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The Killing of Lincoln and Chasing John Wilkes Booth

Mr. Marshall
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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

Class Experience

US Grade 6 - 9
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. 
Homework Offered
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.
0 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
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.
Grades Offered
 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 https://www.history.com/. It is a good resource for general knowledge. https://www.britannica.com/ 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.
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. 
Joined April, 2020
Teacher expertise and credentials
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree in History
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 Young Adult history book.

Before Outschool, I taught U.S. History and Culture at... 
Group Class


for 2 classes
2x per week, 1 week
55 min

Completed by 50 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 11-15
3-6 learners per class

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