2014 US History Part A and B  

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U.S. History with Mr. Hart, Mrs. Peyton, Mr. Walters

The 5 Essential Themes and how they will be covered in Part A and Part B

(1) The American Character and Belief System

Part A: Nation Building (Colonial Period through Imperialism, late 19th c)

LT1: I can compare the political foundations of America’s colonies.

* read Mayflower Compact

* Virginia House of Burgesses (Keith Hughes video)

* Fundamental Orders of Connecticut

LT2: I can analyze the origins and development of religious influences to colonial governments.

* Puritan reading or video (Williams, Hutchinson, and the witch trials)

* Maryland Toleration Act * Religion in Colonial Virginia http://www.history.org/almanack/life/religion/religionva.cfm * Great Awakening outline http://faculty.polytechnic.org/gfeldmeth/lec.ga.html

* Religion in the Middle Colonies (just use as source for teacher) http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/tserve/eighteen/ekeyinfo/midcol.htm

* Religion in the Colonies comparison chart

LT3: I can evaluate the influence of Enlightenment ideas on the development of American government.

* Compare Enlightenment thinkers (chart)

* Read excerpts and compare Common Sense and the Declaration of Independence

LT4: I can compare/contrast the ideas and impact of various rebellions in early America.

* Colonial rebellions comparison chart (Bacon's, Shays', Whiskey, and Turner's) with possible research part

LT5: I can interpret and analyze the ideas and principles of the Articles of Confederation and the U.S. Constitution.

* Articles and Constitution comparison - http://faculty.polytechnic.org/gfeldmeth/chart.art.html

* Crashcourse #8: The Constitution, The Articles, and Federalism Guided Listening Questions http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bO7FQsCcbD8

* Marbury v. Madison and McCullough v. Maryland

LT6: I can identify and evaluate the major events and issues that promoted political and social conflict in the early 19th Century.

* Northwest Ordinances

* Principles of the U.S. Constitution activity - http://www.archives.gov/legislative/resources/education/constitution/

LT7: I can identify and evaluate significant religious, philosophical, and social movements of the 19th Century.

* Crashcourse #15: 19th Century Reforms http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t62fUZJvjOs

* The Temperance Movement political cartoon

* Reform Era timeline

LT8: I can analyze the political and social impact of America’s territorial expansion in the 19th Century.

* Lewis and Clark video

* Compromises and the Union comparison chart (Compromises of 1787, 1820, 1850, and 1877) * Manifest Destiny - http://www.eastconn.org/tah/WhatisManifestDestiny.pdf

Part B: International Standing and Influence (20th c)

LT1: I can explain WWI’s impact on America’s ideological principles.

LT2: I can identify and analyze the characteristics of social conflict and social change that took place in the 1920s.

LT3: I can evaluate the impact of the New Deal on the social and political elements of American society.

LT4: I can explain the expansion and responsibility of U.S. leadership after WWII.

LT5: I can analyze the domestic response to Cold War threats and the impact on American political and social thought.

LT6: I can evaluate how the Vietnam/Watergate Era altered American’s perception of the political process.

LT7: I can cite evidence illustrating how America’s role in the world has been transformed since the end of the Cold War.

(2) The Immigrant Experience

Part A: European Colonization through Ellis Island in the early 1900’s

LT1: I can differentiate terminology dealing with race, ethnicity, and nationality.

* Activity explaining these terms; reading on Immigration in America

* Graphs comparing sources of immigration http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/newamericans/foreducators_index.html

LT2: I can explain the historic influence of Britain on American culture.

LT3: I can compare and contrast the waves of European immigration in the 19th century and each ethnicity’s experience in America.

* Ellis Island Activity (www.ellisisland.org)

LT4: I can evaluate the experience of Asian immigrants to America in the 19th century. * Angel Island Activity http://angelisland.org/history/

Part B: 1920’s-Present

LT1: I can evaluate the immigration restrictions which emerge due to cultural conflict in the 1920s.

LT2: I can analyze the impact WWII had on our immigration policy and the treatment of Japanese Americans.

LT3: I can explain the evolution of our immigration policies from the 1960s to present.

