A Young People’s History of the United States

A Young People's History of the United States

Students will engage in a thirteen-week study of the first half of A Young People’s History of the United States.. This class is discussion based with a project focus. Each week, there will be guided comprehension questions that help student’s get the most out of the readings. Videos suggestions will also be sent as they apply to the topic. In class, our conversations will be guided by a series of thought questions created by both the instructor and the students.

At the end of the semester, students engage in a project based endeavor when they choose one event or person to present to the class. The presentations will allow for personal creativity and a deeper dive into their chosen topic.

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Class Duration: September 17-December 17

Class Size: 8-12 learners

Age Range: 10-14

Total Price: $375

Students will engage in a thirteen-week study of the first half of the text. This class is discussion based. Each week guided comprehension questions will be sent to assist with the readings.

Videos will also be sent as they apply to the topic. In class, our conversations will be guided by a series of thought questions created by both the instructor and the students.

At the end of the semester, students will choose one event or person to present to the class. The presentations will allow for personal creativity and a deeper dive into their chosen topic.

Live Sessions every Thursday 3-4pm Eastern

A Young People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn. The text or an audio copy of the text will be fine.

1-1.5 hours weekly

The student should be able to read (if you chose to purchase the book) at a 5/6th grade level or above. An audio book is also a great option for those who prefer to listen to texts aloud or who have difficulty with reading or comprehension.

Students will learn to think critically about history and the lens in which it is told. Students will be asked to question the stories traditionally told in schools and in social studies text books. Students will gain confidence in speaking about history and learn how to support their arguments using primary sources.

Students may choose to meet with me weekly during office hours for any additional questions. Office hours will be announced prior to our first class.

Due to the nature of history, some violent and upsetting themes will be explored when covering various events and ideologies.

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