Social Studies

The United States in World War II: In Depth

This fourteen week, semester long course will guide students who already have background knowledge of World War II through an in depth study of the conflict
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New class

50 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 14 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Available Times

Pacific Time

Sun Sep 11

Sep 11 - Dec 11 (14 weeks)
4pm - 4:50pm
Taught by:
Amber Dowdy

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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will gain a deeper understanding of World War II.  
The instructor of this course has a degree in history, and was employed at a World War II submarine museum for three years before moving to Outschool teaching on a full-time basis.  While at the museum, the instructor regularly discussed the difficult details of war with learners of all ages.  The classes teacher works hard to make sure that all discussion topics are properly contextualized and that content is factual, yet appropriate for the intended age range of this course.  
Learners will be completing one research project throughout the course.  The project will be completed individually, but the instructor will communicate weekly with students regarding their project.   
Each student should plan on spending 30 minutes per week researching and then creating a presentation on a World War II event of their choice.
No materials are necessary for the completion of class, however, students will want to have access to their local library or an online catalog of texts to conduct research for their end of class presentations.  YouTube can also be utilized for research, but students are encouraged to consult with the teacher for scholarly youtube channels before utilizing this resource.  
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Two quizzes will be provided to students throughout the course.  The quizzes are conducted in class as a group, and are utilized as a way to gauge student understanding of content and discuss any difficult concepts on an as needed basis.  
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
This course will discuss concepts related to war, including casualties, military tactics, a military equipment.  All content will be fact-based and historically contextualized.    
Class will be created with the help of many sources, in addition to the instructor's knowledge. 
Sources that will be utilized in the creation of this class are as follows:
"Harry S. Truman" by Margaret Truman 
"The Pacific War" by John Costello 
"MacArthur's Navy" by Edwin P. Hoyt
"The Fall of Japan" by William Craig
"Memories of the Second World War" by Winston Churchill
"Mussolini" by Denis Mack Smith
"Stalingrad" by Heinz Schroter
"The Longest Winter" by Alex Kershaw
"They Were on Omaha Beach" by Laurent Lefabvre  
"In Harm's Way" by Doug Stanton

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Military History 101 by Amber Dowdy
Lives in the United States
Military History Taught by Historians
416 total reviews
282 completed classes

About Us

Welcome to Military History 101!

My name is Amber, and I am the owner/head teacher of Military History 101 by Amber Dowdy.  I have a degree in History from Grand Valley State University, which is located in Michigan, USA.  Prior to becoming a... 
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