U.S. History 11
Who the course is designed for: all 11th grade students
U.S. History 11 explores the major social, political, economic, and foreign policy developments in the United States from the late 19th century to the present. The course deals with the key events of that time period, from the Industrial Age to the New Deal to the Vietnam War and beyond, but it also seeks to encourage deep consideration of questions that Americans still face today. To this end, the course is organized thematically, with sections on major political shifts in the United States, a history of social movements, significant economic developments, and international events. Each larger thematic unit encourages students to evaluate current events in light of their historical roots, allowing them to trace a modern conflict or issue over the course of the past century. Students will continue to develop reading, writing, and thinking skills, making extensive use of primary source documents and engaging in daily class discussions. Assignments include several essays and research projects, with the aim of encouraging critical thinking and research skills.