Middle School American History (Notgrass)

Course #:

HIST

3-571

Division:

Humanities

Department:

History

Suggested Age:

11-14

Prerequisites:

None

Middle School American History (Notgrass)

Course Description:

As Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “We are not makers of history.  We are made by history.”  America’s history is a unique story unlike that of any other nation. The people, events, geography, and social and religious institutions shaped our nation into the diverse superpower it is today.   In this class, we will be diving into America’s story from the time prior to European exploration through the end of the twentieth century.  With a focus on project-based learning, students will be exposed to a variety of primary sources from songs to poems to the Declaration of Independence to journal entries from presidents and explorers.   From Revolutionary War heroes to the Atomic Age and beyond, in this class we will discover the fascinating people and changing times of the land that would become the United States of America.

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