Course Registration No. USH-763
The first of a two-semester course. This course covers U.S., Central, and South American history and geography, from before Columbus to the 1990's. Primary resources: Anne Carroll's Christ and the Americas, U.S. History Map Activities, Rand McNally Atlas of American History, Warren Carroll's Conquest of Darkness: Our Lady of Guadalupe, and Richard Heffner's A Documentary History of the United States (selections).
Eras studied this semester:
- Era of Explorers, Missionaries, and Colonists, 1400-1763
- Era of the American Revolution, 1763-1789
- A New Nation, 1789-1824
- Jackson, the West, and Manifest Destiny, 1824-1850
BOOKS AND MATERIALS
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Christ and the Americas
- Author: Anne W. Carroll
- Publisher/Copyright: Charlotte, NC: TAN Books and Publishers, Inc., 1997. Print.
- ISBN: 0895555948 978-0895555946
- Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com
462 pages; 26 chapters; comprehension questions and projects; index. FROM THE PUBLISHER: "Christ and the Americas is the long-awaited high school American history text by best selling author Dr. Anne Carroll. It fills a great void because it gives proper attention to and appreciation for the role of the Catholic Church in American history. Beginning before Columbus and concluding with the 1990's, this book covers the vast panoply of American history in a fast-paced yet thorough manner. Because of its scores of amazing insights and penetrating analysis it renders history understandable and makes it come alive. With study questions at the end of each chapter, this book can be used as a traditional textbook or just read for enjoyment and information. This extensive and easy to read history book is the fruit of Dr. Carroll's many years as a high school history teacher. Students will come away from this book with a proper sense of who we are and of what Americans owe to the Catholic Church."
U.S. History Map Activities
- Author: E. Richard Churchill, Linda R. Churchill
- Publisher/Copyright: Portland, MA: J. Weston Walch Publisher, 1987, 2002. .
- ISBN: 0825143497 9780825143496
- Supplier: Rainbow Resource
85 pages; 25 two-page lessons; answer key included; reproducible.
The History of the Church: Student Text, Complete Edition
- Author: Peter V. Armenio (The Didache Series)
- Publisher/Copyright: Woodridge: Midwest Theological Forum, 2005. Print.
- ISBN: 1890177466 978-1890177461
- Supplier: Midwest Theological Forum
Hardcover; 816 pages; 22 chapters. This text is used in Church History I, II, and III. The workbook and teacher's manual are not needed. Order the COMPLETE edition, not the semester edition of the student text. This is a non-consumable text that will be used by a single student during most of high school and can be passed on to younger siblings; it is best to purchase the text rather than rent it. Direct link to ordering page on the publisher's website: https://www.theologicalforum.org/ProductInformation.aspx?BrowseBy=Category&CategoryId=106&ProductId=312.
A Documentary History of the United States (Updated and Expanded)
- Author: Richard D. Heffner & Alexander Heffner
- Publisher/Copyright: New York, NY: A Signet Book, 1952, 2013. Print.
- ISBN: 0451466470 978-0451466471
- Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com
32 units; 688 pages. (There is a new 2018 edition of this book available. The course plans have not been updated to match the page numbers of the 2018 edition at this time. Continue to use the 2013 edition or line up the names of the speeches and documents instead of the page numbers if you choose to use the 2018 edition.)