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United States History and Geography 1,2 (P) (6701, 6702)

Grade Range:
 Course duration:
 Two semesters
Subject area in which graduation credit will be given:
 U.S. History
 UC subject area satisfied:
 a - History
 Online Course Equivalent: EDG CA US HST/GEO (P) 6709,6710
Course Description:
 This is a required course for all grade 11 students except those taking a designated alternative.

In the course students examine major turning points in American history in the twentieth century. The course begins with a review of U.S. history with an emphasis on the nation’s beginnings and the industrial transformation of the new nation.

Students then study the Progressive Era, American participation in World War I and World War II, the Great Depression, and national issues in the post–World War II era. They will also examine elements of culture, including religion, literature, drama, art, music, education, and the role of media.

This course emphasizes the relevance of history to students’ daily lives and helps them understand how the ideas and events of the past shape the institutions and debates of contemporary America.

Basic Texts and Teaching Guides:
 Danzer et al., The Americans: Reconstruction to the 21st Century, McDougal Littell, 2006.