United States History

Course ID: 653203
 
Open to Grade: 11
 
UC a-g: A
 
Prerequisite: None 
 
Students build upon the tenth grade study of global industrialization to understand the emergence and impact of new technology and a corporate economy, including the social and cultural effects. They trace the change in the ethnic composition of American society; the movement toward equal rights for racial minorities and women, and the role of the United States as a major world power by focusing on key events and figures of the 20th century. An emphasis is placed on the expanding role of the federal government and federal courts as well as the continuing tension between the individual and the state. Students understand that our rights under the U.S. Constitution are a precious inheritance that depends on an educated citizenry for their preservation and protection