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Survey of Am History 20th Century

School Year: 2018-2019
Subject: Social Studies and History
Course ID: O300025
College Concurrent: No
School District: Platte County School District #1
Credit Recovery: No
Program Name: Platte 1 Virtual Education Program
Course Capacity: 25
Grade Level(s): 9-12
LMS Platform: LMS means the course learning management system Edgenuity
Delivery Method: Online Asynchronous
Curriculum Type: Edgenuity Online
Hathaway Success Course: Yes
Days: See Course Participation below
Advanced Placement: No
Times: See Course Participation below
Start - End Dates: Aug 22, 2018 - May 24, 2019
Available for Purchase: District Only

Course Description:
This yearlong course presents a cohesive and comprehensive overview of the history of the United States, surveying the major events and turning points of U.S. history as it moves from the Era of Exploration through modern times. As students examine each era of history, they will analyze primary sources and carefully research events to gain a clearer understanding of the factors that have shaped U.S. history. In early units, students will assess the foundations of U.S. democracy while examining crucial documents. In later units, students will examine the effects of territorial expansion, the Civil War, and the rise of industrialization as they assess the outcomes of economic trends and the connections between culture and government. As the course draws to a close, students will focus their studies on the causes of cultural and political change in the modern age. Throughout the course, students will learn the importance of cultural diversity while examining history from different perspectives.
Course Prerequisites:
None
Required Materials:
Internet Access, electronic device
Course Accessibility:
Students must have access to the Internet and an electronic device.
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.
  • Documentation of course work completed week-by-week
  • No
  • Academic-based communication between the student and virtual education teacher or learning coach and virtual education teacher.
  • Documentation of course participation is recorded by Edgenuity
  • The virtual education teacher verifies participation in the course 1-3 times a week.
  • A contract outlining the expectation of the course is explained to the student and parent(s). Weekly course completion percentage expectations are outlined according to how much time the student has to complete the course. For Unit and Culminating tests, students are required to take the test in a proctored environment at school. Course work estimation is 50 hours of instruction per semester, not counting writing time and assignment completion time or quizzes and testing time.