Unsung American Heroes! Daring People you Should Know!
This five-week course will explore the stories of some lesser-known, but important men and women who played vital parts in the history of the United States.
David Armstrong M.A.
15 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 1 learner
year old learners
US Grade Level
learners per class
$12 per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 5 weeks
55 minutes per class
People know the more popular American heroes such as George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, and FDR. But what about the many lesser-known, unsung men and women who helped shape the United States of America? Do you know about the scrawny kid from Texas who not only became the most decorate U.S. soldier in WWII, but also became a successful Hollywood star after the war? How about the Virginia slave who helped the colonists win the Revolutionary War? Or the American Indian whose...
Students will learn about the lesser-known heroes of the American story. They will also be encouraged to look for even more! History deserves to be remembered!
I hold a Master of Arts in Military History. My focus is mainly on military and political theories of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This includes race and gender studies in history. However, I have taught on wide variety of historical topics over the past decade, including historical issues of race and gender.
Students will be encouraged to look up further details about the people we will talk about. Our lessons will only scratch the surface for some of our historical characters.
Students should either have a spiral-bound or online notebook.
There will be a test given at the end of the course. Questions will be true/false or multiple choice. There will also be one short essay question (four to six sentences) about which hero they found to be the most inspiring or interesting.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Obviously, warfare will be a common subject discussed. The thoughts, ideas, and motivations of historical figures will often be considered. Some of those ideas can be challenging to our modern sensibilities – disturbing or even repugnant. War is a violent and ugly affair. These subjects and ideas will be examined as far as needed to explore the given person but gratuitously, bloody imagery and explanations will be avoided. No detailed descriptions of carnage will be given in class – for instance, there will be no playing of the opening act of "Saving Private Ryan." Similarly, the subject of slavery and the experiences of marginalized peoples will be handled with the appropriate recognition and respect. Rest assured, I have years of experience and education dealing with these topics
A list of online and print biographies and autobiographies about each person will be handed out after each class. Some examples include: The Admirals: Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King--The Five-Star Admirals Who Won the War at Sea by Walter R. Borneman (selected chapters) To Hell and Back by Audie L. Murphy (autobiography) In the Hands of Providence: Joshua L. Chamberlain and the American Civil War by Alice Rains Trulock www.womenshisory.org Counting Coup: Becoming a Crow Chief on the Reservation and Beyond by Joseph Medicine Crow and Herman Viola
David Armstrong M.A.
Home school and private school teacher
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
15 total reviews
13 completed classes
Hello, my name is David! It will be an honor to teach your children. I teach history, music, civics, and science. I offer a variety of classes on historical topics such as: American History, United States Constitution, History versus Hollywood...