U.S. History & Government
Description of United States History & Government
This course is a comprehensive study of the historic development of American ideas and institutions from the revolution to present day. While focusing on political and economic history, this course provides students with a basic knowledge of American culture through a chronological survey of major issues, movements, people and events in the United States.
In self-contained social studies, the goal is to improve students' knowledge of history while teaching students life skills such as research, reading comprehension, map analysis and organization. All skills are aligned to the New York State standards and Common Core standards in reading and writing. Each student's social studies education will be tailored to his/her IEP goals and individual needs.