• College Prep U.S History I 




    Course Overview-

                This course covers the history of the United States and its global affects from its early settlements until 1900. This course will introduce students to cultural, economic, political, and social developments that played a fundamental role in shaping the world in which they live. In addition to providing a basic narrative of events and movements, the transfer goals of the United States History Program are to develop (a) an understanding for the principal themes in modern World History, (b) an ability to analyze historical evidence and historical interpretation, and (c) an ability to express historical understanding in writing.

    1. Course Transfer Goals
      • C1 – The course emphasizes relevant factual knowledge about U.S History from 1492-1900 to highlight intellectual, cultural, political, diplomatic, social, and economic developments.
      • C2 – The course teaches students to analyze evidence and interpretations presented in historical scholarship.
      • C3 – The course includes extensive instruction in analysis and interpretation of a wide variety of primary sources, such as documentary material, maps, statistical tables, works of art, and pictorial and graphic materials.


    • Textbook: Give Me Liberty!: An American History 5th Edition, Eric Foner, Norton Publishing, New York: 2017.
    • Primary Source Book: Voices of Freedom: A Documentary History Vol 2, Foner, Eric, Norton Publishing, New York: 2017

    Note (Additional Readings/Materials may be used based on specific subject matter.)