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United States History for HS Students- Roaring 20s to election of 2000-Part IV

Part IV looks at America after World War II. It is a world power that soon fights a cold war, while facing Civil unrest, protests over Vietnam, hippies, Lyndon Johnson's Great Society, Ronald Reagan and a terrorist attack on 9/11.
David Davis
121 total reviews for this teacher
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55 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 12 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

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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
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Class Experience

I have taught US History at Tallahassee Community College for the past 18 years.  I hold a Master's degree in History from Florida State University as well as a Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida , and I practiced law for 38 years before retiring in 2017.  I have taught  senior/graduate level history course at the Florida State University on the "Historian as Lawyer."  I have made presentations at historical conferences and contributions to a Historical Dictionary of Stuart England 1603-1689.  I have also served as a judge for ten years at the annual statewide Florida History Fair.
1. I have recorded the lectures for each week's  lessons.  Each lecture is about 45 minutes long.  Before class, students should listen to the lecture, which will have a powerpoint slide presentation to accompany it.  Two or three questions will be posed for the student to consider as he or she watches the lecture.  Class time will be spent reviewing the lecture and discussing the questions which have been posed,  with me guiding the student discussion.
2. Students  will complete a 8-10 page term paper, which will require online research,  organizing what they have found, developing an outline, and writing a paper that accurate and complete, has no misspellings, is grammatically correct, and stylistically persuasive.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
The term paper will be the major assessment tool for the course for which a number grade will be given.  The weekly class discussions will also be an informal way of gauging student mastery of the course material.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
The final part of this course in American history focuses on current events, so there is a tendency to let biases and political leanings cloud what is presented.  I will do my best to avoid that.  The longer I have studied America's story the more impressed I have become that there are men and women of good will on both sides of the political spectrum, who are sincerely trying to make America a better place for the common man.  It is in that spirit that I will try to give a balanced presentation of the events of the last 60 or so years.  With that understanding and approach,  we will discuss the persistent racism in America since the Civil war, America's many efforts to combat it,  and abortion and birth control as part of the women's movement
Relevant books:
David Shi,  "America:  a Narrative History" Volume two , 11th edition
David M Kennedy:  "Freedom from Fear,  The American People in Depression and War,  1929-1945"
--  "The American People in World War II"
David McCullough,  "Truman"
James Patterson,  "Grand Expectations,  The United States, 1945-1974"


David Davis
Lives in the United States
A new look at history
121 total reviews
143 completed classes

About Me

I hold Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Technological University.  After serving four years in the United States Army,  including a tour in Vietnam, I decided to become a lawyer, and I graduated from... 
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