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8Th Grade US History: Semester Class (Part 1)

Social Studies

Life in the American Colonies, Middle School American History Era 2 (1585-1763)

This 4-week standards-based course covers the voluntary and forced immigration in North America as well as the growth of the American colonies.
Kristina Rinard, Etc.
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Meets 2x per week
Over 5 weeks
45 minutes per class
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Class Experience

Era 2: Colonialism and Settlement 1585-1763
Standard 1: Why the Americas attracted Europeans, why they brought enslaved Africans to their colonies, and how Europeans struggled for control of North America and the Caribbean
Standard 2: How political, religious, and social institutions emerged in the English colonies
Standard 3:How the values and institutions of European economic life took root in the colonies, and how slavery reshaped European and African life in the America
Certified Social Studies teacher for grade 5-8
Primary sources are used whenever possible
Consider marginalized voices in my lesson through careful listening and reading of resources such as Teaching Tolerance etc. 
Homework is optional and, if available, will be shared after each class in the classroom. Reading and learning with be done primarily within the class. 
1 hour 30 minutes per week in class, and no time outside of class.
Due to the topic, this course will discuss some unpleasant and disturbing subjects. Parents should be aware of these topics. Please reach out to me directly and I will be happy to share my resources I'm using for the class. 
---the African slave trade
---treatment of the Indigenous People
---original beliefs during the Salem Witch trial (and the hanging of the accused witches)

Students who knowingly or unknowingly use insensitive, hurtful, divisive, or racist language or rhetoric will be removed from the classroom temporarily until the manner can be addressed in a timely and compassionate way. 
Teaching Tolerance 
PBS Learning Media
Zinn Education Project
Ted Education Videos Videos 
C3 Teachers.org
Native Knowledge 360
Smithsonian Institute for American History
National Park Service
UMBC Center for History Education
Virginia Department of Education
Facing History

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Kristina Rinard, Etc.
Lives in the United States
Lifelong Teachers and Learners
340 total reviews
451 completed classes

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