Exploring American History through the American Girls: 1764 – 1864 – Wednesday – Fall 2022 – 10 Weeks – Grades 2 – 5
Wednesday, August 31 2022 @ 1:00PM – Wednesday, December 7 2022 @ 2:30PM EDT
Grade/Level:2 – 5
Day of Week:Wednesday
Class Times:1:00PM – 2:30PM (ET)
Have your child learn American history through the lens of the American Girls. We will focus on major events of the time while discussing what life was like for both children and adults in those times. Students will also learn the culture, geography, lifestyle, inventions and so much more about each time! Students will read the book independently and come to class ready to discuss!
Students will explore United States History from 1764-1824.
- Native American – Kaya – The Journey Begins
- Mexican American – Josefina – Sunlight and Shadows
- Underground Railroad – Addy – Finding Freedom
Students will take short comprehension quizzes and/or write diary entries, create timelines, create a map, and be involved with one project during the semester, which the students will present in a pre-recorded video. We also begin to talk about some literary terms such as character, setting and conflict as they are used in literary analysis.
Participation is an absolute to make the most of this class. Students should “pre-read” the book we will be discussing during that lesson. While reading, they should put themselves in their character’s situation and think what life would be like for them if they lived back then.
Students will receive approximately one to two hours of homework:
- Reading novel/listening to novel/being read the novel
- Four “Dear Diary” journal type letters
- Jackdaw – Due before Class Nine
NOTE: Registration deadline is August 15, 2022.
There must be a minimum of 5 students to run this class.
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