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Course SummaryChallenge yourself with more accelerated history topics by reviewing the video and text lessons in our 7th grade U.S. history enrichment course. Track your advancement using our multiple-choice quizzes as you explore the learning tools at your own speed.
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- Comprehensive test covering all topics
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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 the earliest peoples of the Americas and advance through the chapters and lessons in order until you reach the last lesson on Barack Obama's presidency. 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 the American Civil War, 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:
- Origins of the earliest Americans
- Successful North American colonies
- Major figures and events in the Revolutionary War
- The after-effects of the American Revolution
- America's political, economic, and social roots in Virginia
- Policies and activities of the Jackson presidency
- Antebellum America
- American expansion through Manifest Destiny
- Roots of the American Civil War
- Key battles of the American Civil War
- Post-Civil War Reconstruction
- Social and economic impact of late 19th century U.S. industrialization
- The accomplishments of Progressives in the early 20th century
- The role of American imperialism in World War I
- Political, social, and cultural landmarks of 1920s America
- Causes of the Great Depression
- American forces in World War II
- Post-War and the Cold War politics
- The influence of civil rights movements in America
- Political scandals and Middle Eastern conflicts during the 1970s
- Social, political, and economic changes in America in the 1980s
- Late 20th century American presidents and their accomplishments
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