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American Civilization - Beta

Course Description

This course presents the history of North America from the landing of Columbus in 1492 to the late 20th century, including the contributions of the Catholic Church, Catholic communities and individuals and Catholic ideas to the rich and tempestuous American story. 

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
  • Lands of Hope and PromiseA History of North America
  • MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers

Course Details:

Section Number


Grades (Typical)

 9 - 12 (9th, 10th)

Video Presenters

Mrs. Anderson



Self-Paced Plus Grading Assistance


Credits (Type)

10 (History) 

Transcript Designation


Self-Paced Companion Course

Ancient Western Literature