Foundations of U.S. Law: A History of Oppression (grades 3-12)

Topic: Curriculum and Instruction
Instructor: Carey Regur
Method: Online (OWRK)
Sponsor: Teach n' Kids Learn, Inc.
Center Offered: OLPD

Course Description:

This course addresses the systematic, structural inequities experienced by different groups of people throughout the history of the United States resulting from laws, rules, policies, and court cases. While this course is appropriate for all teachers of history, social studies, and social science, any teacher who wants to develop a better understanding of the historical and legal origins of the inequities structurally marginalized students experience would benefit. The course addresses the following social identity groups: African Americans, women, Asian Americans, and Latino/a Americans.

Throughout the course, educators will explore the ways that their own and their students' complex social identities and experiences may have been influenced by the different laws enacted and created by our government throughout the history of the United States, starting with the Constitution. They will reflect on the ways different laws may have influenced their perspectives regarding aspects of teaching and learning. Educators will examine their own individual social and economic backgrounds and connect the ways various laws shape their lives today. Educators will consider how their experiences play a role in their instructional and pedagogical ideals, beliefs, and practices.

ADDITIONAL NOTES: TNKL courses receive letter grades. 



Course Location:


Within 1-2 business days of your Ashland registration, you will receive an email from your course content provider, Teach & Kids Learn, containing instructions on how to access your course materials. A note, their emails are sometimes forwarded to junk or spam folders. 

You'll work with TNKL, using their LMS, to complete the course, at which time, your instructor will post your final grade here to your AU transcript. You'll receive an email notification from Ashland PDS when the grade posts, with instructions on how to view and order transcripts. 

Ashland Professional Development:

Course Documents:
Cost: $600
Timespan of Course:
September 1, 2023 to August 31, 2024
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Course Number: EDU*6130*A12
Academic Term: 24/GW
Academic Level: GW
Semester Hours: 3.00
Subject: EDU