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U.S. History 1: Land Bridge to Constitution (1787)

This class will cover U.S. History from Pre-Columbian times to the U.S. Constitution for high school students
Mr. Marshall M.A.
76 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 9 learners
55 minutes
per class
Twice per week
over 8 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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Mon, Oct 17

Oct 17 – Dec 7 (8 weeks)
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9:00 – 9:55 AM
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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
This course teaches history skills for high school and college students. These skills are reading critically, examining primary documents, conducting research, and gaining the sweep of American History from the U.S. Constitution to the Civil War. 
I have a master's degree in history from Pepperdine University (2010), and I have taught U.S. History for four years in college. 

Every class will cover readings in the U.S. Narrative Volume I and Sacajawea supplemental reader. Reading the material in advance is encouraged, but students will choose their own level of engagement. Unless specified in advance that it would make the student uncomfortable, I will ask a lot of discussion questions while delivering the lessons to keep the lessons interactive. 
The Encyclopedia Britannica is a good starting point to learn topics in history as are and We will watch short video clips to add another dimension to the course. I will also present a path to conduct historical research and also tips for writing a paragraph about history. Short film clips such as, NATIVE AMERICA, First Look, on PBS, would be an example of a film used in my course.
My plan is to give Kahoot chapter quizzes at the end of every other class meeting to help students retain the information that was taught. 
1 hour 50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
As a master's degree holder from Pepperdine University (2010) I have been a Graduate Teaching Assistant, College Instructor, and Summer Instructor to high school students at UCLA. 

U.S. History includes violence and genocide against Native peoples, slavery of African Americans, and other examples of systemic racism. The existence of these difficult subjects should be understood by the time a student reaches high school, which is the target age for this class. When these topics are covered, sensitivity will be exercised. I have dealt with sensitive or unpleasant topics many times in my classes, and I avoid gratuitous violence or sexual themes. 

Davidson, James West, Brian DeLay, Christine Leigh Heyrman, Mark H. Lytle, and Michael B. Stoff. U. S.: A Narrative History. 2018 (Volume I and Volume II are available as separate books). This group of professors and scholars offer a balanced interpretation of American History, with an emphasis on primary documents that lead students to their own interpretations of events based on evidence.

Supplementary Reader
Bruchac, Joseph. Sacajawea. San Diego, Calif: Harcourt Children's, 2009.


Mr. Marshall M.A.
Lives in the United States
History Buff
76 total reviews
129 completed classes

About Me

Before joining Outschool, I taught a U.S. History and Culture Overview to High School Students visiting from China at UCLA. Before that I taught U.S. History at Marymount California University for three years.
I studied history at Pepperdine... 
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