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US History SDAIE


Title:  United States History SDAIE                       Number of Credits:  10


United States History SDAIE is a college preparatory, two-semester course designed for English Language Learners who are at the Beginning, Early Intermediate, and Intermediate levels of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in English. English Language Learners in this SDAIE course cover the same essential content and utilize the same basic textbook, supplemented with content parallel materials at an easier reading level, as their Fluent English Speaker counterparts. In addition, primary language materials will be provided, when available, to facilitate the preview and review of essential content. The course varies in the pacing, instructional methodology, and supplemental materials used which are designed to provide depth vs. breadth of the content standards, more comprehensible input, primary language support, and literacy development through the content area. 


United States History offers an issue-oriented approach in the study of people of the United States and their history.  Major themes and traditions that make America exceptional will be explored in great detail.  The course is designed to acquaint students with core characteristics and values found throughout the history of the United States and its people.  An analysis of those events and significant individuals will be done on a continuous basis.  This course will follow the 11th grade Social Studies standards.