This course is designed to give students a better understanding of United States history from 1754 to 1877. Students will study the major topics and themes that surround this time period and walk away from the course with a deeper understanding of early United States History. As part of this course, students will also be analyzing various primary and secondary sources that relate to each of the topics being studied.
The themes that this course will focus on are Revolution, Equality, and Compromise. Students will have to assess how these ideas run through and relate them to people and events.
Students will also be engaged in multiple discussions, various assignments that use Web 2.0 tools, and they will complete a semester long group collaboration project.
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*This course contains a final exam that will require the student to identify in advance an appropriate location as well as an adult proctor for the exam. Forms and instructions for students to identify a location and proctor are included as a lesson within the course.
VHS students can earn college credit from Quincy College for successfully completing this online course.
By the end of the course student will be able to:
- Identify the major events and people in the time period being studied.
- Show an understanding of how and why people lived and made the decisions they made.
- Empathize with individuals who lived through these time periods.
- Create and defend opinions grounded in historical research.
Please note that this course contains an end-of-course proctored exam. Instructions for students to identify an appropriate adult proctor are included in the course lessons.