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A Century of Conflict: France, Spain, and England in the American Colonies

Nicole Bialko
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(2)
Survey of the wars that rocked the American colonies from 1689-1763 (including Queen Anne's War, War of Jenkin's Ear, and the French and Indian War) and how they laid the groundwork for the American Revolution.

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US Grade 5 - 8
I am currently finishing up a master's degree in History, specializing in early American history. (This will be conferred in May 2022.) I recently completed a master's thesis on Lord Dunmore's War, the last Indian War of the colonial period. Throughout that thesis, and in this class, I endeavor to fairly and respectfully portray both Europeans and American Indians. I believe the only way to do this is to spend equal time (as much as possible) understanding both, rather than American Indians being an afterthought. In the face of colonization, they took important measures to show and exert their own agency. This is a big part of why I found it imperative to cover topics like mourning wars, horticulture/land management among American Indians, and the political reasons of the Haudenosaunee for the decisions they made during the intercontinental wars. As the French and English repeatedly learned the hard way, under-appreciating the contributions of American Indian allies was at their own peril.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
While material will not be particularly gory, this class does require discussion of warfare and the realities of life during this time. 
All source material that has contributed to this curriculum is academic journals and books from respected history scholars. In addition to using information from treaties and primary source letters/newspaper articles as appropriate, some of the many academic works include:

Alan Taylor, "American Colonies: The Settling of North America" 
Matthew C. Ward, "Breaking the Backcountry: The Seven Years' War in Virginia and Pennsylvania, 1754-1765" 
Colin G. Calloway, "First Peoples: A Documentary Survey of American Indian History" 
Patrick Griffin, "American Leviathan: Empire, Nation, and Revolutionary Frontier" 
Gregory Evans Dowd, "A Spirited Resistance: The North American Indian Struggle for Unity, 1745-1815" 
Eric Nellis, "An Empire of Regions: A Brief History of Colonial British America"
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(2)
I'm a mom of two and a college history instructor. I have a BS in Interdisciplinary Studies and a MA in History. My primary area of study is Early America, especially the frontier of colonial Virginia. However, I also have an interest in the... 
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for 4 classes
1x per week, 4 weeks
45 min

Completed by 6 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 10-15
1-8 learners per class

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