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History: Terms 1-2 Super Pack (Full Year)

History: Terms 1-2 Super Pack (Full Year)

$345.00Price

Purchase a discounted year (32 weeks) of classes! This includes:

 

Welcome to the New World (8 weeks)

Join us as we adventure along the first explorers in the New World. Discover what enticed these adventurers across oceans in search of gold and glory. Learn about the tribes of First Americans these explorers found in the New World. Dive into the culture of the Inuit people as we study their way of life and successful establishments. We will follow not only Christopher Columbus, but Leif Erikson, Cabot, Balboa, Cortes, and many others. In this class we will try to explore both sides of the story from the perspective of the Native Americans and the early explorers.  


The Essence of Freedom (8 weeks)

Life in the New World wasn’t easy—after a treacherous boat ride, new arrivals faced harsh conditions, new diseases, and the threat of starvation every winter. Despite these odds thousands of people head for America in search of religious freedom, riches, and new adventure. Jump into the settlement at Jamestown and try to solve the mystery of the disappearing Roanoke colony. Learn about important leaders like John Smith, William Penn, and Daniel Boone. We’ll see new establishments from the Puritans, Quakers, and Pilgrims and will also see the creation of the abominable slave trade. In this class, we will discuss the important concept of freedom as we watch America begin to take shape. 


From Colonies to Country (8 weeks)

Watch as the 13 original colonies—small and underprepared—take on the world power of Great Britain in a fight for freedom and independence. Meet the most important figures of the physical war, like George Washington and Patrick Henry, and peek into the great minds of Alexander Hamilton and James Madison who ignited a revolution with their writings and essays. Learn about the important battles fought on American soil in Boston and cross the Delaware with Washington on the day after Christmas. Listen to the stirring words of Thomas Paine as he calls on American citizens to defend their freedoms. In this class, we will discuss some of our most important founding documents: the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, and the Federalist Papers. 

 

Liberty and War (8 weeks)

Learn about the pivotal years following the American Revolution as America takes its place on the world stage as a new, strong country. Follow our first presidents as they set new tradition and precedent. Jump into our first political parties who can’t seem to agree on anything. America will also face new challenges in the War of 1812 as they try to answer important questions about isolationism. We will also see many new faces head west after Lewis and Clark to find new ground in adventurous territory.  This open frontier will shape America’s ideas of manifest destiny. There are so many exciting things happening in this time period-you won’t want to miss it! In this class we will focus on asking important questions about America’s future and promise that “all men are created equal.” 

 

  • Day and Time: Tuesdays, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM ET
  • Bundle Duration: 32 Weeks
  • Dates: September 17, 2024 - May 27, 2025
    • No class on the following dates:
      • November 26 (Thanksgiving Break)
      • December 17, 24, 30 (Christmas Break)
      • April 15 (Spring Break)
  • Recommended for: Ages 11+ / Grades 6-7
  • Teacher: TTK Faculty

 

See more history classes: thethinkingkid.org/history

See more classes for ages 11+ / grades 6-7: thethinkingkid.org/grades-6-7