US History Survey

  • Name:

    US History Survey (HIST310)

  • Department:

    Social Studies

  • Credits:

    1.0 (yearlong course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:


US History Survey


US History Survey covers the history of the United States from the beginnings of exploration of North America to the present day. Emphasis is placed on the Christian foundation on which the United States was founded. Students will develop an understanding of key themes in history, an ability to analyze historical evidence and express historical understanding in writing. Using a variety of sources, this course will emphasize reading comprehension, writing, research, and analytical skills through the lens of the biblical worldview.

Special Notes:

The first semester of this course (HIST310 A) closely mirrors Social Studies 8 A in content (US History to 1877). If SS8 was taken previously, it is encouraged that students take US History 102 as the next step in course sequence.


HIST 310 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 court cases that still affect us today. Also, students will study the internet and how it has changed America. 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 really liked this class a lot! It is the first time I have actually liked history!

This was my favorite history textbook I have ever had.

My favorite part about this course is the Know It, Show It game. It's fun, and it reminds me of what I learned and read.

In this course I have really liked the SOAPSTone activities and I have liked learning about the Declaration of Independence. One of the things I haven't liked is all the reading. I know that it is unrealistic to go through a history course and expect to not read but, I am not a big fan of that much reading.

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