This year-long course surveys the geographical, intellectual, political, economic and cultural development of the American people and places. Semester A focuses on colonization to the beginning of the 20th Century. Semester B covers the history of the United States during the 20th century. Student will read and listen to a wide variety of historical events and personal stories. The course will allow each student to pursue individual historical interests alongside the standard curriculum. Through weekly assignments, course discussions, and research projects, students will learn the critical aspects of American history and the details that textbooks cannot cover.
Course materials: Various online websites and resources
Standards met: This course meets all standards and benchmarks in the United States History strand of the Minnesota Academic Standards in Social Studies for Grades 9-12.
Credit: 1.0 (Semester A = 0.5 credit, Semester B = 0.5 credit.)
Honors Opportunity: Yes