• Age & Group Size 
    • Age: Advanced 11-14
    • Skills needed to start the course:  Reading at a 6th-7th grade reading level. The ability to write 2-3 sentences.
    • Group Size: 15-20 students.
  • Term & Time
    • Term: Fall Semester 
    • Date Range: Date Range: 16 Weeks - The week of January 24 - Week of May 16
      • The Week of April 11th = Spring Break
    • Live Session: Wednesdays, from 12-1pm EST via Zoom. 
      • NOTE - Recorded Sessions: All LIVE sessions are recorded and posted for students in case they miss a class session or would like to review.
    • Work Time: 4-5 hours (Time will vary based upon reading speed) 
    • PDF Schedule: Coming Soon
  • Instructor: Michael Grether
  • Required Curriculum Materials: All curriculum materials (readings, videos, activities, etc) will be delivered digitally through the Canvas course. There are no other required purchases.
    • Optional Reading Enrichment List: Coming Soon.
  • Grading
    • Who: All work will be graded by the instructor.
    • Type of Work:  Students will complete work aimed around understanding the key concepts and themes of American history; building historical critical thinking. This will consist of readings, videos, map activities, and discussions. The course will also work on developing how to write short-to-medium essays (1-2 pages) by the end of the course.
    • How it will be submitted: Students will submit their work through Canvas. Students may choose to complete their work on Google Drive and then submit the "Share" link.
    • How the work will be graded:  There will be three types of assignments - Daily Course Work, Unit Tests, End of Unit Activities. Daily work will be assessed as "complete" if it met the requirements or "incomplete" with any necessary feedback before the student resubmits. Unit Tests are automatically graded by the system. Unit Activities come at the end of the Unit, with the intention of demonstrating mastery of content and skill. These Unit Activities will have rubrics and be graded with the purpose of deeper/more intentional feedback.  
  • Parent Role: The parents role is to (a) make sure the student has continued internet access (b) provide encouragement during the week for the student's to be completing work (c)  communicate with the instructor with any relevant information  - such as illness, injury, or other prolonged absences. 



America's history... is complicated. Throughout its history, the American story has been full of polar tensions: Seeking independence while enslaving others. Fighting to protect property while conquering land from the indigenous. Fighting for countries to have self determination, while limiting the Black Community's right to vote or work... 


GAPro's American History is a one semester overview study that steps into this tension. It explores the country's great heights (like leading global industrialization and the Space Race) to its ugly depths (like the conquest of indigenous lands, slavery, and Jim Crow). Students will leave the course with an intellectual framework for understanding key themes and developments of America's story; which can be built upon with greater depth and detail in later courses.

LIVE: Middle School American History (W, 12-1 EST. Ages 12-14)

  • The most important factor is that students are in the right learning environment for them. For LIVE courses, the refund policy is different from the other products:

    • Cancellations BEFORE the start of class or during the first week: 100% Refund​

    • If the class is cancelled by GAPro (not meeting the minimum registrants or outside causes):  100% Refund 

    • If cancellations happen between weeks 2-4: 75% Refund

    • After Week 4: No refund for cancellations unless for a qualifying "life event."

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