Syllabus–High School

Course Description

The history of the United States is often taught from the perspective of white settlers who first came to North America in the 1600s. This version of history often disregards the history of marginalized communities. This curriculum is an attempt to create a more accurate and inclusive version of history that includes stories from those communities. Instead of presenting things chronologically, the course is split up into themes. It will present current events/issues and trace their development through time. This format is a way to engage with students and help them understand the world we live in today. The accompanying syllabus is a guide and a resource for educators. They should tailor it to their students’ needs as they see fit.

High School Syllabus

Themes of the Course

  • Settler Colonialism
  • Racial Capitalism 
  • LGBTQ+ rights 
  • Intersectionality
  • US Imperialism 

Course Objectives

  • To help students develop critical thinking skills.
  • Learn about current social justice movements and their history.

Academic Integrity

Plagiarism—employing ideas or phrases that are not your own without explicitly and sufficiently
crediting their creator—will not be tolerated.