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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Middle School History: The Civil War

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Class dates: January 10 to March 20, 2012
Total classes: 10
Starting time: 11:30 am Eastern (10:30 Central)
Duration: 1 hour
Prerequisite: None
Suggested grade level: 6th to 8th grade
Fee: $120 if you register on or before November 1, 2011. $140 after Nov. 1st for all 10 classes
Course description: This course will explore the political, economic and legal issues that existed during the Civil War years, including federalism, slavery, the Dred Scott decision, the suspension of the Writ of Habeas Corpus, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the Gettsyburg Address. Key figures and major battles will be discussed and life as a soldier will be investigated. Moreover, there will be a brief look at the Reconstruction period. Any pertinent Catholic statements on the War will be introduced.
Course Outline:
Week 1: The Political and Economic Landscape Prior to the First Shot of the War
Week 2: Succession of Southern States, the Election of President Lincoln and Suspension of the Writ of Habeas Corpus
Week 3: Battles of Fort Sumter and Manassas (First Bull Run)
Week 4: Ulysses S. Grant
Week 5: Emancipation Proclamation and Catholic Position
Week 6: Chancelorsville and Vicksburgh
Week 7: Life of a Civil War Soldier
Week 8: Gettsyburgh and the Gettysburgh Address
Week 9: Atlanta and the March to the Sea
Week 10: Reconstruction
Homework: Short written essays, reading assignments and final.
Instructor's biography: Mrs. Stanley has a B.A. from Michigan State University and a law degree from the University of Michigan. She loves to study history, especially how it pertains to legal and political issues of today. Mrs. Stanley is a mother of five children, all who have been homeschooled at some point.

Equipment requirements: Classes are online, live and interactive. Students are required to have high-speed internet and a headset with microphone.

Misc:
Mrs. Stanley will be available via email in between classes for questions and comments.
Recordings of classes are provided to students within 24 hours and available for 6 months.
Homeschool Connections does not provide record keeping services.

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