Social Studies

Middle School United States History, Part II (1878 Through Today) - Flex Class

In this 16-week online course, we will examine U.S. history from Reconstruction through the Present.
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Class

No live meetings

Over 16 weeks

11-14

year olds

6-18

learners per class

per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

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Description

Class Experience

Learners can analyze different historical periods, ideas, and themes and make connections among them.

Learners will be able to describe the impact of economic forces after the Civil War.

Learners will be able to describe the role of the United States during World War I, The Great Depression, and World War II.

Learners will analyze the impact of social and political movements in recent United States History.

Learners will evaluate the role of the United States as a world power.
I have over twenty years of experience working with and teaching students.  I have a bachelor's degree in both History and Economics.  My master's degree is in Higher Education.  I also have a Juris Doctorate degree in Law.  Most importantly, I have a passion for teaching, history in particular! 
Each week learners will receive three to five assignments that will be posted in the Outschool classroom.  The assignments include readings and an activity.  Activities include fill-in-the-blank, writing open-response questions, drawing, and many others.

Students will also complete three projects during the class.  Each project will be centered around one of the topics we are learning about and students will have a variety of choices to choose from that matches their interests.  Examples of projects include:  making a short film, developing a virtual presentation, writing an essay, create a game, family interview, fashion review, create a pamphlet, and many more.  
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Students will receive a report every four weeks that includes grades from assignments, projects, and participation.  A final grade can be given if requested.
No live meetings, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
This course will sometimes contain topics of a sensitive or controversial nature.  This course will use multiple viewpoints when discussing historical topics.
Resources from the Library of Congress Native American Collection and the National Museum of the American Indian will be used during our unit on the First Civilizations as well as throughout the course.  This include maps, images, recordings, first-hand accounts and documents.  These resources can be found at:  
https://americanindian.si.edu  
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/themes/native-americans/

Resources from the Library of Congress will be used during the slavery unit which includes photos and first-hand accounts.  These resources can be found at: 
https://www.loc.gov/collections/slave-narratives-from-the-federal-writers-project-1936-to-1938/about-this-collection/

Teacher

Amanda Smith
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Attorney with a Passion for Teaching
891 total reviews
559 completed classes

About Me

Hello Outschool Families!  My name is Amanda and I am an attorney, licensed in both Ohio and Kentucky.  I also have a master's degree in Higher Education and a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and History.  While I enjoy the law, my real passion is... 
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