U.S. History Honors

Let me recite what history teaches. History teaches.

-Gertrude Stein

Welcome to Honors U.S. History! This course will give you the opportunity to increase your understanding of American history and identity. As such, we will go beyond a mere recitation of famous people and events, and will focus on the complex ideologies and historical forces that have contributed to the unique American identity. I am a firm believer that true education teaches the mind to think critically, and this skill will serve you better than any discrete knowledge you take away from the course. I also believe that classes are only valuable when they have real-world application, and applying history to our current world will be a major focus this year. The course will include an in-depth analysis of the history of the United States from 1877 – the present, as well as a brief review of the early history of the Republic.

Here at the website you will be able to access Unit schedules, assignments, and study guides. It is an essential resource if you miss class, and I expect you to return to class prepared for the days activities, including having assignments done that were assigned when you were absent. Stay on top of things! If you have questions, please email me.

If you want to sign up for text reminders from me, here is the information on how to do that: start a new text message on your cell phone. the recipient is: 81010. In the body of the text, write this code: @misscalvin Send the text, and you should get an immediate response. If you have already signed up with remind for another class, then you're done! If this is the first time you have signed up for this service, it will ask you for your name. It is essential that you give me your REAL, first and last name. Then you're done!

If you don't want text reminders, but would prefer email reminders, send me an email and I will invite you to join through that email address. My email is: meganturner@alpinedistrict.org


The unit schedules are pretty accurate, but there is always the possibility that the schedule will change due to assemblies, PLAN tests, ACT testing, evacuations, etc. please pay attention to announcements in class to receive the most accurate information about due dates, etc.

Have a question? Have a problem? EMAIL ME! meganturner@alpinedistrict.org