History of the United States Government (Full Year) - Part 2 of 3
In this 10-week course, students will study and analyze various aspects of US government through historical documents and other primary sources. This is part 2 of a full year course.
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$13 per class
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Over 10 weeks
45 minutes per class
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This is part two of a three part series covering the History of the United States Government. This is a unique approach to studying US government and is not your typical Civics course! Though we will briefly discuss different aspects of government, such as what "democracy" means or how power is divided up, we will not spend much time focusing on the inner workings of US government. Instead, we will determine what democracy means by analyzing Thomas Paine's "Common Sense," Frederick Douglass's...
This class is taught in English.
When students complete this class, they should be able to look at any historic document and "source" it. They will be able to determine who the author is, what the author's authority is, and how reliable the resource is. They will know what primary and secondary sources are. They will be able to relate the historical sources we read to the aspect of United States government that we are studying. They will be able to related historical sources to modern day issues. They will understand certain aspects of United States government and how those aspects changed throughout the country's history.
My Masters degree is in American Studies and I spent a great deal of my graduate studies focusing on the Civil War, Westward Expansion, and the Industrial Revolution. I have been teaching this course in person to homeschoolers for a year and have been teaching History on Outschool for almost as long. I am constantly reading new works from prominent historians and I attend professional development courses each summer through The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, which helps me keep up to date on historical scholarship.
Students will be given homework some weeks, but not all weeks. All homework will be given in pdf form so that students can print the worksheets or they can upload the pdf to kamiapp.com and type directly onto the pdf.
Students will be given pdfs each week that contain the in-class work and homework. These pdfs need to be printed or if the student prefers to type answers, pdfs can be uploaded to the Kami App website and students can type directly onto the pdfs.
Student progress will be assessed through their in-class work and homework.
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
As with any US History course, we will be covering topics like death, war, racism, slavery, and sexism. I will not shy away from these topics, but will help the students understand that though racism, slavery, sexism, etc. are part of the fabric of American History, they are not acceptable by our standards today.
I use almost entirely primary sources as the curriculum for my History courses. Students will be reading primary sources during class and working to analyze those primary sources.
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Hi everyone! I'm Nicole Trusky, a homeschooling mom of three and lover of all things history and pop culture! I have a Master in Humanities with a concentration in American Studies and have been studying history for as long as I can remember (my...