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Summer Session - United States History - PERIOD 1

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.

What does the history of this country mean to you?

- Is it a history filled with heroic deeds performed by heroic people?
- Is it a history of discrimination highlighted by the struggle of ordinary people to overcome that discrimination?
- Is it a history of wars and other conflicts fought to protect the “American Dream” from foreign tyranny?
- Or is it a history of social struggle against the tyranny of the majority?


This course is, ultimately, about YOU -- how you internalize history, how you make sense of information, how you use your knowledge of historical events to come to an understanding of how history shapes our lives today, and how history can be used to make our lives better.

An educated opinion is a powerful tool that will earn you respect!

 Please remember that you are in control of your success in this class.

 Take responsibility for your work and be accountable for your actions.

DATE
CLASS CALENDAR / INFORMATION
Monday - June 22 TOPIC: INTRODUCTION

1. CLASS WEBSITE
2. EVALUATION

3. APPROACH: Chronology vs. Themes

4. HOW DOES MR. FARSHTEY TEACH? / HOW DO I LEARN? [A Little Psychology]
- CLASS PRESENTATION:
LEARNING STYLES
- TAKE THE LEARNING STYLES TESTS HERE

5.
CLASS ACTIVITY: Using current events topics, we will analyze how & why understanding or NOT understanding "HISTORY" can affect our lives.

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT:
1. READINGWhy Study History? Handout
2. Research Major Historical Events in YOUR Lifetime                                                                                           http://www.infoplease.com/yearbyyear.html
Tuesday - June 23   TOPIC: WHAT ARE "IMPORTANT EVENTS" IN HISTORY?

CLASS PRESENTATION:
1.
Why Study History?
2. The Eve of Colonization: America & Europe
3. The Columbian Exchange

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT: SALEM WITCHCRAFT TRIALS - DUE AT START OF CLASS ON WEDNESDAY 
Wednesday - June 24  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

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT - READINGCauses of the American Revolution
Thursday - June 25  TOPIC: CAUSES OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

CLASS PRESENTATION:
1.
"Fever Model" of Revolution
2.
Revolutionary Mindset and the American Revolution  
3. 
Road to Revolution Mind Map
4. Road to Revolution
5.
Excerpts from Liberty video

NOTES:
1. 
Restrictive British Policies
2. LOYALISTS vs. PATRIOTS

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT - ONLINE GAME: THE ROAD TO REVOLUTION 
 
Friday - June 26 TOPIC: THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION - WAR AGAINST THE BRITISH 
       
CLASS PRESENTATION:
1.
 THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
2. What Makes the Declaration of Independence Revolutionary?
2. Excerpts from Liberty video

NOTES:
1.
Strengths and Weaknesses of the Opposing Sides
2.
Key Events of the Revolutionary War

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT: REVIEW
Loyalists vs. Patriots / COMPLETE Compare and Contrast WORKSHEET - DUE AT START OF CLASS ON MONDAY
 Monday - June 29 TOPIC: BUILDING A NEW GOVERNMENT / THE CONSTITUTION

CLASS PRESENTATION:
1.
A "Good Start" OR "Growing Pains"?
2. Forming a New Government

CLASS ACTIVITY 
- ONLINE GAME: Which Founder Are You?

NOTES:
1.
Articles Of Confederation vs. The Constitution
2. Overview of The Constitution
3. FEDERALISTS vs. ANTIFEDERALISTS

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT:
TEST / WORKSHEET #1 - YOU SHOULD USE READING / NOTES / CLASS PRESENTATIONS TO ANSWER THE QUESTIONS - DUE AT END OF CLASS ON TUESDAY MORNING
Tuesday - June 30 TOPIC: THE NEW NATION

CLASS PRESENTATION:
1.
 The FEDERALIST Period: George Washington and John Adams
2. The JEFFERSON Presidency

