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History 12

United States and Modern History

Thought shapes history. Man's thoughts are shaped by his beliefs, his habits (be they virtue or vice), his society, culture, custom, environment, experience, and education. Man shapes history through his choices, which are rooted in those soils of his thought. As you read the pages of modern history you will see that man's thought—beliefs and philosophies—are some of the most powerful forces on earth.

Course Description

This course studies the major ideological trends of modern Western Civilization and their effects on the world. In this course students will be asked to examine the work of a number of thinkers—philosophers, scientists and theologians — in conjunction with their study of historical events and documents. In essence this is both a course in history and in political philosophy. It will be most fruitful to seriously consider the power of an idea to shape history.

Course Expectations

Students taking this course for Kolbe Core (K) credit will have four papers, a mid-term, and final exam each semester.  Additionally, core students should expect to have daily reading and minor weekly written assignments or quizzes.

Assignment due-dates and grades are established by the parent.  Optionally, a student may be enrolled in the Self-Paced Plus© grading assistance program to receive grading assistance from a Kolbe Academy faculty or staff member on designated assignments in the course. In this case, parents will still submit final grades to Kolbe for the course, but may choose to incorporate the graded assignments into the student’s overall grade or use the Kolbe-graded assignments to assist in arriving at the student’s final grade.

Course Texts
  • Modern History Reader, Kolbe Academy Publishing -Digital copy provided with self-paced course. Optional physical copy available for purchase under the History 12 "Optional Material" section in the Kolbe Bookstore.
  • A Documentary History of the United States, Richard D. Heffner
  • The Federalist Papers, Hamilton, Madison, Jay
  • Democracy in America, Alexis de Tocqueville, abridged edition
  • Modern Times: The World from the 20's to the 90's, Paul Johnson

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Course Plan Sample

Note that this is the digital version of the homeschool course plan, which is found in the course's associated Parent Group.  This course plan is built into the Schoology course for the student. 

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Course Details:

NOTE:  This self-paced course will be available in its new format by August 22, 2017.  It is still available in it's original format.  If you are interested in the original version, please call Kolbe at 707-255-6499 to inquire.  

Should you purchase the original and want to update to the new course, you can do so by paying the remaining difference in price for the new version.

Section Number

SCH-12

Grades (Typical)

9 - 12 (12th)

Video Presenter

Mrs. Anderson

Tuition

$499

Self-Paced Plus Grading Assistance
(Optional)

$200

Credits (Type)

10 (History)

Transcript Designation

 K

Self-Paced Companion Courses

Morality & Church History III
Modern Era Literature
Creative Writing

Online Companion Courses

Morality & Church History III
Modern Era Literature
Creative Writing

Notes

Also offered at the Kolbe Honors (H)
level for an additional $69.

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