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United States History: Part Two 1865-Present – Grades 7-10 – Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 – 20 Weeks

Wednesday, September 16 2020 @ 3:00PM - Wednesday, March 24 2021 @ 4:30PM EDT

| $400.00


Wednesday, September 16 2020 @ 3:00PM EDT
Wednesday, March 24 2021 @ 4:30PM EDT
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Virtual (Jigsaw/Canvas)
+1 203 741 8570


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3:00PM - 4:30PM (ET)
Jonathan Meola
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Beginning with the bloody Civil War, continuing through the Industrial Revolution, World War One, The Roaring 20s, The Great Depression, World War Two, The Cold War, the Turbulent 60s… all the way to the present, the United States has seen it all.    Using the thought provoking narrative and award-winning series, A History of US by Joy Hakim, students will unfold the magic of United States history.  Together, we will read, analyze, discuss, dig deeper using Joy Hakim’s second five books (as listed below).  Not only will we learn about the time period, we will also explore the music, people, events of these time periods.


Book Six:  War, Terrible War (1855 – 1865)

ISBN:  978-0-19-532720-5

Book Seven:  Reconstructing America (1865 – 1890)

ISBN:  978-0-19-532721-2

Book Eight:  An Age of Extremes (1880-1917)

ISBN: 978-0-19-532722-9

Book Nine:  War, Peace, And All That Jazz (1918-1945)

ISBN:  978-0-19-532723-6

Book Ten:  All the People (1945 – present)

ISBN:  978-0-19-973553-2


Through lecture and discussions we will highlighting important events and their historical consequences. The class will be less concerned with memorizing dates and cities, and will instead focus on how we can relate to the history of our country as well as feel the courage, passion, and political genius of the founding of our great nation.


NOTE: Registration deadline is September 10, 2020.

There must be a minimum of 5 students to run this class.

Recent Reviews

Learning to love the past

5.0 rating
November 29, 2020

History. This was definitely not my strongest area as a homeschool mother. I knew to provide my kids with what they needed, I had to look at outside resources. Taking a leap of faith, I registered both my 7th and 8th grader for U.S. History with Jonathan Meola.
Learning history through simple short stories using. “A History of US,” has been fun to read-a-loud. With a subject I once disliked myself, I’ve been able to power through, and engage with my children learning to love the past. Mr. Meola is a phenomenally fair instructor, and has allowed our kids to use their creativity for the semester project. The kids have enjoyed this area most about the class. Seeing their creations from the past come to life is a gift in itself. Thank you, Jonathan! You have lit a fire for history within my children!


Amazing Class!

5.0 rating
December 13, 2020

Jonathan’s United States History classes are amazing! I couldn’t be more pleased with OTA and plan on having my children take classes for years to come!

T.S.C., New York

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