The United States history courses chronologically survey American history from 1877 to the present. Thematic units include industrialization, Imperialism, Progressivism, Depression and War, the Cold War and Modern America. The focus of the course is to foster student understanding of the relationship between the events of modern American history and the actions of today.



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2017-2018
DATE
CLASS WORK
HOMEWORK
8/30/17
Student Information Sheets
Syllabus & Course Expectations
Signed Syllabus & Essential Materials DUE Tuesday, Sept. 5
8/31/17
Learning Target: Define history and explain how historians learn history by engaging in an inquiry activity.
Review the evidence, complete the graphic organizer & write your suspension report.

Signed syllabus in a 3-ring binder & a paper-covered textbook DUE on TUESDAY 9/5!
9/1/17
Learning Target: Identify important information in the textbook and record this information in my notes using the Ch. 18 Reading Guide for guidance.
Read & take notes on pp.496-505.

Paper Covered Text, Signed Syllabus & Essential Course Materials DUE Tuesday 9/5.
9/5/17
Learning Target: Articulate the causes of industrialization in a whole class discussion after attending to a lecture.

9/7/17
Learning Target: Describe the working conditions in the late 19th and early 20th century factories after engaging in a simulation and reading a primary source.
Complete the Labor Unions Webquest. You will need to MAKE a COPY to your Drive in order to edit it. PRINT a copy for class on Friday
9/8/17
Learning Target: Identify the main ideas in a series of primary sources about the Haymarket Riot in order to evaluate thesis statements to a writing prompt.
Watch Homestead Stike Documentary and complete the video guide.
9/11/17
Learning Target: Evaluate thesis statements to a writing prompt and find & explain why/how those primary sources support the thesis.
Watch Homestead Stike Documentary and complete the video guide.
QUIZ on Industrialization on Friday 9/15!
9/12/17
Learning Target: Analyze the effects of escalating labor conflicts by analyzing a primary source in order to complete a graphic organizer.
QUIZ on Industrialization on Friday 9/15!
9/14/17
Learning Target: Analyze primary and secondary source documents to determine how the industrialists of the late 19th and early 20th century were both "captains of industry" & "robber barons" by drafting a paragraph response.
QUIZ on Industrialization on Friday 9/15!
9/15/17
QUIZ on Industrialization
Fall Benchmark
Learning Target: Summarize, compare and contrast the views on wealth distribution during the industrial era by reading & annotating two primary source articles.
Read "New Immigrants" (pp. 505-513) & take notes using the reading guide DUE Wednesday 9/20.
9/18/17
Fall Benchmark
Read "New Immigrants" (pp. 505-513) & take notes using the reading guide DUE Wednesday 9/20.
9/20/17
Fall Benchmark

Learning Target: Compare multiple perspectives on immigration at the turn of the 20th century by reading multiple primary sources and summarizing the central ideas in each.

9/22/17
Finish Wednesday's lesson on Immigration

Began Chinese Exclusion lesson by reviewing hte timeline and creating the first hypothesis.
Read "New Cities" pp.513-519 & take notes using the reading guide DUE Tuesday 9/26.
9/25/17
Learning Target: Analyze multiple primary sources to explain in a paragraph what contributed to the passage of the Chinese Exclusion Act.
Read "New Cities" pp.513-519 & take notes using the reading guide DUE Tuesday 9/26.
9/26/17

Unit 1 TEST & Notebook check MONDAY 10/2!
9/28/17
Learning Target: Write a one-sentence thesis describing life in an urban center at the turn of the 20th century after examining and discussing primary and secondary sources with my peers.
City Life Graphic Organizer
Urban Life Documents
Architecture of the City
Athletics in Photos
Shopping at Sears
Vaudeville Acts
Read "Political Machines" article and answer the questions attached to the article.
Unit 1 TEST & Notebook check MONDAY 10/2!
9/29/17
Learning Target: Determine whether political machines were corrupt and support your analysis with evidence by analyzing two documents and completing a graphic organizer.
Unit 1 TEST & Notebook check MONDAY 10/2!
10/2/17
Unit 1 TEST & Notebook check
Read pp. 480-488 & take notes using the reading guide



10/3/17
Learning Target: Explain the issue at the center of the Plessy v. Ferguson case & the arguments in the majority and dissenting opinions by reading the excerpted decision and answering embedded questions.
Finish Majority OPinion Questions #1-5
10/5/17
Finish Tuesday's lesson on Plessy v. Ferguson
Learning Target: Articulate the who was a stronger advocate for African-Americans, Washington or DuBois, supporting your assessment with evidence after reading, analyzing & discussing a source from each.
Read pp. 578-586 & take notes using the reading guide.
10/6/17
Learning Target: Describe the attitudes of social reformers toward immigrants using evidence from the primary sources in order to craft a nuanced thesis statement to the central historical question.

