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ESP Biography



RACHEL CHRIST, Clark Senior studying History and Communications




Major: History

College/Employer: Clark

Year of Graduation: 2017

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Past Classes

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H817: Debunking History: A Look into the Common Misconceptions and Misnomers of History in Splash Spring 2017 (Apr. 02, 2017)
Who really discovered America? Did George Washington really chop down a cherry tree? How tall was Napoleon? This course will look at the many historical misconceptions commonly accepted as fact in historical education today. We will explore how to critically examine a historical education, and go through a historical timeline while setting straight some of the most famous errors history textbooks today still present as fact. We will be looking at the ways in which you, as a student, can examine your own education and criticize the black and white way textbooks present a history that is comprised of many colors.


H818: Witchcraft 101 in Splash Spring 2017 (Apr. 02, 2017)
Have you ever wondered why the Wicked Witch of the West's face is green? Why do witches fly on brooms and wear pointed hats? Why are black cats and cauldrons associated with witchcraft? In this course we will examine the history of witchcraft, from its most basic roots, through the European witch craze, to the modern day understanding of witchcraft and the various hollywood adaptations that have led to our classical, stereotypical witch. We will look at the case of the Salem Witch Trials to understand what creates an environment conducive to a "witch hunt." This class will not be entirely lecture based, there will be class discussion as well as a few games. This is not a topic that is often explored within core curriculum, but it is an incredibly important topic, with a very rich history, that deserves attention and comprehension. Through this class students will hopefully gain a sense of the stereotypes around them, and how history becomes hollywood, and facts become legend.


H705: Witchcraft 101 in Splash Fall 2016 (Nov. 13, 2016)
Have you ever wondered why the Wicked Witch of the West's face is green? Why do witches fly on brooms and wear pointed hats? Why are black cats and cauldrons associated with witchcraft? In this course we will examine the history of witchcraft, from its most basic roots, through the European witch craze, to the modern day understanding of witchcraft and the various hollywood adaptations that have led to our classical, stereotypical witch. We will look at the case of the Salem Witch Trials to understand what creates an environment conducive to a "witch hunt." This class will not be entirely lecture based, there will be class discussion as well as a few games. This is not a topic that is often explored within core curriculum, but it is an incredibly important topic, with a very rich history, that deserves attention and comprehension. Through this class students will hopefully gain a sense of the stereotypes around them, and how history becomes hollywood, and facts become legend.


H706: Debunking History: A Look into the Common Misconceptions and Misnomers of History in Splash Fall 2016 (Nov. 13, 2016)
Who really discovered America? Did George Washington really chop down a cherry tree? How tall was Napoleon? This course will look at the many historical misconceptions commonly accepted as fact in historical education today. We will explore how to critically examine a historical education, and go through a historical timeline while setting straight some of the most famous errors history textbooks today still present as fact. We will be looking at the ways in which you, as a student, can examine your own education and criticize the black and white way textbooks present a history that is comprised of many colors.


H610: Debunking History: A Look into the Common Misconceptions and Misnomers of History in Splash Spring 2016 (Apr. 10, 2016)
Who really discovered America? Did George Washington really chop down a cherry tree? How tall was Napoleon really? This course will look at the many historical misconceptions commonly accepted as fact in historical education today. We will explore how to critically examine a historical education, and go through a historical timeline while setting straight some of the most famous errors history textbooks today still present as fact. We will be looking at the ways in which you as a student can examine your own education and criticize the black and white way textbooks present a history that is comprised of many colors.


H611: The European Witch Craze: A historical look at the evolution of witchcraft in Splash Spring 2016 (Apr. 10, 2016)
Have you ever wondered why the Wicked Witch of the West's face is green? Why do witches fly on brooms and wear pointed hats? Why are black cats and cauldrons associated with witchcraft? In this course we will examine the history of witchcraft, from its most basic roots, through the European witch craze and the Inquisition's persecution of thousands of innocent lives, to the modern day understanding of witchcraft and the various hollywood adaptations that have led to our classical, stereotypical witch with her cat and her broom. We will look at the Salem Witch Trials to understand how this was not a phenomenon specific to Europe, but took place in America as well, and we will talk about what creates an environment conducive to a "witch hunt". This class will not be entirely lecture based, as we will play a few games and have discussions about the topics we are going to cover. This is not a history often examined in its entirety in textbooks or school's curriculum, but it is an incredibly important topic, and a very rich history, that deserves attention and comprehension, and through this class students will hopefully become a little more aware of the stereotypes around them, and how history becomes hollywood, and fact become legend


H498: Debunking History: A Look into the Common Misconceptions and Misnomers of History in Splash Fall 2015 (Nov. 15, 2015)
Who really discovered America? Did George Washington really chop down a cherry tree? How tall was Napoleon? This course will look at the many historical misconceptions commonly accepted as fact in historical education today. We will explore how to critically examine a historical education, and go through a historical timeline while setting straight some of the most famous errors history textbooks today still present as fact. We will be looking at the ways in which you as a student can examine your own education and criticize the black and white way textbooks present a history that is comprised of many colors.


H499: The European Witch Craze: A historical look at the evolution of witchcraft in Splash Fall 2015 (Nov. 15, 2015)
Have you ever wondered why the Wicked Witch of the West's face is green? Why do witches fly on brooms and wear pointed hats? Why are black cats and cauldrons associated with witchcraft? In this course we will examine the history of witchcraft, from its most basic roots, through the European witch craze and the Inquisition's persecution of thousands of innocent lives, to the modern day understanding of witchcraft and the various hollywood adaptations that have led to our classical, stereotypical witch with her cat and her broom. We will look at the Salem Witch Trials to understand how this was not a phenomenon specific to Europe, but took place in America as well, and we will talk about what creates an environment conducive to a "witch hunt". This class will not be entirely lecture based, as we will play a few games and have discussions about the topics we are going to cover. This is not a history often examined in its entirety in textbooks or school's curriculum, but it is an incredibly important topic, and a very rich history, that deserves attention and comprehension, and through this class students will hopefully become a little more aware of the stereotypes around them, and how history becomes hollywood, and fact become legend


H439: Debunking History: A Look into the Common Misconceptions and Misnomers of History in Splash Spring 2015 (Apr. 25, 2015)
Who really discovered America? Did George Washington really chop down a cherry tree? How tall was Napoleon? This course will look at the many historical misconceptions commonly accepted as fact in historical education today. We will explore how to critically examine a historical education, and go through a historical timeline while setting straight some of the most famous errors history textbooks today still present as fact. We will be looking at the ways in which you as a student can examine your own education and criticize the black and white way textbooks present a history that is comprised of many colors.