Okay, so the title of this post is a little misleading, but just a little. The students of The Galileo School have begun taking a class on The American Revolution taught by Joanne Freeman at Yale University, but we do it from our dining room. Yale University is just one of many Colleges and Universities to offer some of their courses online so that they are available to any person who wishes to be educated. These open courses consist of course requirements, book lists and the syllabus of the course along with every lecture in its entirety that can be viewed from the comfort of your own…anywhere! We have our primary source materials gathered, our notebooks ready and our eyes and ears open ready for our first college experience. We are on the second lecture and everyone is in agreement that the material is easily understood, well conveyed and completely fascinating. It is also really nice that we don’t have to be at class at 8am on these cold winter mornings to enjoy it, although the beauty of Yale’s campus might just be worth it. If you are interested in exploring Open Yale courses, go to oyc.yale.edu
2 thoughts on “Studying The American Revolution at Yale University”
This looks like such a fun and interesting course. How many lectures in all?
It was 25 lectures, each about 50 minutes long. Amazing insights into the minds of the founding fathers. We really enjoyed it.