US History B

The first half of this course is a survey of United States History from 1860-1939. Units of study include the Civil War, Reconstruction, the closing of the western frontier, industrialization, immigration, urbanization, progressives, imperialism and World War I, the Roaring 20’s, and the Great Depression. Students will be instructed to demonstrate analytical skills and have the ability to interpret significant patterns, themes, ideas, beliefs, and turning points in United States History. Primary documents, data based questions, and short and extended responses will be used regularly to help the learner master key concepts in American History. The second half of this course is a survey of United States History from 1939-1992. Units of study include: World War II, Cold War, America in the 50’s and 60’s, Civil Rights, Turmoil in the 60’s and 70’s and the political and economic events of the 80’s and 90’s. Students will be instructed to demonstrate analytical skills and have the ability to interpret significant patterns, themes, ideas, beliefs, and turning points in United States History. Primary documents, data based questions, and short and extended responses will be used regularly to help the learner master key concepts in American History.