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

Class
Mr. Marshall
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(82)
This class will cover U.S. History from Pre-Columbian times to the U.S. Constitution for high school students #academic

Class experience

US Grade 9 - 12
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. 

Homework Offered
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.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
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.
Grades Offered
The Encyclopedia Britannica is a good starting point to learn topics in history as are History.com and Biograpy.com. 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 https://youtu.be/DJy9STLb9IU, would be an example of a film used in my course. 

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. 



Reader
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.

Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(82)
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Homeschoolers welcome! 

I offer interactive and fun social studies and history classes for learners from 8 to 18. Most of my classes are based on a high-quality Young Adult history book.

Before Outschool, I taught U.S. History and Culture at... 
Group Class

$36

weekly or $288 for 16 classes
2x per week, 8 weeks
55 min

Completed by 9 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 14-18
3-6 learners per class

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