US History

Course Description:
What were they thinking? What can we learn if we view the world as it was experienced long ago? What will we discover about the decisions and consequences of the generations before us? This is a survey course of United States history focusing on the period from the Civil War through the present exploring and evaluating the decisions and developments of the country through a biblical lens. Comparisons are made between national behavior and personal decisions in an attempt to help students learn from history and apply it to their future. Assessments include module exams, authentic writing pieces, presentations, discussion-based assessments and segment exams. It is designed to give all students a deeper understanding of the events and people that created the United States we know today and to prepare them for future courses in history and the humanities.

Recommended Prerequisites:
Successful completion of English 1 is strongly recommended.

Grade Level:
10th-11th Grade recommended

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Course Types Available:

  • 1 Credit – Full course (12 weeks minimum / 12 months maximum)
  • ½ Credit – 1st semester only (6 weeks minimum / 6 months maximum)
  • ½ Credit – 2nd semester only (6 weeks minimum / 6 months maximum)
  • Honors track available

Biblical Integration Information:
The times and affairs of man are in the hands of the eternal and transcendent God. Human behavior and decisions often reveal our desire to grasp authority, coerce, manipulate, or intimidate others created in God’s image. Rather than being the master of our own fate, humans are created in the image of God and responsible to Him. Therefore, we should seek unity, justice, and reconciliation as we are guided by the principles of God’s Word. Our interactions with one another and with God can be patterned upon the historical person of Jesus Christ and sanctified as we relate to Him and seek His grace in our lives and times. Recognizing that our possessions and talents are to be used for the edification of our neighbor and the glory of God will lead us into true stewardship, citizenship, and social health as we wait patiently for His return and establishment of His eternal Kingdom.

To see how these truths are specifically explored in this course, visit the course information page in the course and click on “Guiding Principles.”

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