British Monarchs through History – Middle Fall


    “I loved the content that we learned; I feel it’s very significant and meaningful to learn about the rulers of England through the years. It provides a different and interesting view on history that I think is not only striking and compelling, but very refreshing as well.”  ~  Student Clara S.



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    British flag and crown for the British Monarchs through History course at Athena's Advanced Academy
    Novice EducatorProf. Alex Koehler
    Content LevelsGrades 5-6 • Upper Elementary
    Grades 6-7 • Middle School
    Course Length8 Weeks
    Live Webinars Held OnThursdays, 11:00 - 11:50 AM Pacific - Middle Semester - 10/17/24 - 12/13/24

    Each and every monarch of the British Empire has a claim to fame. This class will cover the lives of every British king and queen in history. We will discuss the scandals, the wars, and the festivals related to each monarch. A major focus will be the enemies of each of the British monarchs and the religion they followed. We’ll also take a look at the palaces that the kings and queens lived in.

    Students will be encouraged to make connections between the monarchs of Great Britain and contemporaneous historical events across the globe.

    It is hoped that students will leave this class with a broad expanse of knowledge regarding how the monarchs fit into the fabric of history.

    British Monarchs Through History will cover:

    • Early Kings/Vikings
    • William the Conqueror and the Normans
    • Plantagenets
    • Yorkists and Lancastrians
    • Tudors
    • Stuarts
    • Hanoverians
    • Windsor and Modern-Day

    What to expect in the Required section in the classroom each week:

    • Read the weekly assignment in the course textbook.
    • Watch 1-2 videos about the weekly subject.
    • Respond to 1-2 forum prompts — writing at least one five-sentence paragraph for each.
    • Respond with positive and encouraging comments on their classmates’ posts in the classroom forums.

    What to expect in the Highly Suggested & Optional sections in the classroom each week:

    • Curated resources, including websites & videos, are provided to excite learners and to add depth to the subject matter.
    • An extra forum to continue learning.

    What to expect during the weekly webinar:

    • Weekly webinars are 50 minutes long. Webinars are recorded and are available for students with schedule conflicts.
    • Primary instruction and guided discussions are provided during live webinars.
    • Active Participation (via the microphone and chat) in online class discussions.

    Before taking this course, students should be able to: 

    • Read at a solid 4th-grade level or above.
    • Write a few sentences independently.

    Students should be willing to:

    • Actively participate (via the microphone) in the class discussion.
    • Encourage class discussion by adding their questions/ideas in the chat window during the webinar.
    • Respond with positive and encouraging comments on their classmates’ posts in the classroom forums.

    Required books & materials:

    • The Really Useful Guide to Kings and Queens of England by Christopher Gidlow, edited by Sarah Kilby
      Available used or new on Amazon and available new on Historic Royal Palaces. ISBN-10 : 1873993218