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High School U.S. History II Online Curriculum

High School U.S. History II Onine Curriculum

If you’re a student that wants to study American History thoroughly at your own pace, look no further than Let’s Read English’s U.S. History II Online Curriculum. It is your best bet. It is important to bear in mind that this curriculum is a continuation of U.S. History I.

This page gives you information on what your child will learn in this course and how you can customize his learning and track progress.

How to Teach U.S. History II

As a parent, you have to help your child because many don’t see why it is necessary to learn it. They fail to see the impact the knowledge will make in their lives. Besides, some of the concepts are quite complex.

Here are a few tips on how to help your child get a grasp of the concepts, events, and people mentioned in the course.

  • Search for relevant photographs and images on the internet to support the lessons.
  • Every lesson should start with a revision of the previous lesson as the topics dovetail into one another.
  • You could take your children to history museums to see physical evidence of what they are learning in the course.
  • Throw role-playing and other interesting activities into the mix.
  • Eliminate all potential distractions before lesson begins.
  • Create a learning schedule that works for you and your child.
  • Monitor his progress and help him to improve on his studying, writing, reading, note-taking, and test-taking skills.
  • Debate some controversial events with them to understand their opinion and gauge their understanding.
  • You can use our free unit study supplements on all 50 states to broaden their knowledge.
  • Alternate instructions so that all learning strategies (writing, hands-on projects, listening, and reading) are put to use.
  • You can also see our free unit study supplements on American presidents.

U.S. History II Objectives

It is important to identify the goals and objectives of this course before you start teaching your child. This will make it easier for you to track your progress. Well, Let’s Read English has decided to make the U.S. History II curriculum easier for you by listing some of the objectives below.

The course gives students a chance to learn the following:

  • How civil rights advocacy groups succeeded.
  • How the role of American women is changing in the society.
  • How immigration led to nativism.
  • The impact of transcontinental railroad to settlement, transportation, and the entire economy.
  • The difference between capitalism and socialism.
  • Understanding of the achievements made by progressive movement.
  • The economic landscape in the seventies.
  • The significance of 2008 presidential election (The emergence of Barack Obama as the 44th American President).
  • How the Great Depression was ended by war production.
  • Understand what led to the presence of U.S. military in Vietnam.
  • Introduction to the effects of the 2nd World War.
  • Why the United States acquired Hawaii and Alaska and how it happened.
  • How postwar goals led to the Cold War between the USSR and the U.S.
  • Ability to write a clear evidence-based argumentative essay.
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Why Choose Let’s Read English’s U.S. History II Online School Curriculum?

This course is one of the four history courses taught in all high schools in the United States. We make use of projects, tests, quizzes, instructional videos, and multimedia lessons. At the end of the year, students will be able to make informed arguments after in-depth research, and their ideas will be backed with verifiable evidence.

Our highly experienced teachers understand how to impart political and social movements and how these movements change America for good. We’ll also teach our students how the United States plays its role as a world power. More importantly, our students will learn the roles of the United States in various wars.

Here are some of the benefits of taking Let’s Read English’s U.S. History II curriculum:

As a Full CurriculumAs a Supplement
  • Historical events are taught chronologically.
  • Every lesson begins with warm-up questions and activities to stimulate student’s hunger for the lessons.
  • Lessons are taught with graphs, maps, interactive instructions, and other facilities to cover different learning styles.
  • Our students have access to the CloseReader tool to make studying much easier.
  • The curriculum consists of more than ten chapters and over 300 engaging activities.
  • With our activity planner, lesson planning becomes less tedious and creating online school portfolios easier.
  • Certified teachers teach the lessons.
  • Students with different learning needs will appreciate the closed-captioning in the video lessons.
  • We also provide students with projects and writing assignments.
  • Lessons are available 24/7.
  • All lessons can be retaken until mastery is reached.
  • To allow students to connect the lesson to the real world, we mention significant events and figures.
  • You can also use the course as test prep.
  • Parents can stop the program anytime since there’s no contract involved.
  • The topics correspond with what is taught in regular day schools.
  • U.S. History 2 course can be used as a summer school course or for afterschool reinforcement of learning.

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