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United States History

The goal of the course is to infuse you with the knowledge of over 500 years of American history. This will be no simple task given our time constraints, but it is one that we will attack vigorously. What you will be expected to learn in this class is not just a select group of facts; instead, you will be asked to develop your own personal interpretation of American history.

This course examines the major turning points in American history beginning with the events leading up to the American Revolution, the origins of our constitution, reform movements, Manifest Destiny, the Civil War and Reconstruction, the impact of the frontier, the changing nature of business and government, World War I, the Great Depression, World War II, the growth of the United States as a world power, the Cold War and the struggle to achieve class, ethnic, racial, and gender equality. The course extends to the modern day.

Contemporary world issues such as globalization, economic interdependence, terrorism, and world cultures will also factor into our analysis of international conflict and cooperation.

Please remember that you are in control of your success in this class.
 Take responsibility for your work and be accountable for your actions.

DATECLASS CALENDAR / INFORMATION
Thursday
September 7
TOPIC: INTRODUCTION

1. CLASS WEBSITE
2. EVALUATION
3. APPROACH: Chronology vs. Themes
   

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT:
1. READINGWhy Study History? Handout
2. Research Major Historical Events in YOUR Lifetime: INFOPLEASE Year by Year   
Friday
September 8
TOPIC: WHAT ARE "IMPORTANT EVENTS" IN HISTORY? 

CLASS PRESENTATION:
Why Study History?
Monday
September 11
TOPIC: Contact - Collision of 3 Cultures
       
CLASS PRESENTATION:
1. The Eve of Colonization: America & Europe
2. The Columbian Exchange 

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT: SALEM WITCHCRAFT TRIALS - DUE AT START OF CLASS ON WEDNESDAY
Tuesday
September 12
**TOPIC: SPANISH - FRENCH - ENGLISH COLONIZATION / LIFE IN THE AMERICAN COLONIES  
       
CLASS PRESENTATION: EARLY COLONIAL SOCIETY 

NOTES:

1. 16th - 17th Century European Colonizing Efforts
2. VIRGINIA - MASSACHUSETTS COLONIAL COMPARISON
Wednesday September 13TOPIC: ENGLISH COLONIZATION / LIFE IN THE AMERICAN COLONIES
       
CLASS PRESENTATION: EARLY COLONIAL SOCIETY 

NOTES: 
13 Colonies Chart

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT:
- READING
Causes of the American Revolution
Thursday
September 14
NO CLASS
Friday
September 15
TOPIC: CAUSES OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

CLASS PRESENTATION:
1.
"INDEPENDENCE" Questionnaire
2.
"Fever Model" of Revolution
3. 
Road to Revolution Mind Map

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT - ONLINE GAME:
THE ROAD TO REVOLUTION
Monday
September 18
TOPIC: CONFLICTING ATTITUDES / PERCEPTIONS BETWEEN ENGLISH AND AMERICAN LEADERS
       
CLASS PRESENTATION:
1. 
Revolutionary Mindset and the American Revolution
2. Road to Revolution

NOTES:
1. Restrictive British Policies
2. LOYALISTS vs. PATRIOTS
3. The Declaration of Independence
4.
What Makes the Declaration of Independence Revolutionary?

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT - READ:
- TEAM LOYALISTS Information Sheet
- TEAM PATRIOTS Information Sheet
- Which "ONE-THIRD" of the population would you belong to at the start of the conflict?
Tuesday
September 19
**TOPIC: THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION - WAR AGAINST THE BRITISH 
       
CLASS PRESENTATION:
1.
 THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
2. Excerpts from Liberty video

NOTES:
1.
Strengths and Weaknesses of the Opposing Sides
2.
Key Events of the Revolutionary War
Wednesday September 20TOPIC: THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION - WAR AGAINST THE BRITISH 
       
CLASS PRESENTATION: Excerpts from Liberty video

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT: Liberty video
QUESTIONS - DUE AT START OF CLASS ON MONDAY 
Thursday
September 21
NO CLASS
Friday
September 22
TOPIC: THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION - WAR AGAINST THE BRITISH 
       
CLASS PRESENTATION: Excerpts from Liberty video

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT: Liberty video
QUESTIONS - DUE AT START OF CLASS ON MONDAY 
Monday
September 25
TOPIC: BUILDING A NEW GOVERNMENT  
       
CLASS PRESENTATION: A "Good Start" OR "Growing Pains"?

