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American Experience U.S. History

This college preparatory class combines the curriculum of US History with that of 11th grade American Literature. Students will study and explore US History and American Literature using specific pieces of literature and primary sources that are ties to key history events, movements, trends, and individuals. This course is designed to make real-life connections between literature, art, music, film, and politics. The goal is to take students on a journey that will help them think and write critically about these connections and make their learning experience come alive. The units are focused on the Common Core Standards and are aligned with the California State Standards for both 11th grade US History and English. Prerequisites: None
Course # 12111
Course Term: Yearlong
Grade Levels: 11
Graduation Credit: History/Social Science
CSU/UC: History (a)