United States History

 

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 10AM EST

Price: $400 US

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To register, call 215-987-2655.

Course Description

It almost goes without saying that it is important to study history.  Yet, for the Orthodox Christian, the study of history has become an ideological minefield.  One can read book after book on United States History.  These textbooks leave the young reader with the impression that Christianity is a tool of oppression.  However, it is important that our students who live in the United States learn more about their own history.  Furthermore, many states require the study of U.S. History to complete high school.  To answer this need, we are providing a U.S. History class that is taught by and for Orthodox Christians.

In this class, we will approach the study of history from an Orthodox point of view.  Indeed, as it should be, Orthodoxy is always the foundation for all of our studies. Topics will include: The Colonial Period, The Revolutionary War, The Constitution, The Founders, The Civil War, Reconstruction, World Wars I and II, The Cold War, and others.

In this class, we will approach the study of history from an Orthodox point of view. Indeed, Orthodoxy will be the foundation for all of our studies.

Learning Objectives

Students will

  • learn how to examine historical evidence.
  • learn how history can be approached from an Orthodox worldview.
  • learn how to write an historical essay.
  • learn how to apply historical methods to the aforementioned units

Textbooks and Other Resources

Land of Hope: An Invitation to the Great American Story:

Instructional Format:

Three classes will be held each week in real-time, using the Zoom web conferencing system.  Students will be expected to participate actively in classroom discussion.  In addition, students will be expected to take tests and to write essays relating to the materials that we have read and discussed.

Office Hours:

In addition to the required weekly meetings, the instructors will hold “office hours” each week. Office hours will be conducted using Zoom and will be by appointment.

Anticipated Assignments and Exercises:

Students will complete the assigned readings each week.

Grading

Participation 33%
Essays, Projects 33%
Quizzes and Tests 33%