CLASS ACTIVITY - ONLINE GAME: Power Play


NOTES:
1.
HAMILTON vs. JEFFERSON
2. FEDERALIST PARTY vs. DEMOCRATIC - REPUBLICANS (Part I)
3. FEDERALIST PARTY vs. DEMOCRATIC - REPUBLICANS (Part II)

THEME #1: WAR & PEACE / TOPIC: War on Terror

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT

READING for WEDNESDAYVARIOUS DEFINITIONS OF TERRORISM
GROUP PROJECT - DUE AT START OF CLASS ON THURSDAY
    -
What is Terrorism? Who are the Terrorists? - CASE STUDIES
    - Terrorism Project ANSWER SHEET
Wednesday - July 1   THEME #1: WAR & PEACE / TOPIC: War on Terror

CLASS PRESENTATION:
1. Untold History of the United States - Bush & Obama: Age of Terror

2. Terrorism, Terrorists, And The U.S. Response

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENTGROUP PROJECT - DUE AT START OF CLASS ON THURSDAY
    -
What is Terrorism? Who are the Terrorists? - CASE STUDIES
    - Terrorism Project ANSWER SHEET

Thursday - July 2   THEME #1: WAR & PEACE / TOPIC: VIETNAM ERA

CLASS PRESENTATION:
1.
VIETNAM - Part 1: 1954-1968
2. Untold History of the United States - Johnson, Nixon & Vietnam
3. VIETNAM - Part 2: 1968-1975

NOTES: Key Events in the VIETNAM WAR Chart

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT: VIETNAM WAR WEB QUEST - DUE AT START OF CLASS ON MONDAY
 Friday - July 3   THEME #1: WAR & PEACE / TOPIC: VIETNAM ERA

CLASS PRESENTATION: How Vietnam Was Lost

Vietnam Era Music Sampler:

Bob Dylan - The Times They Are A-Changin'
Country Joe McDonald and the Fish - Fixin' to Die Rag
Byrds - Eve Of Destruction
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Fortunate Son
Buffalo Springfield - For What It's Worth
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Ohio
The Who - My Generation
The Rolling Stones - Mother's Little Helper
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising
Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower
Rascals - People Got To Be Free
Arlo Guthrie - Alice's Restaurant
Bob Dylan - Blowin' In The Wind
Chambers Brothers - Time Has Come Today
Crosby, Stills, Nash - Woodstock
The Rolling Stones - Satisfaction
Edwin Starr - War
Count Five - Psychotic Reaction
Simon and Garfunkel - Mrs. Robinson
Crosby, Stills & Nash - Teach Your Children
Don McLean - American Pie
AND THE Counter-Protest Song: Merle Haggard - Okie from Muskogee

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT: VIETNAM WAR WEB QUEST - DUE AT START OF CLASS ON MONDAY
Monday - July 6  THEME #1: WAR & PEACE / TOPIC: COLD WAR

CLASS PRESENTATION:
1.
Origins of the Cold War
2.
Cold War: Foreign Conflicts / Impact at Home
3.
Untold History of the United States, The Cold War

NOTES:
Cold War TIMELINE

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT: DUE AT START OF CLASS ON WEDNESDAY
- OPTION 1 [INDIVIDUAL] -- THE COLD WAR WEBQUEST
- OPTION 2 [GROUP] --
On the Brink of War (Cold War Culture)
Tuesday - July 7   THEME #1: WAR & PEACE / TOPIC: COLD WAR

CLASS PRESENTATION:
1.
JFK and the Cold War
2. Untold History of the United States, JFK - To the Brink
3. End of the Cold War

NOTES: Cold War TIMELINE

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT: DUE AT START OF CLASS ON WEDNESDAY
- OPTION 1 [INDIVIDUAL] -- THE COLD WAR WEBQUEST
- OPTION 2 [GROUP] --
On the Brink of War (Cold War Culture)
Wednesday - July 8   THEME #1: WAR & PEACE / TOPIC: WORLD WAR II

CLASS PRESENTATION:
1.
The Rise of Fascism
2. People's Century, Master Race

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT:
WORLD WAR II WebQuest - DUE FRIDAY AT THE BEGINNING OF CLASS
Thursday - July 9  THEME #1: WAR & PEACE / TOPIC: WORLD WAR II

