The seventh grade social studies course is the second part of a two year survey of United States history. It focuses on the period from 1860 to the present. The changing economic and social structure of the United States in the twentieth century is explored and evaluated. Special emphasis is placed on the evolving role of America as a global military and economic power and the effect of this development on our domestic political agenda. Effort is made to create interdisciplinary lesson plans that coincide with literature concurrently studied in English classes.