U.S History: A Nation Divided
In this three-week course, students will analyze the irreconcilable challenges the United States faced that would result in the Civil War. #academic
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Completed by 10 learners
year old learners
US Grade Level
learners per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 3 weeks
50 minutes per class
Join me as we examine the lead-up to the American Civil War as the United States tries to grapple with the different positions on slavery that have divided the nation and threaten to bring an end to the union. This course will be taught using visual aids via PowerPoint in a lecture-based format. Students will be expected to ask questions and discuss the material we are covering as a group. During the 50-minute class periods, students should expect to answer questions to check their...
I can trace the failure of compromise to ease sectional differences; e.g., the Missouri Compromise, the Compromise of 1850, Kansas-Nebraska Act. I can investigate how the abolitionist movement increased sectional tensions between the Northern and Southern states; e.g., John Brown's raid, the Dred Scott decision, Uncle Tom's Cabin, and the Fugitive Slave Law. I can assess how the election of 1860 led to secession.
I am a licensed middle school and high Social Studies teacher in the state of Ohio. I have been teaching Social Studies to middle and high school students for the last four years. I have used this same lesson with students in the classroom and it has always been highly engaging. I also have a Bachelor's degree in both Education and History. Both my teaching license in Integrated Social Studies (grades 7-12) and my Bachelor's degree in History qualify me to teach this introductory course on the Irreconcilable Period.
Homework is always optional. I believe learners would benefit from implementing the information they learn in class, however, I also understand that each learner is unique. Learners will analyze primary source documents and answer comprehension questions based on a primary source. These activities should not take more than one hour to complete
All materials will be supplied by the teacher.
Learners will be assessed informally in each class through verbal comprehension checks and class discussion. Each class will begin with a quick review of the activities from the previous week's class to ensure students understood the material. At the end of each unit, students will complete a Kahoot which will act as an informal summative assessment of the unit.
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
This course utilizes Kahoot as a means of assessing student understanding of the stated learning goals.
Overy, R. J. (2015). The Times Complete History of the World. Times Books. Spielvogel, J. J. (2018). United States History; Geography: Modern Times. McGraw Hill Education.
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218 completed classes
I teach world history, geography, U.S history, psychology, and economics. I currently teach Social Studies and English Language Arts in the state of Ohio. I have my Bachelor's degree in both education and history. I have an extensive amount of...