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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
Jacob K
203 total reviews for this teacher
3 reviews for this class
Completed by 10 learners
year old learners
US Grade Level
learners per class


per week
Charged weekly
Meets 1x per week
Over 3 weeks
50 minutes per class

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Class Experience

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.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
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. 


Jacob K
Lives in the United States
Current Middle/High School Social Studies Teacher
203 total reviews
218 completed classes

About Me

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... 
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