Social Studies

World War II in Depth Analysis and Discussion - Part Two

This 14-week semester course will be a rich group discussion on the rescuers and Righteous Among the Nations who stood in the face of evil to save human lives.
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50 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 14 weeks

13-16

year olds

5-12

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
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Class Experience

I have been teaching history classes on Outschool for the past two years, but my deep interest in history began long before that.  These classes are some of my favorite to teach because I live and breathe the subject matter.  World War II and the Holocaust have been areas I have studied for years.  I have attended over 20 lectures given by Holocaust survivors – including Anne Frank’s step sister and one of the last surviving people on Schindler’s List.  For the past 11 years, I have studied a wide-range of historical events relating to WWII and the Jewish people under the tutelage of Rabbi Norman Lipson (an expert in the field). I feel it is essential for learners to understand this period in history because tidal waves of hate continue to rise around the world.  Identifying historical patterns is essential to be a well-informed peacemaker in our own communities and beyond.  

I teach a number of classes on WWII, the Holocaust, and the Cold War.  Additionally, I moderate a book club called Rebel Girls Book Club where we read very rich historical fiction books featuring strong female lead characters.  As we read our chosen novels, we dig into the context of that period in history and separate fact from fiction.  Each book or movie utilized in this class will be a springboard for deeper discussion, analysis and debate.   

Class preparation will vary from week to week.  During the novel study portions of our class, learners will be asked to read approximately 80-100 pages and come prepared to discuss their observations and questions.  Other weeks learners will need to watch a film or prepare a presentation.  
The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Book
Defiance by Nechama Tec
Access to movies: Schindler's List, The Zookeeper's Wife (and possibly Swing Kids - depending on time)
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
This is an advanced-level WWII class.  I will present the information in a historically accurate manner, but that will include graphic content.  

To ensure the class is a good fit for your learner, I've broken down the semester's content in extreme detail in this video.  Please watch it prior to enrolling:
https://youtu.be/ACtqJPUHxlA

Also, we will be watching two (potentially three) movies as part of this course.  Below you will find links to the Common Sense Media review on these films.

Schindler's List:
https://www.commonsensemedia.org/movie-reviews/schindlers-list

The Zookeeper's Wife:
https://www.commonsensemedia.org/movie-reviews/the-zookeepers-wife

Swing Kids:
https://www.commonsensemedia.org/movie-reviews/swing-kids

This class is for mature learners.  If you have a question about the content or how something will be presented, please do not hesitate to reach out to me prior to enrolling.  I will be 100% happy to discuss it with you to ensure it is a good fit for your learner.  

Teacher

Meagan TauberHomeschool mom working everyday to inspire a lifelong love of learning!
616 total reviews
402 completed classes

About Me

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I am a homeschool mom of 3 with lots of teaching experience.  Prior to my homeschool career, I worked as a corporate trainer for 10 years helping people master their craft... 
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