(FLEX) US History: WW2, Cold War & Globalization

Janelle Hopkins, M.Ed - World & US History
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Explore key 20th-century US history events in this FLEX class; covering WWII, Cold War, Civil Rights, 9/11 impacts & globalization, this course offers an in-depth look at the critical moments & transformations that shaped modern America.

Class experience

US Grade 9 - 12
This class is taught in English.
I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a concentration in Comparative Politics. My academic journey included a wide range of courses focusing on various political and historical aspects of civilizations from different time periods and regions around the world. This comprehensive study allowed me to develop a deep understanding of the complexities of past and present societies.

Furthermore, I pursued a Master of Education degree specializing in Secondary Social Sciences, which provided me with advanced knowledge in teaching history, political science, and related subjects. I obtained certification from the state of Alabama, qualifying me to teach social sciences to students in grades 7-12.

Over the course of my teaching career, I have gained extensive experience instructing students in US and World history; dedicated to delivering engaging and informative lessons in these subjects. Additionally, I have conducted extensive research in both history and politics for over 20+ years, allowing me to stay informed and up-to-date with the latest developments in these fields.

My educational background, teaching experience, and research expertise have equipped me with the necessary skills and knowledge to provide students with a comprehensive and engaging learning experience. I am committed to fostering a deeper understanding of historical events and political dynamics while encouraging critical thinking and a passion for learning in my learners.
Homework Offered
As learners are exploring the various events and people, homework will be assigned that is specific to the topic that was covered in class. Learners can generally expect to spend about an hour a week on homework (in addition to watching the videos and completing optional activities), some assignments will require less of the student. All assignments and activities are focused on supplementing the learner's understanding of the various civilizations is broken down into specific, manageable tasks.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Upon request and prior to the start of the course, assessments can be conducted throughout the course to evaluate learner progress and understanding. These assessments may include quizzes, tests, projects, feedback and/or other forms of evaluation (i.e. letter grade). Parents and learners are encouraged to discuss their grading preferences with the teacher. The purpose of assessments and grades is to provide feedback on student learning and measure their achievement. It is important for learners to actively participate in assessments and seek feedback to gauge their progress and areas of improvement.
Grades Offered
Upon request learners can opt to receive grades and/or feedback. In the absence of a specific request for grades, only feedback will be provided.
 1 file available upon enrollment
Please ensure that you have the following supplies for the course: Paper: It is recommended to have a variety of paper types, such as lined paper for note-taking and plain paper for drawing or writing activities. Pen/Pencil: A reliable pen or pencil for writing and completing assignments. Crayons/Markers/Colored Pencils: These coloring tools will be useful for creative projects and adding visual elements to your assignments. Printer: Access to a printer will be necessary to print out resources provided by the teacher or to access digital documents. Folder or Binder: If you choose to use hard copy printouts, it is strongly suggested to have a folder or binder to keep your materials organized and easily accessible. Digital Worksheets: Some assignments may require the use of third-party websites or digital platforms. Please refer to the "Materials" section for a list of recommended websites or resources to access these digital worksheets. By having these materials at your disposal, you will be well-prepared to actively participate in the course and make the most of your learning experience. Should you have any questions regarding the materials or if you need assistance finding suitable alternatives, please don't hesitate to reach out to me.
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The study of US history encompasses a range of sensitive topics that have shaped our past, including war, slavery, racism, religion, and genocide.

It is important to note that religion will be approached solely from a historical standpoint, focusing on its role and impact throughout different time periods.

To foster a comprehensive understanding, learners will be exposed to multiple perspectives through the use of peer-reviewed and scholarly sources. They will be encouraged to engage in critical and reflective thinking, particularly when examining the history of US conflicts, issues, religion, and economics. These discussions will be actively moderated, encouraged, and closely monitored by the teacher, ensuring a fair and unbiased exploration of the topics from a secular standpoint.

Furthermore, the course will actively seek to incorporate viewpoints from marginalized groups whenever applicable. By including these perspectives, learners will gain a more inclusive and comprehensive understanding of historical events.

It is of utmost importance to me that the content is presented in an age-appropriate manner. I strive to ensure that the material is delivered in a sensitive and responsible way, taking into account the developmental stage and maturity of the learners.

Meet the teacher

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Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(318)
Hey y'all! I'm Janelle, your not-so-average History teacher. I believe in making learning hands-on and engaging for my middle school students. Why is hands-on learning important for middle schoolers, you ask? Well, the simple answer is that middle... 
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for 10 weeks
10 weeks

No live video meetings
Ages 14-18

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