Fusion Academy history classes are offered at various levels depending on each student’s goals and needs.

Use this key while exploring our history curriculum:

 

 

 

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High School History Courses

Ancient Civilization

Students in this course study the major events, concepts, themes, and connections between various regions and civilizations from the earliest humans through the European Renaissance. Throughout the course, students focus on several major historical themes, including historical points of reference, geography, economics, government, citizenship, culture, science/ technology, and society.

410 2 Semesters
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Big History Project - World History

Big history weaves evidence and insights about the Universe and our place in it from many scientific and historical disciplines into a single, cohesive, science-based origin story. Course is taught only at the extended semester length.

451 2 Semsters
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Cultural Geography

Cultural Geography examines people, places, and environments on local, regional, national and international scales. Students will be provided the opportunity to study the interaction of people, their cultural perspectives and the physical environments they inhabit.

441 2 Semesters
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DC History (DC only)

This one semester course examines the history of Washington, D.C., from native communities to contemporary government and politics. Following a review of the region’s beginnings and the impact of the area’s geography on its purchase and settlement, students work to understand how D.C. became the nation’s capital and the shifting role it has played in national politics ever since.

461 1 Semester
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Government

American Government is a one semester course that examines the origins of the American constitutional system, analyzes the structure and function of modern American government and politics, and explores the role of the citizen in a representative democracy.

432 1 Semester
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MD & US Government (MD only)

Maryland and US Government is a two-semester course that examines the origins of the American constitutional system, analyzes the structure and function of modern American and Maryland government and politics, and explores the role of the citizen in a representative democracy and their role as a citizen of Maryland.

437 2 Semesters
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NJ US History 1 (NJ only)

For New Jersey students only. Students study the major founding of the United States and the path towards the present. Students participate in an in-depth analysis of the nation’s beginnings through the end of the Civil War.

412 2 Semesters
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NJ US History 2 (NJ only)

For New Jersey students only. Following a review of the nation’s beginnings and the impact of the Enlightenment on U.S. democratic ideals, students study the major turning points in American history in the twentieth century.

413 2 Semesters
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US History

Following a review of the nation’s beginnings and the impact of the Enlightenment on U.S. democratic ideals, students study the major turning points in American history in the twentieth century.

411 2 Semesters
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VA & US Government (VA only)

Virginia and US Government is a two semester course that examines the origins of the American constitutional system, analyzes the structure and function of modern American and Virginia government and politics, and explores the role of the citizen in a representative democracy and their role as a citizen of Virginia.

435 2 Semesters
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VA & US History (VA only)

Following a review of Virginia’s and the nation’s beginnings and the impact of the Enlightenment on U.S. democratic ideals, students build prior study of global industrialization to understand the emergence and impact of new technology and a corporate economy, including the social and cultural effects.

414 2 Semesters
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Virginia State History (VA only)

Students participate in an in-depth analysis of the state’s beginnings and the impact on the U.S. Students explore the founding of Virginia and its relationship with Great Britain from Jamestown through the present day. Students use their knowledge of history to analyze present-day Virginia politics, economy, and society and how it impacts the United States.

471 2 Semesters
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World History

Students study major turning points that shaped the modern world, from the late eighteenth century through the present, including the cause and course of the two world wars. Course also known as Modern World History.

421 2 Semesters
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World History (TX only)

World History is a survey course that covers the history of humankind. The course covers dates ranging from 8000 BC to the Present Day.

422 2 Semesters
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History Elective

Don’t see what you’re looking for? Talk to your DSD and history teacher to see what creative solutions your campus may offer. Credits earned from this elective are applied to the minimum required elective credit for graduation and do not satisfy any subject-specific graduation requirements.

499 1 Semester
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Middle School History Courses

MS Ancient Civilizations

Middle school students expand their understanding of history by studying the people and events that ushered in the dawn of the major Western and non-Western ancient civilizations.

402 2 Semesters
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MS Civics, Geography & Economics

The purpose of the course is to introduce students to the significant ideas that shape America, and their life. The course examines early history of American Democracy, the nuts and bolts of our government, Civil Rights, and the responsibilities of citizenship. Additional content includes an overview of the complex economy we live in, how it operates, and how you can make positive decisions as a consumer along with United States foreign policy.

405 2 Semesters
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MS Early US History

Students study the ideas, issues, and events from the framing of the Constitution up to the Industrial Revolution. After reviewing the development of America’s democratic institutions, particularly the shaping of the Constitution, students trace the development of American politics, society, culture, and economy and relate them to the emergence of major regional differences.

406 2 Semesters
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MS Early World Cultures

Middle school students expand their understanding of history by studying the people and events that ushered in the dawn of the major Western and non-Western ancient civilizations. Geography is of special significance in the development of the human story. Continued emphasis is placed on the everyday lives, problems, and accomplishments of people, their role in developing social, economic, and political structures, as well as in establishing and spreading ideas that helped transform the world into the present.

406 2 Semesters
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MS Geography 1

Modern Geography examines people, places, and environments on local, regional, national and international scales in contemporary society. Students are provided the opportunity to study the influence of individuals and groups on historical and contemporary events in those societies including the Americas, Europe, Russia, Australia, and the Pacific.

419 2 Semesters
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MS Geography 2

Modern Geography examines people, places, and environments on local, regional, national and international scales in contemporary society. Students are provided the opportunity to study the influence of individuals and groups on historical and contemporary events in those societies including Africa, and Asia.

420 2 Semesters
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MS Medieval & Early Modern History

Students study the social, cultural, and technological changes that occurred in Europe, Africa, and Asia in the years 500 A.D. through the Age of Exploration while incorporating elements of how our modern governments were founded. After reviewing the ancient world and the ways in which archaeologists and historians uncover the past, students study the history and geography of great civilizations that were developing concurrently throughout the world during medieval and early modern times.

401 2 Semesters
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MS Modern US History

Students study the ideas, issues, and events from the Second Industrial Revolution through the present. They make connections between the rise of industrialization and contemporary social and economic conditions.

407 2 Semesters
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MS Modern World Geography

Modern Geography examines people, places, and environments on local, regional, national and international scales in contemporary society. Students are provided the opportunity to study the influence of individuals and groups on historical and contemporary events in those societies.

408 2 Semesters
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MS GA State History

This course follows the early Georgian history to the present. Students discover the role Georgia played in the founding of the United States and how the state continues to develop.

404 2 Semesters
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MS TX State History (TX Only)

This course encourages Texas students to explore all facets of Texas history, from early explorers to present-day. Students learn about the variety of people who have helped to shape the state of Texas. The course will examine how the land and the people adapted and changed through Revolution, Republic, Statehood, Civil War, Reconstruction and New Constitution.

403 2 Semesters
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