American History: From Its Discovery Through Today

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Section One: Introduction and Nuts and Bolts

1 A Short Introduction to Survey of American History 04:03

Join me for a brief introduction to "A Survey of American History" to get a feel for the course and of course, the teacher! History just gets bigger everyday... let's see how we can use it to teach life lessons for our future.

2 The Nuts and Bolts of "A Survey of American History" 14:12

This video lesson will give you the basics of how this course will work... the expectations, suggestions, and the philosophy behind the class. Get a taste of my teaching style and the method of my educational delivery!

Section Two: Exploration, Discovery, Colonial Life, and French and Indian War

3 Section 2, Lesson 1: Discoveries of North America 25:30

This lesson will discuss the three discoveries of America and take a look at the Great Migration, the Vikings and the European Explorers who came upon what is now.. North America!

4 Section 2, Lesson 1: Video Review for Discoveries of America 04:12

Please watch the video review to go over what we learned today about the three "Discoveries of America" and then to discuss the Thought Question/Activity that is attached to this video lesson!

5 Section 2, Lesson 2: Permanent Settlements Spain to Jamestown 27:48

In this video lesson we will learn about the Lost Colony of Roanoke, St. Augustine and the Fountain of Youth and then look at the first permanent colony that Great Britain placed in the New World... Jamestown!

6 Section 2, Lesson 2: Video Review for Lost Colony of Roanoke 04:03

Please watch the video review to go back over what we learned in our lesson today about the attempts for permanent colonies from the Spanish and British. Also, we will discuss the thought question about the Lost Colony of Roanoke.

7 Section 2, Lesson 3: Pilgrims, Colonial Life and Education 26:41

This video lesson will introduce you to the Pilgrims and their adaptability in the New World along with their quest for religious tolerance. We will also get a glimpse at colonial education in each of three geographical areas of the colonies.

8 Section 2, Lesson 3: Video Review for Colonial Life 07:17

Please watch the video review of what we learned today about the Pilgrims and their journey for religious freedom. We will also go over the "Thought Question/Activity" of the day!

9 Section 2, Lesson 4: Colonial Map, "Getting Here", and Slave Labor 25:06

In this video lesson we will learn about different ways people arrived in the colonies through being indentured servants and paying their passage back to slave labor and the Triangular Trade Route.

10 Section 2, Lesson 4: Video Review for Thirteen Colony Map Activity 03:31

This video will provide a review of the thirteen colony map to make sure you labeled the colonies and their geographical region correctly as well as review indentured servitude and slave labor.

11 Section 2, Lesson 5: Intro to George Washington and 7 Years War 25:09

In this video lesson we will meet George Washington..all 6 feet tall of him!!! We will hear about George Washington's mistakes when approaching the French and the French claiming land and begin our study of the French and Indian War.

12 Section 2, Lesson 5: Video Review for George Washington 04:35

Please watch the following video review about the French and Indian War (Seven Year's War) and then we will also look at the "Thought Question/Activity" about George Washington.

13 Section 2, Lesson 6: Treaty of Paris, 1763 and the Salem Witch Trials 16:31

We will take a look at the end of the French and Indian War and the impact it had on the colonists as well as get a brief history of the Salem Witch Trials.

14 Section 2, Lesson 6: Video Review for Salem Witch Trials 04:12

Please watch the video review after completing the thought question about the Salem Witch Trials. We will review the information we learned in today's lesson and then learn a little bit more!

Section Three: The American Revolution

15 Section 3, Lesson 1: Conflict between the colonists and Great Britain 22:10

Please watch the video lesson and answer the assessment that follows to check for understanding.

16 Section 3, Lesson 1 Video Review "Stamp Act" 02:37

Watch the following video review for Section Three, Lesson 1 to check for understanding and learn more about your activity with the Stamp Act? Could you pay the taxes on all that paper?

17 Section 3, Lesson 2: Sons of Liberty through the Boston Massacre 29:28

The video lesson will introduce you to the Sons of Liberty, the sacrifice they were willing to make and will follow the story through the Boston Massacre. Is there anything, besides your family, you are willing to stake your life upon? Tuck that thought away.. it is coming!!!

17 Section 3, Lesson 2 Video Review: Sons of Liberty 03:25

Please watch the video review to go over the lesson of the day as well as the thought question and activity for this lesson. Did you learn any new spy methods? Do you think you would be able to crack some of Washington's codes?

18 Section 3, Lesson 3: Boston Massacre through the Cont. Congress 28:18

Finish learning about the Boston Massacre's significance and the role of propaganda during this time. Watch as events lead up to the First Continental Congress and the decisions that were made by the men who were there.

19 Section 3, Lesson 3 Video Review: Boston Massacre 03:30

This is a video review for the above lesson that discusses the thought question and activity provided. Please make sure to watch the video review to make sure you get the most out of each lesson! Look more closely at the famous painting of the Boston Massacre.

20 Section 3, Lesson 4: Continental Congress through Paul Revere 17:20

Finish learning about the Continental Congress, their decisions and the need for John Hancock and Sam Adams to hide. Who will warn them that the British are on their way... and how?????

21 Section 3, Lesson 4 Video Review: Paul Revere 02:07

This is a video review for the above lesson that discusses the thought question and activity provided. Please make sure to watch the video review to make sure you get the most out of each lesson! You just thought you knew everything about Paul Revere!

22 Section 3, Lesson 5: Shot Heard 'Round the World to Bunker Hill 23:46

Find out the impact of the shot heard 'round the world and exactly how it came about. Learn about the British response with "martial law" and the events leading up to the Battle of Bunker Hill.

23 Section 3, Lesson 5 Video review: Bunker Hill 02:27

This is a video review for the above lesson that discusses the thought question and activity provided. Please make sure to watch the video review to make sure you get the most out of each lesson! How did Bunker Hill lead to John and Sam's escape?

27 Section 3, Lesson 6: "Common Sense" through the Hessians 26:20

Learn about Thomas Paine's "Common Sense" and the impact on the colonists. Finish with meeting the German mercenaries... the Hessians!

28 Section 3, Lesson 6 Video Review: The Hessians 03:51

This is a video review for the above lesson that discusses the thought question and activity provided. Please make sure to watch the video review to make sure you get the most out of each lesson! We will take a closer look at the Hessians.

29 Section 3, Lesson 7: William Howe through Benedict Arnold 25:48

This video lesson will focus on the British Commander Howe and his relationship with George Washington, more support for the Patriots and then Benedict Arnold.

30 Section 3, Lesson 7 Video Review: Benedict Arnold 05:39

This is a video review for the above lesson that discusses the thought question and activity provided. Please make sure to watch the video review to make sure you get the most out of each lesson! We will finish our discussion of Benedict Arnold.

31 Section 3, Lesson 8: Alliances through Yorktown 26:17

This video lesson will discuss our every growing alliances, the wearing down of the British soldiers and ultimately the surrender at Yorktown.

32 Section 3, Lesson 8 Video Review: Yorktown 04:39

This is a video review for the above lesson that discusses the thought question and activity provided. Please make sure to watch the video review to make sure you get the most out of each lesson! We will learn more about the geography of Yorktown!

33 Section 3, Lesson 9: Peace at Last through "The Win" 13:24

Finally there is peace at Paris and discover what the colonists did in order to seal the win against the greatest military on earth.

34 Video Wrap-Up for American Revolution 03:54

This final video is a wrap-up for the American Revolution and gives a few extra resources!

