Social Studies

American History Part One- High School

“History is important. If you don't know history, it is as if you were born yesterday. And if you were born yesterday, anybody up there in a position of power can tell you anything, and you have no way of checking up on it.” ― Howard Zinn
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Completed by 15 learners

55 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 14 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse 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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Available Times

Pacific Time

Mon Sep 12

Sep 12 - Dec 20 (14 weeks)
11pm - 11:55pm
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.

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Class Experience

This two part course is meant to cover state curriculum for High School American History Credit.  Please contact your school district to make sure you are in compliance with requirements.

Course Objectives:

   Earn State Credit for High School American History One and Two.  Please contact your individual school districts to make sure this course is appropriate and to see if there is an End of Year Instruction Exam.

    Knowledge of a basic narrative of American history; political, economic, social, and cultural, including knowledge of unity and   
    diversity in American society.
    Knowledge of common institutions in American society and how they have affected different groups.
    Understanding of America’s evolving relationship with the rest of the world.
    Knowledge of the major events, ideas, trends, and problems in American history to 1877.
    An ability to explain how the past has shaped the present.
    An ability to think critically by analyzing and evaluating historical events and ideas in American history.
    Ability to question and rethink his/her preconceived notions regarding American history.
    An ability to conduct/evaluate historical research.

For more information, he is a link to our syllabus:
I am a retired Criminal Justice Professor and High School History and Speech and Debate teacher.  I am also a semi-retired attorney in New York State.  I taught Advanced Placement US Government, Advanced Placement Comparative Government, American History One and Two, Native American History, Non-Western History and traditional High School Government for over ten years. I have also trained and received certification with College Board to teach AP American History.   During my time as a High School teacher at a nontraditional Charter School, I  had several students win State Championships in individual Speech and Debate events including Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Domestic and International Extemporaneous Speaking, Dramatic Interpretation and more.  I recognize that politics are deeply personal and encourage non biased discussions that encourage students to speak with their own family members.   
Each week students will be given a handout for homework and a video to watch.  They can fill out the handout while they watch.  We will also have multiple projects throughout the course.
Folder, Binder, or notebook.  Writing Utensils.  Project material will be announced two weeks before they begin.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Reports, grades and assessments are available upon request at midterm and closure of the course.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
American History at times can be quiet violent and include topics such as slavery, genocide and war.  Please notify the teacher if there is any content you do not want your student to be present for.  I deliver such topics in a way that is very factual in order to protect sensitive students.
This course is a mixture of teacher's resources and Flipcourse History.  Teacher will purchase license for use of materials.


Jennifer Hughes, B.A., J.D., LL.MInclusivity Supporter, Engagement Seeker, and a Passion to Pass on Joy and a Life Long Love of Learning.
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