Summer School Program - History

The following course is offered within the History Department.

United States History 

This tenth grade course surveys the American past from the Age of Discovery to the Reagan Revolution. Emphasis is placed upon the development of political, social, economic and cultural institutions and values. Major themes include the following: the paradoxical growth of slavery and freedom in the American colonies, interaction with Native Americans, Republicanism, the significance of ideology, expansionism, the growth of individualism, commerce, industrialization, the Civil War, ethnicity and immigration, the World Wars, the Depression, Vietnam, and Watergate.

Focus is placed on the role of gender, race, and class in the making of the American nation.

Exams should test the student's conceptual skills and a major emphasis will be on written work. This is Horace Mann's tenth grade course and fulfills the graduation requirement for American History.

Note : Horace Mann students who take this course in the summer, however, are not eligible to go into AP History courses in their 10th grade year, though they may take non-AP History courses in their 10th grade year for graduation credit. Horace Mann students who take this course in the summer will be eligible to apply for AP history courses as they are entering 11th grade.

This course runs from Monday, June 19 - Friday, July 28 (6 weeks).

This course instructor is TBD.


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