United States History
This course will explore the growth of American society and the emergence of the United States as a world power. The course covers the significant developments in America's past from Reconstruction to World War I with a brief review of early settlement, colonization, and the development of America as an independent nation. In the second semester, students will continue the study of American history, tracing the changes in American society from World War II through the present. Overall, students will focus on American political, economic, and social history from a chronological point of view. Activities in this course are designed to develop students' abilities to question, read, analyze, interpret, and evaluate different forms of information, as well as to communicate his or her ideas to others. Geography skills will be interwoven in the lessons, as students make connections between the evolution of America's geography and its historical impact.