American History (Semester 1)

Course Description:

This course is designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of American History. The content will focus on the origins of the nation’s democratic principles and continue through present day domestic and foreign issues that affect American society. There will be a particular emphasis on the individuals and groups that have not only been impacted by the nation’s development but those who have made contributions as well. Students will utilize critical thinking and problem solving skills as they participate in interactive discussions, and complete assignments establishing real-world connections.

Course Details:

Course Title (District): American History (Semester 1)
Course Title (NCES SCED) : U.S. History—Comprehensive
Course Provider : Genesee ISD
Content Provided By : Fuel Education LLC
Online Instructor Provided By : Fuel Education LLC
Standards Addressed : Common Core State Standards
Academic Terms : Open Entry / Open Exit
Subject Area : Social Sciences and History
Course Identifier : U.S. History—Comprehensive
Course Level : High School (Secondary)
Available Credit : 0.5
Sequence : 1 of 2

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Email : [email protected]
Phone : 810-591-4401

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Additional Course Information:

Additional Cost: $0.0

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Describe the causes that led to the growth and development of North America during the Pre-Columbian Era. Identify civilizations that existed within North America during the Pre-Columbian Era. Describe the various motives that led to the foreign exploration and colonization of North America. Analyze the role of religion within the growth and development of the United States. Identify the causes and effects of the American Revolution. Explain the process of forming a government under the new nation. Analyze America’s foreign policy after the War of 1812. Explain the significance of the western frontier in American history. Compare and contrast the geographic, political, economic, and social differences that existed between the southern and northern regions of the United States prior to the Civil War. Identify the causes and effects of the Civil War. Discuss the evolving role of the Presidency from George Washington through Abraham Lincoln. Identify individuals that contributed to the growth and development of the United States within the fields of science, politics, economics, industry, literature, and society. Identify the origins of the United States. Analyze significant documents that have impacted the development of the nation. Identify key events in the nation’s development. Identify significant individuals that contributed to the nation’s development. Describe issues that have affected, and still affect, the nation both home and abroad. Describe the causes and effects of the various wars that Americans have fought. Discuss the characteristics that define the United States as a World Power.

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The goals and objectives clearly state what the participants will know or be able to do at the end of the course. The goals and objectives are measurable in multiple ways. Fully Met
The course content and assignments are aligned with the state’s content standards, Common Core curriculum, or other accepted content standards set for Advanced Placement® courses, technology, computer science, or other courses whose content is not included in the state standards. Partially Met
The course content and assignments are of sufficient rigor, depth and breadth to teach the standards being addressed. Fully Met
Information literacy and communication skills are incorporated and taught as an integral part of the curriculum. Fully Met
Multiple learning resources and materials to increase student success are available to students before the course begins. Fully Met
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Clear, complete course overview and syllabus are included in the course. Fully Met
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Information is provided to students, parents and mentors on how to communicate with the online instructor and course provider. Fully Met
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The course reflects multi-cultural education, and the content is accurate, current and free of bias or advertising. Fully Met
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Privacy policies are clearly stated. Fully Met
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The course design provides opportunities for appropriate instructor-student interaction, including opportunities for timely and frequent feedback about student progress. Fully Met
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Students have access to resources that enrich the course content. Fully Met
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The course provider uses multiple ways of assessing course effectiveness. Fully Met
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Student evaluation strategies are consistent with course goals and objectives, are representative of the scope of the course and are clearly stated. Fully Met
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Ongoing, varied, and frequent assessments are conducted throughout the course to inform instruction. Fully Met
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The course architecture permits the online instructor to add content, activities and assessments to extend learning opportunities. Fully Met
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All technology requirements (including hardware, browser, software, etc...) are specified. Fully Met
Prerequisite skills in the use of technology are identified. Fully Met
The course uses content-specific tools and software appropriately. Fully Met
The course is designed to meet internationally recognized interoperability standards. Fully Met
Copyright and licensing status, including permission to share where applicable, is clearly stated and easily found. Fully Met
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Course materials and activities are designed to provide appropriate access to all students. The course, developed with universal design principles in mind, conforms to the U.S. Section 504 and Section 508 provisions for electronic and information technology as well as the W3C’s Web Content Accessibility guidelines (WCAg 2.0). Fully Met
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Student information remains confidential, as required by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Fully Met

