U.S. History High School Course Online
This course presents a cohesive and comprehensive overview of the history of the United States, surveying the major events and turning points of U.S. history as it moves from the Era of Exploration through modern times. As students examine each era of history, they will analyze primary sources and carefully research events to gain a clearer understanding of the factors that have shaped U.S. history.
Textbook: United States History (Boundless CC 4.0 (Links to an external site.))
Throughout the course, you will meet the following goals:
- Assess the political development of the United States, including the influence of democratic ideals, the changing role of government, and the modern two-party system.
- Explore the evolution of American culture and society, including the role of reform movements, from the colonial era to the present.
- Investigate and understand the reasons behind American involvement in wars and conflicts throughout U.S. history.
- Trace the economic development of the U.S. from an agrarian to an industrial economy.
Semester A Semester B
1: Ancient America Before 1492
2: European Encounters with the New World
3: Britain and the Settling of the Colonies
4: Expansion of the Colonies
5: The Colonial Crisis
6: The American Revolution
7: Founding a Nation
8: The Federalist Era
9: Securing the Republic
10: Democracy in America
11: The Market Revolution
12: Religion, Romanticism, Cultural Reform
13: Westward Movement and Manifest Destiny
14: Slavery in the Antebellum U.S.
15: A House Dividing
16: The Civil War
18: The Gilded Age
19: The Progressive Age
20: World War I
21: The Roaring Twenties
22: The New Deal
23: From Isolation to World War II
24: The Cold War
25: Politics and Culture of Abundance
26: The Sixties
27: The Conservative Turn of America
28: Bush, Clinton, and a Changing World
29: America in the 21st Century
A = 90-100%
B = 80-89%
C = 70-79%
D = 60-69%
F = under 59%
Written Assignments..... 20%
Final Exam ………………..... 30%
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