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Honors 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 (OK) credit will have four major assignments each semester.  Two of those four assignments will be paper topic essays, and the other 2 may also be essays, but could instead include other types of creative projects, oral presentations, or other appropriate assignments pertinent to the course.  Additionally, core students should also expect to have daily reading, minor weekly written assignments, and exams as assigned by their parent. 

All requirements are assigned and graded by the parent - Enhanced Evaluation Service is available for additional grading assistance.

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

SPH-12HIST-H

Grades (Typical)

9 - 12 (12th)

Video Presenter

Mrs. Anderson

Tuition

$499

Honors Fee

$69

Self-Paced Plus Grading Assistance
(Optional)

$200

Credits (Type)

10 (History)

Transcript Designation

H

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 Core (K) level.

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