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United States History (Part 4 of 4) - The Roaring 20s to Post-Cold War Era

In this 9-week US History class - which is part 4 in a 4-part series of classes - students learn about the roaring 20s through the post-Cold War era via lectures, discussions, and other analytical activities.
Victoria Atkinson, M.A.
105 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 1 learner
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Class
85 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 9 weeks
14-18
year olds
2-8
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

Students will become more empathetic, knowledgeable citizens who understand US history from the roaring 20s to the post-Cold War era.
My bachelor’s degree is in Social Studies Education, so I was not only taught history, but was also taught how to respectfully teach historical events in a non-biased manner. In addition to this, my history course load was made up of US history courses such as the traditional freshmen-level US history courses, American Women’s History, The New South, etc. I also took Africa and the Slave Trade as my required non-western civilization course. Lastly, I have been approved by the College Board to teach this course at the Advanced Placement (AP) level and taught it the last 3 years at my previous school. 
Students will only have homework if they do not finish their classwork assignments. On occasion, this could be a partner/group assignment.
I will provide guided notes each week. Students will need to be able to have access to Google Slides/PowerPoint and Google Docs/Microsoft Word each week. On occasion, students may need to use computer paper and colored pencils or markers, but I will let them know ahead of class time if they will need it.
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Students will be assessed through informal discussions and exit tickets.
1 hour 25 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
With the nature of the class, discussions of the laws and executive orders designed to discriminate against and segregate various racial and ethnic groups such as Black Americans, and Japanese Americans will come up. Students and families should understand that the things that make us uncomfortable about history are the things that will help us become empathetic citizens who learn to respect and appreciate those around them. And hopefully, it will help us to avoid repeating the same mistakes made in the past. 
We will use resources from Learning for Justice, formerly known as Teaching Tolerance. I will also use information from my former textbook, American Pageant, the 13th edition. Lastly, I will pull in information and resources from books such as A People's History of the United States, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, etc. 

Teacher

Victoria Atkinson, M.A.
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Lives in the United States
Passionate, Relationship-Focused English & Social Studies Teacher
105 total reviews
185 completed classes

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I tentatively plan to go on maternity leave from January 18th through February 17th. Afterward, I will return to live teaching on an adjusted schedule to accommodate... 
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