Hakim A History of US 1855 – 1900

A History of US: 1855 – 1900

$249.00

With a focus on primary source analysis, critical thinking, and interactive web tools, students will explore the story of America from the Civil War to the divisive class, race, gender and economic struggles of the developing United States at the advent of the 20th century.

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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 Civil War to the divisive class, race, gender and economic struggles of the developing United States at the advent of the 20th century.

This course covers:

  • The Civil War
  • Reconstruction
  • Migration West
  • Segregation
  • Industrialization and Immigration
  • Economic imbalances of the late 19th C.
  • Rise of labor movements

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 6, 7 and 8 by Joy Hakim

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

Topics Covered

Slavery and Abolition
Abraham Lincoln
Secession
The War and Emancipation
Gettysburg and the Address
The Conspiracy that Killed Lincoln
Reconstruction
Moving West
Urban Bosses
Immigration
Women's Suffrage Continues
Jim Crow and Segregation
Rise of Oil
Populism
Muckrakers and Reform

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

War, Terrible War, 1855-1865
Reconstructing America, 1865-1890
An Age of Extremes, 1880-1917

Usually Offered

Fall Semester

Prerequisites

A History of US: 1776 – 1855 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

Fall 2018 Thursday 11am Pacific, Fall 2018 Friday 10am Pacific, Fall 2017 Monday 12pm Pacific, Fall 2017 Monday 3pm Pacific