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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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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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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Modern 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.

421 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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Human Geography (MN only)

Modern humans have been roaming the Earth for about 200,000 years. How do the places we live influence the way we live? How do geography, weather, and location relate to our customs, beliefs, and lifestyles? Learn how diverse people have physically influenced the world around them and how they, in turn, are changed by their surroundings. Let’s explore the important relationship between humans and their environments.

442 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)

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)

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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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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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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Middle School History Courses

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.

409 2 Semesters
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MS Early World History: 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 Early World History: 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 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 including the Americas, Europe, Russia, Australia, and the Pacific.

419 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 GA Modern Geography: Course 1 (GA Only)

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.

416 2 Semesters
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MS GA Modern Geography: Course 2 (GA Only)

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.

417 2 Semesters
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MS GA State History (GA Only)

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.

401 2 Semesters
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MS Minnesota Studies (MN Only)

Students study ideas, issues, and events from the early settlement of Minnesota through Modern Times. Students learn about the conflicts between early settlers and Native American populations, trace the development and understandings of the original inhabitants of Minnesota and how they shaped the history, politics, society, culture, and economy of the state. Also covered is the study of the history of the industrial, agricultural, mining and political development of Minnesota from the 1800s through present times.

174 2 Semesters
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MS NC & US History (NC only)

Students participate in an in-depth analysis of the state’s beginnings and the impact of North Carolina’s government on the U.S. as a whole. Students delve into the founding of North Carolina and its relationship with Great Britain from 1729 through the present day.

415 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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MS Washington State History (WA only)

In Washington State History, students study the history of Washington as it applies to geographic, political, economic, and cultural perspectives.

420 1 Semester
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