This survey course of American 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.
Clavette Phillip is an experienced educator finishing her first year at American Heritage School where she currently teaches Economics and American History. She has 15 years of experience in the field of education, mostly at the higher education level. Clavette holds a Master of Science Degree in Management and is currently working on a dissertation for the completion of a PhD in Education and Leadership. She is passionate about helping students plan for their amazing futures. She tries to provide transformational in-class strategies to keep students motivated in accomplishing their goals.
Mark Gruskin has taught at American Heritage for 25 years. He has a Master 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.
Brett Studley is a ten-year veteran social studies teacher. He has taught many levels and courses including Ancient Civilizations, American Government, Economics, World Geography, and Physical Education. He also coaches girls basketball and has been coaching girls basketball at the high school and collegiate levels for more than 15 years. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Lynn University and received his Master's in Sport Psychology from Capella University.
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.