Young Historians: Upper Elementary Social Studies/U.S. History

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$295.00

Join me for this comprehensive, engaging, foundational, and fundamental course that covers history, government, economics, and more in a level-appropriate way for tween/pre-teen learners–this is the only social studies curriculum you’ll need! This is a full 24 hours of total course time!

Description

Meets twice per week, 45 minutes per meeting, for 16 weeks. 

I’ll incorporate videos, slideshows, games, books, and written work. This is a complete, comprehensive course that covers everything a young person needs to set a good foundation for a lifetime love for social studies and history. I’ll break down each class to ensure all learners understand and can explain back to me what the subject matter is to help ensure a firm grasp of the content. My lesson plan for this course has been tested and has been proven successful, engaging, comprehensive, fundamental, and most importantly–fun! I would love to have your young historian join me as we gain a solid foundation and understanding of social studies/history!

Topics covered:
-Indigenous Peoples
-Explorers
-13 Colonies
-Westward Expansion
-American Revolution
-Inventions of the 1800’s
-Abolition & Suffrage
-The Civil War
-Government/Civics
-Economics
-Wars and Battles
-Study of each learner’s home state (non-US students may choose any state to study)

Topics will have passages, task cards, interactive vocabulary materials, writing prompts, I Have, Who Has? games, trading cards, video and web resources, assessments, and more!

Printables and handouts are available before each class. Additional resources are linked in the Canvas classroom. We will be reading selected excerpts from Howard Zinn’s “A People’s History of the United States”, which I’ll provide as needed. Please remember: this is not a whitewashed version of U.S. History. This is accurate and factual. You do NOT need to purchase anything additional; this is comprehensive course that covers approximately grades 4-8 social studies/history!

Anticipated Course Outline

Class 1: Introduction to Course
Class 2: Indigenous Peoples: Hopi; Nez Perce
Class 3: Indigenous Peoples: Seminole; Inuit
Class 4: Indigenous Peoples: Pawnee; Kwakiutl
Class 5: Explorers: North American and European Explorers
Class 6: Explorers: Conflicts
Class 7: Why come to America?
Class 8: 13 Colonies: Founding & Roles
Class 9: 13 Colonies: Introduction to All Colonies
Class 10: Boston Tea Party
Class 11: Westward Expansion: Annexation; Lewis & Clark
Class 12: Westward Expansion: Gold Rush
Class 13: Oregon Trail
Class 14: American Revolution: Key Events; Declaration of Independence
Class 15: American Revolution: Major Battles and Key Figures
Class 16: American Revolution
Class 17: Inventions of the 1800s
Class 18: Inventions of the 1800s
Class 20: Abolition & Suffrage: The Abolitionist Movement
Class 21: Abolition & Suffrage: The Underground Railroad
Class 22: Civil War: Why; Key Figures; The Emancipation Proclamation; The Gettysburg Address
Class 23: Civil War: The Surrender at Appomattox Court House; The Assassination of Lincoln; After the Civil War: Reconstruction
Class 24: Government/Civics: Branches and Levels
Class 25: Government/Civics: The Constitution and Amendments
Class 26: Government/Civics: Electoral College; Due Process
Class 27: Economics: Introduction; Producers/Consumers
Class 28: Economics: Taxes and the Stock Market
Class 29: Wars and Battles
Class 30: Wars and Battles
Class 31: Study Your State (non-US students may choose any state to study)
Class 32: Comprehensive Review

Schedule

Tue Aug 14, 12pm – 12:45pm Eastern
Fri Aug 17, 12pm – 12:45pm Eastern
Tue Aug 21, 12pm – 12:45pm Eastern
Fri Aug 24, 12pm – 12:45pm Eastern
Tue Aug 28, 12pm – 12:45pm Eastern
Fri Aug 31, 12pm – 12:45pm Eastern
Tue Sep 4, 12pm – 12:45pm Eastern
Fri Sep 7, 12pm – 12:45pm Eastern
Fri Sep 14, 12pm – 12:45pm Eastern
Tue Sep 18, 12pm – 12:45pm Eastern
Fri Sep 21, 12pm – 12:45pm Eastern
Tue Sep 25, 12pm – 12:45pm Eastern
Fri Sep 28, 12pm – 12:45pm Eastern
Tue Oct 2, 12pm – 12:45pm Eastern
Fri Oct 5, 12pm – 12:45pm Eastern
Tue Oct 9, 12pm – 12:45pm Eastern
Fri Oct 12, 12pm – 12:45pm Eastern
Tue Oct 16, 12pm – 12:45pm Eastern
Fri Oct 19, 12pm – 12:45pm Eastern
Tue Oct 23, 12pm – 12:45pm Eastern
Fri Oct 26, 12pm – 12:45pm Eastern
Tue Oct 30, 12pm – 12:45pm Eastern
Fri Nov 2, 12pm – 12:45pm Eastern
Tue Nov 6, 12pm – 12:45pm Eastern
Fri Nov 9, 12pm – 12:45pm Eastern
Tue Nov 13, 12pm – 12:45pm Eastern
Fri Nov 16, 12pm – 12:45pm Eastern
Tue Nov 27, 12pm – 12:45pm Eastern
Fri Nov 30, 12pm – 12:45pm Eastern
Tue Dec 4, 12pm – 12:45pm Eastern
Fri Dec 7, 12pm – 12:45pm Eastern
Tue Dec 11, 12pm – 12:45pm Eastern

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