Advanced U.S. History A is a high school level course, adapted from college-level materials with a focus on primary source analysis and critical thinking. Advanced U.S. History A spans from the collision of cultures in the 16th century to the Reconstruction of the American South after the Civil War.
Advanced U.S. History A, the first semester of a year-long course, uses a narrative approach to provide students with a balanced view of culture and daily life of their subjects. Students will be exposed to classic political history (eg. events, government, and leaders) along with the social history of the United States.
Major topics of Advanced U.S. History A:
- England and her colonies
- From colonies to states
- Building the United States
- The early years of the Republic
- The expansion of the United States
- Nationalism and Sectionalism
- The Jacksonian Era
- Slavery, Expansion and Secession
- The Civil War and Reconstruction
This is a 16-week class for teens working at an advanced high school level. Weekly webinars are 50 minutes long. Recordings are available for students who must miss a session.
Link to Required Book:
America: A Narrative History – 11th High School Edition by Shi and Tindall (W.W. Norton)
This textbook is the latest revision of a text currently in use at respected universities across America. We have selected this particular edition for its inclusion of the new online study technology, InQuizitive. Please be very careful to acquire the 2018 one-volume 11th edition with InQuizitive registration card so that your student will be able to fully participate in all aspects of the course. There is also a less expensive ebook version available, which is also acceptable for class use. We strongly recommend ordering directly from Norton to ensure you get the correct edition.