Meet the Presidents!: A U.S. History Class About Presidential Biographies
In this ongoing class, students will listen to stories & evaluate sources to analyze the legacy of U.S. Presidents; everything from accomplishments, scandals, triumphs, and the personal tragedies that plagued their presidencies.
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Once per week
learners per class
How does an “Ongoing” course work?
Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
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Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
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🌟Class Summary: In this ongoing class, students will listen to stories & evaluate sources to analyze the legacy of U.S. Presidents; everything from accomplishments, scandals, triumphs, and the personal tragedies that plagued their presidencies. Meet our U.S. Presidents as you've never known them before! Are you ready to be fascinated by the eccentric, mysterious, quirky and defining moments in the lives of U.S. Presidents? In this class we will learn about the people that sit in the oval...
-Students will be familiarized with the biography of U.S. Presidents -Learn about the social, political, economic historical context that accompanied their presidency -Evaluate their legacy as presidents based on their policies, actions (or lack thereof) accomplishments, statements, and other primary sources -Practice speaking & critical thinking -Develop tolerance at listening to other perspectives -Use evidence to support arguments & claims
History Teaching Experience & Expertise: *B.A. in History & Anthropology *M.A. in History (with a focus on American Colonial & Environmental History) *Internship experience working at a Museum (2 years) *Taught History (public school) 10 years *Taught History (University) 6 years *Training New History Teachers 7 years * Tutoring Students 10 years *Experience with Research (Research Assistant 2 years)
There is no homework for this course.
There are no formal assessments for this class.
35 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
As this is a history course based entirely on primary sources & secondary Historical sources, there may be mention of death, murder, scandals, fraud, enslavement, kidnapping, abuse, racism, gender, torture, war, disease, religion, and other topics that may be sensitive to some learners. All topics will be taught in an age appropriate manner, in a Historical context. Topics are consistently updated, so parents are urged to save the page to decide what topics are appropriate for their learners. Historical sources will be provided for students to analyze and determine their own conclusions. Resources used to create context for the presidential biographies are listed below and will be periodically updated; therefore parents are urged to save this page and revisit.
General Sources: The Lives of the Presidents by Kathleen Krull Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents: Strange Stories and Shocking Trivia from Inside the White House by Cormac O' Brien WhiteHouse.Gov History.com Britannica.com George Washington: The Life of George Washington by Chief John Marshall (based on primary source documents give to Marshall by the Washington family) MountVernon.org University of Virginia Miller Center.org John Adams: Online Library of Liberty (Primary Sources) The Adams-Jefferson Letters: The Complete Correspondence Between Thomas Jefferson and Abigail and John Adams by Lester J. Cappon (Primary Sources) Thomas Jefferson: Monticello.org Smithsonian Magazine.com (University of Virginia) Millercenter.org Re-carving Rushmore by Ivan Eland & Independent Institute (non-profit, non-partisan, public-policy research and educational organization) The Hemmings of Monticello by Anette-Gordon Reed James Madison: American Battlefield Trust.org MountPelier.org MountVernon.org Library of Congress (Primary Sources) whitehousehistory.org James Monroe: whitehouse.gov highland.org (James Monroe's Home Estate) Historystate.gov -United States Dept. of State (office of the Historian) ushistory.org by the Independence Hall Association Additional resources are updated periodically.
Miss Tamez, M.A.
Certified History Teacher & former College Professor
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
11 total reviews
26 completed classes
Hello Parents and Learners!👋 My name is Miss Tamez and I'm passionate about Teaching future Historians👩🏫! I want students to leave my classes feeling inspired, empowered, and confident! 🌟DEGREES & CERTIFICATIONS: *B.A. in History *B.S. in...