In this course students will explore a growing alternative school of scholarship and political thought that characterizes 1619 rather than 1776 as the founding date of the American Experiment while exploring the views of the traditionalist critics who refute the premises of 1619 Project. Students will explore, discuss, and develop an understanding of and the ramifications of the fact that history is typically written by the most powerful and the voices of the least powerful are omitted. Students will explore an alternative view of the nature of slavery and the impact of slavery in the United States than that which is typically offered in American high school curricula.
This class has both synchronous sessions meeting at least twice per week for lively discussions as well as asynchronous work. The course is A-G and NCAA approved.