Credits: 0.5
Term: Fall 2017, On Demand
Prerequisites:

English I strongly recommended





Course Description:

The United States began as an experiment in freedom and democracy. Since its establishment, the country and its people have endured social, political and economic revolutions. In this course, students will investigate the people, events and ideas that have shaped the United States from the end of the Civil War through The New Deal.

Students are asked to analyze and evaluate decisions made by political, business and military leaders. Emphasis is placed on connections between events of the past and present. This course also gives students the opportunity to conduct research and apply their learning to current, real-world problems.



Topics & Concepts:

Module 1: Reconstruction

  • 01.00 Module One Pretest
  • 01.01 Geography
  • 01.02 Set the Stage
  • 01.03 Civil War
  • 01.04 Rebuilding the Government
  • 01.05 A New South
  • 01.06 Face of Freedom
  • 01.07 Westward Expansion
  • 01.08 Review and Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 01.09 Module One Exam
  • Collaboration Project
  • Collaboration Assessment Guide

Module 2: Industrial Revolution

  • 02.00 Module Two Pretest
  • 02.01 Industrialization Changes America
  • 02.02 Innovation Nation
  • 02.03 Populism
  • 02.04 Coming to America
  • 02.05 Rise of the Political Machine
  • 02.06 Labor Movements
  • 02.07 Social Change
  • 02.08 Testing Tips: Analyzing Maps and Images
  • 02.09 Review and Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 02.10 Module Two Exam
  • Collaboration Project
  • Collaboration Assessment Guide

Module 3: Enter the World Stage

  • 03.00 Module Three Pretest
  • 03.01 Isolationism, Intervention, and Imperialism
  • 03.02 U.S. Territorial Expansion
  • 03.03 The Great War
  • 03.04 Preparing for War
  • 03.05 New Kind of War
  • 03.06 War at Home
  • 03.06 War at Home: Honors
  • 03.07 Peace, Demobilization, and Next Steps
  • 03.08 Testing Tips: Understanding Complexity
  • 03.09 Review and Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 03.10 Module Three Exam
  • Collaboration Project
  • Collaboration Assessment Guide

Module 4: Between the Wars

  • 04.00 Module Four Pretest
  • 04.01 Isolationism
  • 04.02 The Roaring Twenties
  • 04.03 Cultural Changes of the 1920s
  • 04.04 Challenges to Civil Rights
  • 04.05 The Great Depression
  • 04.06 The New Deal
  • 04.06 The New Deal: Honors
  • 04.07 Review and Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 04.08 Testing Tips: Analyzing Documents
  • 04.09 Segment One Exam: Regular
  • 04.09 Segment One Exam: Honors
  • Collaboration Project
  • Collaboration Assessment Guide


Offerings and courses subject to change. Please refer to the VTVLC Student Information System as the most up-to-date resource of current offerings and required materials for courses.