No live meetings
Over 8 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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This is part one of a four part series covering United States History. If all four parts are taken, this is a full year of US History. There are in class and/or homework assignments each week. If a student completes all in class assignments, reading, and homework, this four part class could be used a credit on a high school transcript depending on your state's homeschool requirements. All of my classes, especially my US History classes, are inclusive and anti-racist. We will be covering...
When students complete this class, they should be able to look at any historic document and "source" it. They will be able to determine who the author is, what the author's authority is, when the source was written and if that date impacts the source's reliability. They will also know how to take two accounts of the same story and pull corroborating facts out. They will know how to determine which sources are reliable and which are not. They will know what primary and secondary sources are. They will know how to determine which sources should be used for a research paper and which should not. They will learn who was traveling to the colonies, whether by choice or by force. They will learn key events and concepts in early America including the Middle Passage, the American Revolution, the 13 Colonies, the Boston Massacre, Federalists and Anti-Federalists, and more.
My Masters degree is in American Studies and I spent a great deal of my graduate studies focusing on the Civil War, Westward Expansion, and the Industrial Revolution. I have been teaching this course in person to homeschoolers for a year and have been teaching History on Outschool for almost as long.
Each week, students will have work to do that would have been considered "in class" work if this were a live class. Instead, this could all be considered homework and students should expect there to be work to do each week. All work will be given in pdf form so that students can print the worksheets or they can upload the pdf to kamiapp.com and type directly onto the pdf. Students are strongly encouraged to read A Young People's History of the United States throughout the class. If they are participating in the reading, all reading will be done as homework.
Students will be given pdfs each week that contain the in-class work and homework. These pdfs need to be printed or if the student prefers to type answers, pdfs can be uploaded to the Kami App website and students can type directly onto the pdfs. Students are strongly encouraged to use A Young People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn, though another US History book that covers all of these topics can be substituted.
Student progress will be assessed through their in-class work and homework.
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
As with any US History course, we will be covering topics like death, war, racism, slavery, and sexism. I will not shy away from these topics, but will help the students understand that though racism, slavery, sexism, etc. are part of the fabric of American History, they are not acceptable by our standards today.
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Hi everyone! I'm Nicole Trusky, a homeschooling mom of three and lover of all things history and pop culture! I have a Master in Humanities with a concentration in American Studies and have been studying history for as long as I can remember (my...