(3) The Minority Experience

Part A: Native American, African American, and Women’s Experiences through the Progressive Era

LT1: I can analyze the interaction between Native American cultures and colonial Europeans.

* Watch Episode 1 of PBS series, "The West"

* Readings: de Las Casas account; "Spanish Empire in the Americas: Colonization or Exploitation?"

LT2: I can analyze and evaluate federal and state policies toward American Indians in the first half of the 19th Century.

* Primary source activity on Trail of Tears, Indian Removal Act, etc.

LT3: I can analyze significant events for Native American tribes and their responses to those events in the late 19th Century.

* Segments from "The West:" A Wound in the Heart and A Good Day to Die

* Use The Americans text (chapter 5)to summarize major events in the 19th century

LT4: I can analyze the development of African slavery in North America from colonial times through the Civil War (e.g., social, political, and economic).

* Activity analyzing myths/facts of early American slavery: http://www.eastconn.org/tah/0910SM2_SlaveryFactSheetLesson.pdf

* Primary source activity examining role of slavery in the Civil War, the abolitionist movement, and the impact of the Emancipation Proclamation.

LT5: I can analyze the immediate and long-term influences of Reconstruction on the lives of African Americans and U.S. society as a whole.

* Primary source activity examine sharecropping, Black Codes, the Freedmen's Bureau and other Reconstruction issues.

LT6: I can evaluate the impact of Jim Crow Era policies and compare and contrast the conflicting viewpoints of African-American leadership in the late 19th/early 20th Century

* Readings from Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois, early Civil Rights organizations

* Impact of Plessy v. Ferguson

LT7: I can explain the contributions of women in Colonial and Revolutionary Era America

* Activity analyzing resources that describe women's roles in the revolutionary period.

LT8: I can analyze the women’s rights and suffrage movements and the impact of women on other reform movements in 19th century America.

* Chart analysis of suffrage organizations

* Comparison of Declaration of Independence & Declaration of Sentiments

* Biographical readings of significant leaders

LT9: I can analyze the efforts to achieve women’s suffrage in the early 20th century

* Geographical comparison of suffrage movement & passage of 19th Amendment

Part B: early 1900’s-Present

LT1: I can evaluate the cultural contributions of African Americans during the 1920s.

LT2: I can explain the origins and major events of the Civil Rights Movement.

LT3: I can compare and contrast the major organizations and leaders of the Civil Rights Movement.

LT4: I can explain the evolution of women’s rights in the 20th century.

LT5: I can assess current issues dealing with race and ethnicity in America.

(4) War & Peace

Part A: Colonial Conflict through American Imperialism (Spanish American War)

LT1: I can identify the reasons for colonization, evaluate its impacts, and analyze the ensuing conflicts it created.

* The Atlantic World reading

* Crashcourse #5: The Seven Years War and the Great Awakening http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=crash+course+us+history+5

LT2: I can identify and evaluate the ideas and events that contributed to the outbreak of the American Revolution, and determine the key turning points of the war.

* Causes of the American Revolution Chart

* Political cartoon activity * Interactive Map activity of Revolutionary War http://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plan/war-north-1775-1778#section-16307

LT3: I can evaluate, take, and defend positions on the development of U.S. foreign policy during the early 19th Century.

* Washington's Farewell Address

* Political Cartoon activity on various events (XYZ, Monroe Doctrine, etc)

* Crash Course on War of 1812: develop q's for causes/effects http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMXqg2PKJZU&feature=kp

* Graphic Organizer on the effects for different groups involved

LT4: I can identify and evaluate the political and territorial changes resulting from westward expansion of the U.S. in the early 19th century.

* Analyze Monroe Doctrine

* Activity where groups research westward expansion: Louisiana Purchase, Texas Annexation, Oregon Territory, Mexican Cession, Gadsden Purchase, Florida (resources: http://schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/EFC17F1D-835E-40C5-B2BE-407D685C03D3/131879/NYCDOE_G7_LiteracySS_ManifestDestiny_Final.pdf & http://sheg.stanford.edu/upload/Lessons/Unit%204_Expansion%20and%20Slavery/Louisiana%20Purchase%20Lesson%20Plan.pdf https://www.britannica.com/presidents/article-9116950

LT5: I can identify and analyze the technological, social, and strategic aspects of the Civil War.

