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Northstar Academy

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

US History Honors

  • Name:

    US History Honors (HIST350)

  • Department:

    Social Studies

  • Credits:

    1.0 (yearlong course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:

    A grade of an 85% or higher in the subject area course taken the previous year

US History Honors


This course covers the history of the United States from the beginnings of exploration of North America to the present day through the lens of a Biblical worldview. Emphasis is placed on the United States’ Christian foundation. Students will develop an understanding of key themes in history and an ability to analyze historical evidence and express historical understanding in writing. This course will use a variety of sources and emphasize reading comprehension, writing, research, and analytical skills.

Special Notes:

This course is a part of the honors track. Intentional focus will be on the knowledge and skills required to prepare a student for success in future upper level and Advanced Placement (AP) courses.


HIST 350 covers the history of the United States from the beginning of exploration of North America to present day. We will have fun projects, group discussions, and games to practice what we are learning. Emphasis will be placed on the Christian foundation on which the United States was founded. Students will learn about key documents that changed America and still affect us today. Students will also have the opportunity to read through a short novel called The Boy in the Stripped Pajamas that provides a new outlook into World War II. Join me in learning more about The United States of America.

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

Student Feedback

I enjoyed the interactive aspect of the Jamestown Colony activity and thought it was a great way to creatively learn.

I am learning a lot, especially because I am coming from Canada! I am really enjoying the course and am finding it very interesting, thank you so much!

The class is going well so far. This is one of my favorite classes because history has always been an interest of mine. I think the workload is fair, the teacher feedback given is very helpful, and the material is interesting to read about and learn.

So far I have liked the course. At first I was a bit hesitant about the SOAPST but after the first couple I was good to go. I like how you include videos to make it come more alive. I actually like doing the maps because I am not very good with maps so it is helpful as a visual to see where things happened.