Section Four: Creating a New Nation

35 Section 4, Lesson 1: "Articles of Confederation" 18:34

Please watch the video lesson to learn about the Articles of Confederation, what exactly is a confederation versus a federation and the governance during the American Revolution.

36 Section 4, Lesson 1 Video Review "Articles of Confederation" 06:14

Please watch the video review that goes along with your thought question/activity as well as your video lesson. Learn more about the Articles of Confederation... could you have made rules that quickly?

37 Section 4, Lesson 2 "Const. Conv. through 3/5 Compromise" 25:10

In this video lesson we will discuss the Constitutional Convention, learning about a republic and how we decided to get representation from each state. The Great Compromise and 3/5 Compromise will be explained.

38 Section 4, Lesson 2 Video Review "3/5 Compromise" 07:41

Please watch the video review to go along with your Thought Question/Activity and video lesson. Figure out if you were able to get the correct numbers for the 3/5 Compromise.

39 Section 4, Lesson 3, "Branches to Bill of Rights" 26:19

Watch this video lesson to learn about the three branches of government, the checks and balances system and the five basic freedoms set out in the 1st Amendment.

40 Section 4, Lesson 3 Video Review "Do I Have a Right" 05:50

Watch the video review to follow along with your Thought Question/Activity on "Do I Have a Right" through iCivics. Did you understand the assignment? Let's check to see!

41 Section 4, Lesson 4 "Protections under the law through the President" 24:18

In this video lesson we will learn about the protections that we have have under the constitution and also how we came up with them! Requirements to run for office will be presented as well.

42 Section 4, Lesson 4 Video Review "Win the White House" 04:27

Please watch the video review do further discuss the video lesson about the requirements to run for office and to see if you have what it takes to "Win the White House"!

Section Five: The Jeffersonian Age and the War of 1812

43 Section 5, Lesson 1: First Leaders through the Capital" 28:19

This video lesson will introduce you to our first President and Cabinet, our new Judicial Branch and we will end with how the new Capital ended up moving......

44 Section 5, Lesson 1 Video Review "First Leaders through a New Capital" 04:09

Please watch the video review to go over the Thought Question/Activity for our lesson. Learn about the inflation rate over the past 240 years!

45 Section 5, Lesson 2 "French Revolution through the XYZ Affaiar" 30:59

Our video lesson for today will discuss the French Revolution in regards to our Treaty of Alliance, George Washington's parting advice, and additional issues with France ending with the XYZ Affair.

46 Section 5, Lesson 2 Video Review 03:09

Please watch the following video review to see the video of the XYZ Affair and to make sure you understand our lesson today. Answer the thought provoking question about the French Revolution.

47 Section 5, Lesson 3 "John Adams through Thomas Jefferson" 24:27

Please watch the video lesson on the elections of 1796 and 1800 and follow both John Adams' and Thomas Jefferson's presidential campaigns

48 Section 5, Lesson 3 Video Review 06:48

Please watch the video review to learn more about Thomas Jefferson and his home in Monticello and to check for understanding!

49 Section 5, Lesson 4 "Justice Scandal through Macon's Bill #2" 29:16

Please watch the video lesson to learn about the Midnight Justice Scandal, Marbury vs. Madison, the Louisiana Purchase and the Hamilton-Burr Duel! Big day today!!!

50 Section 5, Lesson 4 Video Review 02:51

Please watch the video review to make sure you understood the material and so we can talk about your thought question/activity with Lewis and Clark. Travel the interactive timeline to learn more about their journey!

51 Section 5, Lesson 5 "James Madison through Fort McHenry" 24:17

Watch the video lesson to learn about James Madison, Tecumseh, William Henry Harrison and the war on two fronts. Why did we declare war on Great Britain?

52 Section 5, Lesson 5 Video Review 02:44

Please watch the video review to check for understanding and to make sure you have a grasp on the thought question/activity for today! We will finish our discussion on Tecumseh and William Henry Harrison

53 Section 5, Lesson 6 "Dolley Madison through Peace of Ghent" 20:47

Follow along as we meet Dolley Madison who set up the role of "First Lady" and how we got our National Anthem and the end of the War of 1812!

54 Section 5, Lesson 6 Video Review 04:37

Please watch the video review to go over what we have learned and to discuss your thought question/activity for the lesson. We will also make sure you can get to the Smithsonian website for the Star-Spangled Banner.

Section Six: The "In-Betweens"

55 Section 6, "The 'In-Betweens'" 21:33

Here it is... a "one and done" fly-by of the Presidents after James Madison and leading up to the Civil War. Yes... they are important... yes... you will learn something new.. BUT! This is a survey an we have to move on. There will be no assessment to go along with this section!

Section Seven: The Civil War

56 Section 7, Lesson 1, "Introduction through Sectionalism" 29:29

Come along as we start looking at the roots of the Civil War and some of the background. The cotton gin will be discussed as well as cotton profits and sectionalism.

57 Section 7, Lesson 1 Video Review 03:58

Please watch the video review to go back over the impacts of the cotton gin and to go over your thought question/activity.

58 Section 7, Lesson 2 "Balance of Power through Stephen Douglas" 29:23

Please watch the video lesson to discuss the tenuous "Balance of Power" situation, the Missouri Compromise, Stephen Douglas' push for the transcontinental railroad.

59 Section 7, Lesson 2 "Video Review" 02:18

Please watch this video review to further discuss the Underground Railroad and to check for understanding of the lesson.

60 Section 7, Lesson 3 "Kansas-Nebraska Act through John Brown" 29:23

This video lesson will discuss the Kansas-Nebraska Act, Popular Sovereignty, Bleeding Kansas and the 1856 Presidential Election ending with the raid on Harper's Ferry.

61 Section 7, Lesson 3 Video Review 04:09

This video review will go back over the impact of "Bleeding Kansas" and also throw you a surprising "coincidence" that you will not believe!!!

62 Section 7, Lesson 4 "Election of 1860 through R. E. Lee" 28:32

This video lesson will cover the election of Abraham Lincoln as President of the United States and the response of the Southern states. They will secede. Learn about Lincoln's response and his plan to bring the states back into the Union.

63 Section 7, Lesson 4 Video Review 06:27

How far exactly is it to Richmond from Washington, DC? Review today's lesson and let's see how long the march would take from capital to capital.

64 Section 7, Lesson 5 "Border States through Lincoln's Reality Check" 20:29

In this lesson we will discuss the "Border States" and their decision to either leave the Union or stay. The first Battle of Bull Run will be fought and President Lincoln will come to the reality that this is not going to be an easy fight.

65 Section 7, Lesson 5 Video Review 03:40

Review today's lesson and go over the "Thought Question/Activity" to make sure you know the different states that make up the Union and the CSA.

66 Section 7, Lesson 6 "CSA Strategy through Ulysses S. Grant" 28:43

Learn the different strategies of the Union and the CSA along with their advantages and disadvantages. Meet Ulysses S. Grant and find out how he is winning out West.

67 Section 7, Lesson 6 Video Review "Letters from Camp" 06:40

Read the letters from "Sullivan Ballou" to his wife before the Battle of Bull Run and learn a little more about the everyday life of a Civil War soldier!

68 Section 7, Lesson 7 "Shiloh through Fredericksburg" 29:15

This video lesson discusses the Battle of Shiloh in Tennessee through the Battle of Fredericksburg in Virginia. Learn about the different strategies of the Union to take Richmond!

69 Section 7, Lesson 7 Video Review 07:31

Please watch this review to make sure you understand today's video lesson and to go over your "Thought Question/Activity" for the day!

