time to take Geography away from boring to  ROAD TRIP!  Best of all, it's a  functional skill  that our children can use and use again throughout their lifetime.   So are you ready for your son or daughter to Board the Geography:  Trains Planes and Automobile series of Geography and History classes?  I would love to have your son or daughter in one of my classes.
We will work together to gather all the pertinent information as we study each state.  We will watch several different types of videos about each state.  Then we will research for the information requested on worksheets provided by the teacher.  Since there are 12 states and many many different attractions and cities enroute, there many be some homework required to keep us on schedule.  However most of the work will be completed in class.  Homework should take 45 minutes or less per week to complete if needed at all.
I will provide a worksheet for State's Bio's as well as several templates to choose from for the final project. Road Trip USA by Jamie Jensen available at many online book stores...Suggested retail price is $22.00***** suggested but not mandatory.. It just makes research easier. Youtube Travel video's Segments from Study.com (link provided to enter website)
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
A Rubric will be used to grade weekly State Bio's.  A separate Rubric will be used to grade final Travel Brochure.
1 hour 50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Road Trip USA by Jamie Jensen available at many online book stores...Suggested retail price is $22.00
Youtube Travel video's
Segments from Study.com (link provided to enter website)

Teacher

Caroline PrittsRetired Life Skill Special Education Teacher
13 total reviews
21 completed classes

About Me

I am a retired Special Education Teacher.  I taught 25 years at the high school level.  My main area was pre-Vocational, Social Interaction and History.
My philosophy about learning is simple- Every child has the right to learn and the right to... 
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