Students will study the time periods spanning from the end of Reconstruction to the Present Day United States. They will examine and evaluate the different economic, social, and political factors that led to changes and growth of the United States. There will be a key focus on analyzing primary and secondary source documents to help understand the lives of the diverse people who make up the United States. Students will also have the opportunity to create original and thoughtful projects through collaboration with their peers using high order thinking skills.
*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.
Students will be able to:
- Empathize with people during the time periods being studied through the examination and evaluation of Primary and Secondary Sources.
- Provide sound arguments for original opinions on social, economic, and political factors through creative and original assessments.
- Describe the impact of key events and people through discussions and group work.
- Recognize important events and people and their relationships to the time period being studied through reading and discussion responses.
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.