The Historical Spotlights Series courses are designed to give K-14 educators a knowledge base and appreciation for historical events. Courses cover a variety of topics including wars, ancient European peoples and cultures, castles, explorers, American natives, presidents and baseball. Just pick the area that interests you and begin your journey back in time.
Please view each course for required materials.
In the Historical Spotlights course You will be guided by an audio course (which averages seven hours), published by the Recorded Book’s Modern Scholar
Once you have enrolled in your course, log in to your account to access the course Welcome Letter, which includes directions on how to access the Online Orientation and your online course.
Historical Spotlights 2 unit online course on Ancient Greece that is designed for educators to learn more content on the subject to incorporate into the classroom and inspire students
Historical Spotlights Series consists of two-unit online self-paced courses designed for educators and life-long learners
Online two-unit course for educators that want to learn more on World War II to add to their history lessons
Historical Spotlights 2 unit online course on American Presidents that is designed for educators to learn more content on the subject to incorporate into the classroom and inspire students
Historical Spotlights two-unit online self-paced courses designed for educators wanting to highlight important historical events in their teaching
Historical Spotlights two-unit online self-paced courses designed for educators wanting to highlight important historical events in their teaching– World War I
Online professional growth course for educators that teach social science that want to get their students thinking about alternate historical scenarios as an exercise in critical thinking.
Our online self-paced courses are similar to online fixed-date courses, but are designed to give you a six-month period from time of enrollment to complete all assignments. Your instructor will provide feedback via written responses on your assignments and exams. Grades are based on completed projects, assignments and exams.
How is the self-paced course structured? Like fixed-date courses, online self-paced courses are asynchronous meaning that you can work on your assignments anytime; the difference being there are no assigned due dates in self-paced courses. The content is divided into learning modules. Each module will cover one or more topics. Within each of the learning modules, you can expect the following components:
Enroll in one or more courses in this series.
You can expect the following from these Online Self-Paced courses:
These courses would be valuable to Grade K-14 teachers looking to foster a deeper appreciation for history and social science, and instill the same in their students.
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Professional and Continuing Education courses that are transferrable to a USD master degree will be stated on the course or certificate page. If you wish to transfer credit, it is your responsibility to confer with the receiving institution before enrolling, as each
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