This two-semester course will cover the time and events in U. S. history from the cultural heritage of Native Americans to American achievements in world leadership and technology. Special emphasis will be placed on the men and women who played significant roles in American history. This class will focus on cause and effect relationships to help students understand how all the facts can be connected. Vocabulary practice, critical thinking skills, maps, time lines, charts, graphs, and journal writing will be included as part of this course. U. S. History may also give experiences in taking an opinion poll, writing a biography, and designing and presenting an invention. Students will use available technology and media when designing special projects.