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


This course allows students to gain an understanding of major civilizations and their developments from Creation to the Age of Exploration. Students will identify the major civilizations and their contributions to history, understand how civilizations develop and thrive, evaluate people groups’ impact on history, and trace the growth of Christianity and comprehend how it has interacted with other religious groups.


Welcome to the world of Ancient History! I am so excited to take this journey with you. In this course, we will examine a number of intriguing concepts including: the differences between secular and Christian explanations of human origin, the patterns of civilization development (rise, golden age, decline), and positive and negative contributions of civilizations to society and the world. Through lessons and activities, you will gain a deeper understanding of historical events and their impact on how we live today. Come along for the ride!

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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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