History is specific. American History is rich in promises and hopes that are still being fulfilled even today. American History is OUR story. It teaches us. It inspires us, and it rebukes us. George Santayana wrote, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” To learn American history, to take it to heart, will hopefully motivate this next generation of students to avoid repeating the mistakes of our forefathers. Learning history is a positive experience.
History is filled with stories of inspiration and faith and overcoming. The men and women that shaped our past suffered hardships, endured difficulties and took risks for the good of the American people. Their stories enrich our lives. Their hopes have become our reality. Their dreams our freedom. Their hard endurance our legacy. History, rightly recorded history, helps us discern what is true. What is good. What is right.
American History is chock full of eventful, heroic, noble deeds of ordinary individuals that believed in their cause, convictions and creeds. It is these stories of people that need to be explored. History is far more than dates and lists of events. It is about People looking for a new world. A new and better way of life. It is loss, hardship, victories and monumental achievements in the political as well as civil rights of the American people.
This interactive class includes textbook assignments and student activity pages. Extracurricular activities, book presentations and plenty of class participation including mapwork, timeline, hands on activities to bring history to life. We read, discuss, and taste history. In other words, student involved. And hopefully a few will be Hooked on History.
Class homework requirements:: Weekly
Class Fee: $330
Supply fee: $75
Tutor: Beth Vess
In the event that the COVID-19 pandemic affects our ability to meet in person in a classroom for the 2020-21 school year, I will make the following adjustments to this class. Tutor and students will meet at the scheduled class time via a video chat service. Assignments can be submitted electronically, and feedback will be provided electronically. Our goal is to meet in person as soon as it is feasible. We may begin classroom meetings at any point during the school year as the COVID-19 situation resolves.