Avatar: The Last Airbender Online Course Aims to Teach Students Life Skills

Despite its final episode airing back in 2008, Avatar: The Last Airbender continues to prove its themes and story have a long-lasting impact amongst fans old and new alike, as evidenced by a new online course intended to teach children life lessons through analysis and discussion of Aang's adventures.

Hosted on Outschool and planned by Kelsey Berg, Life Lessons With Avatar: The Last Airbender intends to help students develop "core competencies of Social-Emotional Learning" through observations of the popular show. The lessons take place in an on-going, funfilled virtual classroom, and will see students engage with their favorite characters and episodes. Berg uses the show as a tool to help students learn more about themselves, and how they perceive and interact with the world around them.

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She promised that with the help of her lessons, students will "[...] master all five elements of SEL: Self-Management, Self-Awareness, Relationship Skills, Social-Awareness, and Responsible Decision Making." Berg recommended that, if interested, students should have finished Book 2 of the series before joining in, as discussion topics may contain spoilers to the rest of the series.

At the time of this writing, the class is in high demand with limited spaces available. Each lesson lasts 35 minutes, with class sizes of 2-9 kids aged between 7-11 years old. The Avatar: The Last Airbender class costs $18 per student. Berg holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and a Bachelor​ of Science degree in Cognitive​ Psychology from Florida State University.

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