• Welcome to DVUSD Pathways
    US History 1 & 2


    Email: scott.meigh@dvusd.org

    Work Cell: 623-404-4745 (I prefer email, but if there is an emergency or urgent matter, please text/call my work cell) 

    Room:  Barry Goldwater, Room 540


    Course Description: This course aims to develop an appreciation of the social, cultural, political, and economic heritage of the world and our nation. Included is an examination of America's emergence as a pluralistic and multi-dimensional society, a democratic system, and a world power. Emphasis will be placed upon the modern era and appropriate comparisons to earlier historical periods of early civilization. Geographic, economic, and governmental issues will also be applied where applicable. This course covers Arizona State Standards in US History and is required for graduation. 

    Course Objectives: By the time the student completes this course of study, the student will know or be able to:

    • Apply chronological and spatial thinking to understand the meaning, implications, and importance of historical events.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of research sources and apply appropriate research methods;including point-of-view contained within primary and secondary sources.
    • Develop historical interpretations in terms of the complexity of cause and effect in the context in which ideas and past events unfold.
    • Use geographic knowledge, skill, and perspectives to explain the past, present, and future issues.
    • Develop interpersonal and communication skills for success in the real world
    Course Lessons & Materials: Canvas continues as the main delivery of materials, with additional in-class discussion. Assignments will be posted daily on Canvas - students may only work on that day's assignments and will not have homework - given that they are managing their time in our daily class period, Monday - Thursday. Refer to the Course Calendar below for topics, assignments, and due dates.


    Arrive promptly before 3:45 pm at the Barry Goldwater High School campus. We dismiss promptly at 7:15 pm. Monday -Friday beginning May 30th. This course is in-person only.

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    Students: send messages via Canvas In Box
    Parents:  scott.meigh@dvusd.org