The American History for Educators Series: America from Province to Nation

  • CPE Course #20140093

    Upcoming Session Dates

    October 16 - November 13, 2018

    Registration deadline for this session is October 5, 2018. Payment must be received in the CIU #10 office on or before October 5, 2018. Late fee of $15.00 will be charged for payments received after October 5.

    January 3 - January 30, 2019

    Registration deadline for this session is December 14, 2018. Payment must be received in the CIU #10 office on or before December 14, 2018. Late fee of $15.00 will be charged for payments received after December 14, 2018.

    March 4 - April 1, 2019

    Registration deadline for this session is February 21, 2019. Payment must be received in the CIU #10 office on or before February 21, 2019. Late fee of $15.00 will be charged for payments received after February 21, 2019.

    Course Description

    This three-credit graduate level course is designed to provide educators with an in-depth exploration of American history during the 1400s and the 1500s through the creation of a federal union and the ratification of the United States Constitution in 1787. This is an online Moodle class, and each session contains a series of lessons, videos, written responses, and other activities. This course is designed for teachers from grades K-12. The course has no prerequisites or prior requirements.

    This course, which lasts approximately 30 days, will be completed strictly online using the Moodle platform. The instructor for this course is Agolino Educational Services. Pending receipt of payment, participants will receive an email from Agolino Educational Services containing their log-on information the night before the course begins.

    Participants who successfully complete all requirements of this course will earn Three (3) PDE Graduate Level Credits, equal to 90 Act 48 Hours.

    Participants will be able to:

    • explain how the first Americans discovered and settled a new world.
    • analyze the ways in which Great Britain was able to expand its power in North America.
    • summarize the major role that the Indians played in colonial American history.
    • develop a project-based learning activity to use in their own classrooms related to colonial American history.
    • investigate the major reasons why the American colonists chose to move toward becoming independent from Great Britain.
    • justify how the American colonists were able to defeat Great Britain in the Revolutionary War despite overwhelming odds.
    • determine how the former American colonies created new state governments.
    • describe how the American colonists were able to ratify the Constitution of the United States of America and create a federal union.
    • create a PowerPoint presentation on the significance of a person or event from the colonial era of American history.

    Graduate Level Requirements

    Act 48 requires 42 hours of instruction plus 48 hours of out-of-class activity including a course project. Participants' out-of-class assignments include but are not limited to:
    • completing activities that incorporate the Pennsylvania Core Standards.

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