Hello! My name is Laurel Kirchhoff and I am currently your student's US History teacher at ARIS. I have been teaching in the Corona-Norco Unified School District since 1999.
I am very excited about our new school year. We will be covering US History from The Revolutionary War to Reconstruction.

Trimester 1

Review colonization

Great Awakening


Declaration of Independence

Articles of Confederation

NW Territory


Great Compromise

3/5 Compromise

Trimester 2

George Washington (Leader/Farewell address)

Hamilton (Economic Plan/Supporters)

Jefferson (Nat’l Bank/Inaugural address)

Louisiana Purchase (significance/Lewis & Clark)

War of 1812

Monroe Doctrine

Missouri Compromise

Jackson (Voting/Election/Indian Removal Act)




Trimester 3

Texas Revolution

Mexican-American War

Manifest Destiny

Compromise of 1850

Kansas-Nebraska Act

Causes of Civil War (Dred Scott)

John Brown

Civil War


This is a very challenging course, however I am confident that your student can be successful. Please monitor their homework via their ARIS planner and Learning Log. Also, check our calendar for extra credit projects that are available throughout the course of the year.
I am looking forward to a great school year!