Social Studies

Shaping America

Study how the American states were shaped as we know today
224 total reviews for this teacher
New class

55 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 8 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Available Times

Pacific Time

Thu Jun 2

Jun 2 - Jul 28 (8 weeks)
4pm - 4:55pm

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Class Experience

Students will learn how America was shaped by different factors, see how those factors still influence America today, and walk away with a greater understanding of American history and geography.
Growing up, I was enthralled with maps and early American history.  My dad and I used to play this old board game called, "Know Your America," which even more so fueled my passion for these topics.  As I have grown, and now driven through almost every state, I have come to find not only the beauty of America, but also immersed myself in its roots.  This is where my desire from this class stems, and the passion from which I long to teach.  My expertise comes from study, but also from experiencing America.  Professionally, I am in my final class for a Masters in Teaching (Middle School) and will be certified as of May 2022.
Any handouts needed to increase understanding will be provided by the teacher.  Weekly homework will not be given.  However, at the last class the student will be expected to recreate at least one map showing the shaping of America based on one of the factors discussed in class.
For parents looking to use this course for credit, a letter grade/report can be provided by the teacher.  In such a case, the reporting will be based on the individual students attendance, engagement in discussion, and final project.  If this is desired by the parent, please send a notice to the teacher so this can be drafted.  This will be by request only.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
All topics will be discussed as historic only.  However, as the states were formed based on many factors, topics or war, religion, slavery, and rebellion will be discussed.  If a topic of discussion seems to go off-track, the teacher will stop the conversation, including disabling chat and muting all students.
Periodically, snippets of videos from the History Channel may be used.  In these cases, parents will be informed prior to class.
At certain times, the class will watch a brief portion (not entire episode) from the following history channel vaulted program:


Daniel Tichota - (MAT)
Lives in the United States
Baking, Math, and Narnia...OH MY!
224 total reviews
258 completed classes

About Me

Hello!  My name is Daniel Tichota!  Let me start off by saying first and foremost, I love to bake, enjoy math and American history, and wish I could live in the land of Narnia.  A strange combination, right?  

My background is a Bachelors in... 
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