Learning Recommendations: Successful completion of World History I, II, and III and Civics or equivalent

General Description: This year-long course integrates English and Social Studies disciplines. The Social Studies portion of the course will review the economic, social, and political developments of the United States and its governmental structure, with emphasis on the 20th Century.

Content: The course uses primary and secondary documents and the history text to develop critical thinking, note taking, and written and oral language skills. Units of study will include the following eras in American History: colonial, revolutionary, constitutional, early republic, westward migration, Civil War, Reconstruction, late 19th century, industrialization, progressive era, WWI, Boom or Bust 1920’s, WWII, Cold War, Civil Rights Movement, conformity to social revolution, and cynicism to conservative resurgence.

Strategies: Students will learn through a combination of:

Equipment to be provided by Student: USB memory stick (thumb drive) recommended