Hakim A History of US 1776 – 1855

A History of US: 1776 – 1855

$249.00

With a focus on primary source analysis, critical thinking, and interactive web tools, students will explore the story of America from the American Revolution to the widening divisions between North and South in the years leading up to the Civil War.

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With a focus on primary source analysis, critical thinking, and interactive web tools, students will explore the story of America from the American Revolution to the widening divisions between North and South in the years leading up to the Civil War.

This course covers:

  • The Revolutionary War
  • Lewis and Clark
  • Texas and the Alamo
  • The California Gold Rush
  • Industrialization
  • King Cotton

Weekly webinars are 50 minutes long. Recordings are available for students who must miss a session.

Links to Required Books:

A History of US, Volumes 4, 5 and 5 by Joy Hakim

Books may be available at your local library, or can be purchased online.

Topics Covered

The Revolution
The Articles of Confederation Fail
The Constitution is Ratified
A President and Precedents
Jefferson and a Purchase
The War of 1812
Jacksonian Democracy and a Trail of Tears
Rise of Cotton
The West and the North
Texas and Manifest Destiny
Gold Rush
Women's Suffrage Begins
Truly American Artists
Abolitionism

Challenge Level

Aimed at students ready for work appropriate to grades 7 and 8. This is a middle school history course open to students ages 8 and up who are prepared to critically think about challenging American history topics.

Time Commitment

Most students report spending approximately 3 hours per week on homework outside of the webinar, including the reading assignments.

Instructor

Headmaster Galahad

Reading List

From Colonies to Country, 1735-1791
The New Nation, 1789-1850
Liberty For All? 1820-1860

Usually Offered

Spring Semester

Prerequisites

A History of US: Prehistory – 1776 recommended, but not required. Students must be able to read at the 5th grade level or above (Lexile 850+), and be able to write a paragraph independently.

Available Sessions

Spring 2019 Tuesday 11am Pacific, Spring 2019 Wednesday 12pm Pacific, Spring 2018 Wednesday 2pm Pacific, Spring 2018 Thursday 11am Pacific