Course Description: Starting with the Industrial Age, we will explore the economic growth of America, where “all that glitters isn’t gold,” our role as a “super power” in the Spanish-American War, muckrakers, Who’s Who of WWI, “free enterprise,” and roar our way into the 1920s! We will experience the hardships and sacrifices people made during the 1930s, and learn that alphabet soup isn’t just for Campbells. We will study the “New Deal”, the Three R’s, WWII, and the baby boomers; while we rock ‘n roll through the 1950s, and groove into the 1960s with the Civil Rights Movement, JFK, MLK, and RFK, the Freedom Riders, and the Cuban Missile Crisis. We will explore women’s rights, tie-dye to Vietnam, with a presidential spy game thrown in for the ‘70s. We will visit the Berlin Wall, Gulf War, and the war in Iraq to the New Millennium! Learning about our past helps us to know who we are as a people, and how yesterday’s entanglements are still affecting our history today. There are several field trips planned for this class.
Instructor: Lee Ann Arnett, 804-598-6255, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuition: $495 per year; payable $55 per month
Copy Fee: $95
Text: Abeka’s United States History, 11th grade, 2nd edition Teacher has a few copies available for rent.
Class Minimum: 4 students