Essentials U.S. History B

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This is a survey course of United States history focusing on the period from the Civil War through the present. The United States began as an experiment in freedom and democracy. Since its establishment, the country and its people have endured social, political and economic revolutions. In this course, students will investigate the people, events and ideas that have shaped the United States. Students are asked to analyze and evaluate decisions made by political, business, and military leaders. Emphasis is placed on connections between events of the past and present. Prerequisites:US History A

Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to...

  • Understand the causes of WWII and identify the catalysts that formally brought the US into the war
  • Identify the causes and consequences of the attack on Pearl Harbor
  • Identify the causes and consequences of the D-Day Invasion
  • Analyze the strategies of the Japanese and U.S. militaries in the Pacific Theater
  • Explain what happened to the Jews and other peoples victimized by the Holocaust
  • Describe social, political, and economic changes experienced by Americans on the Homefront during WWII.
  • Describe the impact of the bombings that ended WWII on the U.S. and the rest of the world.
  • Identify causes for post-World War II prosperity and its effects on American society
  • Analyze the reasons for and the effectiveness of Truman's foreign policy during the early years of the Cold War
  • Analyze the political, social, and economic consequences of the Red Scare and the Korean War
  • Analyze how the Cold War affected American foreign policy in the years 1961–1963, including relationships with Cuba and other countries
  • Understand the causes, course, and consequences of the Vietnam War and how U.S. Foreign Policy impacted the decision to become involved with the war.
  • Identify key figures and organizations in the various movements for the expansion of civil and women’s rights
  • Analyze the relationship between the U.S. and the Middle East in the 1970s
  • Review the concept of globalization and explain how OPEC impacted the U.S. economy and politics
  • Analyze the foreign policy relationship between the United States and Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Middle East

Course Outline:

Module 5: World War II

Module 6: Post WWII, Cold War, Korea, and Vietnam

Module 7: Civil Rights Movement

Module 8: The Modern Era

Resources Included: Online lesson instruction and activities, opportunities to engage with a certified, online instructor and classmates, when appropriate, and online assessments to measure student performance of course objectives and readiness for subsequent academic pursuits.

Additional Costs: None

Scoring System: Michigan Virtual does not assign letter grades, grant credit for courses, nor issue diplomas. A final score out of total points earned will be submitted to your school mentor for conversion to their own letter grading system. Total course points may vary per student based on the items students test out of. The total points in the course may vary per student based upon the number of lessons which each individual demonstrates mastery through scores earned on lesson pre-tests. Students will be exempted from the points possible on a lesson quiz associated with successfully passing a related lesson pre-test.

Time Commitment: Semester sessions are 18-weeks long: Students must be able to spend 1 or more hours per day in the course to be successful. Summer sessions are 10 weeks long: Students must be able to spend a minimum of 2 or more hours per day, or about 90 hours during the summer, for the student to be successful in any course. Trimester sessions are 12-weeks long: Students must be able to spend 1.5 or more hours per day in the course to be successful.

Technology Requirements: Students will require a computer device with headphones, a microphone, webcam, up-to-date Chrome Web Browser, and access to YouTube.

Please review the Michigan Virtual Technology Requirements: https://michiganvirtual.org/about/support/knowledge-base/technical-requirements/ 

Instructor Support System: For technical issues within your course, contact the Customer Care Center by email at customercare@michiganvirtual.org or by phone at (888) 889-2840.

Instructor Contact Expectations: Students can use email or the private message system within the Student Learning Portal to access highly qualified teachers when they need instructor assistance. Students will also receive feedback on their work inside the learning management system. The Instructor Info area of their course may describe additional communication options.

Academic Support Available: In addition to access to a highly qualified, Michigan certified teacher, students have access to academic videos and outside resources verified by Michigan Virtual. For technical issues within the course, students can contact the Michigan Virtual Customer Care by email at customercare@michiganvirtual.org or by phone at (888) 889-2840.

Required Assessment: Online assessments consist of formative and summative assessments represented by computer-graded multiple choice, instructor-graded writing assignments including hands-on projects, model building and other forms of authentic assessments.

Technical Skills Needed: No special skills are required beyond being able to operate a computer and use word processing software.

Additional Information: This course permits students to test out of content and therefore are not NCAA eligible. If you are enrolling a student athlete for Credit Recovery purposes, we recommend our full-length Plus courses.

Details


School Level: High School
Standards: Michigan High School Content Expectations
NCAA Approved: No
Alignment Document: Document
Course Location: Buzz
NCES Code: 04103
MDE Endorsement Code: CC - History
MMC Minimum Requirements: Soc Stud - US Hist/Geog

When Offered: (20-21) Fall School Year - 20 Week - Essentials

Content Provider: Florida Virtual School
Instructor Provider: Michigan Virtual

Course Type: Essentials