US History is a required survey course covering the history of the United States from the land’s earliest inhabitants through the present. We will tell human stories of triumph and loss to better understand where we have come from as a nation. With an emphasis on critical thinking, students will consider global and local stories in relation to their political, economic, artistic, geographic, philosophical, and cultural contexts. The guided development of research and writing skills is steady through the course--alongside opportunities for independent historical discovery, field trips, and exploration. The scope of US History is immense. Creativity and curiosity are paramount. Students will emerge from this course with a connection to the nation’s past, and a consideration for their place in its present.