10/10/17
Learning Target: Analyze Upton Sinclair's __The Jungle__ by reading a selection and responding to embedded text-based questions.

10/11/17
Learning Target: Explain how muckraking inspired change using Upton Sinclair's The Jungle as an example.
Read pp. 586-592 & take notes using the reading guide.
10/13/17
Learning Target: Compare the decisions of two Supreme Court cases concerning laws regulating working conditions by reading an excerpted opinion and answering questions.

Learning Target: Identify the dangerous conditions in the workplace & develop reforms to remedy these conditions.
Watch "Prohibition_Part 1 Documentary" at http://bit.ly/2dmJhoz & take notes
10/16/17
Learning Target: Explain why some American supported the 18th amendment by analyzing a series of documents and responding to questions in order to craft a written response.
Finish 18th Amendment response & Read/take notes on "Reforming Politics & Government" pgs. 592-595
10/17/17
Learning Target: Find the main idea(s) within primary source documents to explain why some Americans supported women's right to vote while others opposed it by completing a graphic organizer.
Finish reading the suffrage documents and complete the graphic organizer.


2016-2017SEMESTER 2
DATE
CLASS WORK
HOMEWORK
1/26/17

Finish reading "Between the Two Wars" & respond to these questions
1/27/17
Learning Target: Apply evidence to isolationist and interventionist arguments by analyzing primary source documents and completing a graphic organizer.
Read & take notes on pp.722-727
1/30/17
Finish & debrief Friday's activity
Watch WWII from Space
(you will need to rewind to the beginning)
& Complete the video guide DUE Fri. 2/3
1/31, 2/1 & 2/2
Learning Target: Analyze a series of primary and secondary source documents in order to investigate and explain why Japan attacks Pearl Harbor
Finish evaluation response of Zinn DUE Fri. 2/3
Watch WWII from Space (you will need to rewind to the beginning) & Complete the video guide DUE Fri. 2/3
2/3/17
Learning Target: Explain how the US mobilized its economic resources during the war and how the war affected gender roles & the American family by watching a documentary and engaging in paired discussion.
Read &take notes on pp. 731-738
2/6 & 7/17
Learning Target: Formulate a hypothesis that addresses the central historical question [Why were Japanese-Americans interned during WWII?] after analyzing a series of primary and secondary sources.

2/8 & 13/17
Learning Target: Explain how WWII was used to highlight the struggle for African-American civil rights by identifying and recording the main idea and evidence from a series primary sources in a graphic organizer.
Read & Take notes on pp. 738-747
2/14/17
Learning Target: Analyze a series of primary and secondary sources in order to compare and contrast differing viewpoints on American response to the Holocaust by completing graphic organizers and participating in small group & class discussion.
Unit 5 TEST & Notebook Check on Wednesday 2/22!
2/15 & 16/17
Finish lesson from 2/14
Learning Target: Based on your analysis of primary source documents, determine why Truman decided to use the atomic bomb against Hiroshima & Nagasaki.
Unit 5 TEST & Notebook Check on Wednesday 2/22!
2/22/17
Unit 5 TEST & Notebook Check
Unit 6 Reading Syllabus

UNIT 6: Post-War Foreign Policy

2/23&24/17
Learning Target: After reading a series of primary source documents, craft an argument about who started the Cold War supported with evidence from the sources.

2/27/17
NO CLASS = Truth About Hate program

2/28/17
Learning Target: Determine the objectives of the Marshall Plan and then articulate responses to the plan by presenting a political cartoon to the class.
Read & take notes on pp. 764-768
3/1&2/17
Learning Target: Evaluate two textbooks to determine which one is more reliable in order to explain what started the Korean War.
Finish watching the documentary & complete the video guide.
3/3/17
Learning Target:Evaluate data & primary sources in order to explain why and how the Korean War ended.
Read & take notes on pp.788-793 & Finish Korean War Data
3/6-7/17
Learning Target: Listen & take notes during a presentation on Eisenhower's foreign policy in order to explain the shift away from containment.
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Read & take notes on pp. 768-774
3/8&9/17
Learning Target: Analyze how American politics and culture were affected by anti-communists sentiments by examining a variety of primary source documents, responding to text questions and engaging in a small group discussion.
Read & take notes on pp. 793-796
3/13/17
Learning Target: Analyze the significance of Cuba in American Cold War foreign policy after reading a series of documents and engaging in small group discussions
QUIZ on the 2nd day we meet.
3/16&17/17
Learning Target: Explain how Kennedy and Khrushchev resolved the Cuban Missile Crisis by examine a series of primary source communications & responding to questions.
QUIZ on Early Cold War on Monday 3/20.
3/20/17
QUIZ on Early Cold War
Read the Preface to Patriots by Appy & respond to the questions on the last page of the packet.
3/21-22/17
Learning Target: Determine whether the US was planning to go to war in Vietnam prior to the incident in the Gulf of Tonkin by examining a series of primary sources and engaging in a dialogue with peers.
Read & take notes on "End of Consensus" pp.813-816 STOP @ "New Left & Community Activism"
3/23/17
Learning Target: Exaplin how fighting in VIetnam differed from other wars by reading personal accounts from veterans and watching a documentary.
Read & take notes on pp. 824-27
3/24/17
Finish yesterday's lesson
Read & take notes on pp. 824-27
3/27&28/17
Learning Target: Explain why some Americans opposed the Vietnam War after analyzing a series of documents, discussing with peers, and recording evidence in a graphic organizer.

