This course will provide a general overview of the political, social, cultural, and economic developments of American history. The course consists of two semester classes.

Course Syllabus

This course will provide a general overview of the political, social, cultural, and economic developments of American history. The course consists of two semester classes.

Course Syllabus

This course will provide a general overview of the political, social, cultural, and economic developments of American history. The course consists of two semester classes.

Course Syllabus

This course will cover American History from 1492 until Reconstruction.

This course will be aligned to the 2012 Minnesota Social Studies Standards. It will begin with human migrations from Africa and the earliest known civilizations and cover the rise and fall of great Mediterranean, African, Asian, and American civilizations and empires. It will explore the beginnings of the world's ancient religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. It will also cover the standards and benchmarks associated with the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and The Global Age, Exploration, and the Colonization of the Americas.

This is a 6th grade, year-long course aligned to MN State Academic Standards. It is a collaborative effort by over a dozen MN School districts.

This version of the course uses embedded Google Docs so that course updates may be made via the MNPCC.

This course will be aligned to the 2012 Minnesota Social Studies Standards. It will begin with human migrations from Africa and the earliest known civilizations and cover the rise and fall of great Mediterranean, African, Asian, and American civilizations and empires. It will explore the beginnings of the world's ancient religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. It will also cover the standards and benchmarks associated with the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and The Global Age, Exploration, and the Colonization of the Americas.

This is a saving and investing unit designed to be a part of an online personal finance curriculum.

Civic skills, civic values and principles of democracy,rights and responsibilities, gov't institutions and political processes, and relationships of the U.S. to other nations and organizations.

The class revolves around the state and national guidelines for economic curriculum.  Minnesota state standards and benchmarks will be used to enhance the understanding of economic principles and real workd applications.

This unit is an introduction to immigration to the United States from 1840-1920 or so. This time period saw a record number of immigrants come to the US as many were fleeing persecution and poor economic conditions in their home countries.

The unit is designed for fairly capable 5th and 6th grade students. Students will be reading and analyzing primary source documents to discover what the immigrant experience was like. At the end, students will do a project that will allow them to share their learning about the immigrant experience, as well as take a formal assessment on what they learned.

This unit does not cover the more recent waves of immigration from the 1970s to the present day. It is recommended that students get the opportunity to study more recent immigrant groups -- Hmong, Mexicans, Laotians, Vietnamese, Somali, etc. -- with the goal of finding similarities and differences in the experiences of these groups and those that came in the late 19th and early 20th century.

Finally, for reasons of time and space and age level, this is not considered to be an all-encompassing unit. Immigration is a complex and controversial topic, and in our history there were many laws made to both encourage and discourage immigration. These laws and this aspect of our history are not covered here but could be an additional area of learning for students.

This course covers the 2nd semester of U.S. History. It is optimized for iPad access.