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Course SummaryTake US History from 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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13 chapters in US History from Reconstruction for Teachers: Professional Development
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- Detailed video explanations for wrong answers
How It Works
Earn professional development credits to renew your history teaching license with US History from Reconstruction for Teachers. Brush up on post-Reconstruction topics so you can better teach US 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 the Gilded Age and contemporary America.
- Check your knowledge of things like the Roaring '20s and the Great Depression with practice quizzes and exams.
- Ask clarification questions from our expert history instructors.
- Earn 3 college credits by taking the CLEP US History from 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. CLEP credits are accepted by over 2,900 schools and directly by many state departments of education.
Who's It For?
The US History from 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 US history from Reconstruction
- Teachers who want to incorporate engaging post-Reconstruction videos into their instruction
- Teachers planning a post-Reconstruction unit or course
- Aspiring history teachers
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- Practice Makes Perfect: Quizzes and practice exams let you review post-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 US History from 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||Reconstruction and the Gilded Age (1865-1877) (the Reconstruction Amendments, westward expansion, expansion of the Transcontinental Railroad)|
|Day 2||Chapter 2||Industrialization and Urbanization (1870-1900) (economic policies during the Second Industrial Revolution, Gilded Age politics, immigration in industrial America, the social gospel movement)|
|Day 3||Chapter 3||The Progressive Era (1900-1917) (the muckrakers of the Progressive Era, work and home improvements of the Progressive Era, progressive politics, women's suffrage)|
|Day 4||Chapter 4||American Imperialism (1890-1919) (the Spanish-American War, causes of World War I, American involvement in World War I)|
|Day 5||Chapter 5||The Roaring '20s (1920-1929) (1920s American culture, prohibition in the 1920s, organized crime of the 1920s, eugenics, the Red Scare)|
|Day 6||Chapter 6||The Great Depression (1929-1940) (the Wall Street crash of 1929, the New Deal, Roosevelt's foreign policy prior to World War II)|
|Day 7||Chapter 7||World War II in America (1941-1945) (the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Holocaust, Hiroshima and Nagasaki)|
|Day 8||Chapter 8||Post-War World (1946-1959) (post-war Europe, post-war Asia, post-war American life, the counter-culture of post-war America)|
|Day 9||Chapter 9||The Cold War (1950-1973) (America's involvement in the Korean War, McCarthyism and the Red Scare, causes and effects of the Vietnam War)|
|Day 10||Chapter 10||Protests, Activism, and Civil Disobedience (1954-1973) (the Great Society program, the civil rights movement, hippies, the women's movement)|
|Day 11||Chapter 11||The 1970s (1969-1979) (foreign policies of President Nixon, Roe v. Wade, the Watergate scandal)|
|Day 12||Chapter 12||The Rise of Political Conservatism (1980-1992) (Reaganomics, Ronald Reagan's foreign policy, President Bush's foreign policy)|
|Day 13||Chapter 13||Contemporary America (1992-2013) (the presidential election of 1992, President Clinton's domestic policy, the War on Terror, the election of Barack Obama)|
|Day 14||Final Exam||Take the practice final exam to see what you've mastered and make sure you are ready to earn credit for US history from Reconstruction|
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