What is history? How do historians
write history? Is it important to study history? Each of these questions will
be explored. Learning to think logically and within historical context will be
one important objective of the course.
We will begin in Jamestown which is the
first permanent English settlement in the New World. From there we will explore
and discuss a variety of events, topics and people including the Puritans,
Bacon’s Rebellion, Great Awakenings, rebellion against England, independence
and the Constitution, waves of immigration, the Missouri Compromise, slavery,
the Jacksonian era, steps to the Civil War and much more!
There is a great deal to learn in
American History and God’s Word vitally impacted many parts of US History that
will be discussed in class including: the founding of the US, religious
freedom, individual rights, the abolition of slavery and the promotion of
Manifest Destiny. Students will appreciate America’s heritage and have a true
understanding of how we came to be the nation we are today.
earned two Master’s degrees (History, Education) I really love to take my knowledge
and use it to help students learn and get them excited about learning! My previous teaching experience includes: 10
years teaching at several universities, 7 years teaching at a college preparatory
high school, and living and teaching in China for a year.
1) All assignments can be done based
on your own schedule
2) Students will be able to better
understand the facts and learn to think critically
3) Lectures ask a lot of questions
and are designed for students to interact with whenever your schedule allows
4) This course lays the groundwork
for future History courses but also provides solid footing as a citizen/student
if no future similar course is taken
5) Course includes interactive PowerPoint
lectures, quizzes, writing, summarizing, note-taking, reading and critical