This survey course of United States History is designed to investigate the USA's intellectual foundations through the study of major events, issues, and personalities of the past to provide a perspective on contemporary issues. Students will study the evolution of the United States from exploration and colonization through contemporary events. Utilizing historical thinking and analysis, students will understand the role of history in the foundations of responsible citizenship.
This 6-week course is offered for first time credit, for credit grade replacement, or for non-credit enrichment in preparation for taking the course in the future. Please check with your school regarding credit from outside institutions.
Mark Gruskin has taught at American Heritage for 25 years. He has a Masters of Arts in American Politics from the University of Pennsylvania and has taught Constitutional Law as an adjunct at several colleges. He has been Program Director for American Heritage's top-ranked Model UN program since 2011, and he has been an AP Reader for the College Board since 2009.
A class may be canceled if fewer than 6 students enroll, and a specific teacher is not guaranteed. It is the parents’ responsibility to check with their child's school when seeking credit for a course. For online courses, the students’ cameras MUST be turned on at all times, and attendance is mandatory. To protect the privacy rights of all, there is absolutely no videotaping or recording by students during the course. Students must be age appropriate for the course, and all students must adhere to proper online etiquette. For online courses, young children must be supervised by a parent at all times.