Modern United States History
This course is a survey of the development of the United States from the Civil War Era to the present. Geographical, social, political, and economic themes are examined in a chronological approach as the United States moved from the problems created by the Civil War into a modern superpower. Emphasis will also be placed on immigration, socioeconomic mobility, and gender/race issues.
Moreover, this course will correlate with the five cognitive strategies of problem formation, research, interpretation, communication, and precision and accuracy, included within the framework of the Common Core Standards and twenty first century skills. Furthermore, the course meets the expectations of the strategic plan for the Cranston Public Schools, most notably in regard to developing a diverse community of learners who work collaboratively as critical thinkers, as well as empowering students to acquire the resourcefulness which prepares learners for life role performances in a world of constant change and continuous discovery.