The War Before the Revolution: A FLEX Class on the French and Indian War
This 6-week FLEX 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.
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No live meetings
Over 6 weeks
learners per class
per learner - per week
How does a “Flexible Schedule” course work?
No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat
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Americans call this little-understood conflict between France and England that played out in 18th Century Colonial America the French and Indian War. But the name is misleading. What was the cause? Who were the combatants? What was at stake? Who were the losers and who were the winners? And what were the consequences for France, Britain, the British colonists, and the Native Americans? These are the questions we'll be wrestling with during this 6-week class on the war that led to the...
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.
Each week, students will read and respond to a written text. Assignments are designed to be completed as students read. The amount of time necessary to complete the assignments will depend on the learner.
All of the resources used for this class are available online at no cost.
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.
No live meetings, and maybe some time outside of class.
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.
Francesca G Dixon
Feasting on Knowledge With Ms. Dixon
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33 completed classes
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...