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The Killing of Lincoln and Chasing John Wilkes Booth

Great Books meet True Crime when we explore the criminal conspiracy to assassinate the president, with an overview of the U.S. Civil War. #academic
Mr. Marshall M.A.
79 total reviews for this teacher
13 reviews for this class
Completed by 49 learners
year olds
learners per class


Charged upfront
$10 per class
Meets 2x per week
Over 1 week
55 minutes per class
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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
The goal of the course is to provide an overview of the events of the Lincoln assassination and perspective on U.S. Civil War. We will use the James L. Swanson's youth popular history entitled, Chasing Lincoln's Killer, as a guidebook. It will not be required reading but will be recommended. 
Middle school and high school students should adjust well to this material, but each individual should assess their own sensitivity to violent subjects. 
No preparation for the class is required beyond a thirst for knowledge. Chasing Lincoln's Killer, by James L. Swanson, would lead the student further into the topic if that is desired. 
 3 files available upon enrollment
Recommended reading: Swanson, James L. 2009. Chasing Lincoln's killer. New York: Scholastic Press All of the subjects presented can be researched at It is a good resource for general knowledge. is also a good source of general historical knowledge, but some parts of it require a subscription.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
A knowledge quiz or two will be given to enhance learning. This course is enrichment and will not give a letter grade, but quiz scores can be provided to students. 
1 hour 50 minutes per week in class, and no time outside of class.
The course outline will be based on: Swanson, James L. 2009. Chasing Lincoln's killer. New York: Scholastic Press. The course will deviate somewhat from the table of contents to present the material in four online meetings. 

Assassination is by nature a violent subject, but I have chosen the youth version of James L. Swanson's book because the adult version is more detailed and graphic but covers the same material. 


Mr. Marshall M.A.
Lives in the United States
History Buff
79 total reviews
140 completed classes

About Me

Homeschoolers welcome! 

I offer interactive and fun social studies and history classes for learners from 8 to 18. Most of my classes are based on a high-quality YA history book.

Before Outschool, I taught U.S. History and Culture at UCLA to... 
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