Welcome to U.S. History!
This course will survey the major themes in U.S. political, social and cultural history from the 15th century to today. Each unit is designed to cover one period in American history and will include an overview of that period, which will be assessed by unit quizzes, and one topic of concentration, which will be assessed by a variety of performance tasks (essays, DBQs, projects, debates, etc.). In addition to the thorough content coverage of U.S. history, this course will also focus on preparing students to excel on the reading portion of their ACT by providing extensive passage practice with difficult texts. To facilitate the mastery of both content and reading skills, students will complete extensive readings and take effective notes, analyze primary and secondary sources and construct critically written products, conduct research, and take part in group discussion and debate
U.S. History students will be able to: