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United States History (Full Year) - Ongoing

Life in the Early American Colonies

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(161)
In this 4-week course learners will explore the history of the first permanent European settlements in America through websites, videos and Google slides. #academic

Class Experience

US Grade 6 - 8
Learners will read and analyze information on the first permanent European colonies in America. 
Learners will discuss colonial life by creating and presenting Google Slides about the people, work, challenges, and geography. 
Learners will compare and contrast different colonies in America.
Learners will understand the hardships faced by early colonists and how this varied from colony to colony and person to person.
Learners will comprehend the various reasons the European colonies were started.
Learners will understand how Europeans impacted the Native American tribes who already occupied the land in America.
Bachelor's Degree in History
Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Education
Master's Degree in Education
Twelve years experience teaching Social Studies in a public school
Teaching Certification in Social Studies grades 6-12
Course work in Gifted Education from UC Berkeley at Irvine 
Museum Studies courses from Johns Hopkins University
Personal travel and study of places significant to the class
In order to prepare for the class, learners will have a website or two to explore in advance. During our class time together, learners will use the information from these resources to create 2-3 Google Slides with information they learned and to share with other learners.
Learners will need to access web links provided before each class. Paper and pencil may be helpful to record notes.
Learner progress and comprehension of material will be assessed through the information presented on Google Slides and discussion with other learners.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Time period content contains information on minority groups who were denied equal freedoms including Native American tribes, enslaved people and women. 
The following websites and videos will be used in preparation for specific class topics:
Week 1: Historic Jamestowne
Jamestowne Rediscovery
Week 2: Jamestown and Plymouth
Week 3:
Week 4:

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Meet the teacher

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(161)
Hello! My name is Mrs. Bausch and I've been teaching for twelve years. I'm offering classes about Early American history, geography, travel, hobbies like stamp collecting and beginner sports classes. I have a BA in Secondary Education and History... 
Group Class


weekly or $42 for 4 classes
1x per week, 4 weeks
55 min

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(9)
Completed by 23 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 11-14
1-6 learners per class

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