3/29-30/17
Learning Target: Analyze various sources to determine Nixon's plan to leave Vietnam, the agreed upon peace terms and the outcome.
Unit 6 TEST & notebook check on Monday 4/3
3/31/17

Unit 6 TEST & notebook check on Monday 4/3
4/3/17
Unit 6 TEST & notebook check on Monday 4/3
Unit 7 Reading Assignments: Read & take notes on pp. 752-760

UNIT 7: Post War Domestic Policy

4/4&5/17
Learning Target: Explain the problems the US encountered in converting from a wartime to peacetime society after taking notes on a lecture.
Read & take notes on pp. 781-788 for Friday.
4/6&7/17
Learning Target: Identify and explain the advantages & disadvantages of suburban life by examining a melange of primary & secondary sources.
Watch When America Was Rocked & complete the video guide for Tuesday 4/18.
4/17/17
Learning Target: Evaluate whether the happy housewife of the 1950s is an accurate portrayal of women.

4/18/17
Learning Target: Identify the ways in which teenagers in the 1950s rebelled against the conformity and traditional values of the decade and why.
Rebel Without a Cause

4/19 &20/17
Learning Target:Evaluate whether the 1950s was a era of prosperity or hardship after reading two selection and creating a thesis statement.
Read & take notes on pp.797-801
4/21/17
Learning Target: Explain the Court's decision in Brown v. the Board of Education of Topkea, Kansas.
Read the Brown I and II decisions & respond to the questions that follow the excerpts.
4/24/17
Finish Brown activity by analyzing the Southern Manifesto.

4/25/17
Learning Target: Identify to what degree the decision in Brown effectively desegregated school by looking at data from CT districts in order to develop and defend a claim using evidence.
Watch The Children's March documentary & complete the video guide for Friday 4/28.
4/26&27/17
Learning Target: Assess why the Montgomery Bus Boycott succeeded by analyzing sources in order to develop a claim.
Complete "Birmingham Campaign, 1963" article & G.O. AND Watch The Children's March documentary & complete the video guide for Friday 4/28.
4/28/17
Learning Target: Evaluate Martin Luther King Jr.'s concept of non-violence and civil disobedience within it by analyzing "Letter from Birmingham Jail" and participating in group discussion.
Read & take notes on pp.801-805.
5/1&2/17
Learning Target: Using your analysis of two speeches, determine whether President Kennedy was a strong supporter of civil rights.

5/3&4/17
Learning Target: Explore Freedom Summer’s organized efforts of groups such as CORE and SNCC and the role of young Americans in changing American race relations, despite the persistent threat of violence by watching a documentary and responding to questions.
Finish Freedom Summer documentary & video guide
5/5/17
Learning Target: Explore Freedom Summer’s organized efforts of groups such as CORE and SNCC and the role of young Americans in changing American race relations, despite the persistent threat of violence by engaging in a partneres discussion about the documentary.
Parent-Signed Grade Sheet DUE Tuesday, May 9!
5/8/17
Learning Target: Assess the success of LBJ's Great Society by analyzing two secondary sources, completing a graphic organizer and engaging in a small group discussion.
Read & take notes on pp. 820-824
Parent-Signed Grade Sheet DUE Tomorrow!
5/9/17
Learning Target: Explain why a new arm of the civil rights movement emerged in the late 1960s by completing an annotated timeline in a small group in order to explain how the movement changes over time.

5/10&11/17
Learning Target: Explain why a new arm of the civil rights movement emerged in the late 1960s by examining primary sources & responding to questions.

5/12-17/17
Spring Benchmark

5/18&19/17
Learning Target: Evaluate the philosophy of the counterculture by reading an article, answering questions & participating in a class discussion.
Unit 7 TEST scheduled for BLOCK Day (5/24 & 5/25).
5/22/17
Learning Target: Compare the different movements of the late-1960s and early-1970s to each other and to today after watching a documentary, taking notes and engaging in a small group discussion.
Unit 7 TEST scheduled for BLOCK Day (5/24 & 5/25).

