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Middle School US History, Semester A

  • Date created

    June 30, 2020

  • Last updated

    June 6, 2021

Enroll in Middle School US History with Dolphin STEM Academy

Course Overview

In Middle School US History, Semester A, you’ll learn about major events that took
place in American history. In the first unit, you’ll evaluate historical data to develop your
historical thinking skills. In the second unit, you’ll learn about the major events and
developments of colonial America. In the third unit, you’ll analyze the causes and effects
of the American Revolution. In the last unit, you’ll explore developments in the new
nation, including the creation of the US Constitution, the Federalists and Anti-Federalists,
the administrations of George Washington and John Adams,
and the importance of the election of 1800.

Course Goals

By the end of this course, you will be able to do the following:
Assess primary and secondary sources.
Analyze historical data and events to interpret the past.
Understand the development of colonial America.
Examine the causes and effects of the American Revolution.
Explain the creation of the US Constitution.
Analyze the views of Federalists and Anti-Federalists.
Explain the administrations of George Washington and John Adams.
Analyze the importance of the election of 1800.

General Skills

To participate in this course, you should be able to do the following:
Complete basic operations with word processing software, such as Microsoft Word or Google Docs.
Complete basic operations with presentation software, such as Microsoft PowerPoint
or Google Docs presentation.
Perform online research using various search engines and library databases.
Communicate through email and participate in discussion boards.

For a complete list of general skills that are required for participation in online
courses, refer to the Prerequisites section of the Orientation document, found at
the beginning of this course.

Credit Value

Middle School US History, Semester A, is a 0.5-credit course.

Course Materials

notebook
pencil or pen
computer with Internet connection and speakers or headphones
Microsoft Word or equivalent
Microsoft PowerPoint or equivalent

Some course readings may require a visit to your school library or public library.

Course Pacing Guide

This course description and pacing guide is intended to help you stay on schedule with
your work. Note that your course instructor may modify the schedule to meet the
specific needs of your class.

Unit 1: Historical Thinking Skills

Summary

This unit focuses on developing your historical thinking skills. First, you’ll interpret the
content of primary and secondary sources. Next, you’ll interpret information in maps,
charts, graphs, and other visual representations of data. Then, you’ll analyze major
historical events chronologically.

Unit 2: Colonial America

Summary

This unit focuses on the development of colonial America. First, you’ll identify the main
American Indian groups of colonial America and describe their cultural, economic, and
social characteristics. You will also assess their contributions to the growth of colonial
America. Next, you’ll analyze the exploration, settlement, and growth of colonial
America. You will also examine the role of slavery in colonial America. Finally, you will
analyze the causes and effects of the French and Indian War.

Unit 3: The Revolution

Summary

This unit focuses on the American Revolution. You’ll explore the causes, major events,
and consequences of the American Revolution. You will also analyze the importance of
the Articles of Confederation in the American Revolution.

Unit 4: The New Nation

Summary

This unit focuses on developments in the new nation after the American Revolution.
You’ll learn about the creation of the US Constitution. You’ll also examine the ideas of
Federalists and Anti-Federalists and analyze their impact on the writing and ratification
of the Constitution. You’ll assess the administrations of George Washington and John
Adams. Finally, you’ll evaluate the significance of the election of 1800.

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