Social Studies

How The States Got Their Shapes

In this 15 week class, students will hit the virtual road across the states to uncover the history hidden in the map; learning how state boundaries were decided and planning/budgeting their own trip to 3 National Parks.
Janelle Hopkins M.Ed
201 total reviews for this teacher
7 reviews for this class
Completed by 37 learners

75 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 15 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

How Outschool Works

Available Times

Pacific Time

Wed Aug 17

Aug 17 - Dec 7 (15 weeks)
8pm - 9:15pm

Mon Sep 12

Sep 12 - Dec 19 (15 weeks)
7pm - 8:15pm
2 learners enrolled

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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will 
1.  Improve their understanding of US geography through the history hidden in the lines, contours, and culture that make up the U.S. map.
2.  Explain how cultural features, traits, and diffusion help define regions and analyze changes in regions over time.
3.  Identify political boundaries based on physical and human systems.
4.  Explain how human actions modify the physical environment within and between places, including how human-induced changes affect the environment.
5.  Explain ways geographic features and environmental issues have influenced historical events.
**if using an iPad, a second device may be beneficial for kahoots**
Crayons/Markers/Colored Pencils
Printer available to print out resources provided by teacher
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
1 hour 15 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.


Janelle Hopkins M.Ed
Lives in the United States
Secondary Social Sciences
201 total reviews
237 completed classes

About Me

My name is Janelle and I teach classes on everything historical; from comparative politics, geography, and other various historical, and geopolitical classes with topics ranging from Cuba to the  Middle East .  I enjoy putting a fun spin on my... 
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