US History

The United States began as an experiment in freedom and democracy. Since its establishment, the country and its people have endured social, political and economic revolutions. In this course, students will investigate the people, events and ideas that have shaped the United States from the end of the Civil War through today. Students are asked to analyze and evaluate decisions made by political, business and military leaders. Emphasis is placed on connections between events of the past and present. This course also gives students the opportunity to conduct research and apply their learning to current, real-world problems.

  • Prerequisites: This course is recommended for students in 10th or 11th grade. Successful completion of English 1 is strongly recommended.
  • Honors Available
  • ORVSD
  • Two semesters
  • Worth 0.5 credits per semester.