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT
- READING:
1. Life under the ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION
2. Articles Of Confederation vs. The Constitution
- ONLINE GAME: Which Founder Are You?Email OR Print out your results
Tuesday
September 26
**TOPIC: BUILDING A NEW GOVERNMENT  
       
CLASS PRESENTATION:
1.
Forming a New Government
2. Excerpts from Liberty video

NOTES:
1.
 Overview of The Constitution
2. 
FEDERALISTS vs. ANTIFEDERALISTS  

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT: **
OPEN-BOOK TEST / WORKSHEET #1 - YOU WILL BE PERMITTED TO USE READING / NOTES / CLASS PRESENTATIONS - DUE AT START OF CLASS ON FRIDAY
Wednesday September 27TOPIC: REVIEW OF UNIT 1  
       
CLASS ACTIVITY:
- Work on
OPEN-BOOK TEST / WORKSHEET #1 - DUE AT START OF CLASS ON FRIDAY
- BRING IN YOUR QUESTIONS

POWER NOTES:
The American Revolution
Thursday
September 28
NO CLASS
Friday
September 29
TOPIC: STUDYING U.S. HISTORY - CHRONOLOGICAL UNITS vs. THEMES IN HISTORY

CLASS ACTIVITY:
1.
WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?
2.
BALLOT

CLASS PRESENTATION: The 4 TURNINGS / CYCLES of American History
Monday
October 2
THEME #1: RACE AND RACISM 

CLASS PRESENTATION:
1.
An Introduction to the Topic of Race and Racism in American Society
2. 
Interesting Facts about RACISM

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT: SLAVERY WEB QUEST - DUE AT START OF CLASS ON MONDAY
Tuesday
October 3
**THEME #1: RACE AND RACISM
TOPIC: ATTITUDES/IMAGES from the CIVIL WAR 

CLASS PRESENTATION: GLORY

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT: 
GLORY worksheet - DUE AT START OF CLASS ON FRIDAY 
Wednesday
October 4
THEME #1: RACE AND RACISM
TOPIC: ATTITUDES/IMAGES from the CIVIL WAR 

CLASS PRESENTATION: GLORY

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT: 
GLORY worksheet - DUE AT START OF CLASS ON FRIDAY 
Thursday
October 5
NO CLASS
Friday
October 6
THEME #1: RACE AND RACISM
TOPIC: SLAVERY

CLASS PRESENTATION: 
The "Old South" - Slaves and Masters

NOTES: 
Southern Society - Class Structure

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT: SLAVERY WEB QUEST - DUE AT START OF CLASS ON MONDAY 
Monday
October 9
THEME #1: RACE AND RACISM
TOPIC: JIM CROW

CLASS PRESENTATION: The Jim Crow Era

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT - Review the following NOTES:
1. SLAVERY by Another Name - HISTORY BACKGROUND
2.
SLAVERY by Another Name - FILM SYNOPSIS
3. SLAVERY by Another Name - KEY TERMS 
Tuesday
October 10
**THEME #1: RACE AND RACISM
TOPIC: JIM CROW

CLASS PRESENTATION: PBS, SLAVERY by Another Name

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT: SLAVERY by Another Name - WORKSHEET - DUE AT START OF CLASS ON FRIDAY 
Wednesday
October 11
TESTING: PSATs

Thursday
October 12
NO CLASS
Friday
October 13
THEME #1: RACE & RACISM
TOPIC: JIM CROW

CLASS ACTIVITY: Discussion of SLAVERY by Another Name
Monday
October 16
THEME #1: RACE & RACISM
TOPIC: HARLEM RENAISSANCE

CLASS PRESENTATION:
Harlem Renaissance

NOTES:
Harlem Renaissance

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT:
Harlem Renaissance PROJECT - DUE AT START OF CLASS ON FRIDAY 
Tuesday
October 17
**THEME #1: RACE & RACISM
**TOPIC: HARLEM RENAISSANCE

CLASS PRESENTATION: Jazz, Episode 3: "Our Language"
 
ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT:
Harlem Renaissance PROJECTDUE AT START OF CLASS ON FRIDAY
Wednesday
October 18
THEME #2: RACE & RACISM
TOPIC: HARLEM RENAISSANCE

CLASS PRESENTATION: Jazz, Episode 3: "Our Language"
 
