US History

This class investigates the changing social, political, and economic atmosphere in America from the mid 1700s until today. In this class, you will read documents from the past and discuss their impact on American history then and now.

Dates: Friday Feb 10, Thursday Feb 16, Fridays March 3, March 10, March 17, March 31

Time: 7:15–8:15pm*

*Note: On Thursday Feb 16, class will be from 8:30pm to 9:30pm.

Location: Room 17, Miller Middle School, 6151 Rainbow Dr, San Jose, CA 95129

This class is for 6th and 7th grade students. Sign up here.


Oliver Ye

Oliver is an 8th grade student at Lawson Middle School. He has taught two sessions of US history in the past. He has actively participated in speech and debate for over two years, and is an National Junior Honor Society member. In his spare time, Oliver plays competitive soccer and volleyball. He enjoys reading, especially history, and wants to help more students enjoy history and discussions around it.

Teaching Assistant

Tim Jing

Tim is a 7th grade student at Miller Middle School. He was Oliver's teaching assisant for Oliver's U.S. History class last semester. Tim is very interested in history, and he is knowledgable about the subject. Tim is also on the Miller Science Olympiad Team, placing second and fourth in the Science Olympiad California state competition. He has also been on the AMC 8 Honor Roll for two years. Tim is excited to work with his students!

Course Outline

  1. Colonization, Revolution, The New Republic, Nationalism
  2. Westward Expansion, Civil War
  3. Industrialization, Gilded Age, Imperialism
  4. World War I, The Great Depression, World War II
  5. Post-WWII, Cold War, Pax Americana, Era of Social Change
  6. The New Millennium (modern day), jeopardy game, and prizes

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