Chasing Jefferson Davis, and America After the Civil War

Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(82)
Events at the End of the U.S. Civil War, Chasing Confederate President Jefferson Davis, and bringing the South back into the United States. #academic

Class Experience

US Grade 6 - 9
This class is taught in English.
This class is based on James L Swanson's youth history book, Bloody Times: The Funeral of Abraham Lincoln and the Manhunt for Jefferson Davis (160 pages). The first meeting we use Bloody Times as a class outline, and the second meeting will consider Reconstruction in America. 

The second meeting will look at President Lincoln's plan to reunite the country after the war, and written before his death, the efforts of Notherners to shape the South after the war, The Freedman's Bureau, Black Codes, Jim Crow, and the legacy of these events today. 

I taught college history for four years in Southern California, so my approach to teaching originated there. I attempt to be discrete in presenting difficult topics in history. 
No preparation is required for most of the classes I teach on Outschool. For this class, the optional assignment is to read Bloody Times and bring your questions and comments to class to share with others. 
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Minimal preparation for the course should include watching an overview video such as Reconstruction from I sometimes show these at the beginning if the students are unfamiliar with the topic.
No letter grade is provided. As a former college instructor, my class will enrich your student and prepare them for high school and college history classes. 
1 hour 50 minutes per week in class, and no time outside of class.
Sensitive learners should understand that Civil War History includes a lot of death and suffering, but I will not dwell in detail on those events. Lynching will be mentioned because it happened in the Jim Crow South until the 20th Century. 
Swanson, James L. Bloody Times: The Funeral of Abraham Lincoln and the Manhunt for Jefferson Davis. 2018.

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Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(82)
Homeschoolers welcome! 

I offer interactive and fun social studies and history classes for learners from 8 to 18. Most of my classes are based on a high-quality Young Adult history book.

Before Outschool, I taught U.S. History and Culture at... 
Group Class


for 2 classes
2x per week, 1 week
55 min

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(3)
Completed by 10 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 11-15
3-6 learners per class

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