Economic Act against Colonies



Course Description

American History I contains a survey of the social, political, and economic history of the United States, from pre-

Columbian discovery through the conclusion of post-Civil War Reconstruction.

Course Material(s)

No physical textbook is required; resources are integrated within the course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

1. Describe pre-Columbian American cultures with an emphasis on identifying Native American tribes and their

associated settlements, tools, agriculture, and trade.

2. Identify the rifts that developed between the European powers and their American colonies.

3. Describe the characteristics of the divided regions of Colonial America.

4. Explain the impact foreign and local governments had on the evolution of American government.

5. Analyze the impact foreign aggression had on American civilian morale.

6. Summarize the influence of political parties on American society, government, and culture.

7. Describe the impact of reform movements in America, from the pre-Colonial period to Reconstruction.

8. Discuss the evolution of American philosophies or ideals.

9. Analyze the impact new technologies had on the evolution of gender and social roles.

10. Discuss the factors leading to the American Civil War.


Upon completion of this course, the students will earn three (3) hours of college credit.

Course Structure

1. Study Guide: Each unit contains a Study Guide that provides students with the learning outcomes, unit lesson,

required reading assignments, and supplemental resources.

2. Learning Outcomes: Each unit contains Learning Outcomes that specify the measurable skills and knowledge

students should gain upon completion of the unit.

3. Unit Lesson: Each unit contains a Unit Lesson, which discusses lesson material.

4. Reading Assignments: Each unit contains Reading Assignments from outside resources.

5. Suggested Reading: Suggested Readings are listed in the Unit I, II, V, and VII study guides. Students are

encouraged to read the resources listed if the opportunity arises, but they will not be tested on their knowledge of

the Suggested Readings.

6. Learning Activities (Non-Graded): These non-graded Learning Activities are provided to aid students in their

course of study.

7. Unit Assessments: This course contains three Unit Assessments, one to be completed at the end of Units V, VI,

and VIII. Assessments are composed of written-response questions.

8. Unit Assignments: Students are required to submit for grading Unit Assignments in Units I-IV, VI, and VII.

Specific information and instructions regarding these assignments are provided below. Grading rubrics are

included with each assignment. Specific information about accessing these rubrics is provided below.

HY 1110, American History I

Course Syllabus

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9. Ask the Professor: This communication forum provides you with an opportunity to ask your professor general or

course content related questions.

10. Student Break Room: This communication forum allows for casual conversation with your classmates.

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Unit Assignments

Unit I Scholarly Activity

After completing the unit and reviewing the Stearns article, answer the following in your own words: “Why I believe it is

important to study history.”

First, examples from this unit should be utilized as a part of your answer and topics must include, but are not limited to the

following items:

  •  Describing the migration of Native American tribes.
  •  The influence trade, agriculture, and tools they had on movements and settlements.
  •  How colonial actions and colonization impacted those among whom the colonists settled.

Second, when studying the movements of Native American peoples and European exploration during the 15th and 16th

centuries, what does history tell us about the motivations, practices, and outcomes from the European quests of God,

gold, and glory? Why do you believe it was important to study these motivating factors?

Your response should be a minimum of two (2) pages in length. All sources used must be cited and referenced.

Paraphrased or quoted material must have accompanying citations.

Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below.

Unit II Scholarly Activity

After reading the lecture and required readings for this unit, use the knowledge you have learned to write a three page

essay on one of the topics below:

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