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                    United States History

I. Course Description: Using the text United States History
for Christian Schools third edition, this course presents a
comprehensive survey of United States history intended to
give the high school student a solid foundation of
knowledge about the heritage of this country.

II. Objectives:
The Student will be able to identify:
   1. The seven eras of U.S. history and the outline of major
      periods within each era
   2. Continuity and change in the six spheres of human
      activity-politics, economic religion, society, ideas, and
   3. Continuity and change in foreign relations, including
      past wars, and the roots of modern foreign policy
   4. Church history as interacted with secular society
   5. The consequences of past decisions, good and bad that
      oversee the course of U.S. history.
   6. Every major event and date in each era, including the
      major causes and effects of the events
   7. The stages in development of key issues in r
   8. U.S. history: limited government, the political power
      of the common man, America’s unique culture, and
      religious influences.

  III. Goals:

1.    Define and use basic terms from U.S. history that
   are essential in understanding and explaining our
   unique American heritage.
2. Interpret historical maps that are found in atlases of
   U.S. History
3. Evaluate historical narratives and original
   documents for accuracy and historic perspectives
4. Interpret common tools of historians such as time
   lines, graphs and charts
5. Discern the impact of physical geography and
   circumstances on the course of events in U.S.
6. Evaluate social economic and political systems in
   any era.
7. Research and write a history paper.
8. Identify the variety of challenges faced in each era
   and draw application for today
9. Explain the causes of historic crises and find
   parallels to crises in America today

IV. Course Outline
    First Semester
I. Exploration and Colonization
  A. Horizons
    1. Winds and Wilderness
    2. Thirteen Colonies
    3. Colonial Life
    4. American Colonies
  B. Forge
    1. The Rising Storm 1801-1825
    2. Independence 1770-1783

       3.   The Critical Period 1781-1789
       4.   The Federalist years 1789-1801

    Second Semester
  C. Nation
        1. The Jeffersonian era 1801-1848
        2. The Age of Jackson 1820-1840
        3. The Growth of American society 1789-
        4. Manifest Destiny 1840-1848
  D. Crisis
    1. A House Divided 1848-1861
    2. War Between the States 1861-1865
    3. Reconstruction 1865-1877

      Third Semester
II. Post- Civil War development of industry and the
emergence of “modern” America in the late nineteenth

  E.  Quest
    1. The Gilded Age 1877-1896
    2. America Expands 1850-1900
    3. The Progressive Era 1900-1920
    4. The Great War 1913-1920
  F. Leadership
    1. The Twenties 1920-1929
    2. The Thirties 1929-1939
    3. The World at War 1939-1945

       Fourth Semester

     III Post –World War II era and the contemporary
     United States.

        G.      Challenge
             1. The Postwar era 1945-1963
             2. The Shattered Society 1963-1973
             3. A Nation Adrift 1973-1980
             4. Resurgence 1981-1992
             5. New Challenge 1993-2000

V. Instructional Materials
U.S. History for Christian Schools, 3rd Ed., BJU Press, 2001

VI. Teaching Methods
     A. Reading and Discussion with the teacher
     B. Written Responses to Section Review Questions
     C. Quz on the “Terms” (taken from the Chapter Review)
     D. Answers to the Content Questions
     E. Selected Application Questions
     F Selected Project Challenges
          1. Map and Globe illustrations or
          topographical map construction showing
          region and geographical features.
          2. Biographical report, paper and oral
          4. Model of famous structures
          5. Early American pottery or leather items
VII. Evaluation
     Grading Scale
          1. 90-100 A
          2. 80-89 B

3. 70-79 C

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