This course will cover American History from 1865 - Reconstruction. This course specifically covers the era after the American Civil War formally known as the Reconstruction Era. This course will use a lecture format with supplemental materials to engage students in the learning material.
The course will also include a series of 5 mini quizzes and one final examination. The course will run as a lecture-style course with some supplemental materials used for expanding understanding.
Each part of the course will take approximately 1-2 hours to complete. Students may go as fast or slow as they deem necessary when taking this course.
Why take this course? If you are a teacher who would like to advance their content knowledge, or a student who is seeking further in depth instruction and explanation, or just someone who is interested in learning more about American History - this course is for you!
This lecture is a quick intro to the course. I will cover the course objectives and the format for completing the course.
Take a moment to complete the KWL chart located in the supplementary materials for this section. This tool can be saved and updated during your journey through this course.
This lecture covers the Wartime Reconstruction portion of the Reconstruction Era. Follow along with the lecture presentation first. Next, watch the YouTube video on Abraham Lincoln's 2nd Inaugural Address. Next, view the copy of the Wade-Davis Bill. Lastly, complete the Lecture Quiz.
This quiz will cover the content from Lecture 1, Wartime Reconstruction.
This lecture covers the Congressional Reconstruction portion of the Reconstruction era. Follow along with the lecture presentation first. Then, view the supplementary materials. Lastly, complete Quiz 3.
This quiz covers the topics covered in Lecture 3, Congressional Reconstruction.
This lecture covers the Struggle in the South. View the lecture presentation first, then complete Quiz 4.
This quiz covers the topics covered in Lecture 4, Struggle in the South.
This lecture covers the Collapse of Reconstruction. View the lecture presentation first, then complete Quiz 5.
This quiz covers the topics covered in Lecture 5, Reconstruction Collapses.
View Lecture 6 which is a conclusion and wrap-up of all information covered in this course. Once you have completed the lecture, take Quiz 6, which will be the final examination in this course.
This last quiz will count as the Final Exam of this course. This quiz will cover lectures 1-6.
I am a graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Education (Social Studies). I also hold two minors - one in History and the other in Geography. I am a licensed teacher and hold a teaching certificate the state of Pennsylvania. I am always looking for new ways to share knowledge with others. I enjoy using technology in the classroom and feel it is a valuable learning tool.