Junior High U. S. History surveys American history from the Age of Exploration to the 21st Century. Students will investigate, analyze, and interpret concepts and events that shaped the early history of the United States. The course discusses actions and developments on the national level, especially involving the Federal government, as well as issues and events in American culture. Emphasis is given to major historical trends such as industrialization, progressive political movements, growth of economic influence, social and cultural development, and America’s role in a global setting.

Students will use Exploring America, by Notgrass History, which presents history from the perspective of faith in God and respect for His Word. Each unit includes a Bible study highlighting spiritual issues related to history. It is comprehensive, giving students a survey of events and issues from European exploration to the war on terror, with extensive coverage of the twentieth century

Required Textbook(s): Exploring America Curriculum Package

  • Part 1: Columbus through Reconstruction
    • Units 2-3: The Scarlet Letter (Nathaniel Hawthorne)
    • Units 6-7: Narrative of the Life of David Crockett (David Crockett)
    • Unit 8: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (Frederick Douglass)
    • Units 9-11: Uncle Tom’s Cabin (Harriet Beecher Stowe)
    • Units 12-13: Co. Aytch (Sam Watkins)
    • Unit 15: Humorous Stories and Sketches (Mark Twain)
  • Part 2: Late 1800s through the Present
    • Units 16-17: In His Steps (Charles Sheldon)
    • Unit 18: Up From Slavery (Booker T. Washington)
    • Unit 19: Mama’s Bank Account (Kathryn Forbes)
    • Units 20-21: Miracle in the Hills (Mary T. Martin Sloop and LeGette Blythe)
    • Units 22-23: To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
    • Unit 27: The Giver (Lois Lowry)
  • American Voices: A Collection of Documents, Speeches, Essays, Hymns, Poems, and Short Stories from American History

Spring Semester Classes & Clubs: Civics: Constitutional Studies, STOA Forensics and Speech, Creating Priorities for Students & Parents! Dismiss

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