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US History II

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Course Description

Sophia’s US History II course will build student knowledge of key events and figures in the history of the United States from the post Reconstruction era through 2015. This course emphasizes critical thinking skills and consideration of multiple perspectives through the analysis of primary sources. Additionally, students will learn how to think like a historian through source analysis and application of historical lenses. 

Course Objectives

This U.S. History II course uses problem­-based learning that shows you how to apply your knowledge in real­-world situations. Our Many Ways™ learning model features a range of instructional materials to support your individual learning preference. This rich, immersive experience helps you better understand and retain information, for an all­-around smarter way to learn.

In Sophia’s U.S. History II course, you will complete a series of assessments comprised of 16 Challenge assessments and 4 Milestone assessments tied to the following learning outcomes:

  • Interpret or analyze a primary source to draw conclusions about a historical event.
  • Apply different historical lenses in order to critically analyze historical events through a variety of perspectives.
  • Understand the historian’s craft and tools that historians use to analyze and interpret history.
  • Draw connections between events of the past and the present.
  • Understand the economic, social, political, and cultural climate of the period following Reconstruction in the United States through modern day.
  • Recognize ways in which political and cultural trends helped to shape American politics.
  • Understand factors that lead to the US involvement in foreign wars and the role the US played in each war.
  • Understand the people, successes, and movements associated with Civil Rights during the mid 20th century.
  • Identify the primary initiatives, accomplishments, or downfalls of the presidential administrations between the era of reconstruction and modern day.
  • Recognize ways in which political parties and practices have evolved over time between the era of reconstruction and modern day.

Course Dates

All courses are offered on a rolling enrollment basis. You choose your own start date and have 60 days to complete each course. However, because the courses are self-paced, you can complete them in fewer than 60 days.

Self-Paced, 60 day completion, free 30 day extension available.
ACE Credit Recommendation
3 College Credits

Prerequisites

  • None. Click here to view the Course Syllabus

 

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Start Date Spring 2017

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