• US History: How the ideals of the Declaration of Independence play out over time

    Required course: US History Regents             Fully year-1 Unit

    (Typically taken in the Junior year)

    American Gothic by Grant Wood
    Over the course of the year we will examine the history of the United States through the lens of five American ideals celebrated since the very beginning of this country’s formation: equality, rights, liberty, opportunity, and democracy. While many of us think we already know what these concepts represent, a closer look at the political, economic, social and cultural evidence of the past hopefully will help you develop a much deeper and more nuanced understanding of what these ideals actually meant at different points of time and how they changed over time.

    My foremost goal is to help you develop a critical eye for studying history in general and American history in particular. To this end you will have ample opportunity to hone your analytical and interpretive skills through a variety of individual and group activities.
     
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