United States History

Three different U.S. History courses are offered at the Area Learning Center. These courses present a comprehensive study of the cultural, social, economic, political, and technological forces that have shaped the development of our country.   U.S. History A and U.S. History B are each one-quarter 1/2 credit classes required for graduation in ISD 518.  Contemporary American History is an additional U.S. History class that is offerred as a social studies elective.  U.S. History courses are broken down as follows:

United States History A

Unit 1:  Colonial America and the American Revolution (1609-1788)

Unit 2:  A Young Republic Expands Westward  (1788-1860)

Unit 3:  Civil War and Reconstruction  (1860-1876)

Unit 4:  The Closing of the West  (1861-1890)

Unit 5:  The Gilded Age (1870-1900)

United States History B

Unit 1 The Progressive Era (1896-1914)

Unit 2 World War I and the Roaring 20s (1915-1929)

Unit 3 The Great Depression (1929-1940)

Unit 4 World War II (1941-1945)

Unit 5 The Post-War Era (1945-1959)

Unit 6 The 1960 (1960-1969)


Contemporary American History

Contemporary American History is an elective class in ISD 518. The class is one quarter in length, and students receive 1/2 credit. It can be used as a Social Studies elective, or as a general elective.

Students will take a comprehensive in-depth look at three time periods in recent American history. They will examine the historical record, read some literature associated with each period, and come to a greater understanding of what these periods meant to America.

Time periods include: The Battle for Civil Rights, The Vietnam War, and The Watergate Scandal.