70 Section 7, Lesson 8 "Chancellorsville through Gettysburg" 29:26

This video lesson will highlight several of the Union Generals along with fight for Richmond. Wins are being racked up out West by Grant and we will conclude with the Battle of Gettysburg.

71 Section 7, Lesson 8 Video Review 07:16

Please watch the following video review after completing the "Thought Question/Activity" for the day to check for understanding. We will analyze the Gettysburg Address together.

72 Section 7, Lesson 9 "Total War through Assassination" 26:56

In this video lesson we will take a look at Sherman's March to the Sea, the surrender at Appomattox Court House and end with Abraham Lincoln's Assassination in April, 1865.

73 Section 7, Lesson 9 Video Review 06:33

Please watch the video review to go over our Thought/Question Activity and to learn more about the Lincoln Assassination. We will also go together, virtually, to Ford's Theater!

74 Section 7, Lesson 10 "Reconstruction" 13:26

This lesson discusses what happenings after the war with "Reconstruction". We learn about the new amendments providing citizenship and voting rights to the newly freed slaves.

75 Section 7, "Civil War Wrap-Up" 09:48

This is the last video lesson for the Civil War. There is no assessment or video review. We will be looking at the human toll of the war.

Section Eight: Westward Ho!, Industrialization, Immigration, Progressivism, Imperialism"

76 Section 8, Lesson 1 "Donner Party, Gold Rush, and Railroads" 28:30

In this opening video lesson for our new section/unit, we will learn about the treacherous journey out west through the story of the Donner Party and will discuss the Gold Rush. The impacts of the Transcontinental Railroad will be discussed as well.

77 Section 8, Lesson 1 "Video Review" 03:50

In this video review, we will review over the lesson today about the "Westward Movement" and about the Donner Party. We will go over your "Thought Question/Activity" about the Donner Pass.

78 Section 8, Lesson 2 "The Transcontinental R.R. through Ind. Rev." 26:35

This video lesson will finish the discussion of the Transcontinental Railroad and the impact it had on our country. We will look at the working conditions for the railroad workers and finish with the factors that led to the Industrial Revolution.

79 Section 8, Lesson 2 "Video Review" 03:20

In this video review we will touch a bit more on the tycoons and "Robber Barons" and discuss an excellent documentary on the "Men Who Built America"

80 Section 8, Lesson 3 "Urbanization through Housing" 28:21

In this video lesson we will discuss the "boom" of big cities as well as how the occupants lived. Tenement and slum life will be shown as well as pictures by the "muckrakers" of how the "other half lived."

81 Section 8, Lesson 3 "Video Review" 01:19

In this video review we will go over the main points of the lesson today and get ready to complete the "Mission-US Simulation" called the "City of Immigrants".

82 Section 8, Lesson 4 "Industrial Revolution through Taft" 33:36

In this video lesson we will learn about the Industrial Revolution, Child Labor, sweatshops and assembly lines! We will learn about the McKinley Assassination , Teddy Roosevelt and end with President Taft!

83 Section 8, Lesson 4 "Video Review" Tenements and Child Labor 07:48

This video review will take another look at the tenement housing and child labor. We will look at pictures that shocked America and helped pass the Child Labor Laws.

84 Section 8, Lesson 5 "Imperialism through the Rough Riders" 28:49

Come along in this lesson to learn about imperialism, the acquisition of Alaska and Hawaii and the start of the Spanish-American War!

85 Section 8, Lesson 5 "Video Review" "Teddy Roosevelt" 06:03

In this video review we will take another look at Teddy Roosevelt and also talk about his character. We will discuss one of his most famous speeches "The Man in the Arena".

86 Section 8, Lesson 6 "Teddy Roosevelt through the Panama Canal" 21:27

In this video lesson, we will finish up the Spanish-American War and Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders. The Asian markets are opening with the Open Door Policy with China and the Panama Canal is built!!!

87 Section 8 Lesson 6 "Video Review" "Panama Canal" 02:19

This video review will discuss the Panama Canal and check for understanding of the video lesson as well as direct you to more information about the Panama Canal.

88 Section 8, Lesson 7 "Gilded Age Wrap-Up" 18:13

In this lesson, we will discuss a broad overview of what we have learned and the important amendments that were added to the Constitution during this important era due to Progressivism. There is no assessment or video review for this lesson!

89 Historical Fiction Book Plug for "Dark Water Rising" by Marian Hale 02:42

This is a short video "plug" for a great book that is centered around the Galveston Hurricane of 1900. So good!!!!

Section Nine: The Great War (WW I)

90 Section 9, Lesson 1 "Introduction through Allied Powers" 26:36

The Great War is such a fascinating war to study. We will introduce the background of the underlying causes of this horrific "War to end all Wars" and discuss the different alliances forming in Europe.

91 Section 9, Lesson 1 Video Review "Map" 04:06

This video review will discuss the Allied and Central Powers as well as plot them on the map.

92 Section 9, Lesson 2 "Franz Ferdinand through Zimm. Telegram" 28:57

In this video lesson we will "witness" the incident that sparked the Great War with the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie and go through the Zimmerman Telegram which led the United States even closer to declaring war.

93 Section 9, Lesson 2 Video Review "Zimmerman" 04:07

In this video review, we will make sure you have an understanding of what brought the United States into the war and we will "decode" the Zimmerman Telegram!

94 Section 9, Lesson 3 "Declaration of War through Rasputin" 25:33

War is declared by the United States on Germany and we head over to Russia to see what is happening with the Romanovs during this time as well!

95 Section 9, Lesson 3 "Video Review" "Doughboys" 06:33

We will review the Romanov Family and the Russian angle with the Bolshevik Revolution along with the "Doughboys" heading over to Europe!

96 Section 9, Lesson 4 "Bolshevik Revolution through Trench Warfare" 28:55

This video lesson will follow Vladimir Lenin as he brings Russia out of the war and into Communism and will take us through the deadly new technologies of warfare and trench warfare.

97 Section 9, Lesson 4 Video Review "Anastasia" 06:08

This video review will review what happened with the Bolshevik Revolution and eventually the Romanov Family. Anastasia and the mystery surrounding her will be explored as well!

98 Section 9, Lesson 5 "AEF through Treaty of Versailles" 26:53

The "Doughboys" are off to war in Europe and have several key battles to set the German defenses back! We will end with the Armistice and the Treaty of Versailles!

99 Section 9, Lesson 5 Video Review 06:57

In this video review, we will look back at today's lesson and then will look at the efforts to put up a World War 1 memorial in Washington, DC. Also, a trench simulation is shared.

100 Section 9, Lesson 6 "Fourteen Points through the Spanish Flu" 19:29

In this video lesson we will discuss Woodrow Wilson's 14 Points, the League of Nations, Daylight Savings Time, the Christmas Truce and end on the Spanish Flu.

101 Section 9, Lesson 6 Video Review "Flanders Fields" 02:48

In this video review, we will go back over Woodrow Wilson's 14 Points and other neat things that happened during the Great War. We will look at the famous poem "In Flanders Fields" by John McCrae

102 Section 9, "Great War Wrap-up" and resource plug! 08:58

This video will give you a small wrap-up of the Great War and a look at what is to come. An outside reading novel will be introduced along with some ideas of GREAT documentaries!!

Section Ten: Roaring Twenties, the Crash, Great Depression

103 Section 10, Lesson 1 "Looking Inward through Jazz Age" 30:58

In this video lesson we will learn about the country healing from the Great War and Spanish Flu and the cultural and economic shift in the country ending with the Jazz Age.