* Graphic organizer on causes of war; student research

* Crash Course on major battles: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25HHVDOaGeE&feature=kp

* Map activity on course of war: http://www.pbs.org/civilwar/classroom/lesson_grand_strategy.html


LT6: I can evaluate different Reconstruction plans and their social and political impact.

* Comparison of plans: http://www.eastconn.org/tah/1112JC1_ComparingReconstructionPlanslesson.pdf

* Analysis of Reconstruction Amendments * Compromise of 1876 Hughes video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tknVMkVDUto

LT7: I can analyze the causes and consequences of U.S. Imperialism in the late 19th century.

* Readings on background to Imperialism

* Political cartoon analysis of Spanish American War & Imperialism

* "White Man's Burden" reading

Part B: World War I-the War on Terror

LT1: I can identify and analyze the causes and significant events of WWI and their impact; I can evaluate the impact of the Treaty of Versailles.

LT2: I can describe the circumstances at home and abroad prior to U.S. involvement in WWII.

LT3: I can evaluate the social, political, and economic impacts of WWII on the home front.

LT4: I can identify the significant military and political aspects of WWII.

LT5: I can explain and analyze the military, social, and political impacts of the Korean War.

LT6: I can explain and analyze the military, social, and political impacts of the Vietnam War.

LT7: I can analyze the end of the Cold War and assess the sources of recent global conflict.

(5) Business, Labor & Reform

Part A: Mercantilism to Progressivism

LT1: I can compare the economies of the American colonies

* Charts, maps, and graphs

* Mercantilism worksheet

LT2: I can evaluate, take, and defend positions on the development of economic policies through the Era of Good Feelings. * Alexander Hamilton on the National Bank http://ed.ted.com/on/ENXmOd57#watch

* Revolution and taxation; Hamilton and the Bank - PowerPoint/Prezi/Slideshare

* Gibbons v. Ogden

LT3: I can describe and evaluate the impacts of the First Industrial Revolution during the 19th Century.

* Crashcourse #15:The Market Revolution http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNftCCwAol0 * Lowell Mill Girls video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YDNfW20zr4

* Inventions and Innovations Affect on American Life activity (possible) http://www.thehenryford.org/education/erb/2009NEHMiddleSchoolLessonPlanBooklet.pdf

* Concept map (cause and effect or impact activity)

LT4: I can compare and contrast the economic differences that contribute to sectional conflict in Antebellum America.

* Contrast the North and South reading/chart http://www.civilwar.org/education/teachers/lesson-plans/contrasting-the-north-and-south-lesson/contrasting-the-north-and.html

LT5: I can identify and evaluate the economic influences on the development of the American West.

* Railroads: The Engine to Promote National Unity and Economic Growth activity https://www.gilderlehrman.org/history-by-era/development-west/resources/railroads-%E2%80%9Cengine%E2%80%9D-promote-national-unity-and-economic-gro * Homestead Act activity http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/homestead-act/

LT6: I can identify and evaluate the influences on business and industry in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries.

* Men Who Made America segments * Crashcourse #23: The Industrial Economy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6tRp-zRUJs

* Biographical Readings/Comparisons

Part B: Progressivism through the Present

LT1: I can identify labor and workforce issues of the late 19th century including perspectives of owners/managers and Social Darwinists

LT2: I can identify and explain the economic factors of the 1920s that contributed to the Stock Market Crash of 1929 and the Great Depression

LT3: I can evaluate the impact of the New Deal on the American economy

LT4: I can evaluate the economic impact of WWII and the affluence of the 1950s.

LT5: I can analyze the economic impact of government programs and policies of the 1960s

LT6: I can compare and contrast the shifting economic policy of the Reagan Era through the present

Order of Themes in the Trimesters:

Part A: Part B:

(1) American Character (5) Business

(5) Business (2) Immigrant

(2) Immigrant (1) Character

(3) Minority (4) War

(4) War (3) Minority

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