Social Studies

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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Class

35 minutes

per class

Once per week

every week

11-14

year olds

3-6

learners per class

per learner

How does anOngoingcourse work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
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Description

Class Experience

-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. 

Teacher

Miss Tamez, M.A.
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Certified History Teacher & former College Professor
11 total reviews
26 completed classes

About Me

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... 
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