History and Geography Course for Grades 10, 11
In U.S. history honors, students study the development of the United States from the time of exploration to modern times.
In U.S. history honors, students study the development of the United States from the time of exploration to modern times. This course explores the political, economic, and social changes that have shaped the United States into the country it is today. Topics of study include the settlement of the New World, the development of the U.S. Constitution, the U.S. Civil War, the World Wars, the Great Depression, and the terrorist attacks on 9/11.
This is a time-intensive course with multiple projects and class discussions, all of which foster critical thinking skills and an analytical view of history. The work students complete for the honors course is held to a higher standard than the regular U.S. history course. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher to enroll in honors courses.
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Overview of Concepts
- Foundations of the American Republic
- Development of Constitutional Government
- National Expansion
- A Nation Divided
- A Nation Divided and United
- United States Involvement at Home and Abroad
- The Search for Peace
- A Nation at War
- Contemporary America
- United States History Review