Students entering grades 10 – 12
June 21 – July 9 (3 weeks)
8:30 am – 12:30 pm
This half-credit, semester-equivalent offering fulfills the second half of Hawken’s US History graduation requirement. This course will begin with the Reconstruction Era following the Civil War and will move through the positive and negative consequences of the nation’s industrial revolution. Throughout the three weeks, we will examine racial discrimination and the struggle to realize more fully the nation’s creeds. We will also 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. Essential skills will be built through the close study of primary and secondary source material. Close attention will also be paid to the development of formal writing. This course does not bear honors credit.