CHA3U American History - Outstanding International Academy

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CHA3U American History

University Prep.

Ministry of Education Course Title: Canadian and World Studies, Grade 11, University Preparation

Course Code: CHA3U                  

Grade Level: 11

Prerequisite: Canadian History since World War I, Grade 10, Academic or Applied

Department: History

Course Description:

This course explores key aspects of the social, economic, and political development of the United States from precontact to the present. Students will examine the contributions of groups and individuals to the country’s evolution and will explore the historical context of key issues, trends, and events that have had an impact on the United States, its identity and culture, and its role in the global community. Students will extend their ability to apply the concepts of historical thinking and the historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis of evidence, when investigating various forces that helped shape American history.

Total Time: 110 hours

Course Content

Unit 1 Historical Inquiry and Skill Development

A1. Historical Inquiry: use the historical inquiry process and the concepts of historical thinking when investigating aspects of American history;
A2. Developing Transferable Skills: apply in everyday contexts skills developed through historical investigation, and identify careers in which these skills might be useful.

Unit 2 The United States, Precontact to 1791

B1. Social, Economic, and Political Context: analyse the significance, for different groups in the United States, of various social, economic, and political practices and developments prior to 1791 (FOCUS ON: Continuity and Change; Historical Perspective)
B2. Communities, Conflict, and Cooperation: analyse relations between various groups, and between different groups and the environment, in the United States prior to 1791, and assess the impact of these interrelationships (FOCUS ON: Historical Significance; Cause and Consequence)
B3. Identity, Citizenship, and Heritage: analyse how some individuals and a variety of social and political forces prior to 1791 affected the development of identity, citizenship, and heritage in the United States (FOCUS ON: Continuity and Change; Historical Perspective)

Unit 3 The United States, 1791-1877

C1. Social, Economic, and Political Context: describe various social, economic, and political events, trends, and developments that occurred in, or affected people in, the United States between 1791 and 1877, and assess their impact (FOCUS ON: Historical Significance; Continuity and Change)
C2. Communities, Conflict, and Cooperation: analyse developments affecting interrelationships between different groups in the United States, and between the United States and other countries, from 1791 to 1877 (FOCUS ON: Cause and Consequence; Historical Perspective)
C3. Identity, Citizenship, and Heritage: analyse the impact of various people, policies, and practices on the development of identity, citizenship, and heritage in the United States between 1791 and 1877 (FOCUS ON: Continuity and Change; Historical Perspective)

Unit 4 The United States, 1877-1945

D1. Social, Economic, and Political Context: describe various social, economic, and political events, trends, and developments in the United States between 1877 and 1945, and analyse their key causes and consequences (FOCUS ON: Cause and Consequence; Historical Perspective)
D2. Communities, Conflict, and Cooperation: describe significant issues that led to conflict and cooperation in the United States between 1877 and 1945, and analyse the impact of these interactions (FOCUS ON: Historical Significance; Continuity and Change)
D3. Identity, Citizenship, and Heritage: analyse the impact of various policies, groups, and cultural and technological developments on identity, citizenship, and heritage in the United States between 1877 and 1945 (FOCUS ON: Cause and Consequence; Historical Perspective)

Unit 5 The United States since 1945

E1. Social, Economic, and Political Context: describe various social, economic, and political events, trends, and developments in the United States since 1945, and analyse their key causes and consequences (FOCUS ON: Cause and Consequence)
E2. Communities, Conflict, and Cooperation: analyse how various events and developments have affected specific groups in the United States, and relations between the United States and other countries, since 1945 (FOCUS ON: Historical Significance; Continuity and Change)
E3. Identity, Citizenship, and Heritage: analyse how various groups, trends, and cultural developments have affected identity, citizenship, and heritage in the United States since 1945 (FOCUS ON: Historical Significance; Historical Perspective)

Unit 6 Culminating Project

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