U.S. History CP, the First Half

This two-trimester course covers United States history from Reconstruction to the 1980’s. The curriculum emphasizes continuing development of social science inquiry skills including library research and analytical argument in both oral and written form. Reading assignments will be made in grade level primary and secondary source materials. Test taking, notebook management, listening skills and written and oral presentation skills will also be taught. Major themes include political, economic, and social development of the American nation, including patterns of race and ethnicity; class and gender relations, expansion, and political, economic and technological change.