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Approx. 19 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

The Colonial Period and Early Republic

1 hour to complete
8 videos (Total 56 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
8 videos
1.1) Course Introduction4m
1.2) U.S. Education - An Early Transformation 10m
1.3) Literacy in the Colonial Period7m
1.4) Institutions of Colonial Education7m
1.5) Early Republic Proponents of Common Schools to Build a New Nation5m
1.6) Early Republic Schooling in the United States9m
1.7) Benjamin Franklin’s Academy6m
1 reading
Further Learning10m
1 practice exercise
Colonial Period/Early Republic Quiz10m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

The National Period

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 47 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
8 videos
2.2) The National Market Economy 7m
2.3) "What God Hath Wrought": Dramatic Social Innovations 5m
2.4) Horace Mann: Avatar of Common Schools7m
2.5) The Common School Idea as a Social Movement 5m
2.6) Protestants and Catholics in the Arena7m
2.7) Education of African Americans and Native Americans 6m
2.8) Secondary Schooling in the Common School Era: The Academy4m
1 reading
Further Learning10m
1 practice exercise
National Period Quiz10m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Postbellum Period

1 hour to complete
7 videos (Total 40 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
7 videos
3.2) Expansion of the Common School 6m
3.3) After Emancipation: Education of African Americans in the Reconstruction South7m
3.4) Industrial Education in the South's Organic Society 7m
3.5) Jim Crow and the Radical Segregation of African Americans6m
3.6) Boarding Schools for Native Americans 3m
3.7) The Rise of the American High School 5m
1 reading
Further Learning10m
1 practice exercise
Postbellum Era Quiz10m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

The Progressive Era

1 hour to complete
9 videos (Total 55 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
9 videos
4.2) Progressive Seedbeds of Education Reform4m
4.3) Rise of the Administrative Progressives in American School Reform 6m
4.4) Psychological Testing Movement7m
4.5) Social Efficiency Schooling 6m
4.6) The Committee of Ten5m
4.7) The Cardinal Principles of Secondary Education7m
4.8) The Southern Education Movement 7m
4.9) Rosenwald Schools and County Training Schools for African Americans6m
1 reading
Further Learning10m
1 practice exercise
Progressive Era Quiz10m
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Instructors

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Dr. John L. Puckett 

Professor of Education
Graduate School of Education
6,826 Learners
1 Course
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Dr. Michael Charles Johanek 

Senior Fellow
Graduate School of Education
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