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

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.
Amanda Smith
941 total reviews for this teacher
5 reviews for this class
Completed by 121 learners
45 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does an "Ongoing" course 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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Class Experience

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! 
Optional extension activities will be posted each week in Google Classroom.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
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:


Amanda Smith
Lives in the United States
Attorney with a Passion for Teaching
941 total reviews
625 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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