CLASS ACTIVITY: Work on
Harlem Renaissance PROJECTDUE AT START OF CLASS ON FRIDAY
Thursday
October 19
NO CLASS
Friday
October 20
THEME #1: RACE & RACISM
TOPIC: HARLEM RENAISSANCE

CLASS PRESENTATIONS: Harlem Renaissance STUDENT PROJECTS
ENISA - Josephine Baker
HAN - Louis Armstrong
PREMTON - Paul Robeson
STEPHANIE - Jean Toomer
TOSKA - Lois Mailou Jones
VY - Duke Ellington
Monday
October 23
THEME #1: RACE & RACISM
TOPIC: CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT

CLASS PRESENTATION:
1.
Modern Civil Rights Movement: 1954-1965
2. 1965 Alabama LITERACY TEST
3. Louisiana LITERACY TEST
4. Black Panther COLORING BOOK [Real OR FBI Misinformation?]

NOTES:
Key Events in the Civil Rights Movement

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT:
 READING -
1. Eyes on the Prize, Episode 2
2. 
"A School Year Like No Other"
Tuesday
October 24
**THEME #1: RACE & RACISM
**TOPIC: CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT

CLASS PRESENTATION: EYES ON THE PRIZE - FIGHTING BACK
 
ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT: EYES ON THE PRIZE - FIGHTING BACK
WORKSHEET - DUE AT START OF CLASS ON WEDNESDAY
Wednesday
October 25
THEME #1: RACE & RACISM
TOPIC: CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT

CLASS PRESENTATION: FREEDOM SUMMER


NOTES: Background to FREEDOM SUMMER:
1. Timeline of Events
2.
Freedom Summer - Summary

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT: 
FREEDOM SUMMER WORKSHEET - DUE AT START OF CLASS ON FRIDAY
Thursday
October 26
ARIZONA STATE FAIR
Friday
October 27
END OF FIRST QUARTER

THEME #1: RACE & RACISM
TOPIC: CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT

CLASS PRESENTATION: Storyville - The Black Panthers

Monday
October 30
THEME #1: RACE & RACISM
TOPIC: CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT

CLASS PRESENTATION: Finish Storyville - The Black Panthers

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT: READ this interview with the filmmaker -
Ava DuVernay's 13th Reframes American History
Tuesday
October 31
**THEME #1: RACE & RACISM
TOPIC: Where are we now? AND how did we get there?

CLASS PRESENTATION:
1.
Faces of Civil Rights
2. 13th, From Slave to Criminal with One Amendment

NOTES:
1.
FILM SUMMARY of 13th
2. FILM THEMES in 13th  
Wednesday November 1THEME #1: RACE & RACISM
TOPIC: Where are we now? AND how did we get there?

CLASS PRESENTATION: Finish 13th

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT: 13th 
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS - DUE AT START OF CLASS ON FRIDAY
Thursday
November 2
NO CLASS
Friday
November 3
Monday
November 6
Tuesday
November 7
**
Wednesday November 8
Thursday
November 9
NO CLASS
Friday
November 10
Monday
November 13
Tuesday
November 14
**
Wednesday November 15
Thursday
November 16
NO CLASS
Friday
November 17
Monday
November 20
Tuesday
November 21
**
Wednesday November 22
THANKSGIVING BREAK
Monday
November 27
Tuesday
November 28
**
Wednesday November 29
Thursday
November 30
NO CLASS
Friday
December 1
Monday
December 4
Tuesday
December 5
**
Wednesday
December 6
Thursday
December 7
NO CLASS
Friday
December 8
Monday
December 11
Tuesday
December 12
**
Wednesday
December 13
Thursday
December 14
NO CLASS
Friday
December 15
WINTER VACATION
Tuesday
January 16
**
Wednesday
January 17
Thursday
January 18
NO CLASS
Friday
January 19
Monday
January 22
Tuesday
January 23
**
Wednesday
January 24
Thursday
January 25
NO CLASS
Friday
January 26
Monday
January 29
Tuesday
January 30
SEMESTER EXAMINATIONS
8:30 - 
1:00 - 
Wednesday
January 31
SEMESTER EXAMINATIONS
8:30 - 
1:00 - 
Thursday
February 1
SEMESTER EXAMINATIONS
8:30 - 
1:00 - 
Friday
February 2
POST-EXAM BREAK: NO CLASSES