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  • Course Code
    SS.SS050S/SS051S
    Content Area
    Social Studies
    Description
    WG Honors US History course is designed to challenge advanced students and to prepare them for college-level work in AP social studies courses.  The curriculum focuses on the study of American History from the late 1800s to the present, with a high level of academic rigor.   Instruction incorporates inquiry- based learning with greater depth and complexity than the non-weighted US History course. Students will be required to analyze, interpret and critique primary and secondary sources and will be assessed based on their ability to make complex connections and draw logical conclusions, as well as on their ability to engage in rigorous historical thinking and argumentation.

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Unit Description
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HUSH01Westward Expansion
This unit focuses on westward expansion from 1860s-1900.
Students will explore the opportunities and conflicts that emerged as Americans moved westward.
HUSH02Industrialization, Urbanization and Immigration
This unit focuses on economic and social developments in the cities during the late 1800s.
Students will examine the growth of industry and its impact on American society.
HUSH03The Gilded Age Politics & Progressive Era
This unit focuses on Focuses on political developments of the late 1800s and early 1900s
Students will investigate the political struggles and attempts at reform during the late 1800s to early 1900s.
HUSH04American Imperialism
This unit focuses on United States foreign policy around the turn of the century.
Students will investigate the causes and effects of American activity overseas in the decades prior to World War I.
HUSH05World War I
This unit focuses on United States foreign
policy around the turn of the century.
Students will investigate the causes and effects of American
activity overseas in the decades prior to World War I.


HUSH06The Jazz Age-1920s
This unit focuses on the emergence of modern ideas that clash with traditions.
Students will evaluate the place of social, economic, and political developments of the 1920s within this context.


HUSH07The Great Depression and The New Deal
This unit focuses on the experiences of the Great Depression and the New Deal
Students will investigate the causes, course and consequences of these developments shaping American civilization.
HUSH08World War II
This unit focuses on the involvement of the United States in World War II
Students will consider the causes, course and effects of America’s experience in World War II.
HUSH09The Cold War
This unit focuses on the origins and early events of the Cold War.
Students will explore the causes and effects of conflicts between the United States and Soviet Union from World War II through the early 1960s.


HUSH10Post War America – 1945-1963
This unit focuses on the successes and struggles of post war America
Students will examine the challenges raised by economic advancements, Cold War anxieties and civil rights protests.


HUSH11Vietnam Era 1963-1977
This unit focuses on the turbulent events of the Vietnam Era.
Students will consider the difficulties associated with the Vietnam War, civil rights, social challenges and presidential politics.


HUSH12Rise of Conservatism 1977-1992
This unit focuses on the resurgence of conservatism and the end of the Cold War.
Students will examine the causes of these changes and evaluate the impact these developments on domestic and foreign affairs.


HUSH13Age of Information and Terrorism 1992-present
This unit focuses on the rise of international terrorism, globalization and the impact of digital technology on society.
Students will evaluate the ways American life has been transformed by the growing connectivity within the nation and around world.