US History II

High School US History II Curriculum at Horizon Online School


Continue the journey through American history with Horizon Online School’s High School US History II Curriculum. This online curriculum serves as a comprehensive continuation of the study of American history, covering the period from the Industrial Revolution to the modern age. Whether you’re a full-time homeschooler or looking to supplement your high schooler’s learning, Horizon Online School provides the flexibility and support needed for an enriching education.

How to Teach US History II

Teaching US History II can be a rewarding yet challenging experience, especially considering the complexity of the topics. Horizon Online School suggests the following tips to help you effectively teach US History II to your high schooler:

  1. Activate Prior Knowledge: Begin lessons by activating prior knowledge to identify existing gaps and provide a foundation for new information.
  2. Diverse Instructional Methods: Vary instruction methods, including reading, listening, hands-on activities, writing, and discussions.
  3. Create a Distraction-Free Environment: Ensure your high schooler has a dedicated and distraction-free workspace with all necessary supplies.
  4. Encourage Opinion Sharing: Facilitate discussions to encourage your teenager to express opinions on political decisions, controversial events, and historical topics.
  5. Time Management: Help your high schooler create a schedule that balances academics, work, social life, and future preparations.
  6. Utilize Multimedia: Access photographs and images online to enhance the learning experience and make history come alive.
  7. Field Trips: Consider field trips to history museums and relevant historic locations to provide a tangible connection to what is being learned.
  8. Incorporate Fun Learning: Make learning enjoyable through role-playing, active timelines, vocabulary games, or even incorporating sports into the learning process.
  9. Monitor Progress: Keep track of your child’s progress and assess their use of learning strategies such as note-taking, studying, reading, and test-taking.

US History II Objectives

Horizon Online School’s US History II curriculum aims to help students achieve a thorough understanding of historical concepts and the practice of essential skills. By the end of the course, students will accomplish objectives such as:

  1. Comparison of Beliefs: Compare and contrast the beliefs of Marxism/Socialism and American democracy/capitalism.
  2. Impact of Nativism: Analyze the reasons for the rise of nativism in response to immigration.
  3. Transcontinental Railroad: Assess the impact of the transcontinental railroad on transportation, settlement, and the frontier.
  4. Progressive Movement: Describe the achievements of the progressive movement.
  5. US Acquisitions: Explain the factors behind the US acquisition of Alaska and Hawaii and describe how these acquisitions occurred.
  6. Changing Role of Women: Analyze the changing role of women in American society.
  7. War Production and Great Depression: Evaluate how war production helped to end the Great Depression.
  8. Effects of World War II: Explain the effects of World War II, including consequences of warfare, the establishment of the United Nations, and the creation of new political states.
  9. Cold War Origins: Explain the opposing postwar goals of the US and the USSR that led to the Cold War.
  10. Civil Rights Advocacy: Analyze how civil rights advocacy groups used nonviolent resistance techniques to achieve their goals.
  11. US Military Involvement in Vietnam: Examine the reasons for increased US military involvement in Vietnam.
  12. Late 1970s Economic Climate: Describe the economic climate of the late 1970s.
  13. Historical Significance of 2008 Presidential Election: Discuss the historical significance of the 2008 presidential election.
  14. Argumentative Essay Writing: Organize and write a clear, coherent argumentative essay based on reason and evidence.

Why Choose Horizon Online School’s US History II Curriculum

Select Horizon Online School’s US History II curriculum for the following benefits:

  1. Comprehensive Content: Cover over 12 chapters and more than 350 activities that span the Industrial Revolution to the modern era.
  2. Interactive Learning: Engage with multimedia lessons, instructional videos, quizzes, tests, and online/offline projects for an immersive learning experience.
  3. Visual and Multifaceted Lessons: Access visual aids like graphic organizers, multimedia clips, maps, charts, photographs, and graphs to cater to diverse learning styles.
  4. Writing and Project Assignments: Encourage the development of writing skills through writing and project assignments.
  5. Parent-Friendly Tools: Utilize planning and recordkeeping tools for stress-free homeschooling and portfolio creation.
  6. Standards Alignment: Align with state and national standards for a well-rounded education.
  7. Encouragement of Critical Thinking: Foster critical thinking and analytical skills through experienced teacher-led lessons.
  8. Flexibility of Learning: Enjoy the flexibility of 24/7 access to lessons for convenient learning, suitable for summer and after-school sessions.

Enrich your high schooler’s understanding of American history with Horizon Online School’s US History II Curriculum, where learning is flexible, interactive, and tailored to individual needs. Explore more about our 11th-grade curriculum designed to enhance critical thinking skills and knowledge.

The live classroom sessions are scheduled to commence in the first week of September 2024