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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 Basis Decimal Grade
Class Limit 35
Shared Learning Environment Yes
Contact Hours: Lecture 55 Lab 0 Field Studies 0 Clinical 0 Independent Studies 0
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
Course Outline
  • 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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