United States History to 1877


United States History to 1877


This course covers the Age of Exploration (circa 1400) to the end of Reconstruction.  

You will be exposed to the historical, geographic, political, economic, and sociological events which influenced the development of the United States and the resulting impact on world history.

In order for you to clearly see the relationship between cause and effect in historical events, you will have the opportunity to explore those fundamental ideas and events which occurred during and prior to Reconstruction.

This course offers scaffolded learning opportunities for you to develop the critical skills of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation in a more rigorous and reflective academic setting.

My goal is to empower you to perform at higher levels as you engage in the following:

  • Analyze historical documents and supplementary readings
  • Work in the context of thematically categorized information
  • Become proficient in note-taking
  • Participate in Socratic seminars/discussions
  • Engage in free-response and document-based writing
  • Explore contrasting opposing viewpoints


Please check this site frequently as I will add source material, power points, class assignments/schedules and other materials for you to review.  As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask!

To get started, please bookmark my US History to 1877 Playlist on YouTube.