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Social ScienceTopics in U.S. History: Learn from the Past, Prepare for the Future

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Sophia's U.S. History: Learn from the Past, Prepare for the Future course is designed for you to discover how key events in U.S. History are both a product of our past and a precursor to our future.

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Course description

Sophia's U.S. History: Learn from the Past, Prepare for the Future course is designed for you to discover how key events in U.S. History are both a product of our past and a precursor to our future. Along the way, you will deepen your knowledge of four essential employability skills, which will help you analyze the past, forecast the future, adapt to changes, and share your understanding with others.

Assessments and grading

This is a pass/fail course. You must complete 10 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes), 3 Milestone assessments (these are like tests), and 3 Touchstones (these are written assignments) with an overall score of 70% or better.

Learning outcomes

<p>By the end of the course, you will be able to:<br></p> <ul><li>Determine how studying history can help us prepare for the future.</li><li>Identify economic downturns that have affected different parts of society.</li><li>Recognize the skills like technology, agility, and problem solving that help people adjust to a changing workplace.</li><li>Determine the ways women have used communication and agility to achieve equality.</li><li>Compare and contrast how people throughout U.S. history have worked for freedom, civil rights, and social justice.</li><li>Examine the skills like agility and problem solving that immigrants have used as they pursued life in a new country.</li><li>Identify technological innovations that have changed the ways we fight wars and protect our troops.</li><li>Analyze skills such as problem solving and agility that have helped patients and practitioners keep up with new medical innovations.</li><li>Recognize how using an agile mindset will help us adapt to and learn new communication technologies.</li><li>Interpret the communication strategies that political leaders use to deliver a compelling message.</li></ul>

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