|Start / End Dates||Date-Date|
|Class Size||8-12 Learners|
|Price per Part||$150 per Student|
Students will engage in an ongoing study of the book A Young People’s History of the United States. This class is discussion based with a project focus. Each week, there will be guided comprehension questions that help student’s get the most out of the readings. Videos suggestions will also be sent as they apply to the topic. In class, our conversations will be guided by a series of thought questions created by both the instructor and the students.
At the end of the class, students engage in a project based endeavor when they choose one event or person to present to the class. The presentations will allow for personal creativity and a deeper dive into their chosen topic.
Part 1 will cover the following:
Chapter 1: Columbus And The Indians
Chapter 2: Black And White
Chapter 3: Who Were The Colonists
Chapter 4: Tyranny Is Tyranny
Chapter 5: Revolutions
Chapter 6: The Women Of Early America
Part 2 will cover the following:
Chapter 7: As Long As Grass Grows Or Water Runs
Chapter 8: War With Mexico
Chapter 9: Slavery And Emancipation
Chapter 10: The Other Civil War
Chapter 11: Robber Barons And Rebels
Chapter 12: The American Empire
Part 3 will cover the following:
Chapter 13: Class Struggle
Chapter 14: World War 1
Chapter 15: Hard Times
Chapter 16: World War 11 And The Cold War
Chapter 17: Black Revolt And Civil Rights
Chapter 18: Vietnam
Part 4 will cover the following:
Chapter 19: Surprises
Chapter 20: Under Control?
Chapter 21: Politics As Usual
Chapter 22: Resistance
Chapter 23: The War On Terrorism
Chapter 24: War In Iraq, Conflict At Home
Usually 1-1.5 hours weekly
Weekly Live Meetings
This class meets live weekly on Thursdays from 3-4pm Eastern/2-3pm Central/1-2pm Mountain/12-1pm Pacific
September 16-October 21, 2021
November 4, December 9, 2021
January 6-February 10, 2022
February 24-March 31, 2022
April 7, 2022
The student should be able to read (if you chose to purchase the book) at a 5/6th grade level or above. An audio book is also a great option for those who prefer to listen to texts aloud or who have difficulty with reading or comprehension.
Students will learn to think critically about history and the lens in which it is told. Students will be asked to question the stories traditionally told in schools and in social studies text books. Students will gain confidence in speaking about history and learn how to support their arguments using primary sources.
Students may choose to meet with me weekly during office hours for any additional questions. Office hours will be announced prior to our first class.
Due to the nature of history, some violent and upsetting themes will be explored when covering various events and ideologies.
A Young People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn. The text or an audio copy of the text will be fine.
Live sessions will be best experienced with a camera and microphone. Parents will need a Zoom account (free).
Alycia Wright, M.Ed.
Alycia Wright, M.Ed. is a former public teacher of ten plus years turned homeschooling mother of the last 7 years.