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- Available Lessons: 210
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Course SummaryIf you're struggling through Developmental US History, this remedial course was designed for you. Our short, engaging video and text lessons explain all the challenging subjects with ease so you can finish your homework assignments and work towards a better grade in class.
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- Comprehensive test covering all topics
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Students who need help with U.S. history topics will find this remedial course provides a simple and effective way to catch up on subject matter. You'll find this course useful if you:
- Need to bring your U.S. history grade up
- Are trying to catch up on any missed U.S. history homework
- Have a hard time understanding your U.S. history lessons in class
- Want some extra preparation materials for an upcoming U.S. history exam
- 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 remedial 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 are struggling with U.S. history concepts. Check out the two most popular options to decide which best fits your needs:
- Start at the beginning with the backstory about the earliest populations of Native Americans and advance through the chapters and lessons in order until you reach the last lesson on the election of President Barack Obama. Lessons follow a natural progression, making this option simple to follow along.
- Identify U.S. history topics you find most difficult, and skip the material you already know. If you only need to study civil rights movements in America, 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 need 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 remedial course page.
What You Can Learn
You can advance your U.S. history knowledge and skills in the following areas:
- Earliest Americans
- North American colonies
- The roots of the Revolutionary War
- The results of the American Revolution
- Virginia's accomplishments in early America
- Characteristics of Jacksonian democracy
- Life in antebellum America
- The origins of Manifest Destiny
- Causes of the American Civil War
- Battles of the American Civil War
- How post-Civil War Reconstruction was carried out
- Late 19th century American industrialization
- The Progressive Era of the 1920s and its accomplishments
- American imperialism
- The social and political landscape of 1920s America
- Causes of the Great Depression
- Major battles fought by America in the second World War
- Politics in post-war and Cold War era America
- Civil rights movements in America and their accomplishments
- America in the 1970s - landmark people and events
- America in the 1980s - Reagan, Bush, and Clinton administrations
- Major policy initiatives from the 1990s to today
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