US History Honors (20th Century United States History Honors)

Using an excellent text, the students study the history of our great nation beginning with the growth of the West (following the Civil War) and continuing through the 21st Century. There will first be a brief look at the Constitution and major themes of the 19th Century. A central theme in this course is American politics and culture as America moves from isolationism to becoming a world power. The class will require additional research and topics in many units. The class will also have an additional class book study each marking period on a primary source book pertinent to the units of study. Students will be challenged to relate the various units to their life and culture today. An overriding objective is that the students will appreciate history and recognize that their patterns of life now will affect their personal history in the future. The lessons are presented in a Biblical context: all of history is “His-story” and God is active in the affairs of humanity.

Prerequisite: 93% in World History & Geo II or 90% in World History & Geo II Honors. Teacher recommendation required.