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United States History (Full Year) - Part 3 Of 4

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Nicole Trusky
Average rating:
4.9
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(462)
In this 8 week course, students will study US History from the turn of the 20th century through two World Wars and into the Cold War era. This is part 3 of a full year of US History.

Class Experience

8 lessons//8 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Lesson One
Suggested Reading prior to Week 1: "Class Struggle" chapter in A Young People's History of the United States -Topics covered: Muckrakers, Political Bosses, Progressive Movement, Women's Suffrage -Political Bosses lesson -Background of Suffrage; Anti-Suffrage lesson Suggested Reading prior to Week 2: "World War I" chapter in A Young People's History of the United States
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Lesson Two
-Topics covered: World War I, Imperialism, US and WWI -WWI Mapwork -US Entry into WWI lesson Suggested Reading prior to Week 3: "Hard Times" chapter in A Young People's History of the United States
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Lesson Three
-Topics covered: Race Massacres, Prohibition -Race Massacres research activity -Prohibition lesson
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Lesson Four
-Topics covered: Dust Bowl, Great Plains in the 1930s -Dust Bowl activity -"Migrant Mother" photo discussion Suggested Reading prior to Week 5: "World War II and the Cold War" chapter (to page 265) in A Young People's History of the United States
 Week 5
Lesson 5
Lesson Five
-Topics covered: WWII -WWII Evaluating Historical Decisions activity -Zoot Suit Riots lesson
 Week 6
Lesson 6
Lesson Six
-Topics covered: WWII, Japanese Internment in America during WWII, Post-WWII Life in America -Japanese Internment lesson -Women in the 1950s activity Suggested Reading prior to Week 6: "World War II and the Cold War" chapter (from page 265 to end of chapter) in A Young People's History of the United States
 Week 7
Lesson 7
Lesson Seven
-Topics covered: WWII, Cold War, Communism -The Cold War lesson
 Week 8
Lesson 8
Lesson Eight
-Topics covered: Cold War, Foreign relations during Cold War, Korean War -Korean War activity -Castro and the US lesson
  • 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 key events and concepts in American history including the Industrial Revolution, Great Depression, World War I, World War II, 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 several years and have been teaching History on Outschool for almost as long. 
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Homework
Frequency: included
Feedback: included
Details: Students will be given homework some weeks, but not all weeks. All homework 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.
Assessment
Frequency: included
Details: Student progress will be assessed through their in-class work and homework.
Grading
Frequency: included
Details: Students who need grades can submit their in-class assignments for a grade.
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.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
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. 
Joined August, 2019
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462reviews
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Teacher expertise and credentials
Master's Degree in History from Wilson College
Bachelor's Degree in History from Wilson College
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... 

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Group Class

$18

weekly or $140 for 8 classes
1x per week, 8 weeks
60 min

Completed by 184 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 13-18
4-18 learners per class

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