Nomadic Professor: US History 1 & 2 The Nomadic Professor US1 & US2 is an exciting departure from the typical history textbook for high schoolers. Fascinating onsite videos are interspersed among the text sections with comprehension questions for teens to complete as they watch the videos and read the lesson material. After each unit, your student will watch a presentation emphasizing critical thinking skills to evaluate historical information. Here he will be looking at excerpts from primary source documents, textbooks, and images of historical artifacts. To strengthen your teen’s historical literacy, he will be asked to evaluate social media biases, advertisements, and even political cartoons.
This entirely-virtual course uses a combination of intriguing videos and engaging text with intensity options. Your teen can take US1 & US2 for high school credit with this ten-month subscription. Or, if he prefers, he can opt to take the advanced track to prepare for the AP and CLEP tests.
Families will want to know that occasional historical artwork includes partial nudity.
More About Nomadic Professor: US History 1 & 2
US History 1 & 2 covers from the pre-Columbian Americas to the end of Reconstruction (pre-15th century to 1877).
20 units of about 5 sessions each (4 content sessions, 1 document-based lesson per unit)
Appr. 140-180 working days (at Standard or AP levels)
Appr. 28-46 weeks (at 3x or 5x per week)
1 credit US History; 0.5 credits historical methods; 0.5 credits college writing; prep for US CLEP 1
This entirely virtual course uses a combination of intriguing videos and engaging text with intensity options.
Your teen can take US1 & US2 for high school credit. Or, if he prefers, he can opt to take the advanced track to prepare for the AP and CLEP tests.
After you place your order (usually within a few days), the team at The Nomadic Professor will reach out to you for enrollment information. They will ask what date you plan to begin the course and what email addresses you'd like to use for the instructor and student. The Nomadic Professor grants access to the course two weeks prior to the date you plan to begin so you can poke around and familiarize yourself with the course layout before getting started.
Your subscription will last ten months, starting from the date you choose after The Nomadic Professor reaches out for enrollment information. The Nomadic Professor grants access to the course two weeks prior to that date so you can familiarize yourself with the course before getting started.
This course comprises 20 units of 3-5 sessions each (4 content sessions, 1 document-based lesson per unit). It includes over 100 on-location videos and over 100 rigorous assessments.
The Basic track is built to mimic the pace and rigor of a typical high school history course. The Standard track layers more document readings and more research and writing onto the Basic Track. The Advanced track is for students who are preparing to pass a college credit exam, like the CLEP or AP U.S. History tests.
Sessions are designed to be completed in 30-90 minutes a day, and students will work three to five days a week. This variation depends in part on the student and in part on whether he is going through the Basic, Standard, or Advanced track. US History 1 & 2 can be completed in 8-12 months, depending on your student's time spent each day, whether he works three or five days a week, and which track he chooses. Further calendar and planning guidance is included within the course as part of the course Instructor's Guide.
The daily online quizzes are graded automatically and recorded in the student's grade book. A parent or instructor must grade the other assignments and manually enter the scores into the grade book. In some cases, students can be trained to assess their own work, perhaps overseen by a supervisor, but this should be decided case by case. To assist with grading student work, all graded assignments include (1) an answer key and (2) an easy-to-use checklist rubric. In most cases, teachers can grade student work in a few minutes a day or in short sessions at the end of each week. The grade book is pre-weighted and will immediately reflect changes as you enter new scores. Further grading guidance is included within the course as part of the course Instructor's Guide.
The Nomadic Professor provides helpful video instructions, including introductory videos you can view before beginning the course and explanatory videos embedded within the course.
The mini-lectures for Dr. Jackson’s history courses aren’t filmed from behind a desk. Indeed, they’re entirely unbounded by the walls of a traditional classroom. By delivering lessons on-location all over the world, the Nomadic Professor brings the settings of history to life for the student, making for a more engaging online learning experience.
Being a good student is a learned skill. Take a Nomadic course to learn how to take notes, how to track key ideas, how to integrate key terms into your vocabulary, how to do research, how to summarize big ideas, how to tease implications out of nuanced language, how to come at an argument from more than one point of view, and more.
Teachers: Dr. W. Kesler Jackson (AKA "THE NOMADIC PROFESSOR") and Nate Noorlander Format: Online Faith-Based: No