United States History


Grade: 11

Credit(s): 1

Course Description:

All junior level students are required to complete one full year of American History. The primary purpose of American History is to familiarize students with the people, events, and forces that shape(d) the country in which we live.  Particular emphasis is placed on better understanding the complex nature of change and the interaction of various influences associated with it. Students will work with a variety of media and experience a diverse classroom atmosphere.

Topics included, but not limited to:

The westward movement in America from early explorers and mountain men to farm and ranch settlement with emphasis on the impact of native populations. The western pioneer settlement {mining towns, cow towns, outlaws and lawmen}, resource discovery and exploitation, Montana as a western state and various government policies associated with the west. The conflicts (military, social, political and cultural) that America has been involved in and traces the causes, the outcomes and the impacts on peoples, countries and foreign relations. The social, cultural and political movements in America, the cause and effect as well as the impact those movements have on people, places etc. Movement topics include but are not limited to: Immigration, The Gilded Age, Social Reform, Industrial Revolution, Labor Movements, The Roaring Twenties, Age of Consensus (1950s), Red Scare, Music, 1960s Counter Culture, Civil Rights, Vietnam Protests, and current issues in America. The conflicts (military, social, political and cultural) that America has been involved in and traces the causes, the outcomes and the impacts on peoples, countries and foreign relations.  

Prerequisites Classes


No prerequisites class required unless stated in the course description.