American History (AMH20G)
This course explores the history of Canada’s closest neighbour and the most powerful ally. Students can expect to start with a quick overview of the United States Geography, government, and its people. Next, it goes through its history starting from Indigenous people including topics such as the explorers the first European settlers, slavery, the American Revolution, and the Civil War. The course ends in an independent research project looking at contemporary American History topics such as WWII, the Cold War, the Civil Rights movement etc. This course prepares students well for the compulsory Canadian History 30S course in terms of skills and content.
- Intro to the United States (Basic Geography & Background)
- Colonial History (Indigenous Societies, Explorers & the First Colonies)
- The American Revolution (Build-up, War & First Government)
- Expansion & Civil War (Expansion West, causes/effects of the Civil War)
- Contemporary History (United States late 1800s to the present)