Social Studies for Middle School Students - U.S. History - An Ongoing Class

Amanda Smith
Rising Star
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(994)
In this ongoing class, learners will explore American History including the English colonies, the Revolutionary War, the Constitution, the expansion west, and many other topics.

Class Experience

US Grade 5 - 8
This class is taught in English.
I have over twenty years experience working with and teaching students.  I have a bachelor's degree in both History and Economics, which included studies in the Middle Ages, History of Latin America, History of Africa, History of South Asia, History of Native Peoples of North America, and many other topics.  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 extension activities will be posted each week in the Outschool Classroom.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
This course will sometimes contain topics of a sensitive or controversial nature.  Discussions will be kept at an age-appropriate level. 
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. 

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 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 includes photos and first-hand accounts.  These resources can be found at:

Available times

This class is in high demand! 2 times have sold out.
Table of available sections

Meet the teacher

Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(994)
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:5.0Number of reviews:(11)
Completed by 280 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 11-14
3-15 learners per class

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