U.S. History: Read and Discuss "These Truths" by Jill Lepore (Part 2 Of 2)
Using New York Times bestseller "These Truths" as the jumping off point, students will explore, discuss, and analyze U.S. history from 1866 to the present over a 10-week period.
Darby Kennedy, MA
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Jill Lepore's book, "These Truths," has been praised as "nothing short of a masterpiece," by NPR. The Guardian says, "It is the story of a nation, multiracial at its founding, and those who sought to find ways to realize 'these truths." The author herself says that the United States is "a nation born in contradiction [that will] fight, forever, over the meaning of its history." Using "These Truths" as our spine, I will guide the class as we learn about the complicated story of U.S. history....
Students will develop skills of historical interpretation and critical thinking, and a deeper understanding of United States history. Class discussion promotes good communication skills, and encourages mutual respect for people with different opinions.
Homework each week will include reading from "These Truths," and reading or viewing other selected sources which we will then discuss in class.
Students must acquire the main text, "These Truths," by Jill Lepore. This can be a physical book, an ebook, or an audiobook. The cost of the book ranges from $10-$27 depending on format.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Darby Kennedy, MA
Connecting the past and present, meaningfully.
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
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Hello! I am a longtime teacher and a lifelong learner. I am passionate about helping middle and high school students find meaningful connections within the social studies. I strongly believe that learning happens more easily when students see how...