Military History

Course ID# 653503
 
Open to grades: 10-12
 
Military History is a course designed to provide all students with a comprehensive survey of the military in United States history. It includes the principles, effects, practices, and  profession of armed conflict in the United States. The students will survey the evolution of American weapons, battle tactics, American warfare, starting with the Revolutionary War and ending with the Gulf War conflict. Students will use skills in computer applications, cooperative learning, project development,technical reading, writing, research, decision-making, and public speaking, as they study the process and principles of warfare and the context of the complexities of modern-day foreign policy. Students will develop an awareness of the realities of war through eyewitness accounts, oral histories, film video, pictures, and literature. They will also apply knowledge and skills in tactics and strategy in the context of historical situations and modern day scenarios to learn the lessons of military history in relationship to today's unpredictable global environment.