Social Studies

Who's on Mount Rushmore - A Historical Book Club - Summer Reading

During this 6 week class we will learn about Mount Rushmore and the presidents that adorn it... George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt!
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Class

55 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 6 weeks

8-12

year olds

4-9

learners per class

per learner - per class

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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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Description

Class Experience

I have been a teacher on Outschool since 2020 and I teach on 2 additional online platforms. I have a biology background, however, I studied US and World History for 3 years in college, as well as 2 years of Chinese. I have also trained in a non-credited format, for many years, with an author and speaker who specializes in teaching children character qualities. 

I have always enjoyed teaching. My first teaching position was in Moscow, Russia, teaching English as a second language. Since then, I’ve taught in various settings which include a cooperative, a preschool, and as a tutor in the areas of math, science, and English. I also am a homeschool mom!

I have taught this class to different groups at a cooperative, for both lower and upper elementary students. I enjoy teaching a subject or principle and including different areas of study along with the original idea. 
Reading of the weekly book and book based project. I will also send links and printables to aid in the experience. 
Students will need a copy of the book. It can be downloaded on a Kindle device instantly, purchased directly, or borrowed from the library. Parents, I will email a book list shortly after enrollment.

Before class I will send the Book Club card for us to cut out in class or for you to make before class. I will also send the printable for our craft for class one. For that craft you will need the printable that I send, glue, scissors, crayons or markers, and either construction paper or printer paper.

Students will also need supplies for their projects. Depending on what they want to do, most supplies will be on hand, such as paper, cardboard, glue, crayons, scissors... and if they'd like to just write a poem or build with legos... that is just as good!
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
History is full of things that can be unpleasant. During our reading we will learn about things like war and slavery, but we will also see how people overcame much of this. This is a safe environment to learn in and a great place to express our feelings about events of the past. Below are some specific items in each book...

George Washington owned slaves.

Thomas Jefferson owned slaves, he also was in a relationship with his wife's half sister, who was a slave, after his wife died. This can be a topic of debate, however, in class we just discuss the facts in the book... some of which might be new to learners.

Abraham Lincoln worked hard to free slaves but this book does discuss slavery and the civil war. Lincoln is also assassinated and that is discussed.

Theodore Roosevelt became president after Mckinley was assassinated and also had an assassination attempt on him. Roosevelt loved the environment but enjoyed hunting... which is discussed in the book.

Mount Rushmore was built by a gentleman that was once a member of the KKK, which is briefly mentioned in the book, as is his actions to denounce them. The book also talks about Native Americans and their struggles with the US government. Both topics might be new to learners.

Teacher

Mrs. Bettina
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Learning and Fun can go hand in hand!
176 total reviews
158 completed classes

About Me

Hi, my name is Bettina! I have been a teacher on Outschool since 2020 and I teach on 2 additional online platforms. I have a biology background, however, I studied US and World History for 3 years in college, as well as 2 years of Chinese. I have... 
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