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U.S History: The American Civil War

In this four-week course, students will analyze the causes, battles, and impact of the American Civil War.
Jacob K
160 total reviews for this teacher
New class
50 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 4 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Available Times

Pacific Time

Thu Nov 10

Nov 10 - Dec 1 (4 weeks)
2am - 2:50am
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.
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Class Experience

I can list the strategies of the North and South in the Civil War

I can identify the outcome of the first major battle in the Civil War

I can explain how the Union responded to significant defeats in the East in 1862

 I can list the effects of the Emancipation Proclamation

I can explain the political and economic changes that occurred during the Civil War

I can list the factors that helped the success of the Confederate soldiers early in the Civil War

I can explain what role the African Americans played in the Military efforts of the North and South

I can explain how the Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War

I can list events that occurred at the end of the Civil War

I can explain what total war is

I can explain why General Lee surrendered
I am a licensed middle school and high Social Studies teacher in the state of Ohio. I have been teaching Social Studies to middle and high school students for the last four years. I have used this same lesson with students in the classroom and it has always been highly engaging. I also have a Bachelor's degree in both Education and History.

Both my teaching license in Integrated Social Studies (grades 7-12) and my Bachelor's degree in History qualify me to teach this introductory course on the American Civil War.
Homework is always optional. I believe learners would benefit from implementing the information they learn in class, however, I also understand that each learner is unique. Learners will analyze primary source documents and answer comprehension questions based on a primary source.  These activities should not take more than one hour to complete
All materials will be supplied by the teacher.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Learners will be assessed informally in each class through verbal comprehension checks and class discussion. Each class will begin with a quick review of the activities from the previous week's class to ensure students understood the material. At the end of each unit, students will complete a Kahoot which will act as an informal summative assessment of the unit.
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
This course utilizes Kahoot as a means of assessing student understanding of the stated learning goals. 
Overy, R. J. (2015). The Times Complete History of the World. Times Books. 

Spielvogel, J. J. (2018). United States History; Geography: Modern Times. McGraw Hill Education. 

Counsman, R. (2012). The Men Who Built America. whole, The History Channel. 


Jacob K
Lives in the United States
Current Middle/High School Social Studies Teacher
160 total reviews
162 completed classes

About Me

I teach world history, geography, U.S history, psychology, and economics.

I currently teach Social Studies and English Language Arts in the state of Ohio. I have my Bachelor's degree in both education and history.  I have an extensive amount of... 
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