Nichelle enjoys helping her students view history from opposing viewpoints:  victor and victim, male and female, indigenous and colonizer.  While many world history curricula discuss the rise and fall of nations as if they flourished in a vacuum, she enjoys helping her students discover the cross-cultural connections between them.

High School U.S. History -

Mondays, 9:30 to 11 a.m. (central)
This course utilizes a free online college-level textbook.  There is a good amount of reading, but assessment of the student's grasp of historical concepts leans more on short writing assignments and class discussion, and less on the memorization of dates.  Appropriate for 10th-12th grade.   

World History II

Tuesdays, 2:30 to 4 p.m. (central)

The required textbook for this course is and The History of the Medieval World: From the Conversion of Constantine to the First Crusade written by Susan Wise Bauer.  This class is recommended for 9th grade and above.  Assessment of the student's grasp of historical concepts leans more on short writing assignments and class discussion, and the completion of occasional projects.  Appropriate for 8th-12.   

African American History

Thursdays, 9:30 to 11 a.m. (central)
A survey of African American history from the kingdoms of West Africa up to recent current events.  The textbook is written for college level, but would not be difficult for most teens to comprehend.  Some Native American and Mexican American history will be included. The required textbook is African-American Odyssey, The Combined Volume. The edition is not so important, they all read similarly.  Appropriate for 11th-12th grade.  

World History I

Mondays, 1 to 2:30 p.m. (central)

The required textbook for this course is The History of the Ancient World: From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome written by Susan Wise Bauer.  This class is recommended for 8th grade and above.  Assessment of the student's grasp of historical concepts leans more on short writing assignments and class discussion, and the completion of occasional projects.  Appropriate for 7th-12th. 

Middle School U.S. History -

Wednesdays, 11 to 12:30 p.m. (central) 
The required textbooks for this course are the set of 10 volumes for A History of US by Joy Hakim.  This class is recommended for 6th grade and above.  Assessment of the student's grasp of historical concepts leans more on short writing assignments, class discussion, and the completion of occasional projects.  Appropriate for 6th-8th.    

National History Day Coaching -Junior (6-8) and Senior (9-12) Levels:  Wednesdays, 1 to 2:30 p.m.The National History Day competition allows students the opportunity to showcase their historical research skills in the form of either an individual or group performance, documentary, website, or exhibit, or as an individual author of a historical paper.  There are invaluable life skills developed through participation in the competition:  critical thinking, problem solving, research and critical reading, self-esteem, and self-confidence.