Social Studies

Eyewitnesses to History: Learn About the Past Through U.S. History Stories!

In this ongoing History class, learners will analyze and think critically about U.S. History as they listen to primary accounts and historical fiction stories (based on Historical facts), from people who lived History!
11 total reviews for this teacher
New class

45 minutes

per class

Once per week

every week


year olds


learners per class

per learner

How does anOngoingcourse work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

How Outschool Works

Available Times

Pacific Time

Next on Wed May 25

Meets Once per week
3pm - 3:45pm

Next on Fri May 27

Meets Once per week
5pm - 5:45pm

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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Learning Outcomes: 
-Create a more inclusive Historical narrative of U.S. History 
-Practice Critical Thinking
-Practice verbalizing & expressing ideas
-Learning Vocabulary
-Reviewing previously known Historical knowledge
-Students will be challenged to formulate conclusions based on Historical evidence 
-Practice applying social studies skills
-Discuss and exchange ideas with peers
-Develop tolerance at listening to other perspectives 
-Use evidence to support arguments & claims
History Teaching Experience & Expertise: 
*B.A. in History & Anthropology
*M.A. in History (with a focus on American Colonial & Environmental History)
*Internship experience working at a Museum (2 years)
*Taught History (public school) 10 years
*Taught History (University) 6 years
*Train New History Teachers 7 years
* Tutoring Students 10 years
*Experience with Research (Research Assistant 2 years) 
There is no homework for this course. 
Students do not need additional materials except handouts posted on Outschool Classroom if applicable for the week. 
There are no formal assessments for this course, however trivia will be asked throughout to confirm reading comprehension & understanding. 
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
As this is a history course based entirely on primary sources/history stories based on Historical sources, there may be mention of death, racism, gender, war, disease, religion, and other topics that may be sensitive to some learners. All topics will be taught in an age appropriate manner in a Historical context. Students will be urged to interpret their own conclusions. Views presented in these primary sources are not my own, rather they are first hand accounts and based on the perspective of the writer. Resources used to create context for the stories are listed below and may be periodically updated; therefore parents are urged to save this page and revisit. 
Historical corroboration for stories will be provided by reputable historical websites like National Geographic (Ancient History Stories)

Content support notes & resources to be provided to students as a scaffolding tool will also come from Common Core Standards +State Standards as well as inclusive History Books such as:  
A Massively Collaborative Open U.S. History Textbook:

Historical Stories & Primary Source Accounts will come from: 
-Nextext Historical Readers 
Additional excerpts of Primary Sources/Primary Source readers (for trivia questions where we touch on primary source analysis skills practice):
*For the Record Vol. 1: A Documentary History of America by David E. Shi & Holly A. Mayer 
*Call to Freedom (Reading & Activities): Beginnings to 1877 by Holt, Rineheart & Winston
*National Archives, or other websites that give access to primary sources


Miss Tamez, M.A.
Lives in the United States
Certified History Teacher & former College Professor
11 total reviews
26 completed classes

About Me

Hello Parents and Learners!👋 

My name is Miss Tamez and I'm passionate about Teaching future Historians👩‍🏫!
I want students to leave my classes feeling inspired, empowered, and confident!

*B.A. in History 
*B.S. in... 
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