104 Section 10, Lesson 1 Video Review 02:18

In this video review we will look back over the new legislation we discussed and also review "ratification" through iCivics!

105 Section 10, Lesson 2 "Prohibition through Production" 30:47

In this video lesson we will discuss prohibition, the Harlem Renaissance, and the reason behind calling the 20's "Roaring".. we will also learn a few new economic terms.

106 Section 10, Lesson 2 Video Review "Al Capone and Alcatraz" 03:36

In this video review, we will review the lesson and discuss our Thought Question/Activity on Al Capone and Alcatraz.

107 Section 10, Lesson 3 "Production through the Poverty Cycle" 26:26

In this video lesson we will finish learning our economic terms and start building on that to understand what led up to the Stock Market Crash of 1929. We will also be discussing the poverty cycle.

108 Section 10, Lesson 3 Video Review "Cycle of Poverty" 02:24

This video review will go back over the Cycle of Poverty and will also discuss the activity you had simulating living below the poverty level.

109 Section 10, Lesson 4 "The Crash through the Bonus Army March" 28:25

In this video lesson, we will look at all of the events and "stuff" leading up to the Stock Market Crash, Hoover's response, and finish with the Bonus Army March.

110 Section 10, Lesson 4 Video Review 03:09

We will review today's lesson and also look at pictures from the Great Depression by Dorothea Lange as well as hear FDR's first "Fireside Chat"

111 Section 10, Lesson 5 "FDR through the Dust Bowl" 24:41

President Roosevelt takes charge and puts programs in place in this video lesson. We will end with the cruelty of Mother Nature by discussing the "Dust Bowl".

112 Section 10, Lesson 5 Video Review 02:58

In this video review we will discuss the New Deal and the Alphabet Agencies along with the link to your simulation on Mission US

113 Section 10, "Wrap-Up" and Resources 04:03

In this "Wrap-Up" of the Roaring 20's, Stock Market Crash, and Great Depression we will discuss what we have learned and look forward toward the start of World War II. "Natty Gann" will be discussed as a resource.

Section Eleven: World War II

114 Section 11, Lesson 1 "Introduction through the USSR" 27:57

In this lesson we will introduce the section and discuss the Treaty of Versailles and how it helped to set the stage for World War II. Germany's infrastructure and depression will be discussed as well.

115 Section 11, Lesson 1 Video Review "Inflation" 04:07

In this video review we will discuss what we learned in our lesson today about the Treaty of Versailles and the "state" of Germany. We will also talk about hyperinflation in Germany.

116 Section 11, Lesson 2 "Dictatorships through Cheka" 28:01

Learn about the characteristics and the rise of dictatorships in Europe during the 1920's and 1930's with an introduction to Benito Mussolini, Adolf Hitler, and Josef Stalin.

117 Section 11, Lesson 2 Video Review "Benito Mussolini" 04:35

We will review the rise of dictatorships in Europe and their characteristics. Benito Mussolini's quotes on fascism will be discussed as well.

118 Section 11, Lesson 3 "Adolf Hitler through the annexation of Austria" 28:35

In this video lesson we will delve more thoroughly into Hitler's rise to power and his background, the movement into the Rhineland and his annexation of Austria.. Anschluss.

119 Section 11, Lesson 3 Video Review "Nuremberg Laws" 05:16

In this video review, we will look back at Hitler's annexation of Austria and his rise to power. We will also discuss the Nuremberg Laws in more detail.

120 Section 11, Lesson 4 "Sudetenland through the Fall of France" 26:28

In this video lesson we will see Hitler's grab of the Sudetenland, Czechoslovakia, and most of Europe. We will end with the fall of France.

121 Section 11, Lesson 4 Video Review "Anschluss" 05:38

In this video review we will look again at the Rise of Hitler and the fall of Europe. We will focus on the annexation of Austria.

122 Section 11, Lesson 5 "Great Britain through Japan on the Move" 27:37

In this video lesson, we will meet Winston Churchill and hear his "Never Surrender" speech at he hands Germany their first defeat in the Battle of Britain. The US responses are discussed and Japan is now on the move!!

123 Section 11, Lesson 5 Video Review 06:44

In this video review, we will go over today's lesson and also discuss our thought question/activity about the "Blackouts in Britain" and the evacuations to the countryside.

124 Section 11, Lesson 6 "Pearl Harbor through the Homefront" 28:38

This video lesson starts with the attack by the Japanese on Pearl Harbor that takes us into World War II. The mobilization of our war machine, the War Production Board, and the Homefront is also discussed.

125 Section 11, Lesson 6 Video Review "Propaganda and the Homefront" 10:58

In this video review lesson, we will review the attack on Pearl Harbor and our entrance into World War II. We will look again at the "Homefront" and then will discover the propaganda posters and methods used by the United States government to persuade Americans to be "all-in!"

126 Section 11, Lesson 7 "Where to go first through Operation Fortitude" 29:04

We will figure out the best way to get a foothold into Europe in this lesson, discuss the Italian Front, and learn the strategies and deceptions of Operation Fortitude leading into D-Day.

127 Section 11, Lesson 7 Video Review "Patton" 07:53

We will go back over the high points of our video lesson today with the Italian Front and getting ready to liberate France. Patton's quotes will also be discussed!

128 Section 11, Lesson 8 "D-Day through VE Day" 29:07

Follow the landings on Normandy Beach, France in this lesson as well as the Battle of the Bulge. We will also discuss the Allie advance to defeat the Axis Powers in Europe.

129 Section 11, Lesson 8 Video Review "America's Front Line Soldier" 09:01

In this video review, we will look back a D-Day and the liberation of France along with General Eisenhower's responses to D-Day. The "American Soldier" and their daily life during war will be discussed as well.

130 Section 11, Lesson 9 "MacArthur through the Navajo Code Talkers" 29:04

Follow along in this video lesson as we discuss the war in the Pacific with MacArthur and the Bataan Death March, the Battle of Midway, and breaking secret codes with the Navajo Code Talkers

131 Section 11, Lesson 9 Video Review "Executive Order 9066" 06:59

In this video review we will go back to the Pacific Theater and discuss the attack on Pearl Harbor as well as the strategies to beat the Japanese. We will also talk about the "Executive Order 9066" put out by FDR.

131 Section 11, Lesson 10 Video Lesson "Okinwawa through VJ Day" 22:52

In this lesson we will discuss the strategy of "Island Hopping" in the Pacific Theater and learn the Allied Strategy to defeat the Japanese by dropping the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

132 Section 11, Lesson 10 Video Review 07:17

In this video review we will discuss what we learned about the end of the war in Japan (the Pacific Theater) as well as look over some of the documents sent to Japan prior to the second atomic bomb that was dropped.

133 Section 11, Holocaust 23:38

We will take a deeper look at European anti-semitism and Hitler's hatred of the Jewish People and others. The Holocaust will be discussed.

134 Section 11, "Wrap-Up" 13:36

This video lesson is a "wrap-up" of World War II where we will look at the unbelievable number of casualties. Also, different books for outside reading will be discussed along with a "teaser" for our next unit on the Cold War.

Section Twelve: The Cold War (Korean War and Vietnam War)

135 Section 12, Lesson 1 "Introduction through the United Nations" 28:47

An introduction to the "Cold War" will be discussed in this video lesson along with the differences between capitalism and communism. The Yalta Conference will be referenced with the formation of the United Nations.

