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Social Studies

10 Speeches in American History You Should Know

American History told through the story of 10 speeches in American history that every student should know.
Clark Vandeventer
603 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 7 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
45 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 10 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

Students will know who about these ten moments in American History and how they contribute to the general flow of American History. Students will know the figures involved and understand the importance of these iconic moments in American history. 
Former Deputy Director of the historic home of President Ronald Reagan where I worked with people first-hand who were speechwriters, advisors and aides to President Ronald Reagan, who gave one of the speeches listed in this class. 2002 graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University with a bachelor of science degree in political science and history, with an emphasis on American history. Former Intercollegiate Studies Institute Honors Fellow. Trained by top experts in communications and speechwriting on the power of persuasion, including image coaches and communications consultants to presidential candidates. Author of the book Backdoor to the White House. Lifelong student of history. 

We live in a big and fascinating world and one of my goals with my classes is to help kids develop an interest and appreciation for the world around them and different cultures. My classes draw from my own experiences as a world traveler. I've visited and lived abroad in twenty-two countries. I also have several years of experience in working with students as a teacher and mentor and look forward to having the opportunity to invest in the life of your learner. I love teaching but more than anything I love investing in the lives of young people and bringing them along on a journey.
No homework but guidance for additonal study and research is provided.
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Quiz at the end of class each week.
45 minutes per week in class, and no time outside of class.
None of the following resources are required for this course. However, the course is built on content derived from these sources, and students interested in any particular compoment of this course will benefit from further exploration of these sources, and reading or watching these resources alongside this class will greatly benefit their own education as well as class discussions.

American History, Combined Edition: 1492 - Present by Thomas S. Kidd

A Black Women's History of the United States by Daina Ramey Berry and Kali Nicole Gross

Washington, A Life, by Ron Chernow

Washington's Farewell Addresss: A Summary, By Mount Vernon Ladies Association

Frederick Douglass by David W. Blight

Team of Rivals,The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Sojourner Truth: A Life, A Symbol by Nell Irvine Painter

Theodore Rex by Edmund Morris

The American Presidency Project, Univesity of California Santa Barbara

Profiles in Courage by John. F. Kennedy

Citizen King, An American Experience Documentary by PBS

Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum

The Nixon Tapes

Barbara Jordan Statement on the Impeachment of Richard Nixon

Reagan's War by Peter Schweizer

Reagan, An American Experience PBS Documentary

Obama's New American Exceptionalism, The Atlantic

Obama's America, The Atlantic

A Promised Land by Barack Obama


Clark Vandeventer
Lives in the United States
World Traveler & Fun Dad
603 total reviews
231 completed classes

About Me

Hi, I'm Clark and I teach social studies and history classes, and help introduce learners to some of the great ideas and heroes of history and some of the greatest stories ever told.

We live in a big and fascinating world and one of my goals with... 
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