Transportation III: A Trek Through Time – Junior Instructor – Early Semester


    “I liked learning about older forms of transportation and their effects on historical events! I also really liked the activities that allowed for deeper thinking.” ~ Student L.K.



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    Old fashioned car on an old map for the Transportation III A Trek Through Time course at Athena's Advanced Academy
    Junior InstructorPatrick the Transportation Guide
    Content LevelsGrades 6-7 • Middle School
    Grades 7-8 • Junior High
    Course Length8 Weeks
    Live Webinars Held OnFridays, 12:00 - 12:50 PM Pacific - 1/20/23 - 3/18/23

    Transportation is an integral part of our everyday lives. It allows our society to function at a basic level and allows us many conveniences, such as getting fresh food, connecting to the Internet, or transporting yourself to another destination.

    But how did we get to this point?

    The development of transportation is closely related to the development of civilization. In this course, we will explore how transportation has developed through history and how far-reaching its influence on our lives has been.

    Join us as we discover how civilization developed alongside transportation!

    The Transportation Series may be Taken in any Order: 

    • Transportation I: A Drive Along American Roads
    • Transportation II: Trains, Planes, & Shipping Lanes
    • Transportation III: A Trek Through Time
    • Transportation IV: The Worldwide Tour

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

    • One research forum – in which students are given the opportunity to research a marine mammal in the week’s group of marine mammals.
    • One activity forum – in which students can show their creativity through an activity.

    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.
    • An activity at the end of the webinar.

    Before taking this course, students should be able to: 

    • Read at a solid 5th-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:

    • Weekly readings will be online, no textbook required.