US History from 1877

  • Name:

    US History from 1877 (HIST102)

  • Department:

    Social Studies

  • Credits:

    1.0 (yearlong course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:

    Social Studies 8 (SS8)

US History from 1877


US History from 1877 covers the history of the United States from the end of the period of the Civil War and Reconstruction to the present day. Emphasis is placed on the Christian foundation on which the United States was founded. Students will develop an understanding of some of the key themes of history, an ability to analyze historical evidence, and an ability to analyze and express historical understanding in writing. Using a variety of sources, this course will emphasize reading


Take a ride with me through U.S. history right after the Civil War. There are so many changes to explore after a country has been at war with itself. Unity, expansion, racism, exploitation, religion, atheism and much more – the good, the bad and the ugly. Investigate how the mistakes and triumphs of the past have led to the issues of the present; analyze how the media has played an intricate part in shaping the opinions of the public, and watch and read first-hand accounts of the people who made it happen. It’s an amazing journey, so come along and join me!

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Student Feedback

I really liked how organized it was. It was a mixture of fun videos and textbook reading. I enjoyed the structure


This class assigned a lot of interesting and informative videos about the time periods we were learning about. Some were about the big historical events on which we focused, while others were about the culture of the time, which I especially enjoyed.


Answering group discussions were very interesting and fun to do. I also enjoyed seeing what my classmates posted and responding to their posts.

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