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Age of Exploration - U.S. History Part 1 Flex

Come and join us for this stand alone or continuous 10 week class where we will learn about different migration theories for early North American inhabitants, reasons for European exploration and conquest, and early colonization of North America. For Grades 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12. #academic
Tina Hugall MHA MBA
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Completed by 6 learners
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Charged weekly
Flexible schedule
Over 10 weeks
No live meetings

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Class Experience

Learners will take an in-depth look at the many different people who impacted history and both key and little known events that shaped the U.S. History. This course, Part 1 of 12, will cover early North American history through 1700. 

I have been an educator on Outschool since February of 2018. I have my MBA and MHA, both of which have taught me the value of conducting research and asking questions.  I have a passion for history, organization, reading, and learning. You can usually find me in the middle of 2-3 books or watching a documentary.

I am also an Outschool ACE Educator, which means that I continually seek out ways to improve my teaching skills and knowledge, as well as the learner experience. Some of the seminars/courses that I have attended in the past are: Foundations for Teaching and Learning About Native Americans; The Presence and Absence of Asian America: What Truths Lie Beyond the Headlines; Using the “Diary of Anne Frank” to Amplify Students’ Voices; Painting a Just Picture – Art and Activism. 

Each week, learners will be given various readings, worksheets and discussion questions, and key assignments that will help them in understanding the material covered. These will vary from week to week. Learners will also have their choice of weekly extension projects. 
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
This class will utilize Youtube videos for sharing of lecture videos, as well as supplemental lessons. All Youtube videos are embedded into the Outschool platform. This class may also utilize Kahoot. Learners will be given a direct link and game pin to play. 

This class will cover early American history, which includes topics of violence, domination, racism, slavery, and discrimination.  All topics will be discussed at an age appropriate level. (Please check the age group of the class before registering.)

Some of the sources used for this course use derogatory and racist language towards Native Americans, African Americans, and others. My goal for this course is to be inclusive and to highlight how history is often more commonly written from the perspective of the perceived winner and to create an inclusive class that highlights multiple perspectives of history. 
Some of the sources used for this class are, but not limited to: 
National Geographic
Library of Congress
The American Yawp https://www.americanyawp.com/
An Indigenous People's History of the United States - Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
The Birth of America - William R. Polk
The American Revolution in Indian Country - Colin G. Calloway
A People's History of the United States: 1492 to Present - Howard Zinn
Sword of Empire: The Spanish Conquest of the Americas from Columbus to Cortés, 1492-1529 - Donald Chipman
The Colonization of North America 1492-1783 - Herbert Bolton
Before the Revolution: America's Ancient Pasts - Daniel Richter
National Women's History Museum https://www.womenshistory.org/education-
Indian Country Today resources/biographies/pocahontashttps://indiancountrytoday.com/archive/true-story-pocahontas-historical-myths-versus-sad-reality
American Indian https://www.americanindianmagazine.org/story/pocahontas-first-marriage-powhatan-side-story
The Devil in the Shape of a Woman: Witchcraft in Colonial New England - Carol Karlsen
The Devil in Massachusetts - Marion Starkey


Tina Hugall MHA MBA
Lives in the United States
"The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future." Theodore Roosevelt
799 total reviews
1047 completed classes

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