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U.S. History Semester 2: Feb. - May 2024 (Fridays) Grades  6th-12t

U.S. History Semester 2: Feb. - May 2024 (Fridays) Grades 6th-12t

This class focuses on the political, economic, and social events and issues related to urbanization and industrialization, major wars, domestic and foreign policies, and reform movements, including civil rights, in United States history.

Period 7 (1890-1945)
Week 1
Imperialism: Debates
The Spanish-American War
The Progressives

Week 2
World War I: Military & Diplomacy
World War I: Home Front

Week 3
1920s: Innovations in Communication & Technology
1920s: Cultural & Political Controversies

Week 4
The Great Depression
The New Deal

Week 5
Interwar Foreign Policy
World War II: Mobilization

Week 6
World War II: Military
Postwar Diplomacy

Period 8 (1945-1980)
Week 7
The Cold War from 1945 to 1980
The Red Scare

Week 8
Economy After 1945
Culture After 1945

Week 9
Early Steps in Civil Rights Movement, 1940s & 1950s
America as a World Power

Week 10
The Vietnam War
The Great Society

Week 11
The African American Civil Rights Movement, 1960s
The Civil Rights Movement Expands

Week 12
Youth Culture of the 1960s
Environment & Natural Resources from 1968 to 1980
Society in Transition

Period 9 (1980-Present)
Week 13
Reagan and Conservatism
The End of the Cold War

Week 14
A Changing Economy
Migration & Immigration in the 1990s and 2000s

Week 15
Challenges of the 21st Century

Week 16
Review & Final



  • Computer with internet access required for this online class.



  • None


Class Details

Grade Levels: Middle school (6th-8th), High school (9th-12th)

Start Date: 2/2/2024

Meeting Dates:

  • 2/2,  2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31

Meeting Day(s): Fridays

Frequency:  Once a week

Cost: $480 for 16 weeks

Time: 2:30PM -3:25PM

Duration: 55 minutes

Minimum Number of Students:  3

Maximum Number of Students:  10

Meeting Link:

Your pod instructor will provide all meeting links and course content via email after registration. Please ensure that you have stable internet connection during each class session.

  • Virtual Pods Policies

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    • If your student misses 3 consecutive lessons without communication with your instructor, your student may be dropped from the class and you will forfeit the class fee.
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    • If an instructor cancels a class session, payments may be prorated to compensate for the missed session if a make-up day cannot be scheduled.
    • If any instructor cancels a class series, you will receive a prorated refund based on the percentage of lessons you have paid for that were cancelled.
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