Course Syllabus

Important Information

Before you begin your course, please read the student handbook. It contains valuable information about our policies and procedures. If you have taken an online course with IU High School before, either on the old Dragon system or IU's Oncourse system, you will find that many procedures, including those for processing assignments, applying for exams, and checking on grades, have changed with the adoption of Canvas.

Unless otherwise specified, all exams are still proctored. Refer to the exam tips lessons and the student handbook for specific information about arranging to take your examinations.

We encourage you to use the Making a Schedule form to create a study schedule that will match your personal needs.

Useful Resources

The IUHS Help Portal has links to helpful information and learning resources that may help you do better in this course.

Tips for Success in Independent Study Courses is a printable document that contains in-depth advice about managing your time and studying course materials.

We strongly encourage you to read the Indiana University Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct, which provides regulations governing the actions and interactions of all members of the university community.

Obtaining Textbooks

The required textbook for this course is an online textbook, American History.In addition to the online textbook, the following paperback text is required for this course:

Ellis, Joseph. Founding Brothers—The Revolutionary Generation. Vintage, 2002. ISBN 978-0375705243

How to obtain the textbook through Indiana University.

Course Outline

Please complete and submit the student information form, found in the Assignments page.

If this is your first course in Canvas, please review these tips for getting started and explore the Student Tutorial.

Introduction: Be sure to read the course introduction before beginning any lessons.

Lesson 1: Colonial America 
Lesson 1 Assignment Parts A and B
Lesson 1 Assignment Part C

Lesson 2: Rise, Rebellion, Revolution 
Lesson 2 Assignment Parts A and B
Lesson 2 Assignment Part C

Lesson 3: Confederation vs. Constitution 
Lesson 3 Assignment Parts A and B
Lesson 3 Assignment Part C

Lesson 4: Founding Brothers — The Revolutionary Generation 
Lesson 4 Assignment Parts A and B

Lesson 5: The Americans and Their Culture 
Lesson 5 Assignment Parts A and B
Lesson 5 Assignment Part C

Lesson 6: The South and Slavery 
Lesson 6 Assignment Parts A and B
Lesson 6 Assignment Part C

Lesson 7: Sectionalism 
Lesson 7 Assignment Parts A and B
Lesson 7 Assignment Part C

Lesson 8: Civil War and Reconstruction 
Lesson 8 Assignment Parts A and B
Lesson 8 Assignment Part C

Lesson 9: Final Exam Tips 
Course Evaluation - Please complete before applying for the Final Exam below. All responses are anonymous.
Exam Application
Final Exam


Course Summary:

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