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High School United States History

Pre Requisites

This course is recommended for students in 10th or 11th grade. Successful completion of English 1 is strongly recommended.


The United States began as an experiment in freedom and democracy. Since its establishment, the country and its people have endured social, political and economic revolutions. In this course, students will investigate the people, events and ideas that have shaped the United States from the end of the Civil War through today.Students are asked to analyze and evaluate decisions made by political, business and military leaders. Emphasis is placed on connections between events of the past and present. This course also gives students the opportunity to conduct research and apply their learning to current, real-world problems.

Segment One

Module 01 - Reconstruction

  • Civil War
  • Rebuilding Government
  • A New South

Module 02 - Industrial Revolution

  • Innovation Nation
  • Populism
  • Labor Movements

Module 03 - Enter the World Stage

  • Isolationism, Intervention, Imperialism
  • Territorial Expansion
  • The Great War

Module 04 - Between the Wars

  • Cultural Changes of the 1920s
  • The Great Depression

Segment Two

Module 05 - World War II

  • War in Europe
  • Holocaust
  • War Ends

Module 06 - Post WWII, Cold War, Korea, and Vietnam

  • The Fifties and Sixties
  • The Red Scare
  • Disillusionment

Module 07 - Civil Rights Movement

  • The Great Society
  • Marginalized Groups
  • Civil Rights Descisions

Module 08 - The Modern Era

  • The 1980s
  • A New Millennium
  • Terrorism and Human Rights

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