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- Available Lessons: 74
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Course SummaryTake The Civil War and Reconstruction for Teachers to earn 3 college credits to apply toward your licensure renewal requirements. Learn with fun and engaging history video lessons that you can watch around your teaching schedule.
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Earn professional development credits to renew your history teaching license with the Civil War and Reconstruction for Teachers. Brush up on Civil War and Reconstruction topics so you can better teach U.S. history, political science, and other history topics. Learn on your own schedule and at your own pace. You can complete this course in under two weeks - perfect for teachers who need to earn history credits in a hurry!
- Watch engaging video lessons about slavery and the Civil War.
- Check your knowledge of things like the Mexican-American War and President Lincoln's cabinet with practice quizzes and exams.
- Ask clarification questions from our expert history instructors.
- Earn 3 college credits by taking the DSST Civil War and Reconstruction exam.
Always check with your school district or state Department of Education to ensure that the course credits will be accepted before beginning the course. DSST credits are accepted by over 2,000 schools and directly by many state departments of education.
Who's It For?
The Civil War and Reconstruction for Teachers is ideal for any teachers looking to earn credits to use toward licensure renewal. The flexible, self-paced format makes it easy to fit your studies into a busy schedule. The course is fully online, so you can study anytime, anywhere. This course also benefits:
- History and political science teachers who want to brush up on the Civil War and Reconstruction
- Teachers who want to incorporate engaging Civil War and Reconstruction videos into their instruction
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- Fun and Engaging: Animations and interesting examples make the Civil War and Reconstruction easy to learn.
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- Practice Makes Perfect: Quizzes and practice exams let you review Civil War and Reconstruction terminology and key concepts and track what you've mastered.
- Quick and Flexible: Learn on your own schedule and on any device. You could earn history credits in less than two weeks.
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Course Plan for Earning Credit in Less Than Two Weeks
Follow this course plan if you want to complete the Civil War and Reconstruction for Teachers and be ready to earn transferable credit in less than two weeks. For each chapter assignment, take all of the lesson quizzes and the practice chapter exam at the end of each chapter. If you miss any questions, review the video lesson to master the concept.
|Day||Assignment||What You'll Learn|
|Day 1||Chapter 1||Life in 19th Century America (slavery in early America, economic developments in the North, life in the South)|
|Day 2||Chapter 2||Rising Tension Over Slavery (the Missouri Compromise of 1820, the Mexican-American War, the abolitionist movement, Bloody Kansas, Dred Scott v. Sanford)|
|Day 3||Chapter 3||The Political Situation in 1860 (the birth of the Republican party, the 1860 Democratic National Convention, the election of 1860)|
|Day 4||Chapter 4||The Civil War Unfolds: 1861 (secession of the southern states, creation of the Confederacy, the Battle of Fort Sumter, the First Battle of Bull Run)|
|Day 5||Chapter 5||The War in 1862 (President Lincoln's cabinet, comparing the Union and Confederate armies, the Anaconda Plan, the Second Battle of Bull Run, the Emancipation Proclamation)|
|Day 6||Chapter 6||The War Continues: 1863 (casualties of the Civil War, the role of women in the Civil War, the politics of war, the Battle of Gettysburg)|
|Day 7||Chapter 7||The Tide of War Shifts: 1864 (Grant's plan for ending the war, the Battle of Cold Harbor, the Battle of Nashville, Sherman's March to the Sea)|
|Day 8||Chapter 8||Conclusion of the Civil War: 1865 (the last 100 days of the Civil War, the assassination of President Lincoln, General Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox courthouse)|
|Day 9||Chapter 9||Reconstruction After the Civil War (Lincoln's Reconstruction plan, the Reconstruction Amendments, the impeachment of Andrew Johnson, the Redeemers)|
|Day 10||Final Exam||Take the practice final exam to see what you've mastered and make sure you are ready to earn credit for the Civil War and Reconstruction|
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