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Ordinary People Change the World – Grades 2 – 5 – 10 Weeks – Winter 2022

Thursday, January 13 2022 @ 3:00PM Thursday, March 17 2022 @ 4:30PM EST


Brittany Robbins

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2 – 5

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3:00PM – 4:30PM (ET)


Winter 2022


Thursday, January 13 2022 @ 3:00PM EST
Thursday, March 17 2022 @ 4:30PM EST
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Ordinary People Change the World
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This course, based on Brad Meltzer’s New York Times bestselling biographies written specifically for kids, introduces students to ordinary people who changed our world by doing extraordinary things.

Each week, students will hear the story of one hero’s life, beginning with their childhood. Students will explore the challenges, triumphs, and struggles of these fascinating people and connect those stories to themes such as discovery, compassion, equality, and courage. We will learn together through the reading of engaging literature, lively class discussion, extension activities, and videos. Students will create lapbooks and timelines with details from these hero’s lives. The course will culminate in a People Fair, where students dress up and present as their own chosen hero – past or present!

Students will learn about four historic icons and be inspired by the idea that ordinary people change the world. Students will research and present on the life of a remarkable figure of their own choosing.

All books are from the Ordinary People Change the World series by Brad Meltzer.

Please note – books are highly recommended, but NOT required. Families are welcome to utilize library books and/or purchase used books. 

  • I Am George Washington            ISBN-13: 9780525428480
  • I Am Abraham Lincoln                  ISBN-13: 9780803740839
  • I Am Harriet Tubman                    ISBN-13: 9780735228719
  • I Am Marie Curie                           ISBN-13: 9780525555858
  • I Am Amelia Earhart                      ISBN-13: 9780803740822
  • I Am Rosa Parks                            ISBN-13: 9780803740853
  • I Am Neil Armstrong                     ISBN-13: 9780735228726
  • I Am Jim Henson                           ISBN-13: 9780525428503
  • I Am Billie Jean King                      ISBN-13: 9780735228740

Students should expect to spend 1 – 2 hours per week on reading and homework assignments.

NOTE: Registration deadline is December 15, 2021.

There must be a minimum of 5 students to run this class.

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Recent Reviews:

Such a Fun Class

Rated 5 out of 5
November 29, 2020

The Lego Design Series is such a fun class! It’s also much more than just playing with LEGO pieces. Currently, they’re creating a mini movie (2 minutes or less), learning about plots and characters, etc. In the past, they created environmentally sustainable cities, built a base to support life on the moon, and a few others. It has helped my daughter really dig into her creative side.

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Absolutely recommend

Rated 5 out of 5
November 29, 2020

After deciding to homeschool this year, I searched high and low for an online class for our youngest child in order to grant me a small built-in break in my week and enable me to focus on some of our other children. I could not be more thrilled with the outcome of this enrollment! As a fellow teacher I was quick to see that Mrs. Brittany Robbins teaches this class with extraordinary classroom management skills and creates an engaging and welcome atmosphere. My newly-minted 7yo was transported into a classroom where she made friends and connected with others. The class is engaging and encouraging to new readers and emerging readers alike. The emphasis on vocabulary expansion has enabled me to shift my other curriculum studies with her. I would absolutely recommend any class with Mrs. Robbins for any child of any age in the future!

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The Best Class She Could Imagine

Rated 5 out of 5
November 29, 2020

My daughter LOVES Mrs. Robbins’ Harry Potter class. She says the class is “the best class she could imagine.” I appreciate that Mrs. Robbins sneaks in plenty of vocabulary, comprehension checks, and reading practice alongside the fun. We immediately signed up for the follow up class!

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Brings history to life

Rated 5 out of 5
February 15, 2021

My daughter just loves this class. History is so different when it’s taught in this perspective. My daughter couldn’t learn enough, even aside from class reading, we looked for more books, videos, and any information we could find. It’s always a pleasure to have Miss Brittany as a teacher. She’s so encouraging and really keeps the kids engaged.

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Five star class with the best OTA early elementary teacher!!

Rated 5 out of 5
January 24, 2021

My daughter felt very grown up participating in this class each week and really looked forward to Tuesdays so she could see her classmates and participate through sharing what she learned. It encouraged her to start reading more on her own while accepting kids who weren’t there yet.

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