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Northstar Academy

A fully accredited private online
Christian school for grades 4-12

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


Not available after 22-23

This course 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 of the United States. Students will use a variety of sources to develop an understanding of key themes of history, an ability to read and analyze historical evidence, and an ability to express historical understanding in writing.


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!

If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.

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.