UCCI Courses

US History and Public Health - HONORS

A-G Subject: History/Social Science: U.S. History
CTE Sector: Health Science & Medical Technology
Pathway: Public and Community Health

Note: US History and Public Health is a UC-designated honors course. US History and Public Health lets students analyze major historical events, trends and concepts within the context of public and community health. Students make connections between the evolution of medicine and the development of American thought and government, which are brought into sharp relief by events such as the Enlightenment, the Civil War and the Great Depression. This course could be part of a Health, Science, and Medical Technology academy  in a sequence of Public and Community Health and History courses.

Curriculum Materials

Access instructional materials for U.S. History and Public Health. Make a copy of any document (or download the entire GoogleFolder) to modify the curriculum to meet the needs of YOUR students. Add to the folder by sending your version of any document to Carolina.Reyes@ucop.edu

Materials were compiled/developed at the UCCI Teacher Exchange, Downey High School on September 17-18, 2015.



Related Resources: 

Review the outline and projects with this complete course description.

Teachinghistory.org is a treasure trove of information and ideas for history teachers.

A nice and concise blog post on Medical Advances and Industrialization to get students ready for Unit 3!

Help students understand the impact of urbanization on health and society with this article from the World Health Organization.

Use this brief overview on the history of Medicare and Medicaid as a quick reference guide for Unit 6 & 8.


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