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- Available Lessons: 210
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Course SummaryUse our 6th Grade U.S. History enrichment course if you want to get a jump start on history topics or challenge yourself even further in your current classes. With short text and video lessons and quizzes, these tools can be used as a comprehensive, mobile-friendly study guide.
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- Comprehensive test covering all topics
- Detailed video explanations for wrong answers
Students who want to take advanced U.S. history topics will find this enrichment course provides a simple and effective way to ease into more challenging subject matter. You'll find this course useful if you:
- Find current U.S. history topics aren't challenging enough
- Are interested in exploring and mastering U.S. history topics now
- Want to get a jump start and prepare for next year's U.S. history class
- Prefer self-paced learning in multiple formats (visual or auditory)
- Would like a low-pressure alternative to formal or traditional classes
You'll be able to benefit from this enrichment course in several ways:
- It's helpful: Short lesson series make the material engaging and easier to absorb.
- It's convenient: Study when you want, where you want from any computer or mobile device.
- It's flexible: Whether you learn better by reading, hearing or watching a video, we've got you covered.
- It's authoritative: Our U.S. history instructors are experts who make topics understandable and fun!
Using the Course
We've designed this course so that it's easy to navigate for students who want to learn new U.S. history concepts. Check out the two most popular options to decide which best fits your needs:
- Start at the beginning with an introduction to the earliest Native American populations and advance through the chapters and lessons in order until you reach the last lesson on the presidency of Barack Obama. Lessons follow a natural progression, making this option simple to follow along.
- Identify U.S. history topics you find most interesting, and skip the material you already know. If you only want to study American imperialism and World War I, you can go straight to that chapter. Though some lessons might refer to topics in previous lessons, each one is designed to stand alone to make sure you get all of the info you need to understand a topic.
Simply follow these steps, and you'll be on your way to mastering U.S. history!
- Start at the beginning or find the chapter subjects or lesson topics you want to learn about.
- Open a lesson and play the video.
- Test your understanding of the material using the short lesson quizzes and chapter exams.
- Ask our expert instructors questions if you need extra help learning a U.S. history concept.
- Go to the next lesson in the chapter to continue learning.
- See your course progress on the U.S. history enrichment course page.
What You Can Learn
You can advance your U.S. history knowledge and skills in the following areas:
- Pre-Columbian Native American populations
- Regional differences among the original 13 American colonies
- Battles of the Revolutionary War
- Post-revolutionary America
- Virginia's contribution to a new America
- Economic and social changes under Jacksonian democracy
- Living in Antebellum America
- The role of Manifest Destiny in American expansion
- Causes of the American Civil War
- Effects of the American Civil War
- Results of Post-Civil War Reconstruction
- How industrialization of the late 19th century changed America
- The legacy of the Progressive Era of the early 20th century
- World War I and American imperialism
- Landmark changes during 1920s America
- The Great Depression - causes and effects
- American forces in World War II
- How American changed during the post-war and Cold War years
- Successes and failures of civil rights movements in America
- Notable events in America in the 1970s
- The presidential policies of Regan and Bush in the 1980s
- Major issues from 1992-present, including healthcare and terrorism
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