Course Syllabus

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.

All exams are proctored. At present, exams are NOT available online. 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 (PDF, 590 KB), 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.

You will need to acquire one paperback text to complete the reading assignment in lesson 2:

Upton Sinclair. The Jungle. Edition. Barnes and Noble Classics, 2003. ISBN 978-1-59308-118-8

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: Read the course introduction before beginning any lessons.

Lesson 1: Industrialization/Urbanization/Immigration
Lesson 1 Assignment Parts A and B
Lesson 1 Assignment Part C

Lesson 2: The Jungle
Lesson 2 Assignment

Lesson 3: Empire/Expansion
Lesson 3 Assignment Parts A and B
Lesson 3 Assignment Part C

Lesson 4: World War I/“Roaring Twenties”
Lesson 4 Assignment Parts A and B
Lesson 4 Assignment Part C

Lesson 5: Depression and New Deal
Lesson 5 Assignment Parts A and B
Lesson 5 Assignment Part C

Lesson 6: World War II
Lesson 6 Assignment Parts A and B
Lesson 6 Assignment Part C

Lesson 7: Cold War
Lesson 7 Assignment Parts A and B
Lesson 7 Assignment Part C

Lesson 8: Civil Rights
Lesson 8 Assignment Parts A and B
Lesson 8 Assignment Part C

Lesson 9: Building the American Society of Today
Lesson 9 Assignment Parts A and B
Lesson 9 Assignment Part C

Lesson 10: Final Exam Tips
Course Evaluation - Please complete before applying for the Final Exam below. All responses are anonymous.
Exam Application
Final Exam


Course Summary:

Date Details Due