U.S. History

Welcome to U.S. History! Throughout your time in my classroom, I hope you find the classes interesting, informative and of course, fun! You will be working hard to develop new skills and understand new concepts throughout the year. I strongly believe in challenging students through a variety of activities that will make history “come alive”. This syllabus will give you information about how to become a productive member of my classroom, so that you can be the best student you can be! I am looking forward to what we can accomplish this year.

Students examine major ideas, themes, events, trends, individuals and movements shaping the history of the United States from 1800 - present. Students will examine the United States Constitution and the major debates that helped to shape the young Republic. Students will study Westward Expansion and the affects it had on Native Americans, the land and other nations. Students will look at the causes and main events that lead to the American Civil war as well as the complex issues of Reconstruction. Students will comprehend the economic and social factors that contribute to American Industrialization and the major concepts of Democracy. Within these parameters, an emphasis will be placed on the “big picture” and importance of the events of the time period on the contemporary world (a.k.a. Why is this important? How does this affect my life?)

Please click HERE to find the U.S. History course syllabus!