World History Herald: World Global History for Middle & High School-Full Year!
In this ONGOING class, upper middle & high school students will learn the fascinating history of the world with a new topic each week to explore, covering peoples & events of the past! Full Year of History Curriculum in ongoing format!
year old learners
learners per class
Meets 1x per week
Runs week after week
45 minutes per class
US Grade 9 - 12
****NOTE- Please see below for the fall schedule regarding topics covered each week. This will run in November and end in May to cover an entire year of history for the 2023-2024 school year.****** History Herald: ONGOING World History for Middle & High Schoolers!! This is an ongoing history class with Teacher Courtney that adventures through the history of the world and brings the past to life! Each week, students will be introduced and guided through the history of a particular event or...
Students will improve their understanding of world/global history and work to strengthen their critical thinking skills through historical analysis. They will discover the major events of world history and how they worked to create the global community that exists today. We will use historical sources to dive into the past and do so in fun, engaging ways!
For the past decade, I have been encouraging students through education and personal development to explore the challenges of the past. Through my own personal education and professional development, I create a safe environment for students to learn about challenging topics of the past. My undergraduate is in history, focusing on United States and European integration, past cultures, and empire. My first master's degree is in education with a focus on English/Language Arts and History. My second master's degree is in history with a focus on world empires and United States/Europe during the premodern era and modern era. I am currently pursuing my PhD in history focusing on immigration and relations with indigenous peoples and cultures. I have taught Ancient Civilizations in World History classes as well as classes on the history of Africa, Asia, and Australia, Ancient and Medieval Europe, and Early American history. I have taken and taught classes on world religions and practices starting with the ancient traditions of prehistoric cultures through modern day transitions of religions such as druidism. I have also taught about episodes of religious hysteria such as the Inquisition and the Salem Witch Trials. I also teach classes on the myths and legends that have defined these cultures. This extensive background will be utilized to create a well-rounded and thorough explanation of the topic.
Optional handouts and activities will be given for each class.
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Please note that there are some sensitive topics that will be addressed throughout the course including but not limited to: genocide, slavery, and sectional violence. I have been challenging and elevating students for over 10 years to delve deeply into the issues of our past and wrestle with the realities of our present and future. Each conversation will be open and honest but guided with the necessary care for students of this age. I believe it is our job as educators to not teach children what to think- but how to think and allow them to unearth the truths that are often hidden within the words of pages.
A vast collaboration of sources will be utilized to create this content to provide the students with a multi-faceted explanation of events from differing perspectives. Some sources utilized to create the content of the course: A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States for Young People by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz The Constitution of the United States and The Declaration of Independence by Delegates of The Constitutional Convention A Little History of the United States (Little Histories) By James West Davidson A Documentary History of the United States by Richard D. Heffner and Alexander B. Heffner A Different Mirror for Young People: A History of Multicultural America (For Young People Series) by Ronald Takaki World History 101: From ancient Mesopotamia and the Viking conquests to NATO and WikiLeaks, an essential primer on world history by Tom Head PhD History: The Definitive Visual Guide (From The Dawn of Civilization To The Present Day) by Adam Hart-Davis The Student's Friend Concise World History: Parts 1 and 2 by Mike Maxwell DK Eyewitness Books: Ancient Civilizations by Joseph Fullman
Meet the teacher
Hello! I am so excited to join you on this education adventure! I absolutely love teaching and learning and believe it can be exciting for every student! I am a certified classroom educator with a master's degree in education and a second master's...