Honors American History Curriculum at a Glance
Honors American History address the following topics in a non-chronological, thematic method. The following topics are covered through the use of locally signifficant Project Based Learning.
The Civil War and Reconstruction
• Analyze the causes and effects of major events of the Civil War.
• Evaluate the lasting effects of Reconstruction.
• Explain how mass migration and the discovery of mineral deposits in the American West changed the character of the country.
The Age of Invention and Industrialization
• Summarize how inventions, production methods, government policies, and certain business practices affected economic development during the Second Industrial Revolution.
Immigration and Ethnic Conflict
• Analyze the impact of immigration on American life and social structure, while making comparisons to current immigration issues.
World War I
• Analyze the origins and affect on of WWI from and economic, political, and ethnic perspective.
• Analyze economic conditions including origins and affects.
• Examine social changes and the events that precipitated the change.
The Great Depression
• Analyze the economic conditions that led to the Great Depression.
• Detail the effects on the American public of the economic downturn.
• Make comparisons to modern economic conditions.
World War II
• Summarize the causes of WWII, as well as the economic and social impact globally.
• Detail major battles, events, and postwar policies by the United States and selected countries.
The Cold War
• Summarize the origins of the Cold War.
• Examine political actions and policy; Including The Arms Race, actions in Korea, and Southeast Asia.
The Civil Rights Movement
• Examine the events and legislation of the Civil Rights movement since the 1950s; Including political and social changes.
"The War on Terror"
• Trace the origins of global terrorism and its impact on American policy and culture.