United States History

Mrs. Suzanne Haverkorn

To study history is to delve into human behavior, human habits and human systems; we study history to gain greater understanding of ourselves both individually and collectively. We also study history to develop critical thinking skills, looking to models that shape a culture. History guides to an understanding we all are the result, to some extent, of the culture we are born into. Specifically, the study of United States of America history is to explore the epic leap in human history of a republic based on Higher Law.


The history of the United States of America recognizes innovation, collective passion and fundamental human civility. Jesus summed up all the Law and the prophets, ‘Love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your mind, with all your strength. Love your neighbor as yourself.’ As we study history we gain a greater understanding of ourselves and others. We are called to love. The study of history is a powerful tool enabling us to love others well.

The skeleton of this U.S. History class is from the Uncle Eric Books. These books, authored by Richard Maybury, are based on two Higher Laws:

Do all you have agreed to do.


Do not encroach on other persons or their property.


We will cover the system of models, our government’s formation and constitution, why we are considered a “western civilization,” and in depth discussion of the pivotal wars the U.S. has been involved in. 

While we will learn significant dates, this class is focused on bringing history into the present. Students will need to read the assigned chapters and use the corresponding workbook assignments. Class time will be entirely focused on discussion, friendly debate, oral presentation, videos and at times guest speakers.



  • These five Uncle Eric books by Richard Maybury:

    • Are You Liberal, Conservative? Or Confused?  $12.95 new on Amazon (https://amzn.to/2wIKAdT) Note: As of 4/15, used prices are higher than new.

    • Ancient Rome: How It Affects You Today. $10.5 new on Amazon (https://amzn.to/2xoCFmA) Note: As of 4/15, used prices are higher than new.

    • World War I. Used from $16.75 on Amazon (https://amzn.to/2RGzUDL)

    • World War II. Used from $15.00 on Amazon (https://amzn.to/2yfr1ua)

    • The Thousand Year War in the Mideast. Used from $11.90 on Amazon (https://amzn.to/2yWHOT1)

  • A copy of the US Constitution and Declaration of Independence available at www.printableconstitution.com

  • Bible

  • Pencil

  • Two notebooks

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