136 Section 12, Lesson 1 Video Review "Communism" 08:29

In this video review, we will go over the lesson of the day and talk about our activity and reading on communism.

137 Section 12, Lesson 2 "Origins of the Cold War" 28:07

In this video lesson, we will discuss and learn about Stalin's broken promises along with the uptick of tension between the Soviet Union and the United States.

139 Section 12, Lesson 2 Video Review "Baby Boomers" 07:18

In this video review we will look back at what we have learned and discuss the "Thought Question/Activity" as well as getting oral history from your family.

140 Section 12, Lesson 3 "Origins of the Korean War through MacArthur" 29:35

In this video lesson we will learn about what lead up to the Korean War, the strategies of the United Nations throughout the Korean War and the ultimate departure of General Douglas MacArthur.

141 Section 12, Lesson 3 Video Review "Korean War Letters" 04:29

In this video review we will look back at our lesson to check for understanding of the Origins of the Korean War and some of the key battles. We will also look at some of the Korean War letters from the Thought Question/Activity.

142 Section 12, Lesson 4 "End of the Korean War through Eisenhower" 29:28

In this video lesson we will look at the end of the Korean War, discuss the case of the Rosenbergs, and finish up with the first Eisenhower Presidency.

143 Section 12, Lesson 4 Video Review "The Rosenbergs" 05:02

In this video review we will look back to the end of the Korean War and MacArthur's departure along with the 38th Parallel DMZ. Eisenhower's presidency will be reviewed and we will look again at the Rosenbergs.

144 Section 12, Lesson 5 "The Space Race through JFK" 29:05

In this video lesson we will learn about the space race and will discuss the beginning of NASA. John F Kennedy will be elected President and we will follow him through some of the good things but also the Bay of Pigs and Cuban Missile Crisis. We will end the lesson with his untimely death, an assassination, in Dallas.

145 Section 12, Lesson 5 Video Review "President Kennedy's Assassination" 05:32

In this video review we will check for understanding about the Space Race, the tensions with the Soviet Union and the election of John F. Kennedy. His assassination will be revisited as well in our thought question/activity.

146 Section 12, Lesson 6 "LBJ becomes President through Ho Chi Minh" 30:18

In this video lesson, Lyndon Johnson becomes the President and is immersed into the conflicts in Asia and Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh is discussed as we look back at Vietnam's history leading up through 1946.

147 Section 12, Lesson 6 Video Review "Lyndon B. Johnson" 06:46

In this video review, we will be looking back at Lyndon B. Johnson's unexpected jump to the Presidency and his inheritance of the troubles in Vietnam. We will also review about Ho Chi Minh's Indochinese Communist Party.

148 Section 12, Lesson 7 "Geneva Accords through Robert McNamara" 27:17

In this lesson the conflict in Vietnam is heating up and the country is split on the 17th parallel. Combat troops are deployed to the area and tensions begin to escalate. Robert McNamara is introduced.

149 Section 12, Lesson 7 Video Review "Combat Nurses" 05:59

In this video review, we will check for understanding about the Geneva Accords and the escalation of troops into Vietnam. We will also look again at the relationship between LBJ and McNamara. We will also delve into the life of a combat nurse in Vietnam

150 Section 12, Lesson 8 "Gulf of Tonkin Resolution through Dedicated Enemy" 29:37

In this video lesson, we will explore the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution and how it came about, the escalation of troops in Vietnam, the draft lottery and discuss the challenges of fighting in Vietnam.

151 Section 12, Lesson 8 Video Review "Prisoner of War Camps" 05:38

In this video review we will look back over the Gulf of Tonkin resolution, the draft lottery, the escalation of troops and why this was such a difficult war to fight. We will also look at Prisoner of War Camps in Vietnam.

152 Section 12, Lesson 9 "Frustrating War through the Legacy of Vietnam" 30:01

In this final lesson of our unit on the Cold War we will finish our discussion on the reasons why this war was so difficult, the Tet Offensive, ways to fight the Vietnamese and the conclude with the Paris Peace Talks and the legacies of the Vietnam War.

153 Section 12, Lesson 9 Video Review "Letters from Vietnam" 05:36

In this video review we will look back at the war in Vietnam as well as the de-escalation of troops. We will re-visit the legacy of the war and the impact it has today. The soldiers' welcome home will also be discussed.... and we will talk about how to be better!!!

155 Section 12, Wrap Up! 10:01

In this lesson we will wrap up the Cold War, look at some resources for you (outside reading books, documentaries, and movies) and begin looking forward to our next unit.

Section Thirteen: Civil Rights

156 Section 13, Lesson 1 "13th Amendment through Emmett Till" 28:03

In this lesson we will look back on the way that the United States has tried to pass legislation to make all of the people in our country equal...we will also talk about how they have to improve, and continue to work toward the goal of everyone being equal. From then 13th Amendment, Plessy vs. Ferguson, Brown vs. Board of Education, Jim Crow and the tragic, sickening death of Emmett Till, we will look at how we can work to move forward!

157 Section 13, Lesson 1 Video Review "Thurgood Marshall" 04:55

In this video review, we will look back at the 13th-15h Amendments, Plessy vs. Ferguson, Brown vs. the Board of Education and finish with our discussion on the murder of Emmett Till. We will also look at our "Thought Question/Activity" on Thurgood Marshall.

158 Section 13, Lesson 2 "Rosa Parks through the Greensboro Four" 30:01

This video lesson will introduce you to Rosa Parks and subsequently the Bus Boycott in Montgomery, Alabama. We will also learn about the "Little Rock Nine", the Civil Rights Act of 1957, and the Greensboro Sit-in.

159 Section 13, Lesson 2 Video Review "Gandhi and Non-Violent Protests" 06:54

In this video review, we will go over our discussion of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the media attention on Civil Rights and end with a review on the Greensboro Sit-In. We will conclude with a quick discussion of our "Thought Question/Activity" on Gandhi and his advocacy of non-violent protests.

160 Section 13, Lesson 3 "Ruby Bridges to the Civil Rts. Act of 1964" 21:12

In this video lesson we will learn about a brave Ruby Bridges who integrated her school in New Orleans, the Freedom Riders, the March on Washington and will end with the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

161 Section 13, Lesson 3 Video Review "Norman Rockwell" 08:09

In this video review, we will look back at what we learned about Ruby Bridges, the Birmingham Church bombings, as well as the Civil Rights Act of 1964. At the end of the review, we will look our "Thought Question/Activity" for this unit on Norman Rockwell and his paintings.

162 Section 13, Lesson 4 "Bloody Sunday through Civil Rts. Act of 1968" 21:12

In this video lesson we will complete our unit on "Key Moments for Civil Rights in America" by discussing Bloody Sunday in Selma, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, Martin Luther King's assassination in 1968 and will conclude with the Civil Rights Act of 1968.

163 Section 13, Lesson 4 Video Review "Civil Rights Trail" 07:42

In this video review we will look back at the Voting Rights Act, Bloody Sunday as well as Reverend King's assassination. We will also look at the civil rights trail in the South to highlight key points.

164 Section 13 "Wrap-Up" 08:01

In this Wrap-Up, we will revisit many of the events we have discussed and tie everything together! We will discuss resources for you such as outside reading, documentaries, and movies and then look ahead to our next unit of study.

