American History and Geography
From the birth of the nation to 1849 with US Geography
minimum 10, maximum 16
$25 materials fee
(3) 12:05-1:25 OR (4) 1:30-2:50
Pre-requisites for class:
Independent reader & writer
Our journey begins by learning from our Native American friends, Vikings, and explorers. Next, we will learn from the hardships of starting a new country. Then we take a tour through the wars that shaped our history. Finally, our discussion and learning will end with the grumblings of the abolition of slavery. Through the use of media, students will end this class with a full grasp of our country’s beginnings (up to 1849).
For the geography component, it is very important that this generation know each state, what each state’s capital is, and where it is located on a map. This part of the class will be interactive with games, videos, songs, and maps!
Classwork / Homework
There will be an end-of-the-year history/geography fair. Students will make a trifold presentation of their favorite part of history (during the course of this class) or state.
In-class activities include games, music, video, and food.
Approximate time for homework each week: 30 to 45 minutes a day.
Required Books & Materials
by Angela O'Dell
States & Capitals, Student Guide
Publisher: Highlands Latin School Faculty
Two folders with student’s name neatly displayed on the front
1 1/2 inch notebook with 50-page protectors
Pen only (no pencils on homework please)