CLASS PRESENTATION:
1.
World War II Propaganda
2. World War II - Military and Diplomatic Fronts
3. World War II - The Home Front
4. Untold History of the United States, World War II
5. American Experience - The Nuremberg Trials

NOTES:
1.
U.S. Involvement in World War II
2. The Home Front
3. World War II Conferences and Treaties

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT: WORLD WAR II WebQuest - DUE FRIDAY AT THE BEGINNING OF CLASS
  Friday - July 10   THEME #1: WAR & PEACE / TOPIC: WORLD WAR II

CLASS PRESENTATION:
1.
Internment of Japanese Americans 
2. Untold History of the United States, The Bomb

NOTES:
1.
PRO and CON on DROPPING THE ATOMIC BOMB
2. ARGUMENTS FOR DROPPING THE ATOMIC BOMB

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT: 
MINI-DBQ - Was the Dropping of the Atomic Bomb Justified? - DUE MONDAY AT START OF CLASS
Monday - July 13 THEME #1: WAR & PEACE / TOPIC: WORLD WAR I

CLASS PRESENTATION:
1.
WW I - Posters and Cartoons
2. The Great War
3. U.S. Role in World War I
4. INFLUENZA 1918

NOTES:
1.
U.S. Entrance into World War I
2. The Home Front
3. Treaty of Versailles / Ratification Battle
4. POWER NOTES - World War I

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT:  
World War I Worksheet - DUE AT START OF CLASS ON TUESDAY
-
HAND-OUT #1
-
HAND-OUT #2
-
HAND-OUT #3 
Tuesday - July 14   THEME #1: WAR & PEACE / TOPIC: MANIFEST DESTINY and WESTWARD EXPANSION

CLASS PRESENTATION:
1.
MANIFEST DESTINY
2. TEXAS REVOLUTION
3. America, The Story of Us - Westward
4. MEXICAN WAR
5. California Gold Rush

NOTES:
1.
MANIFEST DESTINY
2. WESTWARD EXPANSION TIMELINE
3. MEXICAN WAR CHART
4. The Conquest of Northern Mexico - THE MEXICAN PERSPECTIVE

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT:
1.
The Gold Rush - STRIKE IT RICH! Game
2.
STRIKE IT RICH! Game  SCORE SHEET
Wednesday - July 15   THEME #1: WAR & PEACE / TOPIC: CAUSES OF THE CIVIL WAR

CLASS PRESENTATION:
1.
CAUSES OF THE CIVIL WAR
2. CIVIL WAR, The Cause

NOTES:
1.
Timeline of Events Leading Up To The  Civil War
2. The Secession Crisis
3. Causes of the Civil War

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT: WebQuest - CAUSES OF THE CIVIL WAR - DUE AT START OF CLASS ON FRIDAY
  Thursday - July 16  THEME #1: WAR & PEACE / TOPIC: THE CIVIL WAR

CLASS PRESENTATION:
1.
THE CIVIL WAR - BEGINNINGS
2. 10 DAYS - ANTIETAM
3. THE CIVIL WAR
4. CIVIL WAR, The Better Angels of Our Nature

NOTES:
1.
PREPARING FOR WAR
2. KEY EVENTS & BATTLES CHART
3. END OF THE WAR

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT: WebQuest - CAUSES OF THE CIVIL WAR - DUE AT START OF CLASS ON FRIDAY
Friday - July 17  THE LAST DAY OF THE SEMESTER!!! - EXTRA CREDIT DAY!!!

