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Update the Map! New Lands Have Been Found

Update the Map! New Lands Have Been Found


With the ability to print maps, explorers were having lots of fun exploring uncharted parts of the world just so they could be the ones to add them to the newly printed maps. Newfoundland was discovered, but it was so cold, people never stayed for the winter. Explorers sailed up and down the coasts of North and South America looking for rivers to take them to India and China (and sometimes they thought they had found India or China, but they had found other lands instead). And then the question was—which king or queen owned these new lands? Oh my. It was a mess, but is now intriguing to learn about! As you look back at the world journey you have taken, you will see that the world has changed dramatically. This is your chance to take another look at China, India, the Ottoman Empire, England, Spain, Africa, and the Americas and see all the wonders of the marvelous Middle Ages.


  • Minimum recommended age: 6
  • Instructor: Ms. Anna Bonney
  • Fridays, 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM ET
  • 4 classes
  • May 6, 13, 20, 27


Anna Bonney, a hardworking teacher with a creative teaching style, is currently studying Psychology and Education at Southern Virginia University. She possesses a deep passion for teaching language, both oral and written, and is skilled at creating a supportive yet challenging environment for students to thrive in. By adopting a creative, interdisciplinary approach, she encourages students to discover a larger world of learning. She's always looking for something new for her students and loves to explore and experiment with teaching and writing. She loves working with kids and looks forward to watching each of her students challenge themselves in her classes. In her spare time, she bikes short-distance, sings, and writes poems for children's books. She loves to travel and has traveled to Europe and Africa multiple times, Italy, Turkey, and Tanzania being her favorite spots. Her experiences abroad have driven her to work towards a career in international education. She strongly believes that hard work, creativity, and an optimistic attitude pulse beneath a successful learning experience.

Teaching style: appointments with students, journaling, peer partner learning, research projects, spelling bees


Student & Parent Reviews for Ms. Anna:

  • Ms. Anna is a wonderful teacher! She keeps the kids encouraged with her kindness while encouraging them to go above and beyond what they think they can do. My son loved her classes, games, and teaching style. We're looking forward to next year! - Carrie, parent
  • My son loved working with Ms. Anna. His writing has improved past my expectations, and he's excited to keep writing. Ms. Anna keeps classes productive and engaging with games, writing activities, and inter-disciplinary discussions. She draws in authors, famous literature, and historic context to explain English concepts and cultivate the students' interest in English. Her feedback was easily implemented, and she was easy to reach whenever my son had questions. Thank you for this fabulous resource! We'll be back next year. - Jennifer, parent