US History

Full Year


10, 11, 12


Prerequisites Needed:

If applicable, a passing grade in: 8th Grade Social Studies

Prerequisites For: None

US History will allow students to build on their concepts of geography, civics, and political societies. First semester begins with the Exploration and Colonization Era and continues chronologically through the roaring 1920s.

Included in the first semester study of US History are:

  • the Revolutionary War
  • the Early Republic
  • the Living Constitution
  • the Growth of a Young Nation
  • the Union in Peril
  • Changes on the Western Frontier
  • the┬áNew Industrial Age
  • Immigrants and Urbanization
  • Life at the Turn of the 20th Century
  • the Progressive Era
  • America Claims an Empire
  • the First World War

The second semester continues chronologically through US History, covering these topics:

  • the Great Depression
  • the New Deal
  • World War II and Its Aftermath
  • Cold War Conflicts
  • the Postwar Boom
  • the New Frontier and the Great Society
  • Civil Rights
  • the Vietnam War Years
  • an Era of Social Change
  • an Age of Limits
  • the Conservative Tide
  • the United States in Today’s World

Throughout the year-long study of US History students will further explore such subject matter through written exercises, discussions, and individual research.

Learning Targets

  1. Develop a thesis, support with multiple forms of evidence, and provide analysis with an explanation in written form.
  2. Identify main ideas, analyze supporting details, and evaluate inferences within discipline specific readings.
  3. Apply content in order to evaluate relationships and draw conclusions.
  4. Produce clear and coherent communication in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose and audience.

This is an NCAA-Certified Class

eAchieve Academy is an official NCAA-approved online instruction provider and this online US History class meets the NCAA core course requirements. To see the full list of NCAA-approved online high school courses offered by eAchieve Academy, visit the NCAA Eligibility Center (use school code #502388).