- Friday Classes Moncks Corner
- Moncks Corner Friday 8:30 AM
- Kovanda: US History MC (F 8:30 am)
Kovanda: US History MC (F 8:30 am)
Patriot’s History of the US - US History
Instructor: Jaime Kovanda
Google Classroom: Link and code available upon request
Facebook: “Patriot’s History of the US” private group invitation available upon request
Cost: $35 Material Fees: $35
1. Patriot’s History of the United States written by Dr Larry Schweikart and Micahel Allen; ISBN: 678-1-56523-032-4 (Revised edition is also acceptable but pagination will not match exactly) *No need to purchase the “Patriot’s History Reader, Essential Documents.
a. Used books are available everywhere!
https://www.thriftbooks.com/w/a-patriots-history-of-the-united-states-from- columbuss-great-discovery-to-the-war-on-terror_larry-schweikart_michael-all en/248621/item/ edition=4330440&idiq=2160287
iii. I have also found copies on Marketplace and at Mr. K’s Used bookstore.
b. Your student can also purchase the audio companion (OPTIONAL, but enjoyable)
ii. Audio CD of this book is available on Amazon and other retailer
iii. Local libraries also have the digital audiobook available; however the borrowing limit is 21 days and you will need it all year.
2. A 3-ring binder with plenty of paper for notes, handouts, and extras
Class & Home Expectations:
Patriot’s History materials were created by Professor Larry Schweikart—otherwise known as America's history teacher. Professor Schweikart taught American history for more than two decades and his best-selling book, A Patriot's History of the United States, is referenced in thousands of high school and college classrooms across America.
This course will teach your high school students everything they need to know about the history of the United States, from early American history and the colonial period through to the end of Reconstruction in 1877. It incorporates the "Four Pillars" of American exceptionalism— 1)a Christian, mostly Protestant religious foundation; 2)common law; 3)private property with written titles and deeds; and 4)a free market economy—and illustrates how they shaped the early United States.
In class, we will discuss the reading, learn to take notes from a text and a lecture, and watch Professor Schweikart impart his unparalleled knowledge of American history through a series of engaging and entertaining educational videos, each one covering a different era in US history.
Drawing on his two decades of experience as a history teacher, Professor Schweikart brings history to life. This course is designed for 6th-12th grade students. Exceptions can be made for 8th grade students who are history-lovers and strong readers.
Students must be able to interact on Google Classroom to send and receive instructions and assignments.
Reading (40%) Students should expect to read the assigned chapters prior to class and come prepared to participate in a thoughtful conversation about the material. Students are welcome to enjoy the audio presentations of the book, but should also have the physical copy to annotate as they listen.
Chapter/Discussion Questions and Lecture Notes (30%) Tests, Research, and Presentations (20%)
Class Participation (10%) Students should expect to participate respectfully in class each week by reading papers, answering questions, offering ideas, and paying attention to the class instruction and discussions. CELL PHONES or other digital devices are not permitted to be used during class.