Hakim A History of US 1900 – Present

A History of US: 1900 – Present

$249.00

With a focus on primary source analysis, critical thinking, and interactive web tools, students will explore the story of America from the brief imperialist and progressive eras of the first decade of the 20th century to the divisive internal politics of the post-Cold War United States.

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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 brief imperialist and progressive eras of the first decade of the 20th century to the divisive internal politics of the post-Cold War United States.

This course covers:

  • Imperialism in the Spanish-American War
  • Great War and Depression
  • World War II
  • The Cold War
  • Civil Rights
  • The Vietnam War
  • Post-Cold War America

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 8, 9 and 10 by Joy Hakim

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

Topics Covered

1898 and War
World War 1
Amelia Earhart and the 20s/30s
The Stock Market Crash of 1929 and the Depression
The New Deal
Pearl Harbor
Adolf Hitler and the European Theater
The Atom Bomb and the Pacific Theater
Truman and the Cold War
The Korean War
Civil Rights
JFK and the Cuban Missile Crisis
Vietnam Changes America
Nixon and Watergate
Post-Cold War America

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

An Age of Extremes, 1880-1917
War, Peace, and All That Jazz, 1918-1945
All the People, Since 1945

Usually Offered

Spring Semester

Prerequisites

A History of US: 1855 – 1900 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 Friday 10am Pacific, Spring 2019 Thursday 11am Pacific, Spring 2018 Monday 12pm Pacific, Spring 2018 Monday 3pm Pacific