American History from 1865 - Reconstruction

The Reconstruction Era
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  • Lectures 7
  • Length 1 hour
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  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 9/2013 English

Course Description

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!

What are the requirements?

  • Students will need access to speakers and system requirements for taking a course on Udemy. There are no additional course requirements or materials.
  • Prerequisite knowledge: Basic knowledge of American History is preferred, but not a requirement. If you do not have any background knowledge, you will still be able to complete and do well in this course.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • In this course, you will learn the objectives listed below.
  • Wartime Reconstruction
  • Presidential Reconstruction
  • Congressional Reconstruction
  • Struggle in the South
  • Reconstruction Collapses
  • Conclusion - Half accomplished Revolution
  • By the end of the course, you will be able to itentify between the different eras within the Reconstruction period. The students will be able to chronicle important events and political occurances.

Who is the target audience?

  • The intended audience for this course would be those interested in American History. The course will be taught at a level for both those already familiar with the Reconstruction era to gain advance their previous knowledge and those unfamiliar to gain new knowledge.

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Course Intro and Objectives

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.

Section 2: Reconstruction - Wartime Reconstruction

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.

10 questions

This quiz will cover the content from Lecture 1, Wartime Reconstruction.

Section 3: Reconstruction - Presidential Reconstruction
This lecture covers the presidential portion of the reconstruction era. First, watch the lecture, then complete the lecture quiz.
10 questions

This quiz covers the topics discussed in lecture 2, Presidential Reconstruction.

Section 4: Reconstruction - Congressional 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.

10 questions

This quiz covers the topics covered in Lecture 3, Congressional Reconstruction.

Section 5: Reconstruction - Struggle in the South

This lecture covers the Struggle in the South. View the lecture presentation first, then complete Quiz 4.

10 questions

This quiz covers the topics covered in Lecture 4, Struggle in the South.

Section 6: Reconstruction - Reconstruction Collapses

This lecture covers the Collapse of Reconstruction. View the lecture presentation first, then complete Quiz 5.

10 questions

This quiz covers the topics covered in Lecture 5, Reconstruction Collapses.

Section 7: Reconstruction - Conclusion - Half Accomplished Revolution

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.

10 questions

This last quiz will count as the Final Exam of this course. This quiz will cover lectures 1-6.

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Instructor Biography

Gretchen Lockard, Teacher, Social Studies

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. 

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