On-Line for Summer 2020
Teacher: Meredith Noah
The Tudors: The true story of the infamous British royal dynasty
Ms. Meredith Noah
Fascinated by the story of Henry VIII and his many wives? Captivated by the grandeur of Renaissance England in the age of Shakespeare? Intrigued by the successes of Elizabeth I and the many challenges she faced during England’s “Golden Age”?
Delve into these topics and more in this course in which enrolled students will examine the facts (and the fiction) behind the Tudors, from Henry VII to the afore-mentioned Elizabeth I. This three week class will use readings, primary source documents, film clips, video lessons and threaded discussion to evaluate the importance of the royal family, plus take a look at how this iconic dynasty has been viewed by the media and pop culture over the centuries.
There is no application for this half-credit, high school level course; however a sincere interest in British History and the Tudor monarchs is expected. Since there will be some complex topics discussed, it is strongly encouraged that students should be entering grades 10-12 in the fall semester. This is a fantastic pre-AP course for all history courses, but especially AP European History.
There is no required text for this course, as Ms. Noah will be supplying the materials for all enrolled students.
Online Requirements: We will be using Schoology for this course. All assignments and threaded discussions will be assigned through this website. Students will need a free account. Additionally, students will need access to YouTube and Google Slides/Sites.
Dates: Monday June 22 - Friday July 10
Each week, most work can be completed asynchronously. There will be two threaded discussions per week, due each Friday. It is expected that students will actively participate in at least 80% of these by writing an original post and thoughtfully responding to at least one classmate. Additionally, there will be 1-2 optional Zoom sessions, each of which can take the place of a threaded discussion.
- Week 1 (June 22-June 26): Topics: Henry VII/Henry VIII/Anglican Reformation
- Week 2 (June 29-July 3): Topics: Edward VI/Lady Jane Grey/Mary I
- Week 3: (July 6-July 10): Topics: Elizabeth I/ English Renaissance/Tudors in the media
At the conclusion of the course, students will submit an interactive presentation on the impact of the Tudors on an area of interest (such as fashion, art, architecture, literature, technology etc). This project will be assigned at the start of the class.
Tuition: $150. This is a half credit course. Grades will be calculated based on participation throughout the course as well as the grade for the Final Project.
There is no application for this course.
About your Instructor:
Meredith Noah- Ms. Meredith Noah, a New Jersey native, has been teaching AP European History since 1999. She received her B.A. in History at Ramapo College of New Jersey, where she also became an accredited Social Studies teacher for grades 6-12. Ms. Noah earned her M.A. in Liberal Studies with a concentration in European History from Rutgers University and has 30 additional graduate credits in Educational Technology from Colorado State University. In addition to AP European History, Ms. Noah has taught World Civilizations and American History in the same brick & mortar public school district since the 1998-1999 school year. Aside from teaching, Ms. Noah loves to travel and as of Spring 2020 has visited the following European countries: Italy, France, the United Kingdom (including England, Wales, Scotland), Ireland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Denmark, Norway and Sweden
For more information or questions, please contact Ms. Noah
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