Welcome to the UCCP U.S. History course.
Upon completion of this course you will:
Demonstrate comprehension of a broad body of historical knowledge.
Express ideas clearly in writing.
Work with classmates to research an historical issue.
Interpret and apply data from original documents.
Identify underrepresented historical viewpoints.
Write to persuade with evidence.
Compare and contrast alternate interpretations of an historical figure, event, or trend.
Explain how an historical event connects to or causes a larger trend or theme.
Develop essay responses that include a clear, defensible thesis statement and supporting evidence.
Effectively argue a position on an historical issue.
Critique and respond to arguments made by others.
Raise and explore questions about policies, institutions, beliefs, and actions in an historical context.
Evaluate primary materials, such as historical documents, political cartoons, and first-person narratives.
Evaluate secondary materials, such as scholarly works or statistical analyses.
Assess the historical significance and cultural impact of key literary works (e.g. Common Sense, Uncle Tom's Cabin).