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US History to Civil War

School Year: 2018-2019
Subject: Social Studies and History
Course ID: 113
College Concurrent: No
School District: Park County School District #16
Credit Recovery: No
Program Name: Park 16 Online
Course Capacity:
Grade Level(s): 10-12
LMS Platform: LMS means the course learning management system APEX software
Delivery Method: Online Asynchronous
Curriculum Type: APEX Learning
Credits: 1.00
Hathaway Success Course: Yes
Days: See Course Participation below
Advanced Placement: No
Times: See Course Participation below
Start - End Dates: Aug 20, 2018 - May 23, 2019
Available for Purchase: District Only

Course Description:
This course traces the nation's history from the pre-colonial period to the end of the American Civil War. It emphasizes the colonial period and the creation of a new nation and examines the beliefs and philosophies that informed the American Revolution and the subsequent formation of the government and political system. Students first explore the earliest points of contact between individuals from Europe, Africa, and North America. They then probe the economic, cultural, and social motives for the nation's expansion, as well as the conflicting notions of liberty that eventually resulted in the Civil War. Woven throughout this narrative history is a strong focus on the changing conditions of women, African Americans, and other minority groups. The ways in which Americans lived, ate, dressed, and interacted are also highlighted.
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Course Participation:
Student participation in this course is documented by the following:
  • Student active time in course logged by the learning management system.
  • Coursework submissions recorded by the learning management system.
  • No
  • Academic-based communication between the student and virtual education teacher or learning coach and virtual education teacher.
  • When this course is taken by a student in a school with a district-assigned learning coach, seat time attendance may be used to document participation.
  • The virtual education teacher verifies participation in the course 1-3 times a week.