American Studies H (05020231)

American Studies H (05020231)


1.0 Credit; Weighted
Length: Year; Format: Meets Daily
Grade(s): 11
Prerequisite(s): Teacher Recommendation

This course focuses on historical developments in United States history from 1877-present. It exposes students to historic concepts and also to concepts related to politics, society, economics, art and the environment. Major topics of study include, but are not restricted to, manifest destiny, the progressive movement, industrialization, imperialism, World War I, the Great Depression, World War II, the cold war, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, civil rights, and American foreign policy. A vigorous curriculum incorporates advanced level texts and primary and secondary sources. Higher level thinking and writing skills are emphasized through the use of synthesis, analysis, and evaluation.