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Live Class: American History


Travel back in time and all through the ages as your instructor Brandee Gillham, a former teacher and current homeschooling mom, guides you and your classmates through a discovery of the history of America in Apologia’s Live Class: American History.

Things that we have heard and known, that our fathers have told us. We will not hide them from their children, but tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might, and the wonders that he has done. -Psalm 78:3-4

GRADE LEVEL: 9th – 12th (recommended)
CLASS DATES: Aug 19, 2024-Apr 28, 2025
TIME: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET
SKU: ALOC-AMHIS-001 Categories: , ,
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Brandee Gillham

M.S. Biomedical Sciences

Brandee Gillham earned her Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences with an emphasis in Anatomy and Neurobiology in 2003 from Colorado State University. She taught in public school and at the collegiate level as well as worked for a private company teaching educators all over the nation.

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In Apologia’s Live Online American History class, students will study American history from the first European explorers to the Obama administration. Students will discuss events on a national level, particularly as they relate to the Federal government and issues in American culture. Taught from a biblical worldview, this course will help students develop their critical thinking skills as they relate to cause and effect, bias, and perspective.

Prerequisites: Ability to read and write at a 9th-grade level
Course Credit: One High School History Credit

Required Class Materials

  • Notgrass, Ray. Exploring America Part 1: Columbus Through Reconstruction Gainesboro, TN: Notgrass Company, 2014. (ISBN: 978-1-60999-066-4) 
  • Notgrass, Ray. Exploring America Part 2: Late 1800s to the Present Gainesboro, TN: Notgrass Company, 2014. (ISBN: 978-1-60999-067-1)
  • Notgrass, Ray. American Voices: Original Documents, Speeches, Poems, Stories, and Hymns from American History, Gainesboro, TN: Notgrass Company, 2014. (ISBN: 978-1-60999-068-8)

Course Topics 

This course will cover the following topics, among others:

  • English Settlement in America
  • The American Revolution
  • The Constitution
  • The Civil War
  • Reconstruction
  • The Gilded Age
  • The Great War
  • America in the Twenties
  • The New Deal
  • World War II
  • Post-War America
  • The New Millenium

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