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.
US Grade 5 - 8
This Social Studies course is based on United States History. Each week a different topic will be taught. This class, if taken in its entirety, will be a semester-long Social Studies class. Learners may begin at any time during the semester as each class is a separate historical topic and no prior knowledge is needed to begin. Throughout the course, students will learn about the value of public service and the traits of good leaders. Students will learn about history and explore themes...
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 OfferedOptional extension activities will be posted each week in the Outschool Classroom.
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 - https://pulitzercenter.org/lesson-plan-grouping/1619-project-curriculum https://www.tolerance.org/frameworks/teaching-hard-history/american-slavery/6-12-framework 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: https://americanindian.si.edu http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/themes/native-americans/ 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: https://www.loc.gov/collections/slave-narratives-from-the-federal-writers-project-1936-to-1938/about-this-collection/
This class is in high demand! 2 times have sold out.
Meet the teacher
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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Live video meetings
3-15 learners per class