You can earn extra credit for completing the following online exercises on the Civil War. MORE IS MORE - The MORE you do, the MORE credit you can receive

1. The American Civil War Simulation
   a.
DIRECTIONS
   b.
Why Did the Union Win the War? WORKSHEET

2.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S CROSSROADS
   a. ANSWER the 13 Questions on President Lincoln's Decisions
   b. Copy and Paste your results into an email to
kfarshtey@hotmail.com

3.
CIVIL WAR 150
   a. Go to the History Channel’s 150th Anniversary website for the Civil War and look through the six sections titled “Who They Were”, “Weapons of War”, “How They Died”, “5 Deadliest Battles”, “Paying for the War”, and “West Point Warriors”.
   b. Submit a list of ONE interesting fact from EACH section [= 6 facts] and explain WHY you found this fact/topic interesting.

4. Think you would be a good military leader? Try this online game:
GETTYSBURG GAME - Could YOU Have Won the Battle of Gettysburg?
  Monday - July 20 NO CLASSES - HALF-WAY FREE DAY 
Tuesday - July 21   THEME #2: RACE & RACISM / TOPIC: SLAVERY

CLASS PRESENTATION:
1. An Introduction to the Topic of Race and Racism in American Society
2. 
Interesting Facts about RACISM
3. The "Old South" - Slaves and Masters

NOTES: Southern Society - Class Structure

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT: SLAVERY WEB QUEST - DUE AT START OF CLASS ON WEDNESDAY 
Wednesday - July 22 THEME #2: RACE & RACISM / TOPIC: JIM CROW

CLASS PRESENTATION: Civil Rights: 1619-1954

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT: JIM CROW LAWS WEB QUEST - DUE AT START OF CLASS ON FRIDAY 
ThursdayJuly 23 THEME #2: RACE & RACISM / TOPIC: HARLEM RENAISSANCE

CLASS PRESENTATION:
1.
Harlem Renaissance
2. Jazz, Episode 3: "Our Language"

NOTES: Harlem Renaissance

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT: JIM CROW LAWS WEB QUEST - DUE AT START OF CLASS ON FRIDAY
Friday - July 24 THEME #2: RACE & RACISM / TOPIC: HARLEM RENAISSANCE

CLASS ACTIVITY: Harlem Renaissance PROJECT - DUE AT START OF CLASS ON MONDAY
  Monday - July 27 THEME #2: RACE & RACISM / TOPIC: MODERN CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT

CLASS PRESENTATION:
1. 
Harlem Renaissance STUDENT PROJECTS
2. 
Modern Civil Rights Movement: 1954-1965
3. "A School Year Like No Other"
4. EYES ON THE PRIZE - FIGHTING BACK

NOTES:
Key Events in the Civil Rights Movement

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT: EYES ON THE PRIZE - FIGHTING BACK WORKSHEET - DUE AT START OF CLASS ON TUESDAY
Tuesday - July 28 THEME #2: RACE & RACISM / TOPIC: MODERN CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT

CLASS PRESENTATION:
1.
FREEDOM SUMMER
2. Black Panther COLORING BOOK
3. 1965 Alabama LITERACY TEST
4. Louisiana LITERACY TEST
5. Where Are We Now?

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

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT: 
FREEDOM SUMMER WORKSHEET - DUE AT START OF CLASS ON THURSDAY 
Wednesday - July 29 NO CLASSES - Trip to GRAND CANYON 
ThursdayJuly 30 THEME #3: IMMIGRATION

CLASS ACTIVITY:
IMMIGRATION NATION [online game]

CLASS PRESENTATION:
1.
"OLD IMMIGRATION" [mid-19th Century Immigration]
2. The Immigrant Experience [late-19th - early 20th Century Immigration]
3. New York - Episode 4: The Power and the People

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT: IMMIGRATION & CITIZENSHIP Webquest - DUE AT START OF CLASS ON FRIDAY
  FridayJuly 31 THEME #4: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT / HISTORY - TOPIC: INDUSTRIALIZATION

CLASS PRESENTATION:
1.
Industrial Growth
2. Gilded Age = Economic Revolution
2. AMERICA, The Story of US - BOOM

NOTES: Growth of Big Business

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT: BOOM WORKSHEET - DUE AT START OF CLASS ON MONDAY 
Monday - August 3 THEME #4: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT / HISTORY - TOPIC: MANAGEMENT VS. LABOR

