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ESL 111
ESL United States History and Government and the Arts

Credits: 1- 9
Clock Hours per Quarter: 100

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:80    Lab Hours:20

This course is designed for students seeking an adult high school diploma through the High School 21 Program, students studying for the GED exam, and students seeking educational enrichment. In this course, students will investigate US History and Government through a variety of multimedia, reading, writing, fine art, and music. Students will respond to a wide variety of themes, by era in American History, beginning with the American Revolution through the development of our modern government, from the 1600s to the present. The content will examine the pathway and the development of the modern day culture, democracy and the federal government. Students who successfully complete this course could earn High School 21 credit in American History/Government and fine arts. Students can earn additional credit if they demonstrate the requisite competencies in reading and writing. WAC 180 51-061 CASAS post-test will be given afer 45 hours of instruction. Prerequisite: CASAS score of 190 or above.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Evaluate, interact and respond to the events in American History through the exploration of texts, audio visual media, fine art, and music of historical eras.
  • Analyze and discuss how people, events, and movements have shaped the history of the United States.
  • Read and write with understanding historical texts and demonstrate ability to synthesize important information.
  • Organize information, apply good note taking strategies, and use this information to respond to written assignments.
  • Evaluate and interpret historical documents, evaluate the meaning of new vocabulary and respond to important questions regarding the development of our democracy and goverment, verbally in class and in writing.
  • Practice academic and research writing skills using the computer, evaluate multimedia information for quality and credibility, and produce authentic written work.
  • Assess, interpret and respond to historical maps, data and graphics.
  • Create artistic presentations and projects that explore the arts, political cartoons, and music from historical eras and discuss how visual and audio media can be an important expression of the issues, attitudes and ideas that have developed throughout history.

  • Course Topics
  • Colonization and Settlement 1585-1763
  • The American Revolution 1763-1783
  • Foundations in American Government
  • Declaration of Independence
  • The New Nation 1783-1815
  • The Constitution
  • National Expansion and Reform 1815-1860
  • Civil War and Reconstruction 1861-1877
  • Civil Rights
  • Industrial America 1877-1900
  • Progressive Era 1900-1929
  • The Great Depression 1929-1945
  • 1945 to Present

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    Year Quarter

    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.