High United States History
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The 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. Students 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 administer the EOC. Students should contact their guidance counselors or school testing administrators for further information. Access the site links below to view the Florida Department of Education description and standards:
Regular course description: http://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewCourse/Preview/13379
Honors course description: http://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewCourse/Preview/13328
- Understanding the chronological order of historical events
- Understanding the connections between historical events
- Generating inferences around historical events
- Purpose and application of various maps
- Interpreting Primary and Secondary sources
- Civil War
- Westward Expansion
- Industrial Revolution
- Push and Pull Factors of Immigration
- Social Reform
- World War One
- The Roaring Twenties
- The Great Depression
- World War Two
- Cold War
- Korean War
- Vietnam War
- Civil Rights Movement
- The New Millennium
Besides engaging students in challenging curriculum, the course guides students to reflect on their learning and evaluate their progress through a variety of assessments. Assessments can be in the form of practice lessons, multiple choice questions, writing assignments, projects, research papers, oral assessments, and discussions. This course will use the state-approved grading scale. Each course contains a mandatory final exam or culminating project that will be weighted at 20% of the student’s overall grade.***
***Proctored exams can be requested by FLVS at any time and for any reason in an effort to ensure academic integrity. When taking the exam to assess a student’s integrity, the exam must be passed with at least a 59.5% in order to earn credit for the course.
Courses subject to availability.
Pursuant to s. 1002.20, F.S.; A public school student whose parent makes written request to the school principal shall be exempted from the teaching of reproductive health or any disease, including HIV/AIDS, in accordance with the provisions of s. 1003.42(3). Learn more about the process and which courses contain subject matter where an exemption request can be made.