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US History I

US History I

Sophia's US History I course builds student knowledge of key events and figures in the history of the United States from American prehistory through the era of Reconstruction. This course emphasizes critical thinking skills and consideration of multiple perspectives through the analysis of primary sources. Students will learn how to think like a historian and apply a historian's lens to real-world situations. Full Description

3 semester credits

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Description

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This course uses problem-based learning and relatable real-world situations to help you understand historical events and eras. By evaluating multiple sources of information and points of view, you'll learn to think critically and contextually about history and its impact on the present.

Overview
This course encompasses key events and era in US History from prehistory and early settlers to the Civil War and Reconstruction. Themes, eras, and events include:

  • The First Settlers
  • Growth of the Colonies
  • The American War for Independence
  • The Civil War and Reconstruction

Assessments & Grading
This is a pass/fail course. You'll complete 12 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes) and 4 Milestone assessments (these are like tests), with an overall score of 70% or better.

Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course, you'll know how to analyze primary and secondary sources to form and defend your conclusions. You'll be able to think more like a historian by using different contextual lenses to understand events and eras through a variety of perspectives.

For more course details and Learning Outcomes, download the syllabus.

Reviews

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77 Student Reviews
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by eric w. on March 16, 2019
This was a thorough course. It is loaded with plenty of information, some that is routinely overlooked in popular culture and current historical views of history. If you enjoy reading and learning the history of the United States, you will enjoy the course. One thing about any class/course that irks me is the use of trick questions and terminology that was not found in the reading material. I personally see no use for trick questions as they became a source of frustration. The course is set at a very enjoyable pace and the content is appropriate. Get ready for some frustrating content at times.
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by Dennis M. on March 15, 2019
I like history but I did not appreciate the delivery of this course. The material in the tutorial is all good history facts, but the questions asked in all of the milestones are not well related to the studies.
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by Paul C. on March 8, 2019
Great Class, on to US History 2
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by Sharon B. on March 5, 2019
Questions did not always reflect the content provided. Spelling errors in your content takes away from the validity of what you are teaching.
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by Adam M. on March 2, 2019
BE ADVISED THIS COURSE DOES NOT HAVE VIDEO TUTORIALS...However, this course was fairly easy to get through. It took me 3 days of off and on work. It's just more time consuming than the rest of the courses which have taken me 1-2 days.
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by Renaud F. on February 26, 2019
very long
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by Gloria W. on February 14, 2019
Very informative!!
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by Sherry A. on February 13, 2019
Lots of information!! ID milestone was more difficult than the other four.

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