How did the United States justify fighting for freedom abroad while segregation persisted on the home front? Should the government have the right to limit citizens’ freedom of speech during wartime? These are some of the questions that this course will explore. Overall, this course will examine how America’s participation in each war shaped events and experiences at home. Some of the topics covered in the course include race, immigration, the national economy, and women’s rights, among many others. Each class will feature lectures, class discussions, and primary and secondary source analysis.
- The course begins on Tuesday, July 5, 2022.
- Classes will occur once a week for six weeks.
- Classes will begin at 5:00 p.m. ET/ 2:00 p.m. PT.
- Weekly classes are 60 minutes in length on Zoom. These sessions will incorporate a combination of lectures, activities conducted on the Zoom chat, polls, Q&As, and discussions.
This course is for high school students (grades 9–12).
Schedule and Registration
Once registered, students will be enrolled in the Gilder Lehrman Online Learning Community and have access to course content and materials.