Section Fourteen: Modern History through the Presidents

165 Section 14, Lesson 1 "Lyndon B. Johnson through Introduction to Nixon" 28:09

In this lesson, we will be looking at LBJ outside of the Vietnam War and his domestic agenda of the Great Society. We will also look at American happenings from 1963-1968. At the end, we will have a "Mrs. Everett Lesson" about reputations and will introduce Richard Nixon.

166 Section 14, Lesson 1 Video Review and "The White House" 08:50

In this video review we will go back and discuss President Johnson's election in 1964 but also his policy of a "Great Society". Future President Richard M. Nixon will be introduced and we will talk about the importance of our reputations. At the end, we will look at the "Peaceful Transfer of Power" and the White House.

167 Section 14, Lesson 2 "Reputation through Detente" 09:53

In this video lesson we will look back at one of Mrs. Everett's lessons on our reputations and then look at the easing of tensions between the Soviet Union and China with a "detente".

168 Section 14, Lesson 2 "Video Review" 08:18

In this video review, we will look back at the beginning of President Nixon's time in office and again discuss "detente". We will also talk about our thought question/activity on Pat Nixon and the First Ladies.

169 Section 14, Lesson 3 "Nixon through Dem. Nat'l Headquarters" 09:23

In this video lesson, we will talk about President Nixon and his overwhelming reelection in 1972 as well as the impending investigations of a "break-in" at the Watergate Hotel and the Democratic National Headquarters.

170 Section 14, Lesson 3 Video Review "Inflation" 04:31

In this video review we will look back oat our lesson on President Nixon's reelection committee (CREEP) and the break-in at the Watergate Hotel. We will also look at our thought question/activity for the day on inflation.

171 Section 14, Lesson 4 "Watergate through Walking on the Moon" 11:58

This video lesson will talk about the Watergate Scandal and President Nixon's resignation before impeachment. We will also discuss the "happenings" during this time period such as Woodstock, Hank Aaron beating Babe Ruth's record for home runs and of course walking on the moon!

172 Section 14, Lesson 4 Video Review "Watergate" 03:50

In this video review, we will look back at the Watergate Scandal, President Nixon's resignation from office and Gerald Ford's meteoric rise to the Executive Branch. We will also go over our thought question/activity on Watergate.

173 Section 14, Lesson 5 "Gerald Ford through Squeaky Fromme" 15:24

In this video lesson, we will take a look at President Ford's time in office and his pardon of Richard Nixon. We will discuss some of the events that occurred from 1974-1976 including his assassination attempt by Squeaky Fromme.

174 Section 14, Lesson 5 Video Review "NASA" 02:43

In this video review we will look back at Gerald Ford's Presidency, the assassination attempts, and will look at the "moon landings".

175 Section 14, Lesson 6 "Jimmy Carter through the Camp David Accords" 17:03

In this video lesson you will be introduced to Jimmy Carter as he defeats Gerald Ford in 1976 for the Presidency. We will look at his time in office, the Iran Hostage Crisis as well as the historic Camp David Accords

176 Section 14, Lesson 6 Video Review "Habitat for Humanity" 03:25

In this video review we will look back at the Presidency of Jimmy Carter and his accomplishments as well as the Iran-Hostage Crisis. We will go over the Thought Question/Activity as well.

177 Section 14, Lesson 7 "Ronald Reagan through the Challenger" 19:12

In this video lesson, the hostages in Iran will be freed as Ronald Reagan takes office. "Reaganomics" will be explored and we will learn about the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Challenger.

178 Section 14, Lesson 7 Video Review "Assassination Attempts" 03:36

In this video review lesson, we will look back at the Presidency of Ronald Reagan and his economic policies. We will also discuss his assassination attempt then will review the "Thought Question/Activity" of the day on Assassination Attempts.

179 Section 14, Lesson 8 "George HW Bush through the Election of Bill Clinton" 16:26

In this video lesson, we will learn about President Bush as well as the Persian Gulf War (Desert Storm). We will discuss the events of the late 80's and early 90's then finish with the election of Bill Clinton.

180 Section 14, Lesson 8 Video Review "Desert Storm" 04:22

In this video review, we will look back at the Presidency of George H.W. Bush, the former Vice-President of Ronald Reagan. The Persian Gulf War or Desert Storm will be discussed as well as the Thought Question/Activity of the day.

181 Section 14, Lesson 9 "Bill Clinton through the Election of George W Bush" 19:17

In this video lesson we will discuss President Clinton and his accomplishments as well as his impeachment. We will look at events that happened in the 1990's as well and finish the lesson with the election of George W. Bush.

182 Section 14, Lesson 9 Video Review "The Olympics" 04:13

In this video review, we will look at the Presidency of Bill Clinton and a time of "peaceful economic prosperity". We will also discuss the "Thought Question/Activity" of the day about the Olympics in Atlanta in 1996!

183 Section 14, Lesson 10 "George W. Bush through Barack Obama" 18:30

In this video lesson we will look at the presidency of George W. Bush, the terrorist attacks of September 11th and the new war on terror. Our lesson will end with the election of Barack Obama.

184 Section 14, Lesson 10 Video Review "9/11 Memorial" 04:44

Take a look back at the Presidency of George W Bush and discuss the attacks on American Soil on September 11, 2001 and our response. We will also look at then "Thought Question/Activity" about the "9/11 Memorial" in New York City.

185 Section 14, Lesson 11 "Barack Obama through the Election of Donald Trump" 19:22

In this video lesson, we will look at the President Obama's time in office and his accomplishments. We will also discuss the death of Osama bin Laden as well as the Affordable Care Act.

186 Section 14, Lesson 11 Video Review "Killing Osama bin Laden" 04:11

We will look back at the Presidency of Barack Obama and his accomplishments. We will go back over the Affordable Care Act and the opportunity to take out Osama Bin Laden. We will also look at our "Thought Question/Activity".

187 Section 14, Lesson 12 "Donald Trump through...." 15:58

In this video lesson, Donald Trump becomes the President shocking political pundits across the nation. A new tax cut is put in place and the stock market skyrockets. The spread of Covid-19 rocks the nation.

188 Section 14, Lesson 12 Video Review "Pandemics" 03:47

In this video review, we will look back at the Presidency of Donald Trump and how it shocked the pundits and the rise of the stock market. We will also look at the "Thought Question/Activity about pandemics in the past".

189 Section 14, "Wrap Up" 06:04

We will "Wrap-Up" our lesson on Modern History through the Presidents and our school year!!! We will look back and there may be a few life lessons and challenges thrown in. Thank you for sharing this time with me and I hope you have learned something new!!

190 Parent Message 01:34

Parents and Guardians, Thank you for allowing me to teach your precious child! I hope they have learned, laughed, and found out something meaningful. Again, thank you for entrusting me with your child. Mrs. Everett

 

Course Overview

Intended for upper middle and lower high school students, this exciting “Survey of American History” will look at our great history from the earliest explorations to the modern history that we are living...right now!  Join me on this adventure as we learn about the most impactful people, places, and events in American History.  As we hear the exciting story of our nation, I will be making sure that what you learn will be applicable to your lives and that you will see our history as a roadmap of where we have been, where we are now, and where we are going!  I am looking forward to us taking this journey together to hear the real story of our American History!

 

This course includes:

OVER 38 HOURS OF VIDEO INSTRUCTION!!!

