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The Story of US History: Late 19th Century

Chrissie D
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In this 12 week class learners will learn about History of the United States of America from the 1880s to 1912 #academic

Class Experience

US Grade 5 - 8
12 lessons//12 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Rise of Big Business
Chester A Arthur Administration, John D Rockefeller, Rise of Monopoloys
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Rise of Labor Unions
Election of 1884, Cleveland Administration, Knights of Labor, American Federation of Labor, Haymarket Affair, Interstate Commerce Comission
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Rise of Imperialism
Election of 1888, Harrison Administration, US Follows Europe's Example
 Week 4
Lesson 4
2nd Cleveland Administration
Populist Party, Election of 1892, Depression of 1893
 Week 5
Lesson 5
International Relations and Tariffs
Monroe Doctrine Expands, Technology Advancements, Explaination of Tariffs, Importance, and Types
 Week 6
Lesson 6
Election of 1896 and its effect
William McKinley vs. William Jennings Bryant, Disappearance of Populist Party, Agricultural Revolution and Prosperity
 Week 7
Lesson 7
Lead up to Spanish American War
Industry grows, Purchase of Hawaii, American interests in Cuba, "Yellow" Journalism
 Week 8
Lesson 8
Spanish American War and Effects
Overview of Spanish American War, Treaty of Paris (1898), US receives New Territory, Open Door Policy with China
 Week 9
Lesson 9
Rise of Progressive Movement
Boxer Rebellion, Election of 1900, Teddy Roosevelt becomes President, US relations with Panama, Start of Progressive Party
 Week 10
Lesson 10
Teddy Roosevelt's Reforms
Roosevelt's "Square Deal", Roosevelt settles strikes, Platt Amendment, Conservation Efforts
 Week 11
Lesson 11
Teddy Roosevelt and Foreign Relations
Panama Revolution, Election of 1904, Roosevelt Collary, Muckrakers, Gentlemen's agreement
 Week 12
Lesson 12
Taft Administration
Governor's Conference, Election of 1908, William Howard Taft, Taft Antagonizes Progressives, Dollar Diplomacy
  • Learners will learn about the late 19th century and early 20th century, be able to discuss it, and answer essay questions related to it.
I love history and learning about how people lived during different times. I like to do research into how people lived and trying things out for myself. I believe the best way to learn about something is to try and experience it first hand and through this class we will try to experience this as best we can. I have traveled extensively and interacted with many cultures firsthand, so I have a broad first hand experience and understanding of different cultures and their effect and perspective on the world. I teach history classes on Outschool in a variety of formats and subjects, including many that include sensitive topics.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Frequency: included
Feedback: included
Details: Each week there will be an assigned essay question which learners are to answer in one paragraph and submit to the teacher related to that week's lesson.
This class covers an active period of history, in which there were several wars, and featured the mistreatment of various groups. These topics will be handled in an age appropriate manner. If parents have any questions or concerns please contact the teacher. If questions arise in class about these topics, they will be treated in a sensitive and inclusive way, while being accurate, and age appropriate. Learners will be encouraged to share their own opinions on the topics as well.
"American History Review Text" by Irving L Gordon (Used every week)
Used all weeks as reference for teacher:
Joined March, 2020
Teacher expertise and credentials
I am a former Home School student who has never stopped learning! I love history and telling stories verbally and through writing, and I want to share that passion with others. I believe the statement is true: “Those who don’t learn from History... 


Group Class


weekly or $153 for 12 classes
1x per week, 12 weeks
45 min

Live video meetings
Ages: 10-15
1-9 learners per class

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