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Madison Metropolitan School District

U.S. History (Earned Honors)


US History is a comprehensive course that provides students with a survey of the history of the United States, examining time periods from Reconstruction through the World War II era. Students will explore the following questions: What influences policy? How does change happen? How is power gained and maintained? How do race, class, and gender shape the American experience? And, what is my role in society? Within each unit, students will build their historical thinking, reading, and writing skills.

Earned Honors students in U.S. History have the option of taking the class for honors credit. Earned Honors is designed for highly motivated students who have advanced reading comprehension, advanced essay-writing abilities, and sophisticated analytical reasoning skills. Students choosing this option will use extensive primary source readings and will produce more extensive written work that emphasizes critical reasoning.

  • Recommended Grades: 9
  • Course Number: SOC1010
  • Credits: 1 credit
  • Note: Required; Earned Honors option; Meets Requirement for Global Scholars Program (GSP)