U.S. History: Revolution Through Reconstruction for Ages 10-13 (Semester-Long)
In this 14 week history class, learners will explore events in the U.S. from the end of the Revolution through the Civil War and Reconstruction.
Stephanie Fogarty M.Ed. & Ed. Spec.
494 total reviews for this teacher
19 reviews for this class
Completed by 54 learners
learners per class
$10 per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 14 weeks
50 minutes per class
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This class will explore United States history from the late 1700's (once the Revolutionary War ended) to the 1870's. No prior knowledge is required, although I do recommend my U.S. History: Exploration-Revolution class before this class, or an understanding of why the 13 colonies were willing to go to war for their independence from England. As global citizens, I want my learners to be able to interpret information from multiple sources and viewpoints. Instead of merely memorizing names and...
This class is taught in English.
-Learners will improve their understanding of U.S. geography and history and develop a stronger sense of analysis and discussion. -Learners will explore the motivations for Manifest Destiny by the United States. -Learners will develop more understanding of the motivations of Americans to move west. -Learners will evaluate the causes and effects of important events such as the Louisiana Purchase, Indian Removal Act, gold found in California, and the Dred Scott decision. -Learners will critique the effectiveness of Reconstruction efforts.
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 grades 5-12 social science/social studies subjects, including: American History, Geography, Government/Civics, Economics, Sociology, Psychology, and World History. I focus on individualizing lessons to meet the needs of learners, including those who are 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, I encourage them to message me. I'm happy to provide verification of my credentials for any parent who requests them.
Multiple optional activities will be provided for learners to explore and review the topics outside of the "live" classes.
I will supply the curriculum materials.
Formative assessment will be ongoing. An end-of-class review guide, final exam (and answer key) is available upon request.
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
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 judgement 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.
Stephanie Fogarty M.Ed. & Ed. Spec.
Experienced & Certified Social Studies/History Teacher
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
494 total reviews
414 completed classes
I'm a mother of 3, certified teacher, and life-long learner. I believe learning can 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. Specialist...