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United States History II (Full Year) - Part 4 of 4

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Nicole Trusky
Average rating:
4.9
Number of reviews:
(462)
In this 8 week course, students will study US History from the Civil Rights Movement, through the Vietnam War, the AIDS Crisis, and the War on Terror. This is part 4 of a full year of US History.

Class Experience

8 lessons//8 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Lesson One
-Topics covered: Civil Rights Movement -Public Housing lesson Suggested Reading prior to Week 2: "Black Revolt and Civil Rights" chapter in A Young People's History of the United States
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Lesson Two
-Topics covered: Civil Rights Movement, Black Panthers -Black Power Movement lesson Suggested Reading prior to Week 3: none
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Lesson Three
-Topics covered: Civil Rights Movement, analyzing photos and documents to form a timeline of events -Civil Rights Movement Photos and Letters lesson Suggested Reading prior to Week 4: "Vietnam" and "Surprises" chapters in A Young People's History of the United States; if you have the new edition of the book, also read the chapter titled "The Latino Emergence"
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Lesson Four
Topics covered: Vietnam War, Anti-Vietnam sentiment, Women's Rights Movements -Anti-Vietnam War lesson -Women's Movements of the 20th Century Suggested Reading prior to Week 5: "Under Control" and "Politics as Usual" chapters in A Young People's History of the United States
 Week 5
Lesson 5
Lesson Five
-Topics covered: AIDS Crisis, 1980s culture and politics -AIDS Crisis lesson Suggested Reading prior to Week 6: "Resistance" and "The End of the Twentieth Century" chapters in A Young People's History of the United States
 Week 6
Lesson 6
Lesson Six
-Topics covered: Kyoto Protocol, 1990s culture and politics -Kyoto Protocol lesson Suggested Reading prior to Week 7: "The War on Terrorism" and "War in Iraq, Conflict at Home" chapters in A Young People's History of the United States
 Week 7
Lesson 7
Lesson Seven
-Topics covered: War in Iraq, Iraq Resolution, 2000s culture and politics -Iraq Resolution lesson Suggested Reading prior to Week 8: "Our Voices Need to be Heard" chapter in A Young People's History of the United States
 Week 8
Lesson 8
Lesson Eight
-Topics covered: War on Terror, 2000s culture and politics -Whose Terrorism? activity
  • 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 Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War, the AIDS Crisis, the changing politics of the 80s, 90s, and 00s, the War on Terror 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. I am constantly reading new works from prominent historians and I attend professional development courses each summer through The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, which helps me keep up to date on historical scholarship. 
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 a grade can submit in-class work for grading.
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.
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. 
I use almost entirely primary sources as the curriculum for my History courses. Students will be reading primary sources during class and working to analyze those primary sources. 
Joined August, 2019
4.9
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

Live video meetings
Ages: 13-18
4-15 learners per class

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