14 SECTIONS/UNITS

87 VIDEO LESSONS!

87 “TESTS” OR ASSESSMENTS (there will be one after each lesson ranging between 8-20 questions

87 ACTIVITY REVIEW LESSONS (I go over each activity question and answer one by one)

87 ACTIVITY/THOUGHT QUESTIONS

12 “WRAP-UP” VIDEO LESSONS

SEVERAL “EXTRA” LESSONS WITH INFORMATION ABOUT OUTSIDE READING NOVELS, DOCUMENTARIES, AND MOVIES TO ENHANCE COMPREHENSION

ASSESSMENT KEYS FOR EACH OF THE 87 “TESTS” ARE LOCATED IN THE RESOURCES SECTION ALONG WITH A PARENT VIDEO

 

Course Goals:

Upon completing this course, students will have a more in-depth understanding of our nation’s history and will have the ability to critically think about the people, places, and events that we have studied and apply them to their lives and situations in their future.  This history course provides “life-lessons” that will help guide them in making well thought out decisions as well as prepares them to be productive and informed citizens.  After taking this course, students will be prepared to move into any World History or Advanced American History class with a very broad base of knowledge!

Target Audience:

This video course is primarily for upper middle school and lower high school students who can stay engaged and who are wanting to learn critical thinking skills utilizing our nation’s history.  Also, this course is ideal for those wanting a thorough overview of American History as a stepping stone to an Advanced Placement Class or any American History class that is specific in nature such as “The Civil War” or “The Great War”, etc.

 

Course Topics:

Section 1:“Nuts and Bolts”: Introduction to the Course with video explanations of teaching methods, background, and what to expect.  (2 Video Lessons)

Lesson One: Introduction to the Course

Lesson Two: Nuts and Bolts of the Course with Expectations

 

 

Section 2:Exploration, Discovery, Colonization, Colonial Life, the French and  Indian War, and the Salem Witch Trials" (6 Video Lessons, 6Assessments, 6 Video Review Lessons, and 6 Thought Question/Activities)

Lesson One:Discovery of America

Lesson Two:Lost Colony of Roanoke/Jamestown

Lesson Three:  Pilgrims and Colonial Life

Lesson Four:Education and Work in the Colonies/Map of Colonies

Lesson Five:George Washington and the French and Indian War

Lesson Five:The Salem Witch Trials

 

Section 3:The Road to Revolution and the American Revolution” (9 Video Lessons, 9 Assessments, 9 Video Review Lessons, 6 Thought Question/Activities, and a Video Wrap-Up)

Lesson One:Conflict between the Colonists and Britain/Stamp Act

Lesson Two:Sons of Liberty form through the Boston Massacre

Lesson Three:  Word of the Massacre spreads through the Continental Congress

Lesson Four:Continental Congress decisions through Paul Revere

Lesson Five:Shot heard ‘round the world through Bunker Hill

Lesson Six:Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense” through the Hessians

Lesson Seven: General Howe through Benedict Arnold

Lesson Eight: Alliances are formed through Yorktown

Lesson Nine: Treaty of Paris and the Win

Video Wrap-Up 

 

Section 4:“Forming a New Nation” (4 Video Lessons, 4 Assessments, 4 VideoReview Lessons, and 4 Thought Question/Activities)

Lesson One:Articles of Confederation through the Constitutional Convention

Lesson Two:Constitutional Convention decisions through 3/5 Compromise

Lesson Three:  Branches of government through the Bill of Rights

Lesson Four:Protections under the law through the duties of the President

 

Section 5:Jeffersonian Age and the War of 1812” (7 Video Lessons, 7 Assessments, 7 Video Review Lessons, and 7 Thought Question/Activities)

Lesson One:First leaders through the Capitol

Lesson Two:French Revolution through the XYZ Affair

Lesson Three: John Adams through the election of Thomas Jefferson

Lesson Four:The Midnight Justice Scandal through Macon’s Bill #2

Lesson Five:James Madison through Fort McHenry

Lesson Six:Dolley Madison through the Peace of Ghent

 

Section 6:“The In-Betweens” (Discussion of the Presidents between 1814 and1860 and their legacies)

Lesson One:The Presidents from James Monroe through Franklin Pierce

 

Section 7:“The Civil War and Reconstruction” (10 Video Lessons, 10 Assessments, 10 Video Review Lessons, 10 Thought Questions/Activities, and a Video Wrap-Up)

Lesson One:Introduction through Sectionalism

Lesson Two:Balance of Power through Stephen Douglas

Lesson Three:  Kansas-Nebraska Act through John Brown

Lesson Four:Election of 1860, Secession, and Robert E. Lee

Lesson Five:Border States through Lincoln’s Reality Check

Lesson Six:Union and CSA Strategies through Ulysses S. Grant

Lesson Seven: Battle of Shiloh through the Battle of Fredericksburg

Lesson Eight: Battle of Chancellorsville through the Battle of Gettysburg

Lesson Nine:Tecumseh Sherman’s Total War, Appomattox and Assassination

Lesson Ten:Reconstruction

Video Wrap Up

 

 

Section 8:“Westward Ho, Industrialization, Immigration, Progressivism” (7 Video Lessons, 7 Assessments, 7 Video Review Lessons, 7 Thought Question/Activities, and a Video Wrap-Up)

Lesson One:The Donner Party through the Transcontinental Railroad

Lesson Two:The Gold Rush through the Industrial Revolution

Lesson Three:  Urbanization through tenement housing

Lesson Four: Immigration, Progressivism through William H. Taft

Lesson Five:Imperialism through Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders

Lesson Six: McKinley’s Assassination through the Panama Canal

Lesson Seven: The Gilded Age and a “Wrap Up"

 

Section 9:“The Great War” (6 Video Lessons, 6 Assessments, 6 Video ReviewLessons, 6 Thought Question/Activities, and a Video Wrap-Up)

Lesson One:Introduction through the Allied Powers

Lesson Two:Franz Ferdinand through the Zimmerman Telegram

Lesson Three: Declaration of War, the Romanov Family, and Rasputin

Lesson Four:Bolshevik Revolution through trench warfare

Lesson Five:American Expeditionary Forces through the Treaty of Versailles

Lesson Six:Wilson’s Fourteen Points through the Spanish Flu

Video Wrap UP

 

 

Section 10:“Roaring 20’s, Crash, the Great Depression, Dust Bowl” (5 Video Lessons, 5 Assessments, 5 Video Review Lessons, 5 Thought Questions/Activities, anda Video Wrap-Up)

Lesson One:Looking Inward, Harlem Renaissance and the Jazz Age

Lesson Two:Prohibition through Economic mini-course

Lesson Three:  Production through the Poverty Cycle

Lesson Four:  Setting up for the Crash through the Bonus Army March

Lesson Five: Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the New Deal, and the Dust Bowl

Video Wrap Up

 

Section 11:“World War II” (10 Video Lessons, 10 Assessments, 10 Video Review Lessons, 10 Thought Question/Activities, a Video Wrap-Up, and specialVideo Lesson on the Holocaust

Lesson One: Introduction through the Soviet Union

Lesson Two:Dictatorships in Europe, Black Shirts, Brown Shirts, and Cheka

Lesson Three:  Adolf Hitler’s rise to power through the annexation of Austria

Lesson Four:  Anschluss Sudetenland through the fall of France

Lesson Five: Winston Churchill’s “Never Surrender” through Japan on the move

Lesson Six:Pearl Harbor through the war of the Homefront

Lesson Seven:  Where to start through Operation Fortitude

Lesson Eight:D-Day through Victory in Europe

Lesson Nine: Douglas MacArthur through the Navajo Code Talkers

Lesson Ten: Okinawa through Victory in Japan

Lesson Eleven: The Holocaust

Video Wrap Up

 

