American Presidents through History – Junior Instructor – Early Semester


    Alex does a great job with the classes–the quizzes are awesome–no time pressure and there’s lots of stuff in the course materials that I’ve never been exposed to before. I thought it was awesome just the way it was!” ~  Student Clara S.



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    Mount Rushmore for American Presidents Through History course at Athena's Advanced Academy
    Junior InstructorAlex the Polymath
    Content LevelsGrades 5-6 • Upper Elementary
    Grades 6-7 • Middle School
    Course Length8 Weeks
    Live Webinars Held OnThursdays, 11:00 - 11:50 AM Pacific - Early Semester - 1/25/24 - 3/16/24

    Understanding the progression of American presidents is a critical component of understanding American History. This course will introduce you to the intriguing lives of the American Presidents! The focus will be on understanding their backgrounds and major historical events that occurred during their presidencies.

    It is hoped that students will leave this class with a broad expanse of knowledge regarding how the presidents fit into the fabric of history.

    American Presidents Through History will cover the presidents starting with George Washington to our current president!

    What to expect in the Required section in the classroom each week:

    • Read the weekly assignment in the course textbook.
    • Watch 1-2 videos about the weekly subject.
    • Respond to 1-2 forum prompts — writing at least one five-sentence paragraph for each.
    • Respond with positive and encouraging comments on their classmates’ posts in the classroom forums.

    What to expect in the Highly Suggested & Optional sections in the classroom each week:

    • Curated resources, including websites & videos, are provided to excite learners and to add depth to the subject matter.
    • An extra forum to continue learning.

    What to expect during the weekly webinar:

    • Weekly webinars are 50 minutes long. Webinars are recorded and are available for students with schedule conflicts.
    • Primary instruction and guided discussions are provided during live webinars.
    • Active Participation (via the microphone and chat) in online class discussions.

    Before taking this course, students should be able to: 

    • Read at a solid 4th-grade level or above.
    • Write a few sentences independently.

    Students should be willing to:

    • Actively participate (via the microphone) in the class discussion.
    • Encourage class discussion by adding their questions/ideas in the chat window during the webinar.
    • Respond with positive and encouraging comments on their classmates’ posts in the classroom forums.

    Required books & materials: