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American History: The 1850's Trouble Times - And the Lead Up to the Civil War!

Michael Scott Gullett
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(137)
This one day and 50 minute course that will look at the different topics and reasons that contributed to the Civil War.

Class experience

US Grade 8 - 11
The learning goals and objectives for this course will be for the learners to be able to understand, analyze, and think critically about the several issues and causes that lead up to the Civil War. The decade of the 1850s illustrates a wide range of causes for the Civil War from economic, government, and a psychological/philosophical difference between the different regions of the United States. It is extremely important for learners of history to understand each of the several causes that lead up to the Civil War, and to be able to think critical about the lessons learned from these causes. History is essential, because from history we can examine the lessons learned and the legacy of events, people, and/or the root causes. From this examination we compare to recent or modern times, and be able to analyze the past and the present in the hopes of progress for society, culture, and nations to better times. 
I have 16 years as a history and English teacher. Each time I have taught this lesson it has been with the upmost care and sensitivity. The history of the 1850s is also done from a historical context. 
Homework Offered
Assessments Offered
Informal and formal assessment. Informal assessment during the lesson as I work with learners in a seminar style asking questions and responding to students answers. The formal assessment will occur at the end of the lesson with a discussion on the lessons we learned, legacy, and having students help to develop seminar questions.
Grades Offered
Be ready to answer questions and discuss in a seminar format. 
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Slavery and the different moralities among the different regions of American will be examined from a historical context. Slavery will be discussed, but it is one of several causes for the Civil War. When examining history - this course will examine the psychology of why the southern states had slavery. We will examine the growing morality debate showing the wrongs of slavery, and we will examine that the majority of the United States did not want slavery. 
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(137)

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My name is Michael S. Gullett. However, all my students call me Mr. G! I have 16 years of being a teacher and a principal... 
Group Class


per class
Meets once
50 min

Completed by 24 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 13-18
1-18 learners per class

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