College Preparatory U. S. History

East Windsor High School Mission Statement

Approved Nov. 2008

East Windsor High School is a learning community composed of students, parents, faculty, support staff, and administrators who are in a partnership with caregivers and the community at large. This diverse and changing community will provide a safe and secure learning environment that promotes lifelong learning for all studentsEast Windsor High School will facilitate academic achievement and acquisition of knowledge and skills for future endeavors and develop an appreciation of the arts.  Students will respect themselves and others, lead healthy lifestyles, and become responsible citizens, problem solvers, and effective communicators while making positive contributions to society.

History cannot give us a program for the future, but it can give us a fuller understanding of ourselves, and of our common humanity, so that we can better face the future.

Robert Penn Warren

Course Description

This course will be structured to help you develop analytical skills and the factual knowledge necessary to deal critically with topics in United States History. You will demonstrate these skills orally and in written expression. The course will focus on events that shaped and defined our nation from the end of the Civil War to the present day. As you study the political, social and economic changes over time, you will work to determine why the United States is considered the most influential nation in the world. Unit assessments will be in the form of short, analytical essays.

Textbooks

The American Nation, Boyer
Words of Ages, Larbalestier
Understanding Economics in U.S. History, Council for Economic Education