|This course will cover United States history, geography, economy, government, cultural and intellectual events, and foreign policy from the pre-colonial period through the Early Republic. The first quarter will focus on colonial and revolutionary events; the second on the United States Constitution, Bill of Rights, and their application, along with a brief summary of the first six presidents. The course will be taught chronologically and will incorporate writing, critical thinking, and research skills into the many student-centered activities that form the basis of the course. Students will be involved in individual and group projects throughout the year, using a variety of primary and secondary sources. Outside reading materials may also supplement the curriculum.