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U.S. History: Pre-Columbia to the U.S. Civil War. FULL Course - Part 1 of 8
This FULL COURSE (Part 1 of 8) on U.S. History class meets weekly covering the standard topics from Pre-Columbian America to the Civil War. Excellent for late middle / early high school learners and people looking for enrichment. I'm flexible on times and scheduling more classes, just ask!
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Once per week
over 5 weeks
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Meets multiple times at scheduled times
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This weekly enrichment class on U.S. History is designed to summarize and make relatable Social Studies content in U.S. History. The main focus will be on U.S. History from Pre-Columbian America to the Civil War. This is not a list of dates to memorize nor is this a reading-the-textbook class, this class is designed to teach a person how to think not tell them what to think. This section is Part 1 of 8 and focuses on U.S. Geography and Pre-Columbian America. Unit 1 is designed to be 5...
Students will gain a better foundation in U.S. History and social studies in general. In part 1 of 8 students will ... 1: Connect the "weird" geography of the U.S. to current events like air travel. 2: Describe the impact of geography and biomes on the Native people of the Americas and their development. 3: Evaluate the effects of the Columbian Exchange to a shift in trans Atlantic trade and resource diversity. 4: Analyze the impact of the Spanish on the Americas in terms of the Native Americans. 5: Summarize the major differences between the Eastern and Western Hemispheres before 1500.
Mr. Layman has a B.A. in History and is a multiple award winning history teacher with over 15 years of teaching experience in Social Studies. His enthusiasm and professionalism makes learning engaging and invigorating.
None, this is an enrichment class where students are free to attend as their schedule or interest permits. There are feedback and thinking questions, though they are optional.
None. All notes and handouts are included. Any links are to free public domain books; since this is a history class, most of what we would read is in the public domain.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
None, though there are enrichment and thinking questions that students can do for feedback. My students frequently tell me my classes push them into AP classes.
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Content / Trigger warning: I will say that U.S. history as a subject matter does have elements in it that many people find triggering. It is difficult to teach U.S. history without talking about slavery, war, or the genocide of the Native Americans. These topics, when they come up, are not glorified or reveled in, but exist to give an honest account of the past so we can better understand our present and build a more perfect future, just as the first sentence of the Constitution says we should do. If that's going to be an issue, then this class might not be the best fit, but such elements are tragically unavoidable in a topic such as this. If this was simply a math class, it would be a non-issue, but it's U.S. History and the Trail of Tears happened. Let's talk about what we can learn from it and how we can prevent those sorts of atrocities from further staining the pages of the history we're writing right now.
None, all notes and handouts are provided to the learners so they do not need to buy materials. The notes of the class are built out of primary and secondary source documents, but the bulk of the material is written by me, the teacher. That base that forms my educational experience includes a vast array of work and perspectives, but major works that are directly sited include the following. These sources are also read in class and will be presented to the students. Two Treatises on Government by John Locke The Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes The U.S. Constitution The Federalist Papers The English Bill of Rights The Pirate Code by Bartholomew "Black Bart" Roberts The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass The Magna Carta The Treaty of Ghent Common Sense by Thomas Paine The Iroquois Confederation (the league of peace) The Life and Adventures of Joaquín Murieta Other sources include archaeological, cultural, and geographic primary sources that include: Excavations of the Wicomico Native Heritage site Topographic rivers and mountains surveys Paintings, lithographs, art, cultural traditions and customs, etc.
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Hi there, My name is Mr. Layman and I've been a classroom teacher for over 15 years. I have a B.A. in History and teach Ancient, Medieval and U.S. social studies/history; I'm the class the parents want to take because my classes are fun,...