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  • Course Code
    SS.SS046/SS047
    Content Area
    Social Studies
    Description
    US History is a survey of the second half of American History from the late 1800s to the present and provides continuity with the curriculum of 8th-grade American History class.  The course includes political, economic, and social developments from the modern era, as well as foreign affairs and geographic issues.  The course emphasizes inquiry-based learning and critical thinking skills designed to prepare students for college, career and civic engagement. Course work will include developing historical thinking skills including reading and analysis of primary and secondary sources, gathering and organizing of information into useful forms, and construction of written responses and arguments. Students will take and must pass the Missouri Civics Education Initiative Test as a part the course as required for graduation.

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Unit Description
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USH01Development of the Western Frontier
This unit focuses on developments in the West from 1860s through the 1890s.
Students will explore the opportunities and conflicts that emerged as Americans moved westward.
USH02Industrialization, Urbanization and Immigration
This unit focuses on economic and social developments among & within cities from the 1860s through the 1910s.
Students will examine the growth of industry and its impact on American society.
USH03The Gilded Age & The Progressive Era
This unit focuses on the political & social developments from the 1860s through the 1910s.
Students will investigate the political struggles and attempts at reform during the late 1800s to early 1900s.
USH04American Imperialism
This unit focuses on United States foreign policy from the 1890s into the 1910s.
Students will investigate the causes and effects of American activity overseas in the decades prior to World War I.
USH05World War I
This unit focuses on the involvement of the United States in World War I from 1914-1919.
Students will consider the causes, course, and effects of America’s experience in the Great War.
USH06The Jazz Age-1920s
This unit focuses on the emergence of modern ideas that clash with traditions from 1920-1929.
Students will evaluate the place of social, economic, and political developments of the 1920s within this context.
USH07The Great Depression and The New Deal
This unit focuses on the experiences of the American people during the Great Depression & the New Deal, from 1929-1939.
Students will investigate the causes, course and consequences of these developments shaping American civilization.
USH08World War II
This unit focuses on the involvement of the United States in World War II primarily from 1939-1945.
Students will consider the causes, course, and effects of America’s experience in World War II.
USH09Start of the Cold War
This unit focuses on the origins and early events of the Cold War from 1945 through 1963.
Students will explore the causes and effects of conflicts between the United States and Soviet Union from World War II through the early 1960s.
USH10Post-WWII America
This unit focuses on the successes & struggles of post –WWII America from 1945 through 1963.
Students will examine the challenges raised by economic advancements, Cold War anxieties, and civil rights protests.
USH11Vietnam War Era
This unit focuses on the turbulent events of the Vietnam War Era from 1963 to 1977.
Students will consider the difficulties associated with the Vietnam War, civil rights, social challenges and presidential politics.
USH12The Rise of Conservatism
This unit focuses on the resurgence of conservatism & the end of the Cold War from 1997 through 1992.
Students will examine the causes of these changes and evaluate the impact these developments on domestic and foreign affairs.
USH13Age of Information and Terrorism
This unit focuses on globalization, the rise of international terrorism, and the impact of digital technology on society from 1992 to the present.
Students will evaluate the ways American life has been transformed by growing connectivity among people, both within the nation and around world.