Social Studies

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

In this 8 week course, students will study US History from the Civil Rights Movement, into the Vietnam War, through Reaganomics and the War on Terror and into present day. This is part 4 of a full year of US History.
Nicole Trusky
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Class

60 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 8 weeks

13-18

year olds

4-15

learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse 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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Description

Class Experience

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 cultural changes of the 60s, the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War, Reagonomics, NAFTA, Hurricane Katrina 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. 
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.
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.
Student progress will be assessed through their in-class work and homework. 
1 hour per week in class, 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. 

Teacher

Nicole TruskyNever stop learning!
355 total reviews
382 completed classes

About Me

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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