Learning Target: Read & annotate a primary source document in order to identify the message, the complaints made by the orgs. against society, and ways to rectify these complaints.
Unit 7 TEST scheduled for BLOCK Day
5/24&25/17
Unit 7 TEST

Learning Target: Build background knowledge of the Watergate scandal by watching a documentary and answering video guide questions.
Read & take notes on pp. 827-835 Unit 8 Reading Guide

Unit 8: Crisis of Authority

5/26/17
Learning Target: Explain the Watergate scandal, Nixon's role in it and how it impacted the office of the president by examining a variety of sources, answering questions, and engaging in small group discussions.
Finish all BUT page 6 of the packet. Nixon's Resignation speech link http://bit.ly/2qjif9L
5/30/17
Finish Watergate lesson from Friday 5/26/17
Read & tkae nots on pp. 835-839
5/31 & 6/1/17
Learning Target: Identify the causes of the 1973 OPEC oil embargo by reading newspaper articles, completing a timeline, and engaging in small group discussion.

Learning Target: Explain the sluggishness in the overall rate of economic growth by taking notes on a lecture.

6/2/17
Learning Target: Explain the Carter administrations efforts in settling the Arab-Israeli dispute via the Camp David Accords.
SIGNED May Grade Sheet DUE Tuesday, June 6.
6/5/17
Learning Target: Explain what happened during the Iranian Hostage Crisis and how foreign policy decisions affect the public's opinion of US Presidents by analyzing a series of documents and participating in group and class discussion.
Argo Clip NewsCast
SIGNED May Grade Sheet DUE TOMORROW & Read & take notes on pp.846-854 for BLOCK.
6/6/17
Learning Target: Analyze how TV programming both reflected and created changes in American society and culture in the 1970s by watching a documentary, taking notes & participating in a small group discussion.
Documentary--CNN's The Seventies: Television Gets Real--Can be found on Netflix.
Read & take notes on pp.846-854 for BLOCK.
67&8/17
Learning Target: Explain Reagan's goals/objectives for his administration and the U.S. as outlined in his 1st inaugural address.

Learning Target: Analyze to what degree Reagan's economic policies fulfilled his goals and improved the economy by examining data, viewing a short video, and writing a response.
Write a response in which you analyze the successes and failures of Reaganomics using evidence from today's activity.
  • Your response will be scored on critical thinking, data analysis and clarity of your argument.
6/9/17
Learning Target: Describe the "Yuppie" after reading a New York Magazine article and watching an excerpt from a film.
STUDY for FINAL EXAM.

SEMESTER 1

DATE
CLASSWORK
HOMEWORK
8/31/16
Student Information Sheets
Syllabus & Course Expectations
Signed syllabus in a 3-ring binder & a paper-covered textbook DUE on TUESDAY 9/6!
9/1/16
Learning Target: Define history and explain how historians learn history by engaging in an inquiry activity.
Review the evidence, complete the graphic organizer & write your suspension report.

Signed syllabus in a 3-ring binder & a paper-covered textbook DUE on TUESDAY 9/6!
9/2/16
Learning Target: Practice reading like a historian by examining a set of sources and determining their reliability.
Read & take notes on pp.495-505 using the reading guide and the guide to taking notes.

Paper Covered Text, Signed Syllabus & Required Course Materials DUE Tuesday 9/6.
9/6/16
Learning Target: Articulate the causes of industrialization in a whole class discussion after attending to a lecture.

9/7&8/16
Learning Target: Describe the working conditions in the late 19th and early 20th century factories after engaging in a simulation and reading a primary source.
Finish "The Story of a Sweatshop Girl".
9/9/16
Learning Target: Identify and describe the ideologies and tactics of the three labor organizations by researching each union online to complete a graphic organizer.
Finish the graphic organizer from class, PRINT a copy and BRING it to class on Monday 9/12.
9/12/16
Learning Target: Analyze the effects of escalating labor conflicts by explaining how the response of management and the government to different strikes affects public opinion by reading a primary source newspaper article and summarizing each paragraph in order to identify any bias.
Finish any incomplete class work

Watch Homestead Stike Documentary and complete the video guide.

QUIZ on Industrialization on FRI 9/16
9/13/16
Learning Target: Analyze the effects of escalating labor conflicts by explaining how the response of management & the government to different strikes affected public opinion by analyzing a primary source in order to complete a graphic organizer.
Watch Homestead Stike Documentary and complete the video guide.

QUIZ on Industrialization on FRI 9/16
9/14&15/16
Learning Target: Analyze primary and secondary source documents to determine how the industrialists of the late 19th and early 20th century were both "captains of industry" & "robber barons" by engaging a class discussion.
QUIZ on Industrialization on FRI 9/16
9/16/16
QUIZ on Industrialization

Fall Benchmark
Learning Target: Summarize, compare and contrast the views on wealth distribution during the industrial era by reading & annotating two primary source articles.
Read & take notes on pp.505-513 DUE Tuesday 9/20
9/19& 20/16
Fall Benchmark
Learning Target: Summarize, compare and contrast the views on wealth distribution during the industrial era by reading & annotating two primary source articles.
Read & take notes on pp.505-513 DUE BLOCK DAY.
9/21&22/16
Learning Target: Compare multiple perspectives on immigration at the turn of the 20th century by reading multiple primary sources and summarizing the central ideas in each.

