United States History

  • Grade: 11

    United States History is a two-semester course, which builds upon concepts developed in previous studies of American history. Students in this course are expected to identify and review significant events, persons, and movements in the early development of the nation. After providing such a review, the course gives major emphasis to the interaction of key events, persons, and groups with political, economic, social, and cultural influences on state and national development in the late nineteenth, twentieth, and early twenty-first centuries. Students are expected to trace and analyze chronological periods and examine the relationship of significant themes and concepts in Indiana and United States history. They are expected to develop skills and processes of historical thinking and inquiry that involve chronological thinking, comprehension, analysis and interpretation, and research that uses primary and secondary sources found at local and state historic sites, museums, libraries, and archival collections, including electronic sources. Opportunities are given to develop inquiry skills by gathering and organizing information from primary source material and a variety of historical and contemporary sources, accounts, and documents which provide diverse perspectives. Investigation of themes and issues includes cultural pluralism and diversity of opinion in American society. Students should exercise their skills as citizens in a democratic society by engaging in problem solving and civic decision-making in the classroom, school, and community setting.
    • A Core 40 and AHD course
    • A two-semester course required for graduation