This advanced course in American History is designed to represent a clear, relevant, and balanced history of the United States as an unfolding story of national development, from the days of the earliest inhabitants to the present. This course is a blend of the traditional and the new. The strong narrative emphasis and chronological organization are traditional: the incorporation of the many fresh insights that historians have gained from the social sciences in the past quarter century is new.
Honors level classes can expect more rigorous requirements for assignments and assessments.
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.
Charles Ullestad is an experienced history teacher currently teaching American History at American Heritage School. He holds a Masters of Ed. in Secondary Education from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelors of Arts in History from Bowling Green State University. He has been teaching for five years and has also served as a coach, adviser, and club sponsor for various teams and clubs.
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.