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Northstar Academy

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

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US History Survey

  • Name:

    US History Survey (HIST310)

  • Department:

    Social Studies

  • Credits:

    1.0 (yearlong course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:


US History Survey


In this topical approach to US history, students will analyze trends and themes that reoccur over time. Students will develop their ability to communicate clearly through writing, using strong historical evidence and centering their Christian worldview. Emphasis will be placed on reading comprehension, particularly of primary sources, and independent reflection, as well as research and the use of reliable sources.


Join me for an in-depth exploration of important moments in US history! In this class, we’ll be analyzing primary sources, including texts but also art and photographs. We’ll be doing a lot of thinking, writing, and discussing, as well as fun projects! The way this class is organized by topic will give you an excellent opportunity to compare ideas across historical events. You’ll have a great foundation for applying those ideas and Christian principles to modern-day events as well!

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!