Review Conducted By: Fuel Education LLC
Date of Review: 07/07/2014

Unit 1: Settling of the Americas (Pre-Columbian–1783)
Section 1 - Pre-Columbian Era
Section 2 - European Exploration and Colonization Section 3 - The New England and Southern Colonies Section 4 - The American Revolution
Unit 2: The Growing Nation (1777–1830)
Section 1 - Forming the New Republic
Section 2 - Expanding the Republic
Section 3 - Resistance,War, and Expansion
Section 4 - Settling the Western Frontier
Section 5 - Innovators and Inventions: The Course to Change
Unit 3: The Dividing Nation (1808–1850)
Section 1 - Divisions Among the Nation
Section 2 - Nationalism
Section 3 - Jackson an Democracy and Beyond
Section 4 - America and Reform Movements
Unit 4: The Expanding Nation (1765–1849)
Section 1 - Immigration and Divisions
Section 2 - Spanish Influence in North America
Section 3 - Trails, Texas, and Beyond
Unit 5: The Nation Torn Apart (1844–1865)
Section 1 - Causes for Separation
Section 2 - The Decline of the Nation
Section 3 - The Civil War
Unit 6: Reconstructing and Expanding America (1865–1890)
Section 1 - Reconstruction
Section 2 - U.S. Expansion Westward
Section 3 - Innovations and Industry
Section 4 - Big Business
Section 5 - Unionization
Unit 7: From the Age of Extremes to a World Power (1880–1914)
Section 1 - Immigration
Section 2 - City Growth
Section 3 - Culture and Politics
Section 4 - Imperialist Attitudes
Section 5 - World War I
Unit 8: Progressivismto Hard Time (1900–1932)
Section 1 - Government Reform and Women’s Rights
Section 2 - Moral Issues and Conflicts
Section 3 - Social and Cultural Trends
Section 4 - Business, Economy, and Government Policy
Section 5 - Depression and a New Deal
Unit 9: America: A World Leader Emerges (1933–1957)
Section 1 - The Road to War
Section 2 - The War in Europe
Section 3 - The War in the Pacific
Section 4 - World War II and the American Home Front
Section 5 - World War II and Beyond
Unit 10: Tumultuous Sixties (1957–1972)
Section 1 - Kennedy and Johnson
Section 2 - Foreign and Domestic Issues
Section 3 - The Vietnam War and the Nixon Years
Unit 11: Road to the Modern Era (1974–Present)
Section 1 - The Ford and Carter Administrations
Section 2 - The Reagan and George H.W. Bush Administrations
Section 3 - The Clinton and George W. Bush Administrations
Unit 12: Semester Exam Preparation
Section 1 - Semester Exam Preparation: Introduction
Section 2 - From the Age of Extremes to a World Power (1880-1914) Terms Section 3 - From the Age of Extremes to a World Power (1880-1914) Terms Section 4 - Progressivism to Hard Times (1900–1932) Terms
Section 5 - The Tumultuous Sixties (1957–1972) Terms
Section 6 - The Road to the Modern Era (1974–Present) Terms
Semester 2 Exam
Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends Random Draw Date Enrollment Drop Date Course Starts Course Ends # of Seats Course Fee Potential Additional Costs
Open Entry / Open Exit 07/01/2023 06/30/2024 100 $270 $0
Open Entry / Open Exit 07/01/2023 06/30/2024 100 $275 $0
Open Entry / Open Exit 07/01/2023 06/30/2024 100 $300 $0
Drop Policy Completion Policy Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends
Enrollments earning 60% or more of the total course points are considered course completions and will be charged the final 20% payment. Open Entry / Open Exit 07/01/2023 06/30/2024
Open Entry / Open Exit 07/01/2023 06/30/2024
K-5: Extensions are not available. 6-12: 4-week extensions are available for $50 per enrollment (maximum 2 extensions per 18-week enrollment). 6-12: 2-week extensions are available for $25 per enrollment (maximum 2 extensions per 9-week enrollment). Open Entry / Open Exit 07/01/2023 06/30/2024
Students can contact their online instructor as needed. Online instructors have posted office hours, and provide contact information.
School Year Enrollment Count Pass Count Completion Rate Notes
19-20 31 17 54.84%
14-15 46 32 69.57%
13-14 66 44 66.67% Enrollment data include all enrollments (21f and non-21f) for the Spring and Summer 2013-14 school year.