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- Available Lessons: 211
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Course SummaryCheck out the lessons in our US History: High School course to review key figures and events in American history. These lessons form a standalone high school history curriculum. They can also be used to supplement what you've been learning in class, improve your grades or get ready for upcoming exams.
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About the Course
This U.S. history course covers the origins of civilization in North America to the events that shaped our present-day society. Our videos often incorporate graphics, stories, and characters that not only bring history to life but also make it more fun to learn and easier to remember. Follow along chronologically from the country's beginning to the birth of our nation, all the way to present day. Or jump around from era to era and check out specific events in history. The brief videos let you digest our vast history in bite-sized portions, so you don't feel overloaded with information. Each lesson also has a short quiz associated with it, so you can make sure you've grasped the major points in the video.
This U.S. history course can help a variety of students, parents, teachers and independent learners.
- Casual learners who want to enhance their understanding of U.S. history can conveniently access the course material on any desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile device.
- Students can catch up on U.S. history concepts they've missed in class or prepare for upcoming tests with the course's lessons and practice assessments
- Teachers can use the included teacher resources as a way to engage their students with fun and comprehensive video lessons that cover important U.S. history topics
- Parents who homeschool their children can use this course as a supplement to their homeschool U.S. history curriculum
- The settling of North America
- Events leading up to the American Revolution
- The American Revolutionary War
- Developing America after the war
- The Virginia Dynasty
- Jacksonian democracy
- Manifest destiny
- Sectional crisis
- The American Civil War
- The Progressive Era
- American imperialism
- The Roaring 20s
- The Great Depression
- U.S. involvement in World War II
- The post-war world
- The Cold War
- Protests, activism and civil disobedience
- Westward expansion, industrialization and urbanization
- The 1970s
- Political conservatism in the 20th century
- Contemporary America
- How to write history research papers
- Student and teacher resources for high school U.S. history
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