Hakim A History of US Prehistory – 1776

A History of US: Prehistory – 1776

$249.00

With a focus on primary source analysis, critical thinking, and interactive web tools, students will explore the story of America from the first Americans (before there was a United States) to the beginning of the Revolution.

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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 first Americans (before there was a United States) to the beginning of the Revolution.

This course covers:

  • early American history
  • Native American cultures
  • European exploration and colonization of the Americas
  • events leading up to the American Revolution
  • the Declaration of Independence

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 1, 2 and 3 by Joy Hakim

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

Topics Covered

Thinking Critically About History
The First Americans
Who Discovered America?
Mesoamerica and South America Before the Spanish
Conquistadores
Roanoke
Jamestown
John Smith and Pocahontas
Plymouth
Salem and Witches
Benjamin Franklin and 13 Colonies
Pirates in the South
Slavery
French and Indian Wars
Seeds of Revolution
The War Begins
The Declaration of Independence

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

The First Americans, Prehistory – 1600
Making Thirteen Colonies, 1600-1740
From Colonies to Country, 1735-1791

Usually Offered

Fall Semester

Prerequisites

None. 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 Tuesday 11am Pacific, Fall 2018 Tuesday 1pm Pacific, Fall 2018 Wednesday 12pm Pacific, Fall 2017 Wednesday 2pm Pacific, Fall 2017 Thursday 11am Pacific