A Twist on History
When we study history—truly study it—and discuss it, we can learn more than we thought possible. When we take the time to learn about the struggles people went through and the sacrifices they made, we can’t help but be thankful for their courage. It helps history come alive. American History: From Columbus to 1914 with Socratic Discussion with John DeGree is a 32-week history course for middle school and high school students. It begins with a nine-week study of how to study history using the classical method. Students will learn the tools of the historian including how to distinguish fact from opinion, use supporting evidence, analyze primary sources, and more. The remaining 23 weeks are spent learning about the history of the United States up to 1914 and debating and discussing it objectively. Civil Rights Movement with Cindy Stalnaker will help middle and high school students understand the racial tensions that preceded the civil rights movement, learn about some of what happened during it, and become acquainted with key figures of the movement including Rosa Parks, Ralph Abernathy, Medgar Evers, Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and Thurgood Marshall. Students will gain a fresh perspective and greater understanding of the times.
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