9/23/16
Learning Target: Analyze multiple primary sources to explain in a paragraph what contributed to the passage of the Chinese Exclusion Act.
Read & take notes on pp.513-519
9/26/16
Learning Target: Describe the living conditions for the urban poor at the turn of the century by reading an excerpted primary source & answering questions based on the text
Unit 1 TEST & notebook check FRIDAY 9/30!
9/27/16
Learning Target: Determine whether political machines were corrupt and support your analysis with evidence by analyzing two documents and completing a graphic organizer.
Mini-Lecture
Finish class work on Political Machines
Unit 1 TEST & notebook check FRIDAY 9/30!
9/28&29/16
Learning Target: Write a one-sentence thesis describing life in an urban center at the turn of the 20th century after examining and discussing primary and secondary sources with my peers.
City Life Graphic Organizer
Urban Life Documents
Architecture of the City
Athletics in Photos
Shopping at Sears
Vaudeville Acts
Unit 1 TEST & notebook check FRIDAY 9/30!
9/30/16
Unit 1 TEST
Read pp. 480-488 & take notes using the reading guide

Unit 2: The Progressives

10/4/16
Learning Target: Explain the issue at the center of the Plessy v. Ferguson case.
Finish Majority Opinion, Questions 1-5
10/5/16
Learning Target: Explain the arguments in the majority and dissenting opinions in Plessy v. Ferguson by reading the excerpted decision and answering embedded questions.

Learning Target: Articulate the who was a stronger advocate for African-Americans, Washington or DuBois, supporting your assessment with evidence from primary source texts.
Read & take notes on pp. 578-586
10/7/16
Learning Target: Describe the attitudes of social reformers toward immigrants using evidence from the primary sources in order to craft a response to the central historical question.
Write a response to the central historical question, read over your response & score yourself using the rubric.
10/11/16
Learning Target: Explain how muckraking inspired change using Upton Sinclair's __The Jungle__ as an example.
Read pp. 586-592 & take notes using the reading guide.
10/13-14/16
Learning Target: Compare the decisions of two Supreme Court cases concerning laws regulating working conditions by reading an excerpted opinion and answering questions.

Learning Target: Identify the dangerous conditions in the workplace & develop reforms to remedy these conditions.
Watch video on the 18th Amendment http://bit.ly/2dmJhoz & take notes
10/17/16
Learning Target: Explain why some American supported the 18th amendment by analyzing a series of documents and responding to questions in order to craft a written response.
Finish document analysis & Brainstorm ideas for a response to the central historical question.

Read/take notes pgs. 592-595 for Block Day
10/20-21/16
Learning Target: Find the main idea(s) within primary source documents to explain why some Americans supported women's right to vote while others opposed it by completing a graphic organizer.
Read & take notes on ppp.595-603 for Block Day

BRING your charged Chromebook & headphones to class on BLOCK Day.
10/24/16
Learning Target: Evaluate the success of government reforms by selecting and defending a thesis with evidence from primary and secondary sources in a well-constructed paragraph that uses a formal style and tone.
Government Reforms Response DUE Thursday 10/27
BRING your charged Chromebook & headphones to class on BLOCK Day.
Unit 2 TEST & notebook check FRIDAY 10/28.
10/26/16
Learning Target: Research the actions, decisions & accomplishments of the Progressive Presidents by completing a webquest.
Government Reforms Response DUE Thursday 10/27.
Bring a PRINTED Progressive Presidents Chart to class on THURS 10/27.
Unit 2 TEST & notebook check FRIDAY 10/28.
10/27/2016
Learning Target: Evaluate the progressive-ness of the progressive presidents by ranking Roosevelt, Taft, and Wilson from most to least progressive and using evidence from the web quest to support your claim.
Unit 2 TEST & notebook check Tomorrow.
10/28/2016
Unit 2 TEST & notebook check
Read pp. 609-615 & take notes using the reading guide

UNIT 3: Foreign Policy 1898-1927

10/31/16
Learning Target: Explain and identify the motivation behind U.S. expansion/imperialism during the late 19th and early 20th centuries by attending to a presentation and reading primary source excerpts to identifying the central idea of each.
Read/Take Notes pgs. 616-620 using the reading guide for Block Day.
11/1/-2/16
Learning Target: Describe the varying reasons why the U.S. invaded Cuba and declared war against the Spanish by analyzing documents in order to complete a graphic organizer in which I identify the central /main idea & evidence from the texts.
Read/Take Notes pgs. 620-624 using the reading guide
11/3/16
Finish lesson from previous day
Enrichment: Watch Imperial Ambition Start @ 7:14
11/4/16
Learning Target: Analyze primary source documents in order to identify why some supported while others opposed US annexation of the Philippines.

