H485 | Modern US History

Course Description

The Modern United States, 1968 to the Present is a class that will provide students with perspective on and analytical tools to understand social, political, and economic changes and continuities over the past fifty years of United States history. Students will use the concepts of historical fault lines to break apart and discover the themes that have shaped the modern aspects of American identity, union, and division. Students will anchor their understanding through a class text to practice college-level historical reading skills. In addition to looking at historiographical understanding of the period, the course will include multiple types of primary source material to engage students and have them do the work of historical inquiry. Students will grapple with events and topics such as the Watergate scandal, the aftereffects of the rights revolutions of the 1960s and 1970s, the role of the US in the world, and the post-September 11, 2001 era.
State ID#: 04103
Department: History and Social Science
Grade Level:11, 12
Credits: 10.0
Alternate Credits:
Class Type: CORE Academic
Pre/Co-Requisites: Critical Issues in US History or AP US History.

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Dates & Announcements
Class of 2025 Gr. 11 Course Selection is Monday, February 26, 2024 through Sunday March 3rd