U.S. History





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United States History combines American history, geography, and civics standards and is aligned with the Michigan Merit Curriculum. The course covers the history of the U.S. from the Reconstruction Era to the present. Topics of study include the Reconstruction of the U.S. after the Civil War; Native American culture, influence, and experiences; cultural and political movements and reforms surrounding industrialization, urbanization, progressivism, the Roaring ’20s, and civil rights; and domestic and foreign policies and conflicts regarding WWI, the Great Depression, WWII, the Cold War era, and U.S. responses to terrorism both domestically and abroad. Critical thinking and analytical skills are emphasized throughout the course along with the use of primary source documents with a strong emphasis placed on reading and interpreting complex documents and written expression involving summarizing, making connections, and reflecting.