Interpersonal and Teamwork
Oral/written communication skills
National and state park ranger, researcher for federal agencies such as the Smithsonian Institute, National Archives and Records, Library of Congress, National Park Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Central Intelligence Agency, or the Foreign Service.
Historical Associations, charitable organizations, community organizations, Museums, archives, libraries: archivist, and curator.
Teacher (secondary, post-secondary)
Students will read critically both primary and secondary sources and use them properly in their work.
Students will communicate effectively and clearly.
Students will understand the concept of change over time.
Students will become familiar with the key historical facts, values, and ideas that have shaped the United States and the Western Civilization.
Students will identify historical sources in their proper historical context.
Students will identify different types of primary and secondary sources.
Students will summarize, analyze, and evaluate information from different types of sources.
Students will properly use evidence from primary and secondary sources to construct and support a thesis/historical argument.
Students will formulate clear well-organized and well-supported historical arguments.
Students will appraise the cause and effect of major events in the history of the United States and Western Civilization.
Students will evaluate similarities and differences of various historical periods across the regions studied.
Students will identify and analyze major social, economic, cultural, and intellectual ideas and facts appropriate to course content.
Students will analyze the relevance of past events for the present time.
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