U.S. History

Course Description

This course is designed to cover important events that have shaped the United States before European contact through to Reconstruction. Students will be viewing and interpreting periods in United States history from various perspectives, including historical, geographical, political, economic, and cultural. Together, these perspectives can help students to understand how the past has led to our present and to appreciate their role in shaping our future.

Throughout this course students will also focus on developing skills in reading, questioning, and analyzing primary and secondary sources as well as honing their writing skills.


Hello! How's it going? We are going to get to know each other pretty well over the next year, but here's a little bio about me.

My name is Emma Cragun. I was born and raised in a town called Luton in England. I moved to Utah in 2011 when I married my husband. I have a 14 year old son who will be in 9th grade this year at Vista Heights Middle School.

Likes: Traveling, reading, camping, cheering on Real Salt Lake, going to the theatre and symphony.

Loves: History ... obviously! The Foo Fighters, playing the drums, going to the movies, and spending time with friends. I also love going to concerts and have spent this summer seeing the Foo Fighters, Foreigner, Weezer, and Pearl Jam.

I'm looking forward to being your teacher this year and helping you to explore the history of the United States.

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