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Virginia and US History

Course Description:

This high school credit course traces the historical development of American ideas and institutions from the Age of Exploration to the present. While focusing on the political and economic history, the course provides students with a basic knowledge of American culture through a chronological survey of major issues, movements, people, and events in United States and Virginia history. Students will use historical and geographical analysis skills to explore in depth the events, people, and ideas that fostered our national identity and led to our country’s prominence in world affairs. All high school students are required to earn credit for Virginia and United States History, or an equivalent course such as Advanced Placement United States History, to graduate. Continual review of content will prepare students for the end-of-course SOL test. Students must pass both the course and SOL test to earn a verified credit.