History 7 is a hands-on survey of U.S. history from the American Revolution to the late nineteenth century. This course starts off by giving students a point to start from in tracing how far this nation has developed since its inception. We will research, study, and debate the complexities of various subjects, such as the thirteen original colonies, the Declaration of Independence, the American Revolution, and the Constitution. Not only will students examine the benefits and consequences of such events, but they will also explore the various historical forces that created them. Once a firm background knowledge in America's founding is established, students will then unravel how our nascent republic's government, economy, and society burgeoned over the next century,creating a mixed bag of effects as incredible amounts of wealth, growth, class tension, oppression, and violence wracked the American populace. Among the topics students will study are the history of slavery, the Civil War, Reconstruction, the settling of the West, the establishment of cities, and immigration.
- Teacher: Douglas Oppenheimer