World War 2 History: Semester Course for World War Two / WW2

Melanie Wiancko
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(1,220)
In this 10-week online course, students will learn about the events and people of World War 2.

Class experience

US Grade 6 - 9
Students will use historical thinking concepts to analyze World War Two history.
Students will be able to understand the key events which shaped World War Two. 
I have an undergraduate degree in History and I am a certified teacher with qualifications to teach intermediate and senior divisions of History. I have specifically studied this era thoroughly and the major events that occurred during this time. All of the class content will be researched information that is from factual reliable sources accompanied by my extensive knowledge of these subjects. 
Homework Offered
Each week there will be an optional task assigned to the students. The task will be explained in class to go over expectations and answer any questions students may have. The tasks will vary in activities and length of time but should take on average 30 minutes to 2 hours (depending on the task and the length of time the student wants to spend). Types of tasks: Exit Tickets: Google Form questionnaire Short Videos and Handouts Short Readings Interview Task Write a Letter Individual Kahoots Accommodations can be made for individual students based on their learning needs and abilities. Please feel free to reach out to me and share your student's learning experience and if they have an IEP or any learning skills they are working on or need assistance with.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Individual Google Docs ('Progress Sheets') will be shared with the students to help students track their progress in completing weekly tasks and to get weekly feedback on their tasks. Students will complete their tasks outside of class time and submit them to the teacher as completed for feedback.
Grades Offered
Students will be given individual marks and feedback on each task they complete throughout the course. This will be updated on their progress sheet as the course progresses. Students will be given a percentage grade at the end of the course which will be a reflection of their weekly tasks. They will also be given written feedback on their overall participation and effort in the course at the end of the course. If students opt out of the optional tasks, students will be provided with written feedback on their participation at the end of the course. If students do not complete the tasks and do not participate in class, or leave the course early for whatever reason, no final assessment will be given.
Students are encouraged to take notes if that helps their learning.
Worksheets to help students follow along with the lessons will also be provided prior to each class which students can either print or have open on another device. 
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
- This class discusses content related to war and the Holocaust. Images, videos, and class content will be monitored to ensure that information is age-appropriate. Please let me know if you have any specific questions regarding this.
- This class will use Kahoot. It is an online website (you do not require an app or need to download anything). Students will be provided with a link in our class time through Zoom chat, which they will use to take them directly to the game. They will then play the game using their first name only, no other private information will be required. 
- 'The Twentieth Century and Beyond: A Global History' - Goff, Moss, Terry, Upshur, Schroeder
- Imperial War Museums
- War 2 facts for kids
- Holocaust: A History By Deborah Dwork and Robert Jan van Pelt
- Night By Elie Wiesel
- Perpetrators Victims Bystanders By Raul Hilberg

Meet the teacher

Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(1,220)
Hello Outschool families,

My name is Melanie Wiancko, but you can call me Mrs. Mel! I am a Canadian teacher who loves solving puzzles, hiking, jogging, reading, and playing games! I hope to offer courses that spark your interest in history,... 
Group Class


for 10 classes
1x per week, 10 weeks
55 min

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(5)
Completed by 19 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 11-15
4-10 learners per class

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