11/7/16
Finish Friday's lesson activity.
Learning Target: Analyze the Platt Amendment by utilizing close reading strategies modeled by Ms. Muraca.

11/9-10/16
Learning Target: Explain the reasons for the Open Door Policy by analyzing political cartoons and Hay's Open Door Note.
Read pp. 624-631 & take notes using the reading guide.
11/14/16
Learning Target: Explain and evaluate the steps Roosevelt took in acquiring the land for the Panama Canal.
QUIZ on Ch.22 on Friday 11/18!
11/15/16
Finish yesterday's activity
Learning Target: Identify evidence in the Roosevelt Corollary to support the central ideas of Theodore Roosevelt.
QUIZ on Ch.22 on Friday 11/18!
11/16-17/16
Learning Target: Analyze political cartoons and images representing Roosevelt's Big Stick Diplomacy, Taft's Dollar Diplomacy, and Wilson's Moral Diplomacy in order to accurately identify the progression & shift in method of US diplomacy.
QUIZ on Ch.22 on Friday 11/18!
11/21 & 22/16
Learning Target: Analyze a series of documents to explain how the U.S. moved from a position of neutrality to intervention.

11/23/16
Learning Target: Explain how the U.S. mobilized for war and how Americans living at home contributed to the war effort by watching a documentary and responding to viewing questions.
Finish watching the documentary & complete viewing guide questions.
11/28/16


11/29/16

Unit 3 TEST & notebook check MONDAY 12/5.
11/30-1/16

Unit 3 TEST & notebook check MONDAY 12/5.
12/2/16

Unit 3 TEST & notebook check MONDAY 12/5.
12/5/16
Unit 3 TEST (multiple choice only) & notebook check
Read & take notes on pp.669-672
12/6/16
Unit 3 TEST (open-ended document analysis)
Learning Target: Identify population trends by analyzing data from graphs and analyze primary sources in order to explain the causes of the Great Migration.
Finish class work
Read & take notes on pp.669-672

Unit 4: From BOOM to bust

12/7 & 8/16
Learning Target: Analyze a series of secondary & primary sources in order to develop a claim about why racial violence erupted in Northern cities in response to the Great Migration.

Learning Target: Examine the contributions of artists and writers of the Harlem Renaissance by analyzing the messages of a painting, poem and song.
Read & take notes on pp.663-669
12/9/16
Learning Target:
Read & take notes on pp.672-675
12/12&13/16
Learning Target: Evaluate how advertising reflected changes in values during the 1920s by analyzing an advertisement from the 1920s and presenting your analysis to the class.

12/14-15/16
Learning Target: Describe the cultural revolution and the changes it brought to manners & morals in the 1920s by reading an article, completing a graphic organizer & participating in a class discussion
Read pp. 675-682 & take notes using the reading guide DUE Friday 12/16
QUIZ on Ch.24 on Tuesday 12/20!
12/16/16
Learning Target: Identify the unintended consequences of prohibition and the effects of these consequences by reading and article and watching a documentary.
Finish watching & taking notes on the documentary
Period 3 start @ 29:58
Period 8 start @ 26:59
QUIZ on Ch.24 on Tuesday 12/20!
12/19/16
Learning Target: Explain how the Scopes trial was more complicated than a simple debate between evolutionists and creationists by analyzing a series of primary sources and completing a graphic organizer.
QUIZ on Ch.24 on Tuesday 12/20!
12/20/16
QUIZ on Ch.24
Read pp.690-696 & take notes using the reading guide
12/21-22/16
Learning Target: Examine documents within an interactive lecture to identify and explain the causes of the Great Depression.
Read your assigned Hard Times personal vignette and take notes into the graphic organizer. If you don't do your homework...you will have to read all 6 personal vignettes on & won't be able to participate in the group activity.
12/23/16
Learning Target: Explain how the Great Depression affected different groups within
American society.
Read & take notes on pp. 696- 698.
1/3/17
Learning Target: Understand the different approaches taken by Hoover & Roosevelt to solving the problems of the Depression by categorizing & paraphrasing quotes from both presidential candidates
Read & take notes on pp. 698-704 DUE Monday 1/9.
1/4-6/17
Winter Benchmark
Read & take notes on pp. 698-704 DUE Monday 1/9.
Bring your Chromebook to class on Monday 1/9!
1/9/17
Learning Target: Describe FDR's approach to alleviating the panic & suffering that most people felt at the worsening economic conditions in the U.S. by engaging in an internet scavenger hunt about New Deal programs.
Finish & PRINT New Deal Alphabet Soup Internet Scavenger Hunt!
Read & take notes on pp. 711-712 for BLOCK Day.
1/10/17
Learning Target: Categorize each New Deal program into either RECOVERY, RELIEF, or REFORM.
Read & take notes on pp. 711-712 for BLOCK Day



