MENLO SCHOOL • SINCE 1915

The U.S. Since 2000 (1S)

Biography

It can be challenging to learn the history of what has happened during your lifetime, partly because grown-ups figure you already know. Take this class if you would like to beef up your understanding of events from the Bush-Gore election of 2000 and the 9-11 attacks to the present day. Topics will include cultural, social, and economic developments, as well as domestic politics and international relations. Your reading and writing skills will get a boost from frequent short research assignments. More generally, by becoming more familiar with the recent past, you will gain a deeper understanding of the present situation in the U.S. You will also have the opportunity to brush up on formal research skills when creating an original DBQ based on primary and secondary sources.

Instructor: Dr. Hanson

Honors option available to juniors and seniors. 

Prerequisites: Open to seniors and juniors, and sophomores if space is available.