US History

Course Number: 202/203

Open To:
Grade 11

Course Length:
Full Year; 10 Units

UC/CSU Approved: History/Social Science “A” requirement. Satisfies one year of Social Studies graduation requirement.

Course Description:
United States History is a full year course for juniors. In this course, students will acquire knowledge of American history from the colonial period to present day, with major emphasis on the development of American ideals and institutions. Students will use primary source documents and other resources to supplement the text as they study the social, cultural, intellectual, economic, political, and diplomatic history of our country. Current events will be discussed frequently to enable students to make informed decisions as responsible citizens. The geography of places studied will be stressed as well.

Textbook/Class Resources:

  • California US History, Pearson. (ISBN 9780328986910)
Textbook Instructions for United States History: 
To order the textbook, visit, and follow the prompts:
(1) enter your school’s zip code: 92116;
(2) select Academy of Our Lady of Peace;
(3) select US History from the drop-down menu at the right side of the page;
(4) select your preferred book format—ebook or hardcover*.

Level of Difficulty:
  Very Difficult

Estimated Homework Per Class:
30 minutes
30-60 minutes
60-90 minutes