Starting with an overview of Native American settlement of the New World, this course traces the major events and trends in United States History down to the present. In the process it seeks to develop various skills involved in comprehending, analyzing and interpreting the past.
In completing this subject, among other activities, students complete a series of Skill Modules designed to progressively build their skills in comprehending, evaluating and synthesizing historical documents and information. Students are also assigned to write various types of essays typically used in social studies, such as cause-and-effect and compare-and-contrast essays.
There are 8 examinations in United States History.
Roberts and Franklin, Comprehensive United States History, Custom published for the American School by Amsco School Publications.