CLASS PRESENTATION:
1. The Organization of Labor
2. 10 DAYS - The Homestead Strike
3. AMERICAN EXPERIENCE - THE TRIANGLE FIRE
4. Labor Unions & Strikes
5. The Triangle Fire

NOTES: CHANGING STATUS OF LABOR 

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT: Child Labor Web Quest - DUE AT START OF CLASS ON TUESDAY
Tuesday - August 4 THEME #4: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT / HISTORY - TOPIC: THE GREAT DEPRESSION

CLASS PRESENTATION:
1.
Causes of the Great Depression
2. The Crash of 1929
3. America, The Story of US - "BUST"
4. The Great Depression
5. Surviving the Great Depression

NOTES:
Causes of the Great Depression

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT: THE CRASH WORKSHEETDUE AT START OF CLASS ON WEDNESDAY 
Wednesday - August 5 THEME #4: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT / HISTORY - TOPIC: THE NEW DEAL

CLASS PRESENTATION: FDR & the New Deal

NOTES: NEW DEAL PROGRAMS: Relief - Recovery - Reform

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT: Effectiveness of the New Deal WORKSHEETDUE AT START OF CLASS ON THURSDAY
Thursday - August 6  THEME #4: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT / HISTORY - TOPIC: RECENT CHANGES & DEVELOPMENTS

CLASS PRESENTATION:
1.
AMERICA in 1950 vs. AMERICA TODAY
2. CAPITALISM - A Love Story

NOTES: 
AMERICAN JOBS - THEN & NOW

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT: CAPITALISM - A Love Story Study Questions - DUE AT START OF CLASS ON FRIDAY
Friday - August 7 THEME #5: AMERICAN CULTURE AND REFORM / TOPIC: THE 1920s

CLASS PRESENTATION:
1.
Prohibition
2. PROHIBITION: A Nation of Scofflaws

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT: Online Interactive Activity - AL CAPONE, RAGS to RICHES
Monday - August 10  THEME #5: AMERICAN CULTURE AND REFORM / TOPIC: THE 1920s

CLASS PRESENTATION:
1.
Social Changes of the Roaring '20s
2. CULTURE WARS: Modernism vs. Traditionalism
3. Cultural Tensions of the 1920s
4. 10 DAYS - Scopes: The Battle Over America's Soul

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT: Scopes: The Battle Over America's Soul 
WORKSHEET - DUE AT START OF CLASS ON TUESDAY  
Tuesday - August 11  THEME #5: AMERICAN CULTURE AND REFORM / TOPIC: THE 1960s

CLASS PRESENTATION:
1.
The 1960s: Counter-Culture and Political Protest
2. 1968

NOTES: 
The Counterculture

ASSIGNMENT / ASSESSMENT: 1968 DISCUSSION QUESTIONS - DUE AT START OF CLASS ON WEDNESDAY
Wednesday - August 12  U.S. History Semester Exam Project - 4 OPTIONS

- OPTION #1: U.S. HISTORY "TOP TEN" LIST
     - A SAMPLE LIST OF THE 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL AMERICANS IN HISTORY 
- OPTION #2: 
POLITICAL / ECONOMIC / SOCIAL EVENT ANALYSIS
- OPTION #3:
ORDINARY AMERICANS, EXCEPTIONAL LIVES
- OPTION #4: U.S. HISTORY "TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS" -
DIRECTIONS / BRACKET / PARTICIPANTS

- RESEARCH PROJECT CHOICES DUE BY END OF CLASS TODAY
- BE SURE TO READ THE DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY AND COMPLETE ALL PARTS OF YOUR CHOSEN PROJECT

Semester Exam Project - DUE BY END OF CLASS ON THURSDAY 
Thursday - August 13 EXAM DAY - MUST STAY IN CLASS FOR ONE HOUR!!!

U.S. History Semester Exam Project 
- DUE BY END OF CLASS
Friday - August 14 
[YOU have SURVIVED the 8 WEEKS of TORTURE!!!!]