U.S. History Part 2: From Truman to the Berlin Wall (Middle School 13 To 14)
A 4-week course exploring American history from the end of World War II to the present day.
Nelson Vargas, J.D. Professor
341 total reviews for this teacher
7 reviews for this class
Completed by 30 learners
year old learners
US Grade Level
learners per class
$23 per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 4 weeks
55 minutes per class
This is a 4-week course that meets once a week for 1 hour. The curriculum is based on the MSDE standards for middle-school history. This class examines the history of the United States, starting with post-World War II until the present day. The class is a lecture- and discussion-based course. Participation is encouraged but not required. I enjoy telling stories from the perspective of the people who lived through and experienced the events discussed, so much of the class will focus on...
Originally from Puerto Rico, I grew up in the low-income housing projects of New York City. I have worked in law for over 20 years. This includes experience as a refugee officer in Africa and South East Asia. As required by Outschool regarding I have significant expertise in conflict resolution and mediation. I have received mediation training as part of my legal degree and receive continuing education training in both mediation and conflict resolution to retain my legal licensure. I have participated in several mediations and alternative dispute resolution proceedings. I have provided training in conflict resolution and de-escalation at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. In 2020 I co-taught a class on mediation at the Univerity of Maryland, School of Social Work.
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55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
The class will address armed conflicts that the United States has been involved with, such as the Korean conflict and the war in Vietnam. Class discussion will focus on the lasting legacy of these conflicts and how they continue to shape the world today.
Sources for the class include: * Source material documents from the U.S. National Archive, the Smithsonian resource library, and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. * American Memory collection - historical collections for the National Digital Library, at the Library of Congress. * History Matters: The U.S. Survey Course on the Web. (n.d.). Retrieved January 08, 2021, from http://historymatters.gmu.edu. * Teaching for Change, Civil Rights Teaching, from https://www.civilrightsteaching.org/resources
Nelson Vargas, J.D. Professor
Law, social studies, history, and civics teacher
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
341 total reviews
506 completed classes
I am a judge, former federal prosecutor, policy counsel, and college and law school professor. My bachelor's degree is from the State University of New York at Albany in Political Science and History, with a minor in Economics. I also earned a...