Advanced U.S. History B AP a-g

Advanced U.S. History B

$249.00

Teen Focus 12+

Advanced US History B is a high school level course, adapted from college-level materials with a focus on primary source analysis and critical thinking. Advanced US  History B spans from the end of Reconstruction to the 21st Century in America.

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Advanced US History B is a high school level course, adapted from college-level materials with a focus on primary source analysis and critical thinking. Advanced US  History B spans from the end of Reconstruction to the 21st Century in America.

Advanced US History B, the second semester of a year-long course, uses a narrative approach to provide students with a balanced view of culture and daily life 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 B:

  • Business and Labor in the Industrial Era
  • Politics, the New South, the New West and Rural Revolt
  • Seizing an American Empire
  • The Progressive Era
  • The Great War
  • 1920s Culture and Reactions and the Great Depression
  • World War 2, the Cold War and the Fair Deal
  • The Great Society, Rebellion, Reaction and the Conservative Revival
  • Twenty-First Century America

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:

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 2016 one-volume edition ISBN 978-0-393-28311-2 with InQuizitive registration card so that your student will be able to fully participate in all aspects of the course. We strongly recommend ordering directly from Norton to ensure you get the correct edition.

Topics Covered

Business v. Labor
Chinese Exclusion
American Imperialism
Progressives in America
WW1 and Sedition
The Great Migration and Immigration
The Great Depression
Injustice on the WW2 Homefront
Truman's America and the Cold War
The CIA in the Cold War (Guatemala)
The Great Society
Vietnam Era Protest
Iran/Contra
Legacies of 9/11
Iran/Contra and the Reagan Era

Challenge Level

Aimed at students ready for work appropriate to grades 11 through 12. This is an upper high school history course open to students ages 12 and up who are prepared to encounter and discuss challenging historical events at an accelerated pace.

Time Commitment

Most students report spending approximately 4 hours per week on homework outside of the webinar.

Instructor

Headmaster Galahad

Reading List

America: A Narrative History – 10th High School Edition (2016)

Usually Offered

Spring Semester

Prerequisites

Advanced U.S. History A or equivalent. Students must be prepared to read and analyze challenging material at an upper high school level. Students must also be able to write multi-paragraph texts independently and participate actively in written discussion forums and webinars.

Available Sessions

Spring 2019 Tuesday 10am Pacific, Spring 2018 Thursday 12pm Pacific