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Travelling with Doctor Who Fall 2017


Travelling with Doctor Who with Carissa Leventis-Cox – 30 minute classes

As with all my other classes, this will NOT be an INSTRUCTIONAL class but a PROJECT BASED HOMESCHOOLING CLASS. We will use episodes from Doctor Who to inspire individual historical research and group discussion in class. The students will be required to do homework (watch the episodes and research) and share their new knowledge in class in order to create a vibrant sharing and learning experience for all.
For the 8 weeks, we will be studying the following:
1. Fires of Pompeii 79 AD
2. The Shakespeare Code 1564-1616
3. Tooth and Claw à Queen Victoria 1837-1901
4. Vincent and the Doctor 1853-1890
5. Daleks in Manhattan/Evolution of the Daleks ~ 1930s Great Depression
6. Let’s Kill Hitler 1889 – 1945
7. Unicorn and the Wasp ~ Agatha Christie 1890 – 1976
8. Victory of the Daleks ~ Winston Churchill and WW2 1939-1945
There may be episodes that the more sensitive child may be unable to watch and that is ok. They can add to the discussion about the history/geography as it relates to our topic each week by researching on their own or watching other videos related to the subject. I will be giving out a set of possible questions that the students may find interesting but I would encourage the students to research on their own and find tidbits of history that THEY find interesting. It is important for me that gifted kids are given more independence in their research than follow a set guideline. Some research questions, for example, would be: what’s your favourite quote by Shakespeare, what’s your favourite fact about him, what date do you think is important about him and why, and/or bring something you think people ate/dressed in/used back then.

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