United States History I – Certificate Course

United States History I

U.S. History I covers U.S. history through 1877, taking students from pre-Columbian events through the Civil War. The course introduces students to the major themes that have defined the United States as a nation and culture, and shows students how these times remain relevant in their everyday lives.

This is a self-paced online course.  It contains 14 modules, each with multiple lessons that support varied approaches to engaging with the topic, including readings, video, and a knowledge-check quiz. To earn a Certificate of Completion, the student must pass the 14 module quizzes.

Preview modules 7 and 11 by clicking on the module titles below.

This course is available for $19.99 for certificate credit.

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This course focuses on the following learning outcomes. By the end of the course you be able to:

  • Interpret timelines of key historical events, people, and periods; locate significant historical places and events on maps.
  • Analyze the importance of context and point of view in historical interpretation; recognize that historians interpret the same events differently due to personal values and societal norms.
  • Identify, analyze, and understand elements of historical cause and effect; recognize and understand patterns of change and continuity in history.
  • Develop journal entries that address open-ended historical questions that can be addressed through historical research and interpretation.
  • Apply terms relevant to the content appropriately and accurately.

Course Requirements

You can download an accessible PDF of the Course Requirements for students.

Planning Your Course

To help you plan out your studies, here are two schedules you can follow to complete this course. These are available as accessible PDFs.

 

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Technology Requirements

Technology Requirements

This course is delivered fully online and you will be required to have access to a computer, laptop, or web-capable mobile device – along with consistent access to the internet – to access course material and complete assignments. Review the information below to  ensure your system meets the minimum requirements necessary to take full advantage of TEL Library courses. 

Hardware

  • Intel Core 2 Duo (or AMD 64x2 Dual-Core) processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 80 GB hard drive
  • 1024x768 resolution monitor
  • Soundcard with microphone and speakers
  • Broadband internet connection

Software

  • Windows 7 or above

Hardware

  • Intel Core 2 Duo (or AMD 64x2 Dual-Core) processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 80 GB hard drive
  • 1024x768 resolution monitor
  • Soundcard with microphone and speakers
  • Broadband internet connection

Software

  • Mac OS 10.6 “Snow Leopard” or above

Hardware

  • 2 GHz process or faster
  • 1 GB RAM or greater
  • 80 GB hard drive
  • Microphone and speakers
  • Wireless internet connection

Hardware

  • 2 GHz process or faster
  • 1 GB RAM or greater
  • 80 GB hard drive
  • Microphone and speakers
  • Wireless internet connection

Minimum Browser Version

  • IE 11
  • Edge 15
  • Firefox 55
  • Chrome 60
  • Safari 10
  • Opera 4

Course Content

Modules Status
1

Module 1 - First Americans

2

Module 2 - Colonization in North America

3

Module 3 - A Clash of Cultures - Conflicts with the Native Americans

4

Module 4 - The Colonies - a New People and a New Identity

5

Module 5 - A Growing Competition - England and France

6

Module 6 - The American Revolution

7

Module 7 - A New Nation and a New Government

8

Module 8 - A New Nation: Growing Pains and Internal Changes

9

Module 9 - Madison, Monroe and JQA: The Triumph of Personalities

10

Module 10 - A Jacksonian Democracy and Political Expansion

11

Module 11 - Alterations to the American Psyche

12

Module 12 - The Irreconcilable Divide: Causes/Issues and Secession

13

Module 13 - The War Between the States

14

Module 14 - Rebuilding the New South