US History B
In US History B, you will apply historical inquiry to analyze societal issues, trends, and events of US history from World War II to the present, including the Cold War, Civil Rights and other social movements, the Vietnam War, modern presidencies, and responses to global terrorism. You’ll explore timelines to gain an understanding of how events link to each other, and you’ll analyze historical documents for a firsthand sense of how events unfolded. You’ll also gather evidence from relevant documents and historical texts in order to develop credible explanations of events in US history. You’ll then use that evidence to evaluate change and continuity overtime.
|Course Title (District):||US History B|
|Course Title (NCES SCED) :||U.S. History—Comprehensive|
|Course Provider :||Burr Oak Community School District|
|Content Provided By :||My Virtual Academy|
|Online Instructor Provided By :||Burr Oak Community School District|
|Standards Addressed :||CCSS, MMC|
|Academic Terms :||Accelerated, Open Entry / Open Exit, Semester, Trimester|
|NCES SCED Code :||
How To Enroll:
|Enrollment Website :||https://www.myvirtualacademy.com/section21f|
|Email :||[email protected]|
Additional Course Information:
- Email: [email protected]
- Phone: 800-297-2119
At the end of this course students will be able to:
Apply the skills of historical inquiry, including gathering sources and analyzing documents.
Explain and discuss the origins of World War II and the US role in the war’s final years.
Analyze the impact of World War II on US society during and after the war.
Explore the beginning of the Cold War in the 1950s and its evolution until the late 1980s.
Analyze the impact of the social movements of the 1960s and 1970s.
Develop an understanding of how the United States initiated its involvement in the Vietnam
War and how the lengthy conflict impacted Americans and US society.
Explore the impact of the presidencies of Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford,
Jimmy Carter, and Ronald Reagan.
Discuss the foreign and domestic policies of the last 20 years, including the US response to
Review the basic governmental structures of the United States and their impact on US
Explain the relationship of geography, culture, and science in the development of the United
States over time.
INACOL Online Course Quality Standards
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|Fully Met||Syllabus provided to students upon enrollment with standard alignment and there is a unit overview at the beginning of each unit.|
|Fully Met||Assignments, videos, quizzes, etc.|
|Course Overview and Introduction||Rating||Comments|
|Clear, complete course overview and syllabus are included in the course.||Fully Met||Syllabus provided to students upon enrollment. Units have specific objectives.|
|Fully Met||Syllabus is provided to students, parents, and mentor.|
|Legal and Acceptable Use Policies||Rating||Comments|
|Fully Met||All policies are signed at enrollment.|
|Privacy policies are clearly stated.||Fully Met|
|Online instructor resources and notes are included.||Fully Met|
|Assessment and assignment answers and explanations are included.||Fully Met|
|Instructional and Audience Analysis||Rating||Comments|
|Fully Met||There are a variety of materials to expose students to content.|
|Course, Unit and Lesson Design||Rating||Comments|
|Fully Met||Each unit has an overview of objectives to be mastered by the student.|
|Instructional Strategies and Activities||Rating||Comments|
|The course instruction includes activities that engage students in active learning.||Fully Met||Written response and discussion questions allow students to be actively engaged.|
|Fully Met||Instructor can upload enrichment activities as needed.|
|Communication and Interaction||Rating||Comments|
|Fully Met||Students can interact with their instructor via phone, email or text.|
|Fully Met||Students and parents are contacted multiple times per week by their instructor and can also reach out to their instructor as well.|
|Fully Met||Teacher-student interaction is available. Student to student interaction consists of daily posts, colloboration and discussion boards.|
|Resources and Materials||Rating||Comments|
|Students have access to resources that enrich the course content.||Fully Met|
|Ongoing, varied, and frequent assessments are conducted throughout the course to inform instruction.||Fully Met|
|Fully Met||Student can view their progress within the program and through communication with the instructor.|
|Assessment Resources and Materials||Rating||Comments|
|Fully Met||Short answer, quizzes and mastery tests allow instructors to assess students understanding.|
|Grading rubrics are provided to the instructor and may be shared with students.||Fully Met|
|The grading policy and practices are easy to understand.||Fully Met|
|Fully Met||Teachers are able to add projects, outside links, etc. to course materials.|
|The course accommodates multiple school calendars; e.g., block, 4X4 and traditional schedules.||Fully Met|
|Clear and consistent navigation is present throughout the course.||Fully Met|
|Technology Requirements and Interoperability||Rating||Comments|
|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|
|Fully Met||Student work is kept confidential within the school database system and courseware.|
|Accessing Course Effectiveness||Rating||Comments|
|The course provider uses multiple ways of assessing course effectiveness.||Fully Met|
|Fully Met||The course is evaluated for effectiveness by provider and software developer continuously.|
|The course is updated periodically to ensure that the content is current.||Fully Met|
|Instructor and Student Support||Rating||Comments|
|Fully Met||Support is available from the course provider as well as the school.|
|Fully Met||All staff attend ongoing professional development sessions throughout the year to remain current with students and families needs.|
|Students are offered an orientation for taking an online course before starting the coursework.||Fully Met|
Review Conducted By : My Virtual Academy
Date of Review : 07/24/2017
Unit 1: World War II and Its Aftermath
Unit 2: A Time of Upheaval
Unit 3: The Reagan Era Through Today
Unit 4: Social Studies Concepts
|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||04/02/2020||11/30/2020||500||$375.0000||0.0000|
|Drop Policy||Completion Policy||Term Type||Enrollment Opens||Enrollment Ends|
|n/a||Must pass course with D- (60%) or higher.||Open Entry / Open Exit||04/02/2020||11/30/2020|
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