US History I – 1760-1877
Acellus U.S. History I - 1760-1877 is the first semester of a two-part series that delves into the history of the United States. Taught by Todd Edmond, U.S. History I covers the development of this country from the early settlement and colonization through the end of the Civil War. Students will study the events that took place, and also how the ramifications still affect us today. Acellus U.S. History I is A-G Approved through the University of California and is taught by Acellus Instructor Todd Edmond.
Course Objectives & Student Learning Outcomes
Students learn about the time Europeans first discovered North America until the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. They examine the reasons the Europeans desired to leave their homelands in search of a new land. The settlers’ encounters with the Native Americans are discussed along with the conflicts that arise with the arrival of the colonists in the New World.
Students explore the events that brought the African Americans to the New World, and the tensions that evolve because of slavery. The course covers the political developments in the colonies as they fought to become an independent nation. The courage and sacrifice of the men who created the Constitution of the United States is reviewed.
The “growing pains” of a young nation, such as westward expansion and abolition of slavery, are examined. The development of historical analysis skills are encouraged, such as comparing and contrasting the cause-and-effect relationship between life in the North and life in the South. The course concludes by studying the Civil War.
Video presentations help all students, including struggling readers, acquire the knowledge of the events that shaped the United States during this time period. The student is presented with a series of questions designed to test their grasp of the concept presented in each video.
Course topics include:
- The American Colonies Emerge
- Life in the American Colonies
- The War for Independence
- A New Nation
- Launching the New Nation
- Nationalism and Sectionalism
- Reforming American Society
- Expanding West
- The Union in Peril
- The Civil War
Sample Lesson - The Battle of Bunker Hill
This course was developed by the International Academy of Science. Learn More