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Heroes of American History

Through the lens of biography, this course is a study of the lives of men and women who made a difference in American history. Well-known heroes like Paul Revere and Samuel Adams, and even lesser-known ones like Mary Ludwig and Daniel Webster will be introduced in the light of the events they shaped – the American Revolution, the War of 1812, the Civil War, and beyond. Students will work on completing outline notes, how to study for quizzes, and a variety of options to demonstrate their understanding of the week’s lesson.

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Profiles from History: Heroes of America’s Growth and Freedom, Volume 2 by Ashley M. Wiggers. ISBN: 9781931397643

Becky Frank has been steeped in American History from her early days growing up on the family farm in Northeastern North Carolina. Although Barrow Creek farm has been in her family since the 1680s, her parents were the first to live on it in three generations. On the farm she learned to milk cows, shear sheep, and drive a tractor.

After an internship at historic Edenton, she received a B.S. in Public History from Appalachian State University in 1992. Answering God’s call to teach in a classroom setting, she added teacher certification from East Carolina University to her degree in 1998. Becky then taught social studies in Gates County, North Carolina where her classes included U.S. History, World History, Economics, Government, and Humanities. After she moved to Northern Wake County with her new husband and began a family in 2004, she taught American History online for six years.

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