Exploring the History of War: From Ancient Battles to Modern Conflict – Junior Instructor – Middle Spring


    NEW Course! “Embark on a riveting journey through the annals of history, uncovering the stories of warfare that shaped our world.” ~ Alex the Polymath



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    Exploring the History of War
    Junior InstructorAlex the Polymath
    Content LevelsGrades 6-7 • Middle School
    Course Length8 Weeks
    Live Webinars Held OnWednesdays, 12:00 - 12:50 PM Pacific - Middle Semester - 3/27/24 - 5/18/24

    This course offers an immersive and enlightening exploration into the chronicles of warfare across the span of human history. Participants will embark on a captivating journey that delves into the intricate reasons behind wars, pivotal moments that shaped these conflicts, and the aftermath that ensued. From the earliest clashes of ancient civilizations to the sophisticated operations of contemporary warfare, this course will provide a panoramic view of battles and their repercussions.

    Utilizing a blend of presentations, thought-provoking discussions, and activities, students will cultivate an appreciation for the profound influence wars have exerted on both entire societies and individual lives.

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

    • Read the weekly assignment in the course textbook and or selected course readings.
    • Watch 1-2 videos about the weekly subject.
    • Respond to 1-2 forum prompts 
    • 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.

    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 6th-grade level or above.
    • Write a paragraph independently.

    Students should be willing to:

    • Be prepared for the webinar.
    • Actively participate (via the microphone and chat) in the class discussion.
    • Respond with positive and encouraging comments on their classmates’ posts in the classroom forums.

    Required books & materials:

    • TBD