This is a 10-week course (2-hour session each week) that will provide an overview of US History from the exploration of Christopher Columbus through the present day. The course will highlight the major political, social, and economic issues of each of the 10 historical periods discussed.
Upon successful completion of the course each student will have a comprehensive understanding of the basic concepts and themes in each period of US History and will enable them to delve more deeply into the study of US History during a yearlong course.
- There are no textbooks required as the instructor will share with each student a series of presentation slides that will serve as the basis of the class discussion each week. Students will use the presentation to review from session to session and to help guide them through weekly homework.
|1||The Beginnings of US History to the Revolutionary War|
|2||The Revolutionary War to the Establishment of a New Nation|
|3||The Establishment of a New Nation to the War of 1812|
|4||Post War of 1812 to the Civil War|
|5||The Reconstruction Era to the 20th Century|
|6||The Beginning of the 20th Century to the Roarin’ 1920’s|
|7||The Roarin’ 1920’s through WWII|
|8||Post WWII through the turbulent 1960’s|
|9||The Problematic 1970’s to the 21st Century|
|10||The 2000’s to the Present|
Students and their parents will receive brief feedback after each class regarding the student’s general participation in class. Students will also receive feedback on graded assignments via email. At the end of the course, the student will receive a final report card, which thoroughly speaks to their overall participation in the course, including major assignments.
1 class per week, 2 hours per class, 10 classes (20 hours) in total