This is a survey course in American History taught to eleventh-grade students who study America’s past to learn about their nation’s history and to appreciate their responsibilities as free individuals faced with the challenge of shaping the future of their society. Students will study the political, cultural, social, economic, and religious developments in the U.S. from 1865 to the present. This course utilizes instructional techniques and learning methods that will help students acquire an in-depth knowledge of our history. Research papers, presentations, oral and written reports, and class participation along with higher order thinking will be required. Students will be expected to apply this knowledge and present arguments in a debate format. This course is aligned to the Delaware State Social Studies Standards and is required for graduation.
Assignments, classwork, quizzes, assessments, and projects are assigned points based on the depth of knowledge assessed.