American Civilization


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 high school Kolbe Core (OK) credit will have additional requirements over and above the junior high students taking the History 7 course.  Students 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, required participation, and exams as assigned by their instructor. All assignments are given and graded by the instructor.

Course Texts
  • Lands of Hope and Promise: A History of North America
  • MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers


Course Details:

Section Number



Mrs. Anderson

Grades (Typical)

9 - 12 (9, 11)

Live Class Meets

1x per week

1 hr., 20 min.



Class Period



12:00-1:20 PM PT

3:00-4:20 PM ET



Credits (Type)

10 (History)

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