United States began as an experiment in freedom and democracy. Since its
establishment, the country and its people have endured social, political and
economic revolutions. In this course, students will investigate the people,
events and ideas that have shaped the United States from the end of the Civil
War through today.
are asked to analyze and evaluate decisions made by political, business and
military leaders. Emphasis is placed on connections between events of the past
and present. This course also gives students the opportunity to conduct
research and apply their learning to current, real-world problems.
Florida public school students are
required to take the Florida End of Course (EOC) exam. Local school districts
administer the EOC for all students within their school zone. FLVS does not
offer the EOC. Students should contact their guidance counselors or school
testing administrators for further information.
course description: http://www.floridastandards.org/Courses/PublicPreviewCourse1723.aspx
Honors course description: http://www.floridastandards.org/Courses/PublicPreviewCourse590.aspx
Understanding the chronological order of
Understanding the connections between historical
Generating inferences around historical events
Purpose and application of various maps
Six Essential Elements of Geography
Interpreting Primary and Secondary sources
Push and Pull Factors of Immigration
World War One
The Roaring Twenties
The Great Depression
World War Two
Civil Rights Movement
|Course Assessment and|
To achieve success, students are expected to submit work in each course
weekly. Students can learn at their own pace; however, “any pace” still means
that students must make progress in the course every week. To measure learning,
students complete self-checks, practice lessons, multiple choice questions,
projects, discussion-based assessments, and discussions. Students are expected
to maintain regular contact with teachers; the minimum requirement is monthly.
When teachers, students, and parents work together, students are successful.