US History

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About Course

This course is designed to give the student a better understanding of American History. Through the course you will gain a deeper understanding of the people and cultures that have made America the country that it is.

What Will You Learn?

  • Students will acquire knowledge of American History including specific names, terms, and concepts.
  • Students will weave together the skills and content of civics, history, and geography and learn how they affect each other.
  • Students will consider multiple perspectives, weigh evidence, and make sound judgments about the contemporary world.
  • These processes build student confidence as critical thinkers.
  • Learners will leave prepared for advanced level courses in the social sciences and some of the analytical tasks common to the 21st century work world.

Course Content

Week 1 ( Jan 13 – Jan 20): The Civil War
The Civil War represented the greatest threat to the survival of the American republic in our history. Why we fought, how the Union won, and how we rebuilt the nation remain enduring matters of discussion and debate.

  • Lesson 1: Issues that Divided the Nation
  • Lesson 2: Civil War Battles and Events
  • Lesson 3: Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation
  • Homework 1

Week 2 ( Jan 21 – Jan 27): The Civil War
The Civil War Summary

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