United States History
Three different U.S. History courses are offered at the 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.