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:
America: A Narrative History – 10th 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 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.