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Social Studies

The American Presidents: [#7] Andrew Jackson

Students will learn about the most important events of Andrew Jackson's presidency, and will practice their critical thinking skills by evaluating Jackson's leadership and his impact on America today.
John Lizzi
531 total reviews for this teacher
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Completed by 13 learners
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55 minutes
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Meets once
year olds
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Students will learn about the most important moments and events of Andrew Jackson's presidency.  With this newly-learned information, they will be able to practice their critical thinking skills by evaluating Jackson's legacy and assessing his continued impact on America today.
I currently teach a full-year US history course at a public high school, and have taught lessons on early American history and Jackson's presidency for almost ten years.  I always stress with my students the importance of practicing historical empathy.  In particular, it is essential to learn about the dark moments that are found throughout history and understand why they happened.  By doing this we are all put in a better position to address current societal issues.
As a one-time class there is no homework, but students are encouraged to further explore Jackson after the class is over.  The Classroom stream page remains open, and all are welcome to ask questions and/or continue our conversation.  
In the days prior to the meeting, I will provide a brief handout that contains guidelines for our discussion on our Classroom page, along with a list of a handful of questions and topics I plan for us to discuss. I will also share a graphic organizer that students can choose to fill out during the lesson. In addition to students being able to practice taking notes, the organizer can be saved so students can further explore Jackson on their own.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Students will receive informal feedback from me during the lesson, and after the lesson concludes via the Classroom page.  As time allows I will ask some trivia questions on Jackson at the end of class as well.
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
The Trail of Tears -- in which Native Americans were forcefully removed from their lands and marched west to reservations -- is a particularly tragic event in American history.  Thousands of Native Americans died on the march.


John Lizzi
Lives in the United States
History & Social Studies Teacher; Star Wars Nerd
531 total reviews
423 completed classes

About Me

**Profile updated August 2022**

Hello, Outschool students and parents! 

My name is John and I've been working as a history and social studies teacher at a public high school in Connecticut for the past eleven years.  I have three college... 
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