Course Registration No. USH-764


The second of a two-semester course.  Continuing with Anne Carroll's Christ and the Americas, U.S. History Map Activities, Richard Heffner's A Documentary History of the United States (selections), and adding John Hersey's Hiroshima and Edward Everett Hale's Man without a Country.
Eras studied this semester:
    • Coming of the Civil War, Civil War, and Reconstruction, 1850-1877
    • Growth of Industrial America, Populists, and Progressives, 1877-1916  
    • World War I, the Interwar Period, and World War II, 1916-1945
    • The Postwar Period, the Cold War, and After, 1945-2009 


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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
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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.

Rand McNally Atlas of American History, 6th Edition

  • Publisher/Copyright: : Rand McNally, 2016. Print.
  • ISBN: 0528015346        978-0528015342
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The Man Without A Country

  • Author: Edward Everett Hale
  • Publisher/Copyright: Sandwich, MA: Chapman Billies, Inc., 1994. Print.
  • ISBN: 0939218038        978-0939218035
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About 128 pages total; the story itself is only about 44 pages long. Chapman Billies, Inc. edition includes introduction from the author. If this edition is not available to you, any edition will do.


  • Author: John Hersey
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Vintage, 1989. Print.
  • ISBN: 0679721037        978-0679721031
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

160 pages; Reprint edition

Godzilla (original Japanese version)

  • Author: Ishiro Honda (Director)
  • ISBN:        
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The original, 1954 Japanese version (***NOT*** "Godzilla: King of the Monsters!", the 1956 American reworking starring Raymond Burr).

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
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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.)

Maps, Charts, Graphs H: United States, Past and Present

  • Author: Dale I. Foreman, Sally J. Allen
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Modern Curriculum Press, 1990. Paperback.
  • ISBN: 0813621399        978-0813621395
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92 pages. The answer key for all exercises is included in the back of the workbook.


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