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Course SummaryThis convenient online teacher resource course helps middle school social studies teachers supplement their curricula and engage their students with fun video lessons. The course is accessible on any computer or mobile device, and it can be used for a variety of instructional purposes.
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About This Course
If you're a middle school social studies or history instructor, use this comprehensive course as a supplemental teaching resource. Inside, you'll find a wide variety of history lessons that cover ancient civilizations, the Renaissance, the settlement of America, WWI and WWII, contemporary American history and much more.
You can use these fun video lessons to introduce your students to new history topics or help them review concepts you've covered during class lectures. The lessons also come with short quizzes to challenge your students' knowledge.
How It Works
This course was designed with simplicity and flexibility in mind. These mobile-friendly lessons can be easily incorporated into a classroom setting, and the video lessons are typically less than ten minutes in length.
The course includes:
- Bite-sized and expertly taught lessons that cover historically significant facts, developments, figures, dates and more
- Lesson transcripts that you can print out for your students
- Interactive quizzes to help you assess your students' understanding of major cultures and events from ancient to contemporary times
- An intuitive course dashboard to help you quickly navigate to the social studies topics you want to talk about in class
How It Helps
- Supplements curricula: The course's lessons help you reinforce the concepts you cover in your social studies classes.
- Engages students: Middle school students will enjoy the simplified and engaging nature of these history video lessons.
- Offers multiple classroom uses: You can also share these lessons with your students to help them prepare for upcoming exams, get extra homework help and catch up in class.
The course supplements your instruction on the following topics:
- The evolution of early hominini
- Ancient Sumer, Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, China, Greece and Rome
- World religions
- Europe's Middle Ages
- Roman empires
- Islamic culture and religion
- Christian Crusades
- The development and culture of early West Africa
- Imperial China and Medieval Japan
- The Mayans, Aztecs and Incas
- European Renaissance and Protestant Reformation
- New World exploration
- Modern scientific origins
- The Enlightenment
- Europe's exploration of America and the first colonies
- The American Revolution
- Origins of early American government and the American Republic
- The presidencies of Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson
- American expansion and reform movements from the 1800s
- The Civil War and Reconstruction Era
- The Second Industrial Revolution
- The Progressive Era and American Imperialism
- America during WWI, the 1920s, the Great Depression, WWII and the Cold War
- US presidents and movements from the 1960s through today
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