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Social Studies

Expansion and Reform of the United States, American History Era 4 (1801-1861)

In this 6-week course, students will learn about expansion and change in the United States between the Revolutionary War and the U.S. Civil War.
Big Brain Academy
315 total reviews for this teacher
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45 minutes
per class
Twice per week
over 6 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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Class Experience

Era 4: Expansion and Reform 1801-1861
Standard 1: United States territorial expansion between 1801 and 1861, and how it affected relations with external powers and Native Americans
Standard 2: How the industrial revolution, increasing immigration, the rapid expansion of slavery, and the westward movement changed the lives of Americans and led toward regional tensions
Standard 3: The extension, restriction, and reorganization of political democracy after 1800
Standard 4: The sources and character of cultural, religious, and social reform movements in the antebellum period
Certified Social Studies teacher for grade 5-8
Primary sources are used whenever possible
Consider marginalized voices in my lesson through careful listening and reading of resources such as Teaching Tolerance etc. 
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
1 hour 30 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Parents should be aware that this content areas includes themes such as violence, slavery, disease, war, and death. These will topics will be addressed directly in an age appropriate manner. A complete syllabus including links to sources can be requested by parents the day the class begins. If you have questions or concerns regarding these areas, please reach out ahead of time and we can discuss in detail what the lessons entail.
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Smithsonian Learning Lab
Ken Burns @
National Portrait Gallery

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Big Brain Academy
Lives in the United States
Lifelong Teachers and Learners
315 total reviews
346 completed classes

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*social studies
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*language arts
*project based instruction
*unique history and biographies
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