Santa Cruz Learning Center

501 Cedar Street Suite C, Santa Cruz CA 95060  |   831-331-5611  |  malika@santacruzlearningcenter.com

US History


Instructor: Ajita harrison

Mondays 11:15am - 1:15pm




Price: $500 per semester 


This will be an A-G course and fulfills the "f" requirement (for Ocean Grove students only)


This course examines the major turning points in American history beginning with the events leading up to the American Revolution, the origins of our constitution, reform movements, Manifest Destiny, the Civil War and Reconstruction, the impact of the frontier, the changing nature of business and government, World War I, the Great Depression, World War II, the growth of the United States as a world power, the Cold War and the struggle to achieve class, ethnic, racial, and gender equality. The course extends to the modern day. Contemporary world issues such as globalization, economic interdependence, terrorism and world cultures will also factor into our analysis of international conflict and cooperation. The California state standards provide both the framework and pace of this class. The curriculum and academic expectations will be differentiated to accommodate unique learning styles.


Books:

1). The Americans Student Edition Reconstruction to the 21st Century

ISBN-13: 978-0618557134

Students need to purchase the textbook. Here is a link to the used text for $20 on Amazon.


2). Excerpts from People's History of the United States By Howard Zinn (provided by the Learning Center).


3). Rad American Women A-Z By Kate Schatz (provided by the Learning Center).