The Birth of America
You’ve just won a bloody, decade-long war that no one expected you to win. Now it’s up to you to unite a collection of disparate states and establish a single government to rule. Yet, many questions remain unanswered: How much power should the President have? How do we ensure that bigger states don’t dominate smaller ones? This course will begin with the discovery of the New World, then trace American history through colonialism, the road to revolution, and the Revolutionary War. The class will culminate in a mock Constitutional Convention in which students will play real Founding Fathers and negotiate the laws that will govern the new country.
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Form of education:
Twice/week; 60 minute sessions.
Interactive lessons in groups of 7-10 people
Applications are being collected for September - December
By the end of this course, students will know how to:
- Apply lessons from history to analyze relevant issues facing the world today
- Use historical evidence to defend arguments
- Discuss foundational principles for how and why government works