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Weird History: The Bizarre, the Insane, and the Worst Decisions Ever

Nelson Dean, M.Ed.
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(288)
A fun & interactive way to learn history not found in most textbooks, this class looks at strange decisions, weird accidents, odd obsessions, & eccentric historical people, ranging from the ancient world up to the recent past.

Class experience

US Grade 4 - 7
Topics change weekly and run on a 100-session cycle. See below for some topics from the past!

King Ludwig the Mad
Eadweard Muybridge, the mad photographer
Grigori Rasputin and his unusual death
The Great Emu War
The Nazi Cattle breeding program
The Santa Claus Bank Robbery
The theft of the Mona Lisa
Medicine in the Middle Ages
For the last decade, I have taught a variety of Advanced Placement classes in a brick-and-mortar high school including AP World History, AP European History, AP Art History, and AP English Language so I have many years of experience teaching this material to a diverse array of students. I am also an essay reader and clinician in AP European History for the College Board. I am thrilled to be on this platform to share my passion for the humanities with new students!
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(288)
I have been a high school music teacher for nineteen years, and a high school history and English teacher for the last fifteen years. In that time, I have taught a wide variety of classes including Percussion Methods, Geography, U.S. History, AP... 
Group Class


1x per week
35 min

Completed by 806 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 9-13
4-12 learners per class

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