American History: Semester Course Part 2 World War One to September 11th
In this twelve-week course, students will learn about America's history from World War One to the attacks on September 11th.
US Grade 5 - 8
Welcome to your American History Course Part 2! *Please note students do not have to take Part 1 to take Part 2.* In this twelve-week course, students will learn about some of the important topics of American History from World War One to the attacks on September 11th, 2001. For a detailed list of topics that will be covered in this course please view a week-by-week breakdown below. In these classes, students will view a slideshow presentation with pictures, key information, videos, and...
Students will use historical thinking concepts to analyze American history. Students will be able to understand the key events which shaped American society.
I have a degree in History and I am qualified to teach intermediate and senior divisions of History. I have specifically studied American history from pre-contact to the 20th century. My lessons will be factually based using a variety of trusted sources that I have acquired through my research. Here are some specific areas of study that I have completed: Africa to 1800; The American Ghetto; Money and Power in the Atlantic World, 1400-1850; Glory and Despair: The United States 1607-1865; Native-Newcomer Relations.
Homework OfferedEach week there will be an optional task assigned to the students. The task will be explained in class to go over expectations and answer any questions students may have. The tasks will vary in activities and length of time but should take on average 30 minutes to 2 hours (depending on the task and the length of time the student wants to spend). Types of tasks: Exit Tickets: Google Form questionnaire Short Videos and Handouts Short Readings Interview Task Write a Letter Individual Kahoots Accommodations can be made for individual students based on their learning needs and abilities. Please feel free to reach out to me and share your student's learning experience and if they have an IEP or any learning skills they are working on or need assistance with.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments OfferedIndividual Google Docs ('Progress Sheets') will be shared with the students to help students track their progress in completing weekly tasks and to get weekly feedback on their tasks. Students will complete their tasks outside of class time and submit them to the teacher as completed for feedback.
Grades OfferedStudents will be given individual marks and feedback on each task they complete throughout the course. This will be updated on their progress sheet as the course progresses. Students will be given a percentage grade at the end of the course which will be a reflection of their weekly tasks. They will also be given written feedback on their overall participation and effort in the course at the end of the course. If students opt out of the optional tasks, students will be provided with written feedback on their participation at the end of the course. If students do not complete the tasks and do not participate in class, or leave the course early for whatever reason, no final assessment will be given.
Students are encouraged to take notes if that helps their learning. Worksheets to help students follow along with the lessons will also be provided prior to each class which students can either print or have open on another device.
This course will at times deal with sensitive matters such as wars, colonization and the wrongful treatment of Indigenous peoples, slavery, and other material that is relevant to American history. To help students understand these difficult topics, I will be using first-hand accounts when possible to help tell the stories of those impacted by these events.
'Thinking Through the Past: A Critical Thinking Approach to U.S. History.' Volume 1: 1877 by John Hollitz 'U.S. History' by P. Scott Corbett, Volker Janssen, John M. Lund 'American History 1492-Present' by Thomas S. Kidd 'Advanced Placement United States History' by John J Newman and John Schmalbach 'An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States' by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Meet the teacher
Hello Outschool families, My name is Melanie Wiancko, but you can call me Mrs. Mel! I am a Canadian teacher who loves solving puzzles, hiking, jogging, reading, and playing games! I hope to offer courses that spark your interest in history,...
$216for 12 classes
1x per week, 12 weeks
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Live video meetings
3-12 learners per class