Monday Classes

High School U.S. History -

Mondays, 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. (central)


This course utilizes a free online 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.  We do spend time developing DBQ skills that are a part of some standardized tests.  Appropriate for 10th-12th grade.   

Middle School U.S. History -

Mondays, 11 to 12:30 p.m. (central) 
 

The required textbooks for this course A History of US: Eleven-Volume Set by Joy Hakim.  We spend three weeks on each volume.  It is not necessary to purchase the entire set at once.  Some volumes can be found in your local library.    

 

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.    

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World History II

Mondays, 1 to 2:30 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.   I recommend purchasing the audiobook in addition to the hardcover for auditory learners.     

Assessment of the student's grasp of historical concepts leans more on writing assignments and class discussion, and the completion of occasional projects.  Appropriate for 8th-12.   

Tuesday Classes

African American History

Tuesdays, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (central)


A survey of African American history from the kingdoms of West Africa up to recent current events.  In the past, we have used a textbook is written for college level.  I have restructured the course to utilize more online resources.  Appropriate for 7th-12th grade.  I make adjustments based on student ability.  Required text is Black History 1619-2019: An Illustrated and Documented African-American History.     

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Wednesday Classes

National History Day Coaching -

Junior (6-8) and Senior (9-12) Levels  Wednesdays, 11 to 12:30 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.  

I am delighted to have had the opportunity to co-author an article with my daughter Brandice in this year's NHD Theme Book:  Frontiers in History:  People, Places, Ideas.  We were able to share the story of the Nelson family's black-owned barbershop that was a part of the family for several generations and how entrepreneurship was a conduit for African-American resilience in the face of racism.  

World History IV

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

 

The required textbook for this course is Advanced Placement World History: Modern.    

 

Assessment of the student's grasp of historical concepts leans more on short writing assignments and class discussion, and the completion of occasional projects.  We do spend time developing DBQ skills that are a part of some standardized tests.  Appropriate for 11th-12th grade.  

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Thursday Classes

World History I

Thursdays, 9 to 10:30 a.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.  

 

I recommend purchasing the audiobook in addition to the hardcover for auditory learners.     

Assessment of the student's grasp of historical concepts leans more on writing assignments and class discussion, and the completion of occasional projects.  Appropriate for 7th-12. 

World History III - 

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

The required textbook for this course is The History of the Renaissance World: From the Rediscovery of Aristotle to the Conquest of Constantinople written by Susan Wise Bauer.  

 

I recommend purchasing the audiobook in addition to the hardcover for auditory learners.     

Assessment of the student's grasp of historical concepts leans more on writing assignments and class discussion, and the completion of occasional projects.  Appropriate for 9th-12.