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American History

Course ID: 4004

From BJU Press- US History is a chronological study of the major events in the history of the United States, from the culture of the Native Americans to the early days of the Trump presidency. The course helps students see the past through the corrective lens of a biblical worldview. It leads students to evaluate people, events, and movements from biblical teaching, giving special attention to the rise and growth of secularism. The course also leads students to propose solutions to social problems based on biblical teaching.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Cultural Geography

Students are led to do history, not just read about it. The course will require them to interpret primary sources, drawing and combining reasonable inferences from both primary and secondary sources to build an understanding of complex issues. Evaluating Historical Perspectives Students are confronted with multiple perspectives on significant events in U.S. history. They are required to compare and contrast these perspectives and then judge them based on the teachings of Scripture.

The student has a weekly study guide that they use for reference and to answer the questions after each reading. Parents have a study guide answer key available to them to grade and enter polls. In class students will participate in discussions and activities. They will also be preparing presentations to share with the class throughout the year.

This is an updated text. The text we have used in the past may be available but the student activities book is no longer available. Students need the updated version of BOTH.

Text: United States History (5th Edition) Student Text
ISBN: 978-1-62856-207-1
Student Activities: United States History (5th Edition) Student Activities Manual
ISBN: 978-1-62856-223-1

Resources and Materials:

United States History (5th Edition) Student Text

— Author: BJU Press

— ISBN-13: 978-1-62856-207-1

— The 5th Edition is updated and will be the one that we use for the 2022-2023 year.

United States History (5th Edition) Student Activities Manual

— Author: BJU Press

— ISBN-13: 978-1-62856-223-1

— The 5th Edition is updated and will be the one that we use for the 2022-2023 year.

Categories: History
Target Levels: Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12
High School Credits: 1

Tuition and Class Schedule by Academic Term:

Full Year 2024-25

  • Tuition and Fees

    • Tuition Fee: $595.00

    • Paid Security Guard Fee for Safety of Students: $25.00

  • Section 1: Laura Pittman (eandjmom@comcast.net) (Open)

    • Thu 8:00 am - 9:20 am

Unit 1- Horizons
New and Old Worlds Meet
Thirteen Colonies
Colonial Life
Religion in the American Colonies

Unit 2- Forge
The Rising Storm (1689-1770)
Independence (1770-1783)
The Critical Period (1781-1789)
The Federalist Years (1789-1801)

Unit 3- Nation
The Jeffersonian Era (1801-1825)
The Age of Jackson (1820-1840)
The Growth of American Society (1789-1861)
Manifest Destiny (1840-1848)

Unit 4- Crisis
A House Dividing (1848-1861)
The Civil War (1861-1865)
Reconstruction (1865-1877)


Unit 5- Quest
The Gilded Age (1877-1896)
America Expands (1850-1900)
The Progressive Era (1890-1920)
The Great War (1914-1920)

Unit 6- Leadership
The Twenties (1920-1929)
The Thirties (1929-1939)
The World at War (1939-1945)

Unit 7- Challenge
The Postwar Era (1945-1963)
The Shattered Society (1963-1973)
A Nation with Challenges (1973-1980)
Resurgence of Conservatism (1981-1992)
Facing a New Millennium (1993-2017)

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