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6 Weeks of Stories From Today in History

The War Before the Revolution: A Class on the French and Indian War

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Francesca G Dixon
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(31)
This 6-week class, the first in a series of three classes on the American Revolution, will examine the context, causes, events, and consequences of the French and Indian War.

Class experience

US Grade 4 - 6
6 lessons//6 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
The British Colonies
This lesson will introduced the 13 British Colonies in North America.
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Colonial Life
This lesson will explore what life was like in British North America for indigenous people, colonists, and enslaved people.
 Week 3
Lesson 3
The Rights of Englishmen
This lesson will trace the many Indian Wars and ask the question “Why were the colonists proud to be British?”
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Mistakes Were Made
This lesson will discuss the origins of the French and Indian War.
 Week 5
Lesson 5
Proxy War
This lesson will discuss the course of the French and Indian War, including the major campaigns and battles, the commanders, and the strategies.
 Week 6
Lesson 6
The Cost of War
This lesson will discuss the consequences of the French and Indian War--the winners, the losers, and the spoils of war.
This class is taught in English.
Students will become familiar with the context, chronology, elites, and consequences of the French and Indian War.
I have taught this course for several years as a full-time, certified Elementary and Secondary teacher at the District of Columbia Public Schools.  I was a fellow in the Teaching American History program at the American University specifically focussing on the American Revolution.  Additionally, I received an Excellence Award from the Educational Testing Service for Outstanding performance on the PRAXIS II Test for Social Studies Content Knowledge. My unique expertise is in developing and teaching content-rich humanities units that integrate geography, history, literature, science, art, and music.  Additionally, I have developed a repertoire of strategies for teaching reading in the content area to intermediate-age students.
Homework Offered
Each week, students will read and respond to a written text. Assignments are designed to help students engage with the content. The amount of time necessary to complete the assignments will depend on the learner.
Assessments Offered
I will provide feedback on all submitted assignments. Completed work can be compiled into a portfolio. If requested I will provide a letter grade and certificate.
Grades Offered
All of the resources used for this class are available online at no cost. 
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
The content and resources for this class are age-appropriate for upper elementary students. If any content is inaccurate or culturally insensitive in any way, I will treat this as a teachable moment to clarify any inaccuracies or culturally inappropriate information or ideas. Students will use two outside resources, padlet and quizlet, both of which are on the Outschool approved list of outside resources that comply with COPPA.  Students will use padlet to pose questions, share images, and interact with each other. Students will practice vocabulary using quizlet.  Neither of these resources requires students to establish accounts.
The following are a few of the sources I used to develop the content for this class:

• Voices of the American Past: Documents in U.S. History, 5th ed. (J Chris Arndt with Raymond M. Hyser), Cengage, 2 vols., 2012. Arndt is Associate Dean of College of Arts and Letters at James Madison University.

• An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz. 

• Africans in America by Patricia Smith and Charlies Johnson

Additionally, we will utilize a wealth of original source documents that are available through the Library of Congress and National Archives online, discuss relevant literature, and analyze iconic paintings, including Braddock's Defeat by Emanuel Leutze.
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(31)
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Education should be a feast of knowledge and all students should be invited to a banquet that includes literature, history, geography, art, music, science, and math. I believe that rich content knowledge and a wide vocabulary greatly enhance... 
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$120

for 6 weeks
6 weeks

Completed by 1 learner
No live video meetings
Ages: 9-11

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