• Throughout the course, the following skills will be developed and strengthened:

            1.  Study Skills                     4.  Concentration Skills               7.   Time Management Skills

            2.  Reading Skills                  5.  Test Taking Skills                  8.  Concept/Word Mapping Skills

            3.  Outlining Skills                6.   Map Reading Skills                9.  Geography Concepts & Ideas in U.S. History

     

    Based on the textbook, the following course outline will be used. 

     

    UNIT 1: The Global Heritage of the American People Prior to 1500:
      Chapter 1: Explorers Reach the Americas (40,000 B.C. - 1500 A.D.)
         
    UNIT 2: European Exploration and Colonization of the Americas:
      Chapter 2: Europeans Explore the New Lands (1492 - 1610)
      Chapter 3: Europeans Compete for Colonial Empires (1492 – 1610)
      Chapter 4: English Colonies Thrive in North America (1607 – 1763)
      Chapter 5: Colonial Life Varies from Region to Region (1607 – 1763)
         
    UNIT 3: A Nation is Created:
      Chapter 6: Self-Government Develops in the Thirteen Colonies (1607 – 1763)
      Chapter 7: The Colonists Seek Greater Freedom (1763 – 1775)
      Chapter 8: The Thirteen Colonies Win Independence (1775 – 1783)
         
    UNIT 4: Experiments in Government:
      Chapter 9: The Thirteen States Create a Constitution (1781 – 1789)
      Chapter 10: The Federalists Launch the New Government (1789 – 1800)
      Chapter 11: The United States Grows Stronger (1800 – 1815)
         
    UNIT 5: Life in the New World:
      Chapter 12: National and Sectional Interests Compete (1815 – 1846)
      Chapter 13: The Northeast Becomes the Center of Commerce (1815 – 1846)
      Chapter 14: Cotton Shapes Southern Life (1815 – 1846)
      Chapter 15: Americans Call for Social Change (1815 – 1846)
         
    UNIT 6: Division and Reunion:
      Chapter 16: The United States Reaches from Sea to Sea (1840 – 1853)
      Chapter 17: The Nation Divides in Two (1850 – 1861)
      Chapter 18: The North and the South Fight a Bitter War (1861 – 1865)

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