This is a flexible instructor-led credit recovery course. Instructors regularly interact with students and provide assistance and feedback on work. Students may work at their own pace to complete the course, and may take up to 15 weeks to complete the course.
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. In addition, students will also have the opportunity to create an original and thoughtful project that will be submitted during Module 10.
Each week, the assignments repeat so that students will quickly become comfortable with the course content and how it is addressed. The week begins with the week's overview document, followed by readings, a reading response, global connections and how the historical events of the past have had an impact on current events. There are weekly check ins for the Power Power Project that is due at the end of the 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 on the growth of the United States.
- Recognize important events and people and their relationships to the time period being studied through reading and related activities.
Since this is an online course, the majority of course materials are available online and learning activities occur in our virtual classroom platform. This course includes a variety of learning activities.
Students will need easy access to a computer and Internet connection. If students don't own a computer, they should try to find someone who does that will allow them access. Many students can find access to computers in their school or local libraries after school hours. There is no textbook for this course. Students are strongly advised to use a a notebook to take notes on the weekly required readings and videos which will be online.
To help view some the resources, it is recommended that students download or make sure their computer is updated with proper Flash and Java plugins. If not, click the links below to ensure that Flash and Java plugin is up-to-date.
Adobe Flash Plug In
Java Plug In - For Mac, For Windows
This course website may contain copyrighted materials that are used in compliance with U.S. Copyright Law. Under that law, materials may not be saved to a computer, revised, copied, or distributed without permission. They are to be used in support of instructional activities as part of this course only and shall be limited to the duration of the course, unless otherwise specified by the instructor or owner of the material. Students may only download or print materials at the direction of the instructor, who knows which materials are copyrighted.
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Credit Recovery,High School
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