AMERICAN HISTORY I – COLONIAL ERA THROUGH CIVIL WAR

  • Course Type
    Core Courses
  • Grade Level
    6-8
  • Category
    Social Studies
  • Course Length
    Year

This course introduces students to early American history and covers topics ranging from the first inhabitants of the North American continent through the end of the American Civil War. Students examine the growth of the United States, including major events that led to the American Revolution; post-Revolutionary War growth; the political, economic, and social landscape in the early 1800s; slavery; and territorial expansion. Students explore the concept of Manifest Destiny and the Civil War, leading to an analysis of the state of the nation at the Civil War’s end.