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- Available Lessons: 217
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Course SummaryTeach your students in a new way with this engaging, flexible high school US history textbook replacement course. Our course costs less than a traditional textbook and introduces your students to the same topics through fun learning tools, like video lessons and self-assessment quizzes, that can help them get better grades.
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Any instructor who teaches high school U.S. history can consider this textbook replacement course an excellent resource for their classroom. The lessons in this course provide high quality instruction and cover the same or even more information than that found in most U.S. history textbooks.
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The short, engaging video lessons on topics like Reconstruction and the Civil War are perfect for briefly introducing a U.S. history topic and initiating class discussion. The chapter and lesson structure is similar to traditional history textbooks, making a transition to digital learning simple and straightforward. Just like you'd assign textbook reading assignments, you can assign one or more video lessons to your students conveniently through the website and even review them in class to initiate discussion or class projects.
- Identify the chapter in this course that corresponds with your curriculum or lesson plan.
- Assign one or more of the short and engaging video lessons as homework.
- In class, engage students in discussions and/or interactive activities that focus on the lesson topics.
- Use the lesson quizzes and chapter exams to test your students' understanding of early U.S. presidents, North American colonization and political movements in U.S. history.
- Submit questions, feedback or suggestions to our expert instructors from your Dashboard.
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Using the course is simple. You can find any topic you're currently studying in your U.S. history class, or if your school uses this course in the classroom, you can get your assignments through links sent by your teacher via email. Even if your school uses traditional textbooks, you'll find this course offers a great supplement and brings U.S. history lessons to life. The short videos give you an easy, fun and helpful way to better understand and absorb U.S. history concepts, dates, important people and major events.
- Identify the U.S. history topics you're studying in class, or click on the lesson links sent to you.
- View the short and engaging U.S. history video lessons.
- Use the lesson quizzes and chapter exams to test your understanding of topics like American involvement in the World Wars and political reforms in the U.S.
- Submit questions to our expert instructors for additional help with any U.S. history topic covered in the course.
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Our U.S. history course supports your individual learning style and your lifestyle. Check out some of the helpful and practical ways this course can be valuable to you as well as the advantages to having a complete resource to complement your classroom lessons.
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- Learn Your Way: Whether you learn better through discussion, viewing the video or reading the lesson transcript, we've got you covered.
- Keeping Up in Class: If you need to miss class or don't quite understand a U.S. history concept, you can use this course to make sure you don't fall behind.
- Early American civilizations
- European migration to North America
- The American Revolution
- The U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights
- Change during the Virginia Dynasty
- States' rights and Jackson's presidency
- American Renaissance and reform movements
- Manifest Destiny and exploration of the West
- President Lincoln and slavery conflicts
- The American Civil War
- American Reconstruction in the North and South
- American expansion and industrialization
- Progressive politics and women's suffrage
- America as a world power
- World War I
- The culture and policies of the roaring 20s
- The Great Depression
- U.S. involvement in World War II
- World changes and aid after the war
- The Cold War
- Activist movements and civil disobedience
- Politics, policies and presidents in the 1970s
- Political conservatism in the 1980s
- Government, economic and social changes (1992-2013)
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