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Christ and the Americas, Part Two

Using historian Anne Carroll’s popular text, enjoy learning American history (Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement) from a strong Catholic perspective.

Total classes: 14

Prerequisite: None, however, Christ and the Americas, Part One is recommended.

Suggested grade level: 9th to 12th grade. Advanced middle school students are welcome (assignments can be adjusted for younger students)

Suggested credit: One full semester of American History 


Using Anne Carroll’s Christ and the Americas as a framework and guide for the second part of a yearlong study, this course roughly traces American History from 1861-1965. This includes the Civil War, Industrialism, Expansionism, two World Wars, and the Civil Rights movement.


Week 1: Introduction and overview of syllabus and assignments

Weeks 2-5: Civil War and Reconstruction

Week 2: Manassas to Chancellorsville

Week 3: Gettysburg to Appomattox

Week 4: Radical Reconstruction

Week 5: The Lost Cause

Weeks 6-9: Making a Superpower

Week 6: Railroads and Bison

Week 7: Isolationism, and war with the Spanish

Week 8: The Progressive Era

Week 9: The WWI years

Weeks 10-14: Modern Problems

Week 10: Boom and Bust

Week 11: The new Superpower at War

Week 12: America vs. Russia

Week 13: America’s Hot Wars

Week 14: The Civil Rights Movement

Materials and Homework

Course Materials: Anne Carroll’s Christ and the Americas, www.amazon.com/Christ-Americas-Carroll/dp/0895555948/chrisgooverth-20, ISBN-10: 0895555948 or ISBN-13: 978-0895555946


Approximately 15 pages of reading from the textbook per week. (Middle school students in this course are exempt from the readings.)

Writing is an integral part of demonstrating both the assimilation of knowledge and the articulation thereof. Therefore, students will be guided through the process of writing a short (3-5 page, double-spaced) review of a book of their choice relevant to the subject matter. (Middle school students in this course must instead write a one- to a two-page book report.)

Weekly extra-credit review quizzes based on classroom lectures and discussions. Graded by the computer.

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