Popular Post vcczar Posted May 15 Popular Post Share Posted May 15 I’m considering a 16 week summer class that I’ll conduct over Zoom. This one is sort of going to be a “playtest” version of one I’ll do when AMPU is out. This class will be free. The formal version will not be. This class will be called Important Documents in US History. The documents will be used to discuss and ruminate about historical events, elections, people, parties, ideas, etc during the time of those documents. Many of the documents will actually be speeches and excerpts of larger works. I expect the 16 weeks broken up like this: 1. Pre-Federal Era 2. Washington and Adams presidencies 3. Jefferson through JQ Adams 4. Jackson through Polk 5. Taylor through Buchanan 6. Lincoln through Hayes 7. Garfield through Cleveland’s 2nd 8. McKinley through Wilson 9. Harding though Hoover 10. FDR 11. Truman through Kennedy 12. LB Johnson through Ford 13. Carter through Bush I 14. Clinton through Obama 15. Trump, Biden, and 2024 16. Students present their own written “important document,” using the examples from class, class discussions, and reflections as their influences. The only HW is the class 16 projects and the reading of the assignments. I’m not going to cover the documents as the class will be discussion-based and not lecture based. So students will have to come into class having read the documents and ready to discuss them. I’ll likely include Art, architecture, music, etc as flavor for each week, although one isn’t required to look or listen to these. I’m not sure what the class length will be but it will meet only once a week, and via Zoom. 6 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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