Sep 22, 2023
ABE 021 - ABE High School U. S. History 5 Credits
This high school course surveys the social, political, economic, cultural, geographical, and religious forces that have shaped American history. In this class, students will examine primary and secondary sources as they develop a range of college preparatory skills, with particular emphasis on research writing. This class fulfills the credit requirement for High School U.S. History.
Instructor Permission Required Yes
Quarters Typically Offered
Designed to Serve Students who need U.S. history requirement for high school completion.
Active Date 2014-09-03
Grading System Decimal Grade
Continuous Enrollment Yes
Class Limit 35
Shared Learning Environment Yes
Contact Hours: Lecture 55 Lab 0 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 55
- Key geographical features of the present-day United states
- Early exploration and indigenous peoples
- Imperialism, colonialism, and Columbus
- Development of the U.S. political system
- The federal system and establishment of the fifty states and US territories
- Under-represented and disenfranchised groups in America’s development
- The influence of history on the U.S. role in world events
- Internal and external migration
- War, peace, and the American economy
Student Learning Outcomes
1. Make connections between historical events and current political and social realities.
2. Support historical claims with textual evidence.
3. Identify key individuals, ideas, movements, and documents that have influenced U.S. history.
4. Analyze multiple perspectives and interpretations of U.S. History.
5. Evaluate the tension between our country's stated ideals and the reality of racial, economic, and social injustice.
6. Evaluate the effect of key geographical features on the history and development of the United States.
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