HISTORY CLASSES

Our full-year tuition includes 5 full-year courses. Feedback from parents, students, and teachers indicates that this workload achieves a balance of academic rigor while leaving time for outside activities. It is possible to add additional courses for an additional charge, but we strongly encourage students to take no more than five courses.

  • US History & American Studies I 2 Sections +

    • Description
    • Books
    • Prerequisites
    SYLLABUS  
    U.S. History I provides an in-depth study of our country’s founding, from Colonial years to the War of Independence to the birth and infancy of our nation. American Studies I offers an introduction to important founding documents: The Law, The Declaration of Independence, and George Washington’s Farewell Address, including a thorough look at the lives of those who signed the Declaration of Independence. During the course, students develop a clear and factual understanding of this critical era in our nation’s history.
    BOOKS 
    Basic History of the United States by Carson: Vol. 1 The Colonial Experience (1607-1774)
    Vol. 2 The Beginning of the Republic (1775-1825)
    Lives of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence by Lossing
    The Law: The Classic Blueprint for a Free Society
    The Boston Massacre: A History with Documents
    BUY BUNDLE
    9781931789097
    9781931789103
    9780925279453
    9780898031751
    9780415873499
    none
    SECTION 1
    SECTION CLOSED
    M  T  W  T 

    8:00AM - 8:50AM CT



    SECTION 2
    SECTION CLOSED
    M  T  W  T 

    1:00PM - 1:50PM CT


  • US History & American Studies II 2 Sections +

    • Description
    • Books
    • Prerequisites
    SYLLABUS  
    This course considers in detail America during the Pre-Civil War, Civil War, and Reconstruction periods, and concludes with an examination of the period of industrialization that under-pinned American greatness in the twentieth century. American Studies II complements the history be examining a key text: Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America, first published in 1835, a brilliant study of our national government and character. De Tocqueville's observations about the need for virtue in elected officials are particularly prophetic.
    BOOKS 
    Basic History of the U.S. by Carson: Vol. 3 The Sections and the Civil War (1826-1877)
    Vol. 4 The Growth of America (1878-1928)
    Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville
    BUY BUNDLE
    9781931789110
    9781931789127
    9780865978409
    US History & American Studies I
    SECTION 1
    M  T  W  T 

    9:00AM - 9:50AM CT



    SECTION 2
    M  T  W  T 

    2:00PM - 2:50PM CT


  • US History & American Studies III 2 Sections +

    • Description
    • Books
    • Prerequisites
    SYLLABUS  
    The presentation of U.S. history concludes with a study of the rise of the New Deal, the formation of the Great Society, and the coming of the welfare state, and carries through the contemporary times, while American Studies III offers a detailed study of the Constitution designed to underscore how our leaders have strayed further and further from its original intent.
    BOOKS 
    Basic History of the United States by Carson: Vol. 5 The Welfare State (1929-1985)
    Vol. 6 America: Gridlock to Deadlock (1985-2001)
    The Essential Federalist & Anti-Federalist Papers
    Notes of Debates in the Federal Constitution of 1787
    The Constitution
    BUY BUNDLE
    9781931789240
    9781931789158
    9780872206557
    9780821407653
    Any copy
    US History & American Studies II
    SECTION 1
    M  T  W  T 

    10:00AM - 10:50AM CT



    SECTION 2
    M  T  W  T 

    12:00PM - 12:50PM CT


  • World History 1 Section +

    • Description
    • Books
    • Prerequisites
    SYLLABUS  
    An engaging and balanced narrative of the central developments in Western history, along with seamlessly integrated coverage of social, cultural, and political history, is presented in a flexible chronological organization. This course begins its study of world history with Mesopotamian civilization and covers early civilizations through modern times.
    BOOKS 
    No book required for student
    BUY BUNDLE
    None
    English II 11th and 12th Grade Students Only
    SECTION 1
    M  T  W  T 

    11:00AM - 11:50AM CT


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