Course Catalog

United States History Honors (#2100320)

Grades:
9,10,11,12
GPA Weighting:
Yes
SUS Admissions:
Yes
Bright Futures:
Yes
NCAA:
Yes
Graduation Requirements:

American History

Assessment:

U.S. History EOC

Placement Consideration:

In Pasco County course progression this course is recommended for 10th or 11th grade.

Prerequisites:

M/J Civics or M/J Civics Adavanced

M/J U.S. History or M/J U.S. History Advanced

M/J World History  ot M/J World History Honors

World History or World History Honors

Next Course in Progression:
U.S. Government and/or Economics with Financial Literacy
Other Information:
Approved Resources:

Pearson U.S. History

Course Description:

The grade 9-12 United States History course consists of the following content area strands: United States History, Geography, and Humanities. The primary content emphasis for this course pertains to the study of United States history from Reconstruction to the present day. Students will be exposed to the historical, geographic, political, economic, and sociological events which influenced the development of the United States and the resulting impact on world history. So that students can clearly see the relationship between cause and effect in historical events, students should have the opportunity to review those fundamental ideas and events which occurred before the end of Reconstruction.

Honors/Advanced courses offer scaffolded learning opportunities for students to develop the critical skills of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation in a more rigorous and reflective academic setting. Students are empowered to perform at higher levels as they engage in the following: analyzing historical documents and supplementary readings, working in the context of thematically categorized information, becoming proficient in note-taking, participating in Socratic seminars/discussions, emphasizing free-response and document-based writing, contrasting opposing viewpoints, solving problems, etc. Students will develop and demonstrate their skills through participation in a capstone and/or extended research-based paper/project (e.g., history fair, participatory citizenship project, mock congressional hearing, projects for competitive evaluation, investment portfolio contests, or other teacher-directed projects).