Course Level: Honors

Credits: 5

Grade Level: 11

Prerequisite: Students must meet the Honors Policy Criteria.

In this course, students will explore US history since the end of the Age of Imperialism to the Modern Era. Students will learn about broad themes in the history of modern America, including immigration, race and ethnicity, social and political reform, mobility and population growth, contested meanings of freedom, industrialization, cycles of prosperity and recession, popular culture, modernity, and rights movements. Students will also develop ways of thinking historically through critical analysis of primary and secondary sources; setting events, documents and people in their historical contexts; and crafting interpretations and historical narratives from the “raw material” of the past. In this course, students should expect to do much more than memorize facts or dates – they will be busy actively doing history, not passively learning about history.


Holocaust Commission Mandate

The curricula address issues of bias, prejudice and bigotry, including bullying through the teaching of the Holocaust and genocide for all children in grades K to 12. The implementation of this mandate will be found in the district’s K to 12 social studies curriculum,specifically in standard 6.3 (K to 4 and 5 to 8) and during the appropriate time periods in grades 9‐12 (standard 6.1, Era 11 and 6.2, Era 4)

Amistad Commission Mandate

The mandate requires the teaching of the African slave trade, slavery in America,the vestiges of slavery in this country and the contributions of African‐Americans to our society. Evidence is found in all grade bands in the district’s K to 12 social studies curricula, [e.g., units about slavery, civil rights, Contemporary United States History (Era 14)].

LGBT+ A board of education shall include instruction on the political, economic, and social contributions of persons with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, in an appropriate place in the curriculum of middle school and high school students as part of the district’s implementation of the Core Curriculum Content Standards in Social Studies.

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