- Course type: Self-paced
- Available Lessons: 217
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Course SummaryThis US History credit recovery course may be able to provide a way to earn credit for students who have failed their course. Short, engaging video lessons are paired with practice quizzes to test and reinforce the US history concepts you've just reviewed.
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Course Practice TestCheck your knowledge of this course with a 50-question practice test.
- Comprehensive test covering all topics
- Detailed video explanations for wrong answers
Recovering Academic Credit
Students who have failed US history and need to retake the course may find this credit recovery course to be an effective, fun and flexible way to learn topics like the American Revolution, the Progressive Era and World War II. You'll find this course useful if:
- You need to retake US history.
- You need to earn a certificate of completion.
- You want a fun option for learning US history.
- You need the flexibility to earn credit recovery while taking other courses.
- You want a self-paced learning option.
How It Works
- Consult with your school to make sure alternative credit recovery paths are acceptable.
- Check to ensure that this course satisfies your school's full credit requirements for a US History course.
- Watch all videos, pass the quizzes and final exam, then print the course's certificate of completion.
Please note that completion of this US History course does not guarantee credit recovery.
There are several benefits to this US History credit recovery course:
- You can earn a certificate of completion. If you take a course that is 100% complete, once you finish taking the course's quizzes you'll receive a certificate of completion that you can show to your school.*
- Lessons are taught by US history experts. You can trust the lessons because all lessons are taught by expert history instructors.
- You can balance credit recovery with your other school commitments. Our bite-sized lessons can easily fit into your schedule so you can watch lessons whenever you have time. Since the US history course is self-paced, you can easily take it while still taking your other school courses.
- We make learning fun. If you found US history boring the first time around, you'll like how our lessons are designed to be fun and engaging.
- Get help when you need it. US history can be hard at times, but there's help available if you need. If you need clarification on a topic, just ask our expert instructors. They're here to help you better understand topics like the American Enlightenment, the Great Depression, the Cold War and more!
- You can test your knowledge. Self-assessment quizzes offered after each lesson give you the chance to make sure you understand what you've learned.
* Before beginning the course, you should verify that your school will accept it for credit recovery.
Getting School Credit
Many schools have accepted this US history course for credit recovery, but always check with your advisor or guidance counselor to find out its specific requirements.
While talking to your school about their requirements for credit recovery, you should also check what documentation they need in order to award credit. We offer the following resources to help you earn credits from the course:
- US History Credit Recovery Certificate of Completion
- Progress tracking that you can print out and show to your school
- Quiz and practice exam scores
- Courses aligned with high school US history
Schools decide what they will accept for credit recovery, so before using this course, you should first check with your school to make sure they will accept credits from it. Set up an appointment with your guidance counselor or a school administrator to verify that you can use our US History course for credit recovery.
Using This Course
We've created an easy-to-navigate course for students who need US history credit recovery. Take the course from beginning to end, starting with lessons on early civilizations in the Americas and moving through chapters that include lessons on the Declaration of Independence, the Roaring 20s and contemporary America.
Follow these steps to start your path to getting your US history credits!
- Start with Chapter 1 First Contacts (28,000 BCE-1821 CE).
- Open the first lesson Native American History: Origins of Early People in the Americas and watch the video.
- Take all of the subsequent chapters in order.
- Use lesson quizzes and chapter exams to test your knowledge as you go along.
- Ask our expert instructors if you need extra help on any US history concepts.
- Use your dashboard to track your progress in the course.
- Receive your Certificate of Completion once you've passed all of the lesson quizzes.
This course covers all the topics commonly taught in high school US history, including:
- Native American civilizations
- Characteristics of early colonies
- Events leading up to the war for independence
- Turning points in the American Revolution
- Early forms of US government and the Constitutions
- The legacy of America's first five presidents
- Andrew Jackson's presidency
- 19th century social and economic developments
- The politics of Manifest Destiny
- Causes of the Civil War
- American life during Reconstruction
- Expansion and industry in the Gilded Age
- Progressive Era social reforms
- American foreign policy in the early 20th century
- American society and culture in the Roaring 20s
- Causes and effects of the Great Depression
- America's involvement in World War II
- Post-war life in Europe and America
- Cold-war era politics and conflicts
- Civil disobedience and protest movements
- 1970's foreign and domestic policy
- The presidencies of Reagan and H.W. Bush
- Contemporary American politics and economics
Earning College Credit
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