39 Hanover Street, Lebanon, NH 03766
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 This course examines the major turning points in American history beginning with Pre-Columbian civilizations, Colonization, 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 US as a world power, the Cold War and the struggle to achieve class, ethnic and gender equality.  The course extends to the modern day.  Contemporary world issues such as globalization, economic interdependence and terrorism will also factor into our analysis of international conflict and cooperation.    The curriculum and academic expectations will be differentiated to accommodate different learning styles and abilities.  Current events are integrated into the curriculum on a daily basis so that students can see modern connections between then and now.

In order to be competitive in the 21st century, this class will model and require 21st century values and abilities which include:

  • Research Skills
  • Group Work
  • Technological applications
  • The habit of reading critically from a variety of sources
  • Oral Presentations
  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Art or graphic projects



  • Unit One: Understanding History as Context
  • Unit Two: Modern History
  • Unit Three: Colonization
  • Unit Four: The American Revolution
  • Unit Five: Westward Expansion
  • Unit Six: The Civil War
  • Unit Seven: Reconstruction
  • Unit Eight: Imperialism and the Progressive Era
  • Unit Nine: The Great Depression
  • Unit Ten: World War II
  • Unit Eleven: The Cold War
  • Unit Twelve: The Civil Rights Movement



  • Patrick Darley, LCS
  • (603) 727-4772 M-F 8am-4pm
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