History of the Western Hemisphere 3 - 5
Teacher: Remus Thorsen
Session(s): 3 weeks/ Session 1 or 2
Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Time: 12:00pm - 1:55pm
This class will offer students a virtual journey of discovery through the history of the Americas. We will focus on a broad range of topics beginning with the theories and historical accounts of how humans populated the Western Hemisphere to armed conflicts and pandemics of the modern era. Each of the four weeks will have a thematic focus; 1. Ancient/ Pre-Columbian Times, 2. The Columbian Exchange Era, 3. The Independence Era (1775-1900), 4. 1900- Modern Times. This is a great way to introduce the fascinating trajectory of our Hemisphere to elementary school students.
This class will take place both synchronously and asynchronously. The instructor(s) will utilize Google Classroom, Google Docs, and Zoom (most likely) to engage the students in their summer learning. The instructor(s) will offer edit/revision notes to students corresponding through these platforms.
We will meet on Zoom (or another acceptable virtual meeting platform) every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for 45-60 minutes of direct instruction. Then, the students will be divided into break out sessions, or complete individual tasks, for the remaining 30-45 minutes. The instructor(s) will be online monitoring and directly available for guidance for the entire 1.5 hours of class time.