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Social Studies for Middle School Students - U.S. History - Full Curriculum

Learning Adventures Academy
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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 6 - 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
Learners can turn in assignments for feedback.
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 - https://pulitzercenter.org/lesson-plan-grouping/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: 
Joined May, 2020
Rising Star
Teacher expertise and credentials
Bachelor's Degree in History
Amanda Smith
Master's Degree in Education
Amanda Smith
Doctoral Degree
Amanda Smith
At Learning Adventures Academy, we believe that education should be a journey filled with curiosity, creativity, and joy. Our online learning academy is designed specifically for young minds, providing an engaging and interactive classroom... 
Group Class


1x per week
45 min

Completed by 402 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 11-14
3-18 learners per class

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