Sweet Briar College (History)
I have always been fascinated with history, ancient history in particular. As an undergraduate I majored in history and minored in archaeology. At some point I hope to become a museum curator working with Near Eastern/Egyptian artifacts. In my free time I soak up all the history I can get by reading many nonfiction publications. I also tend to write notes in the margins and underline important passages. I have also created a number of power points as well as a detailed timeline that I have been using to educate my Mom in world history. These power points cover prehistory up to the present day. One of these power points consists of a series of maps showing the impact of different historical events. The maps are made by Thomas Lessman but my mother (and I) have found them quite helpful in establishing a geographic background. My particular sub-fields of interest and what I mainly focused on in college include Prehistory, the Neolithic and ancient world, ancient Egyptian history, and women's history. In terms of Prehistory I have educated myself and taken classes in human evolution as well as the Paleolithic (a.k.a the Stone Age). I have detailed knowledge about the Neolithic; a.k.a the Agricultural and Secondary Products Revolution within Turkey/ the Fertile Crescent and Anatolia. I possess detailed knowledge of ancient history including Mesopotamia, the emergence of civilization in China, and the ancient Near East (a.ka the Hittites/Assyrians, etc. I have also taken classes in and self-educated myself on the history of Greece; all the way from the Minoan culture< to the rise of classical Athens/Sparta. I also have detailed knowledge of the history of the Roman Republic/ Empire and how it fell apart in the West. I have a detailed knowledge of ancient Egypt from the Pre-dynastic< to Old/Middle/ New Kingdoms as well as the Intermediate periods in between. I am well-educated on the history of Europe from the medieval period into modern Europe. I am also educated on women's/ gender issues from many different cultures; from the ancient world< to Rome. I am the perfect resource for world history assistance outside of a particular class if you are falling behind. I have also studied for the AP world history test and taken the AP US history class in high school. This means that I am a perfect resource for help in passing those tests to get into college. I tend to tutor using a combination of narrative style and visual aids. I also use a timeline that I created for extra background. In sum I look forward to meeting my students and increasing your history knowledge!
I have always been fascinated with history, ancient history in particular. As an undergraduate I majored in history and minored in archaeology. At some point I hope to become a museum curator working with Near Eastern/Egyptian artifacts. In my free time I soak up all the history I can get by reading many nonfiction publications. I also tend to
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I am qualified to teach archaeology partly because I minored in that subject for my undergraduate education. I have also had a lifelong independent interest in the subject and have done extensive independent reading. My undergraduate classes in archaeology include Intro to Archaeology, Archaeology of Death, Archaeology of Everyday Life, Archaeological Methods, Historical Archaeology.