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3rd and 4th Grade American History Class
U.S. History: Exploration Through the Revolution for Ages 13-18 (Semester-Long)
Stephanie Fogarty M.Ed. & Ed. Spec.
In this 14 week class, learners will explore U.S. history through the Revolutionary War
US Grade 9 - 12
This class will explore United States history from the 1400's to the late 1700's. No prior knowledge is required. As global citizens, I want my learners to be able to interpret information from multiple sources and viewpoints. Instead of merely memorizing names and dates, the emphasis will be on analyzing and discussing history with a focus on causes and effects. It is my hope that this class will ignite an interest in historic investigation! In our "live" classes, I will provide multiple...
-Learners will improve their understanding of U.S. History and develop a stronger sense of analysis and discussion. -Learners will differentiate between the economic, social and cultural differences in the New England, Middle and Southern colonies. -Learners will explore the gender and racial struggles felt by those who were not allowed equal access. -Learners will examine how certain events made some colonists feel as though a revolution was their only choice.
I am a certified social studies teacher with over a decade of experience working with learners. I am certified in Missouri and Indiana to teach social studies to grades 5-12. *Social studies refers to American History, Geography, Government/Civics, Sociology, Psychology, and World History. I focus on individualizing lessons to meet the needs of learners, including those who struggling and/or students who need more challenge. I have a BA in Political Science, a MA in Secondary Education, and an Ed Spec degree in Educational Technology. I use technologies in effective and creative ways to enhance the learning process and increase motivation of learners. If a parent has any questions about my education and/or qualifications, or about any aspect of this class- please message me!
Homework OfferedMultiple optional activities will be provided for learners to explore and review the topics outside of the "live" classes.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments OfferedFormative assessment will be ongoing. An end-of-class review guide, final exam (and answer key) is available upon request.
I will supply the curriculum materials.
The history about the United States course is exciting, interesting, and will undoubtedly include sensitive subjects- as is true of all history. I will work hard to ensure discussion remains age-appropriate and pro-actively contact parents if any questionable situations occur. Examples of sensitive topics include racism, sexism, elitism, land-theft, European-centric ideals, and immigration. I've taught this class for many years in brick and mortar format and will provide similar judgment and communication regarding issues.
Given the sheer breadth of this course, it would be unreasonable to list all sources. Please know that I am a qualified social studies teacher, with 10+ years of experience, and all of the sources I've consulted and any that I would recommend to learners will be reputable and based on historical research. A large variety of sources will be included in this course, for in-class meetings and asynchronous activities- I will provide the curriculum material for the learners. I will use multiple resources, including (but not limited to) the Zinn Education Project, the National Social Studies Project, National Geographic, Smithsonian Society, www.tolerance.org, www.pbslearningmedia.org, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, Newsela, Readworks, iCivics etc... I want multiple viewpoints and perspectives to be included in this class.
Meet the teacher
I'm a mother of 3, certified teacher, and life-long learner. I believe learning should be fun and teaching is my passion! Hello from Indiana! I have a B.A. in Political Science, a M.A. in Secondary Education (Social Sciences) and an Ed....
$140for 14 classes
1x per week, 14 weeks
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(5)
Completed by 29 learners
Live video meetings
3-7 learners per class