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ABE 22 - ABE HS Washington State History and Civics

5 Credits
This course fulfills high school requirements in two areas of social studies: Washington State History and Civics. Themes include an examination of the society and culture of indigenous groups, their encounter with the first U.S. settlers, and the founding of Seattle. The Civics portion provides an overview of American government, focusing on the U.S. Constitution and its relation to our government, society, and rights.

Instructor Permission Required Yes

Quarters Typically Offered
Designed to Serve High School Completion Candidates who are under-prepared for college level classes.
Active Date 2014-09-02

Grading Basis Decimal Grade
Class Limit 30
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
  • Prehistory and geography of the pacific northwest and Washington State.
  • Early exploration by sea and land.
  • Indigenous peoples 
  • Missionary Movement/Coming of the Railroads.
  • Resource and Industrial Development.
  • U.S. Constitution and Modern State Government.
  • Civics

Student Learning Outcomes
1. Make connections between historical events and current political and social realities.

2. Support ideas and positions about Washington State history with textual evidence.

3. Identify key individuals, cultures, ideas, and technologies that have influenced Washington State History.

4. Evaluate the effect of key geographical features on the history and development of Washinton State.

5. Analyze the richness and diversity of the cultures of native peoples and their disruption by the arrival of Europeans and Americans.

6. Describe the historical and philosophpical context in which the US government was created.

7. Analyze the ways the U.S. Constitution shapes our government and promotes key ideals.

8. Evaluate the effectiveness of “checks and balances” in a particular administration, court, or congress.

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