Online American History

Course Description

American History (General) is a survey of important events in American history from the earliest discovery of the Americas to the American Civil War through modern times. Students will study major events and people that have shaped the United States as we know it today. Events such as colonization, the American Revolution, the formation of a constitutional government, slavery and the Civil War will be highlighted as will important figures in the settlement, founding, and developing of the United States. Following the Civil War, students will study Reconstruction, the Industrialization of America, the Progressive Movement, World War I, the Great Depression, World War II, the Cold War, Vietnam, and events of the 80’s, 90’s, and 2000’s. Students will use a variety of resources to complete the study of American History. These resources include the textbook, activities within the textbook, live lessons in the course chat room, interactive websites and study aides. Assessment of student learning occurs through multiple choice exams.

Course Summary

  • Course Name: American History (General)
  • Subject Area: Social Studies
  • Credits: 1 Unit
  • Track: General
  • Price: $
  • Syllabus: Course Syllabus (PDF)
  • Book(s)*: Prentice Hall United States History, Survey Edition. Prentice Hall (2010).

Take Online American History for Summer School or Credit Recovery

  • Consider a single-course enrollment for better focus
  • Get ahead of your current placement in a specific subject area
  • Make up failed or incomplete high school course credits as needed

How Online High School Courses Work

  • Access ebooks and lessons through your own secure Student Portal
  • Study any time day or night and learn at your own pace
  • Request academic guidance from certified teachers and academic advisors
  • Attend voluntary weekly teacher-led live lessons at our virtual high school
  • Get additional study assistance from our online Learning Resource Center
  • Complete the course in as few as 6 weeks

*NOTE: Individual course purchases include ebooks only.

Online American History is part of the curriculum for General Diploma students. You can also purchase it as a single course for high school credit recovery or online summer school. Call 1-800-349-6861 or enroll online now!