2015-2016

Semester 2
Date
Class Work
Homework
1/21/2016
Learning Target:
Finish reading "Between the Wars" and respond to the reading comprehension question.
1/22/2016
Learning Target: Apply evidence to isolationist and interventionist arguments by analyzing primary source documents and completeing a graphic organizer
Read & take notes on pp. 723-726
1/25/2016
Finished lesson from Friday
Read & take notes on pp. 731-738 DUE Friday 1/29
Watch WW2 From Space and complete the video guide for Monday.
1/26/2016
Review DBQ documents in preparation for essay writing on Thursday.
Read & take notes on pp. 731-738 DUE Friday 1/29
1/28/2016
DBQ Essay Writing
Read & take notes on pp. 731-738 DUE Friday 1/29
Watch WW2 From Space and complete the video guide for Monday.
1/29/2016
Learning Target: Explain how the US mobilized its economic resources during the war and how the war affected gender roles & the American family by watching a documentary and engaging in group small group discussion.
Watch WW2 From Space and complete the video guide for Monday.
2/1/2016
Learning Target: Formulate a hypothesis that addresses the central historical question [Why were Japanese-Americans interned during WWII?] after analyzing a series of primary and secondary sources.
Read & take notes on pp. 738-747 DUE Thursday 2/4.
2/2/1016
Learning Target: Draft an introduction to answer the central historical question [Why were Japanese-Americans interned during WWII?] after analyzing a series of primary and secondary sources.
Read & take notes on pp. 738-747 DUE Thursday 2/4.
2/4/2016
LEarning Target: Explain how WWII was used to highlight the struggle for African-American civil rights by identifying and recording the main idea and evidence from a series of primary sources in a graphic organizer.

2/5/2016
Learning Target: Evaluate the reasons why the US does not intervene in the Holocaust despite the government’s knowledge of the atrocities by reading primary source documents to identify the reasons and then, choosing which one best explains US inaction.
Unit 5 Test on THURSDAY 2/11.
2/8/2016
SNOW DAY

2/9 & 2/11/2016
Learning Target: Based on primary source documents, determine why President Truman decided to use the atomic bom against Hiroshima & Nagasaki.
Unit 5 Test on THURSDAY 2/11.
2/11/2016
Finish Atomic Bomb Activity
Unit 5 Test
Read & take notes on pp. 760-764

UNIT 6: The Cold War

2/18/16
Learning Target: After reading a series of primary source documents, craft an argument about who started the Cold War supported with evidence from the sources.

2/19/2016
Learning Target: Determine the objectives of the Marshall Plan and then articulate responses to the plan by presenting a political cartoon to the class.
Read pp. 764-768 & take notes on
2/22/2016
Learning Target: Evaluate two textbooks to determine which one is more reliable in order to explain who and what started the Korean War.
Watch documentary on the Korean War and complete the video guide
2/23/2016
Learning Target: Evaluate data & primary sources in order to explain why and how the Korean War ended.
Read & take notes on pp. 768-774
2/25/2016
Learning Target: Analyze how American politics and culture were affected by anti-communists sentiments by examining a variety of primary source documents, responding to text questions and engaging in a small group discussion.
Read & take noteson 788-793
2/26 & 3/1/ 2016
Learning Target: Listen & take notes during a presentation on Eisenhower's foreign policy in order to explain the shift away from containment.
PPT too large to post
Read & take notes on pp.793-763
3/4/2016
Learning Target: Analyze a series of sources to determine and explain American foreign policy in Germany and Berlin.
QUIZ on the Early Cold War Thursday 3/7
3/7/2016
Learning Target: Analyze the significance of Cuba in American Cold War foreign policy after reading a series of documents & engaging in small group discussions.
QUIZ on the Early Cold War Thursday 3/7
3/8/2016
Finish Cuban Missile Crisis portion of lesson from yesterday
QUIZ on the Early Cold War Thursday 3/7
3/10/2016
QUIZ on the Early Cold War
Read the Preface to __Patriots__ by Appy & respond to these questions
3/11/2016
Learning Target: Determine whether the US was planning to go to war in Vietnam prior to the incident in the Gulf of Tonkin by examining a series of primary sources and engaging in a dialogue with peers.
Read & take noteso n pp. 813-816 Stop @ "New Left & Community Activism"
3/14/2016
Learning Target: Exaplin how fighting in VIetnam differed from other wars by reading personal accounts from veterans and watching a documentary.
Read & take notes on pp. 824-27
3/15/2016
Finish yesterday's lesson