 

Section 12: “The Cold War including the Korean War and the Vietnam War” (9 Video Lessons, 9 Assessments, 9 Video Review Lessons, 9 Thought Question/Activities, and a Video Wrap-Up)

Lesson One:Introduction through the United Nations

Lesson Two: Origins of the Cold War through the Warsaw Pact

Lesson Three:  Origins of the Korean War through MacArthur’s resignation

Lesson Four:End of the Korean War through Eisenhower and the Rosenbergs

Lesson Five:The Space Race through the John F. Kennedy Assassination

Lesson Six:Lyndon B. Johnson becomes president through Ho Chi Minh

Lesson Seven: Geneva Accords through Robert McNamara

Lesson Eight: Gulf of Tonkin Resolution through the Tet Offensive

Lesson Nine:Frustrating war through the legacy of Vietnam

Video Wrap Up

 

Section 13:Civil Rights in America” (4 Video Lessons, 4 Assessments, 4 Video Review Lessons, 4 Thought Question/Activities, and a Video Wrap-Up)

Lesson One:The 13th Amendment through Emmett Till

Lesson Two: Rosa Parks through the Greensboro Four

Lesson Three:  Ruby Bridges through the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Lesson Four:  Bloody Sunday through the Civil Rights Act of 1968

Video Wrap Up

 

 

Section 14:Modern History through the Presidents ~ 1963-2020)” (12 VideoLessons, 12 Assessments, 12 Video Review, 12 Thought Questions/Activities, and a Video Wrap-Up)

Lesson One:Lyndon B Johnson through an introduction to Richard M. Nixon

Lesson Two:Guarding your reputation through detente

Lesson Three:  Nixon through the Democratic National Headquarters

Lesson Four:Watergate through walking on the moon

Lesson Five: Gerald Ford through Squeaky Fromme

Lesson Six:Jimmy Carter through Camp David Accords

Lesson Seven:  Ronald Reagan through the Challenger

Lesson Eight: George H.W. Bush through the election of Bill Clinton

Lesson Nine: Bill Clinton through the Election of George W. Bush

Lesson Ten: George Bush, September 11th attacks, War of Terror

Lesson Eleven:  Election of Barack Obama

Lesson Twelve:  Election of Donald Trump

Video Wrap Up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Teacher: Venna
  • Areas of expertise: American History, Civics, Sociology, World History
  • Education: B.A. in Sociology/Criminology, Auburn University Montgomery; M. Ed in Secondary Education, Sociology and Social Sciences, Auburn University Montgomery
  • Interests: Nothing much beats spending the day with my family outside walking, talking, and grilling some new recipe! Our dog, Big Ike, is part of the family and he is always with us as well! If we are not at home, we love to travel and see new places and of course.. visit historical sites!
  • Skills: Teacher, mother, wife, counselor
  • Associations: Alabama Association of Independent Schools, Southern Association of Independent Schools, National Council for History Education, "Belfer Scholar" with the National Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Issues I care about: There are many issues that I care about with one being the lack of history and civics being taught to our students. Teaching the Humanities make us... well.. human! We learn about people, places and events and when we do, we become more civilized. I am saddened by the divisiveness in our country and the hate that is spewed from one group to another simply because they do not agree on the same ideals. That is something that can change... and it just takes brave teachers, parents, and others to do it!

Educating students is one of the most challenging yet rewarding careers a person can undertake. It is truly not a profession to enter into lightly or without understanding that to be an excellent teacher, you have to pour 100% of your heart, soul, and passion into the classroom. I have a true passion to teach! Although somewhat unpopular with the new “next best thing” think tank, it is my opinion that the teacher should be the educator....not a glorified facilitator. After 25 years of teaching, I also strongly believe that content is extremely important. Yes, we want students to be able to solve problems and think critically. We want them to apply their knowledge to real world issues but they cannot do that without learning content, scenarios, facts, and the basics of their subject matter. Yes, computers and smart boards, apps and iPads can enhance the classroom experience and I readily use them but there is nothing that can take the place of a great teacher! A great teacher can teach without chalk and a book, a Powerpoint or even chairs... great teachers can hold their students interest by being passionate about their subject and being a creative, story-telling giver of knowledge! My belief is that if you make the subject matter relevant to their lives, they will learn and know how to apply the lessons they have learned. I accomplish this through personal stories, incidents that have happened in the past or current events. We discuss the world today and things in their lives and make it where they can see a parallel between what we are learning and their own situations. If students can see and relate to the material, then they can form their own passion for learning! I approach my students each day with the desire to build a true relationship with them, show them I care, and tackle the day’s lesson with knowledge, a good deal of humor and stories, and creative ways to present the material we are learning. My classroom is orderly but a safe place to learn and exchange ideas. The expectations I have for my students are high and I challenge them each day to not only meet but exceed them. Students need to be challenged and not coddled. I am definitely not considered an easy teacher but a challenging one that is amazed to what heights they will rise if they respect their teacher. My philosophy on teaching is simple...teachers need to do their jobs well and with passion, challenge their students and encourage them to meet and exceed the expectations, and build relationships out of mutual respect.

Test Preparation Document

Test Preparation Document

Digital Quizzes and Tests Answer Keys Document

Digital Quizzes and Tests Answer Keys Document

Section Two Asessment Multiple Choice Answer Keys

Attached are the answer keys for Section Two of "A Survey of American History, Exploration, Discovery, Colonization, the French and Indian War and the Salem Witch Trials." The correct answer is highlighted in red underneath each question.

Parent Welcome Video and Information

Hello! This is an additional video for the parents to get an idea about my background and teaching methods. I will also discuss all of the resources that I will be providing you and your student!

Section Three Multiple Choice Assessment Answer Keys

Attached are the answer keys to the assessments after each video lesson in Section 3, The American Revolution. The correct answer is highlighted in red underneath the question.

Section Four Multiple Choice Assessment Keys

These are the assessment keys for Section Four "Creating a New Nation". The correct answer is highlighted in red.

Section Five Multiple Choice Assessment Keys

The assessment keys for Section Five "The Jeffersonian Age and the War of 1812" are attached. The correct answer is highlighted in red.

Section Seven Multiple Choice Assessment Keys "Civil War"

Attached you will find the assessment keys for the video lesson on our Unit "The Civil War". The correct answer is highlighted in red under the question.

Section Eight Multiple Choice Assessment Keys

You will find the assessment keys for each lesson and the correct answer is highlighted underneath the question in red.

Section Nine Multiple Choice Assessment Keys

In this resource, you will find the assessment keys for all multiple choice assessments for Section Nine "The Great War". The correct answer is highlighted in red underneath the question.

Section Ten Multiple Choice Assessment Keys

In this resource, you will find the answers to the review/assessment questions in Section Ten. The correct answer is highlighted in red underneath the question.

Section Eleven Multiple Choice Assessment Keys

Attached are the keys to the "Multiple Choice Assessments" after each video lesson. The correct answer is in red below the question.

Section Twelve Multiple Choice Assessment Keys

Attached are the assessment keys for Section Twelve "The Cold War". The correct answer is highlighted in red beneath the question.

Section Thirteen Multiple Choice Assessment Keys

Attached are the assessment keys for the Multiple Choice Assessments for Section Thirteen. The correct answer is bolded in red underneath the question.

Section Fourteen Assessment Keys "Modern History through the Presidents"

Attached are the assessment keys for all lessons in this section. The correct answer is highlighted in red underneath the question.
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