Social Studies

World History

From Pilgrims to the Presidency; from the Romanoffs to the Reconstruction; from Aristotle to Apple, this weekly class explores a new topic in US History every week.
211 total reviews for this teacher
9 reviews for this class
Completed by 72 learners

55 minutes

per class

Once per week

every week


year olds


learners per class

per learner

How does anOngoingcourse work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Next on Thu May 26

Meets Once per week
6pm - 6:55pm
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Next on Fri May 27

Meets Once per week
4pm - 4:55pm
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Meets Once per week
12pm - 12:55pm
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Next on Sat May 28

Meets Once per week
11pm - 11:55pm
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Meets Once per week
10am - 10:55am
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Class Experience

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.  
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
The class may, at times, deal with sensitive topics, such as injustice, persecution, and discrimination. Students will be expected and required to respect different views and experiences. To this end, we will look at history from varying perspectives, with a focus on objective and provable facts. 

The class will focus on multiple perspectives. Consequently, multiple news sources from varying perspectives will be used, including most commercial media sources, source material such as judicial decisions, legislative reports, original documents, and videos. Since this is a history class there will be references to historical documents and articles from a variety of sources to include, but not limited to, reference materials from services such as Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, and the National Archives.  
From time to time I will post materials and/or resources on Outschool prior to class.  


Nelson Vargas, J.D. Professor
Lives in the United States
Law, social studies, history, and civics teacher
211 total reviews
326 completed classes

About Me

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... 
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