US History

Scope & Sequence

Semester 1

1. Colonization to New Nation 

2. Civil War (Westward Expansion – Reconstruction) 

3. Gilded Age – Imperialism 

4. The 20s, Great Depression, and New Deal 

Semester 2

5. World War II 

6. Post War America 

7. The 1960s – Civil Rights, Vietnam 

8. Contemporary America

 

Essential Learnings

Critical reading and understanding multiple text types 

Analytical writing including thesis development, critical analysis, and evidence support 

Research skills including evidence selection, cross referencing, and source evaluation 

Collaborative discussions of different texts, topics, and ideas in a variety of formats 

Understands that there are multiple perspectives and interpretations of historical events.