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Madison Metropolitan School District

Modern U.S. History


Modern U.S. History is a thematic course that surveys the political, social, and economic history of the United States from the post-WWII era to the present day. Students will explore the following themes: the impact of competing ideologies in the post-WWII era, the politics of power and its effects on society, and the challenges in the transition from the Superpower era to a globalized world. Within each unit, students will build their historical thinking, reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.

  • Recommended Grades: 11-12
  • Course Number: SOC1045
  • Credits: 1/2 credit
  • Note: Required 11. Elective 12