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United States History - Middle School -The Constitution to the Civil War-Part II

This is the second part of the four part history of the United States, which will cover the nation's history from the adoption of the Constitution to the Civil War
David Davis
121 total reviews for this teacher
10 reviews for this class
Completed by 52 learners
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50 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 14 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

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
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

I have taught US History at Tallahassee Community College for the past 15 years.  I hold a Master's degree in History as well as a Juris Doctorate, 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 also 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.
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
This is  a "PG" rated course.  When we discuss slavery we will look at a disturbing picture of the results of a slave having been whipped.  I do not spend a lot of time on it, but I show it as evidence of the ways slave masters controlled or kept their slaves obedient.  In fact,  the more I think about it,  the topic of slavery is a "parental guidance" subject, and part of my class discussion will examine how it exists, and what  mindset  person must have in order to enslave another human, and how the southern whites were able to do it. Parents may want to watch this lecture so they can carry on the discussion about slavery after class. It can be a disturbing topic, and I have some outside reading parents may want to look at to better appreciate what is going on.  I also offer a "History of Slavery" class, which provides a more fuller explanation of slavery.   For those interested in using this course for middle school credit,  I will attach the rubric I use when grading essays that I assign.  


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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