Learning Recommendations: World History I, II and III or AP Human Geography or AP European History
General Description: A required course that includes a review of the economic, social, and political developments of the United States and its governmental structure.
Content: The course uses primary and secondary sources to develop critical thinking, note-taking, and written and oral language skills. Units of study will include the following eras in American History: Foundations, Westward Expansion, Civil War & Reconstruction, The Gilded Age & Industrialization, WWI, The Roaring 20’s, The Great Depression, WWII, The Cold War, Civil Rights Movement, Vietnam, and the 21st Century.
Strategies: Students will learn through a combination of: research-based papers; multi- media presentations; analysis of graphs, charts, documents, political cartoons, and photographs; group projects; non-fiction reading; and group discussions.
Homework: Homework is assigned as needed.
The Washington State Technology Standards addressed in this course include: