American History I for Grades 9-12 (1:00)
Course: American History I for Grades 9-12
Instructor: Jessica Smith
Curriculum: Students will need to purchase a copy of A History of the American People by Paul Johnson and acquire additional living books/novels throughout the year (booklist will be provided before classes begin).
Homework Description: Homework will consist of readings from A History of the American People and other living books, short essays, and hands-on/research projects.
Duration: 30 weeks
Course Description: The United States occupies a unique place in the history of the entire world. While our nation was founded upon the idea that men could join together under God to shape a “more perfect union” and determine how they were to be governed, the establishment of our country was not without its challenges. In this course, your student will be introduced to the key principles, concepts, leaders, conflicts, and other major events that shaped our great nation through living books, class discussions, written responses, and engaging research projects. We will begin with a brief journey through the Age of Discovery and move into the colonial period, the Revolutionary War, the birth of a new nation, ending our studies with the antebellum period.
This class will be taught by Jessica Smith, a Wake Forest University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, former public school teacher, and former private school reading specialist. Jessica has been homeschooling her six children for 8 years and will graduate her oldest child in spring 2022.