This is a U.S. History Course, aligned with the Common Core Standards. The second semester of this course will primarily focus on Industrialization, Wars of the 20th Century, and Civil Rights. Assignments embedded in the curricula will/ may include; Geography, Vocabulary, Reenactments, and Art.
Current Event Paper. Due every other Friday. 50 points each (8 papers total /400 points Total) Template Here, Rubric Here w/ ADC Requirements Weekly in- class Reading and Summary Assignments. 10 points each (20 Assignments/200 points total) Rubric Here Homework. 10 points each/ (20 Assignments/200 points Total) Rubric Here Mid Term Exam.100 points Final Exam. 100 points
Learn, Expand your Perspective, Open your Understanding, Learn to Think for yourself, Be Respectful of all Ideas and Thoughts, Bring your Best you to Every Class. Cell Phone Privilege Agreement Here
Assignments and Work
Week 1: January 5-8 Introductions and Overview Essential Questions: How do challenges lead or force people to change? To what extent did progressive era social, political, and economic reforms shape American society?
Week 3: January 19-23 Essential Questions: What motivations and intentions shape foreign affairs? Why did the United States take on a more active role as a world leader in the early 1900's? Describe the complexity of treaties that led to the obligated engagement in WWI.
Week 4: January 25-29 Essential Questions: What motivations and intentions shape foreign affairs? Why did the United States take on a more active role as a world leader in the early 1900's? Describe the complexity of treaties that led to the obligated engagement in WWI.
Week 12: March 29- April 2 Essential Questions: How did US foreign affairs reshape during WWII and what are the key elements that influenced this change? How and why did Germany's people support Hitler?
Week 13: April 5-9 Essential Questions: Why were Jews originally persecuted by the rising Nazi party? Why did so many Germans fall in line with the Nazi structure and belief system? Why did the United States choose to strategically divert from the German front?
Week 15: April 19-23 Essential Questions: Why didn't the United States engage in WWII when they knew Jews were being murdered? Why didn't the United States choose to take in Jewish Refugees during the Holocaust? What WWII philosophy and strategy did the United States value in 1941?
Week 16: April 26-30 Essential Questions: What was the Final Solution? How did the Poland's attitude pave the way for Nazi death camps? Why didn't the United States engage in WWII when they knew Jews were being murdered?
Week 18: May 10-14 Essential Questions: Does America live up to its founding ideals? What was the American experience for non-white persons? How did the Federal Government help and hinder the Civil Rights movement?