Social Studies for Fourth and Fifth Grade - US History - A Full Year of Classes

Amanda Smith
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(1,013)
In this ongoing class, learners meet live weekly to explore a new theme in United States (American) History.

Class experience

US Grade 5
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! 
Homework Offered
Optional assignments will be posted in the Outschool Classroom each week. Completed assignments will be given feedback if turned in.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Topics will include information about various historical events and subjects that can be sensitive in nature.  All assignments will be kept in an age-appropriate manner.  If inappropriate topics are brought up, they will be addressed quickly, and the discussion will be redirected.  
The 1619 Project Curriculum -

US: Narrative History (V1) by McGraw-Hill.

"Trouble in Mind” by Leon F. Litwack.

“Life Upon These Shores: Looking at African American History 1513-2008” by Henry Louis Gates Jr. 

Native Knowledge 360 -

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 Indigenous peoples as well as throughout the course.  This includes maps, images, recordings, first-hand accounts, and documents.  These resources can be found at:

Resources from the Library of Congress will be used during the Civil War and Reconstruction unit which include photos and first-hand accounts.  These resources can be found at:

Meet the teacher

Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(1,013)
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... 
Group Class


1x per week
45 min

Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(18)
Completed by 387 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 9-11
4-15 learners per class

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