Open Tent Academy
Open Tent Academy is an all-inclusive, virtual environment where homeschoolers (and “after-schoolers”) can take an array of classes, taught by instructors, who are experts in their fields.
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 Hakims’ 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)
Book Seven: Reconstructing America (1865 – 1890)
Book Eight: An Age of Extremes (1880-1917)
Book Nine: War, Peace, And All That Jazz (1918-1945)
Book Ten: All the People (1945 – present)
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 August 15, 2020.
There must be a minimum of 5 students to run this class.