History Explorers (U.S. History)
U.S. History club designed to learn, discuss, and get excited about learning the events and relevant details that make up United States History from the American Revolution the Cold War.
Tamara J Stafford (T.J.)
161 total reviews for this teacher
101 reviews for this class
Completed by 978 learners
year old learners
US Grade Level
learners per class
Meets 1x per week
Runs week after week
45 minutes per class
Some of the most fascinating stories of all time come from actual events that are beyond what the imagination could concoct. The stories of the people and events that make up the past have incredible and often untold stories. It is my goal to teach students in this class the details that are often overlooked starting from the Revolutionary war and continuing to The Cold War. Each lesson will stand alone and students may join the class at any point. Every lesson will include a worksheet which...
Students will learn about the people and events that were active in the founding of America, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, WWI, the Industrial Revolution, the Great Depression, and WWII.
I have a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a declared minor in Psychology. In addition to my degree, which covers all academic subjects taught at the Elementary level, I have also completed multiple courses on American history and Western Civilization. My focus on Psychology brings insight to studying individuals and events to be discussed from a historical standpoint. As a teacher, I have taught over 200 online classes, including a variety of history courses, and I am familiar with effective course formats.
Students will have a worksheet to print out prior to each class.
A handout will be available to print at least 24 hrs before each lesson.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
The trivia game at the end of class will serve as a tool to gauge lesson retention.
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Parents should be advised that much of the material in this class will focus on wars throughout history, however, I do not intend on discussing any graphic details of violent elements. Additionally, sensitive language and social issues may be addressed as part of historic events. Age appropriateness is at the forefront of all of my lesson planning. This class will follow the curriculum recommendations of the state of Colorado for 5th grade students. This information can be found at: https://www.cde.state.co.us/standardsandinstruction/2020cas-5-guide#ss
National Archive website: https://www.archives.gov/research/military/american-revolution Additional References will be added as needed Colorado Social Studies Standards: https://www.cde.state.co.us/standardsandinstruction/2020cas-5-guide#ss Declaration of Independence https://www.mountvernon.org/george-washington/martha-washington/george-and-martha-washingtons-relationship/https://www.vmfa.museum/learn-archive/microsites/george-catlin/native-american-indian-and-western-expansion-of-the-united-states/ https://www.education.com/download/lesson-plan/journey-on-the-underground-railroad/attachments/the-underground-railroad-worksheet.pdf
Tamara J Stafford (T.J.)
Bachelor of Science Elementary Education Interdisciplinary Studies
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
161 total reviews
108 completed classes
I am a wife, mother, teacher, and a history fanatic! I couldn't be more excited to be able to share the excitement I have for this topic with students here on Outschool. My background includes a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education...