York Community High School

United States History

#0151 United States History

Grades 11-12 / Full Year Course – 2.0 credits

United States History is the culminating course in the social studies core course sequence.  It offers students a thought-provoking survey of the nation's history, with opportunities in each unit to study in more depth the events, issues or other historical phenomena of special significance in the American narrative.  Students will make connections between events of the past and their ongoing impact on the near-present, thus developing a context for their emerging sense of civic responsibility.  This course emphasizes the frequent use of higher order thinking skills in its approach to studying history and strives to foster in students a nuanced. analytical mindset.  Reading, writing, speaking, listening, and  research skills, in the context of the social studies and in preparation for college, will be developed.

Rationale: United States History is a required course for graduation that provides students with the means to better understand the multiple factors that have shaped the society in which they live.  In conjunction with the two other core courses, it provides a solid foundation for York students to be engaged, informed and judicious citizens. 

Teachers who teach United States History:

Albert, Timothy (630) 617-2400 ex.7114 Social Studies Teacher/Japanese Culture, Animation Club talbert@elmhurst205.org
Battaglia, Joseph (630) 617-7168 Social Studies Teacher
DiTomasso, Lindsey (630) 617-2400 ex.7244 US Hist, AP Govt & Politics, Women's Studies-EMPOWER lditomasso@elmhurst205.org
Halupka, Krzysztof (630) 617-2400 ex.7379 Special Education Teacher khalupka@elmhurst205.org
Moran, Matt (630) 617-2400 ex.7285 Social Studies Teacher mmoran@elmhurst205.org
Mueller, Amy (630) 617-2400 ex.7394 Social StudiesTeacher
Riskus, Justin (630) 617-2400 ex.7267 Social Studies Teacher