Online class led by instructor. 1 adult high school diploma U.S. history, social studies elective credit or English credit.
This class investigates the earliest court decisions and legislative statutes that formed the foundation of both American jurisprudence and culture. Beginning in the early 1600s and ranging as far forward as we have time for, we'll read primary and secondary sources that illuminate the decisions made by the people in positions of authority and articulate how those decisions helped to cement white supremacy as the primary driver of legal precedent. Recorded mini-lessons in how to successfully read history, assisting the credibility/bias of sources, and writing about history will be provided as well as real-time, online discussions of the topics and how the past connects to our experiences today.
Sherry Frost has been an educator on the Seacoast since graduating with her Master’s degree from UNH in 2006. Her teaching practice is rooted in the Harkness method of democratic discourse and focuses on providing a framework for students to practice strong communication, critical thinking, and problem solving skills. She lives in Dover with her husband, her two adult daughters, and their five cats.