Middle School U.S. History A

Course Description:

This is the first segment of a year-long course. In this course, students will explore the history of the United States and analyze the cause and effect in historical events. They will investigate history by using the tools of a historian to examine the historical, geographic, political, economic, and sociological events that influenced the development of the United States. Students will imagine what it was like to live in the past by reading the stories from the people who experienced it. This course begins with the engaging stories of what brought the earliest American colonists to the New World and ends with the struggles to repair the United States following the Civil War. Engaging in this study allows students to recognize the themes of history that span across centuries and leads to a greater appreciation of the development of the United States and the resulting impact on world history.

Course Details:

Course Title (District): Middle School U.S. History A
Course Title (NCES SCED) : U.S. History—Comprehensive
Course Provider : Whitehall District Schools
Content Provided By : Florida Virtual School
Online Instructor Provided By : Whitehall District Schools
Standards Addressed : MGLCE
Ailgnment Document : https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CsFTTK873EEkRcLpqOzIbIv-6AzcipFVcMfSN-Bzp6s/edit?usp=sharing
Academic Terms : Semester
Subject Area : Social Sciences and History
Course Identifier : U.S. History—Comprehensive
Course Level : (G) General or Regular
Available Credit :
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How To Enroll:

Enrollment Website : https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSesq-7lqJjVBrRuwflE8db22egnhPXuu9DZ_wNmhplsVoor5A/viewform
Email : [email protected]
Phone : (888) 889-2840

Students and Parents: It is important to work closely with your local school counselor or registrar to follow the school's enrollment procedures. By clicking the "Start Registration Request" button below, you will be able to notify the school of your interest in registering for the online course. However, it is the responsibility of the district or school to review the registration request and approve or deny the request. Please make a note to follow up with your school after submitting a registration request.

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Additional Course Information:

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to…

  • Identify major ecosystems of the United States
  • Describe how humans have depended on and affected the environment of the United States
  • Identify and compare the relationships among the British, French, Spanish, and Dutch during the colonization of North America
  • Identify and locate the Southern, Middle, and New England colonies
  • Analyze the impact of slavery on America’s economy
  • Examine the impact of the Columbian Exchange
  • Describe the effects of the French and Indian War on the French, British, and Native Americans
  • Examine the Declaration of Independence
  • Investigate the effects of the outcome of the American Revolution
  • Describe contributions of Africans, Native Americans, women, and children to colonial American society
  • Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation
  • Examine the experiences and significance of the Lewis and Clark expedition
  • Analyze the meaning of Manifest Destiny
  • Describe the impact of the Trail of Tears
  • Examine the role of women and children on industrial growth
  • Compare principles of U.S. constitutional government
  • Analyze the impact of the Second Great Awakening on social reform
  • Analyze the significance of the Underground Railroad
  • Explore trials and tribulations surrounding women’s right to vote
  • Explain the causes of the Civil War
  • Understand varying points of view related to slavery
  • Explain the policies of Reconstruction and describe how these events affected life in the United States

INACOL Online Course Quality Standards

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Review Conducted By : Michigan Virtual
Date of Review : 08/19/2019

Module 1: Settlement
Module 2: Independence
Module 3: Nationalism
Module 4: Growth

Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends Random Draw Date Enrollment Drop Date Course Starts Course Ends # of Seats Course Fee Potential Additional Costs
Semester 08/01/2020 10/15/2020 07/01/2020 08/31/2020 01/15/2021 35 $0.0000 0.0000
Drop Policy Completion Policy Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends
Consult counselor Consult counselor Semester 08/01/2020 10/15/2020

Students can use email or the private message system within the Student Learning Portal to access highly qualified teachers when they need instructor assistance. Students will also receive feedback on their work inside the learning management system. The Instructor Info area of their course may describe additional communication options.

Students will require a computer device with headphones, a microphone, webcam, up-to-date Chrome Web Browser, and access to YouTube.

The Middle School US History course v14.3 is mobile friendly, meaning largely free of flash, but is not 100% flash free. It contains four lessons with flash assets and uses a learning object throughout the course that is flash based. Lessons: 01.02.02 (module 1, lesson 2, page 2); 04.01.05 (module 4, lesson 1, page 5); 07.05.01 (module 7, lesson 5, page 1); 08.04.03 (module 8, lesson 4, page 3)

Please review the Michigan Virtual Technology Requirements: https://michiganvirtual.org/about/support/knowledge-base/technical-requirements/