This half-credit, semester-equivalent honors offering fulfills the second half of Hawken’s US History graduation requirement. Following the content standards outlined by the Ohio Department of Education, this course will focus on America’s evolving foreign policy since 1877 and the various challenges to our national security. Students will gain a good understanding of the American character and the nation’s role on the world stage today. In addition, the long struggle to secure essential rights and freedoms will come under close examination. Essential skills will be built through the close study of primary and secondary source material. Students wishing to obtain honors credit will be required to work independently to complete an additional, primary source-based research paper, with parameters outlined by the teacher, to be submitted no later than August 1.
Prerequisite for honors credit: Grade of A- or higher in Humanities 10 or other 10th grade English and History courses if new to Hawken, and departmental approval.