3/17/2016
Learning Target: Explaining why Americans opposed the Vietnam War after examing a series of documents, discussing with peers and recording evidence in a graphic organizer.
Read & take notes on pp. 827-829 STOP @ "Courting Middle America"
3/18/2016
Learning Target: Analyze two speeches by President Nixon in order to define Vietnamization and discuss the role the foreign policy initiative played in bringin about an end of American military involvement in Vietnam.
Unit 6 TEST & notebook Check scheduled for Thursday 3/24!
3/21/2016
Learning Target: Identify the terms of the 1973 Paris Peace Accords (last page in doc.) by reading selected articles and paraphrasing each and then determine whether this truly represented Nixon's "peace with honor."
Unit 6 TEST & notebook Check scheduled for Thursday 3/24!
3/23/2016
Learning Target: Identify the legacy/long-term effects of U.S. involvement in Vietnam by analyzing a series of resources and participating in a Jigsaw.
Unit 6 TEST & notebook Check scheduled for Thursday 3/24!
3/24/2016
Unit 6 TEST
Read & take notes on "Truman, Republicans & the Fair Deal" pp. 757-760

Unit 7: Post War Domestic Policy

3/28/2016
Learning Target: Explain the problems the US encountered in converting from a wartime to peacetime society after taking notes on a lecture.
Read & take notes on pp. 752-57 & pp.781-788
3/29/2016
Learning Target: Identify and explain the advantages & disadvantages of suburban life by examining a melange of primary & secondary sources.

3/30/2016
Finish yesterday's activity on the suburbs.

Learning Target: Evaluate whether the image of the happy housewife of the 1950s is an accurate portrayal of women by engaging in a document investigation.
Watch "When America Was Rocked" and complete the video guide DUE Monday 4/4.
4/1/2016
Learning Target: Identify the ways in which teenagers in the 1950s rebelled against the conformity and traditional values of the decade and why.

4/4 & 5/2016
Learning Target: Evaluate whether the 1950s was a era of prosperity or hardship after reading two selection and creating a thesis statement.
Read & take notes on pp.797-801
4/6/2016
Learning Target: Explain the Court's decision in Brown, identify the reactions to the decision and explore whether Brown created integrated schools 51 years after.

4/8/2016
Learning Target: Assess why the Montgomery Bus Boycott succeeded by analyzing sources in order to develop a claim.
Read "Birmingham Campaign, 1963" and complete the graphic organizer
Watch The Children's March and respond to video guide questions
4/18-19/2016
Learning Target: Evaluate Martin Luther King Jr.'s concept of non-violence and civil disobedience within it by analyzing "Letter from Birmingham Jail" and participating in group discussion.
Read & take notes on pp 801-805 for Wednesday
4/20/2016
Learning Target: Using your analysis of two speeches, determine whether President Kennedy was a strong supporter of civil rights.
The Civil Rights Act--Reading Quiz

4/22/2016
Learning Target: Explore Freedom Summer's organized efforts of groups such as CORE and SNCC and the role of young Americans in changing American race relations, despite the persistent threat of violence by watching a documentary, completing a video guide and engaging is a discussion.
Finish the documentary
4/25/2016
Learning Target: Analyze the impact of Freedom Summer and the Voting Rights Act by examining data sets in order to develop a claim about the outcomes of the VRA.

4/26/2016
Learning Target: Assess the success of LBJ's Great Society by analyzing two secondary sources, completing a graphic organizer and engaging in a small group discussion.

4/27/2016
Learning Target: Explain why a new arm of the civil rights movement emerged in the late 1960s by examining primary sources & responding to questions.

4/29-5/2/2016
Civil Rights Movement DBQ Reading History Questions

5/3/2016
Civil Rights Movement DBQ Essay
Read & take notes on pp. 816-820
5/6/2016
Learning Target: Evaluate the philosophy of the counterculture by reading an article, answering questions & participating in a class discussion.
TEST Wednesday 5/11
5/9/2016
Finish Friday's Lesson

Learning Target: Read & annotate a primary source document in order to identify the message, the complaints made by the org. against society, and ways to rectify these complaints.
Finish reading & annotating your assigned document.
5/10/2016
Learning Target: Compare the different movements of the late-1960s and early-1970s to each other and to today after reading a primary source, teaching your peers about your assigned movement, and engaging in a small group discussion.
TEST & Notebook check Wednesday 5/11
5/11/2016
Unit 7 Test

Learning Target: Build background knowledge of the Watergate scandal by watching a documentary and answering video guide questions.
Read & take notes on pp. 827-835

Unit 8: Crisis of Authority

5/13/2016
Learning Target: Explain the Watergate scandal, Nixon's role in it and how it impacted the office of the president by examining a variety of sources, answering questions, and engaging in small group discussions.
Read & take notes on 835-837
5/16-17/2016
Learning Target: Identify the causes of the 1973 OPEC oil embargo by reading newspaper articles, completing a timeline, and engaging in small group discussion.

5/18/2016
Learning Target: Explain the sluggishness in the overall rate of economic growth by taking notes on a lecture, examining two primary source documents.

5/20/2016
Learning Target: Explain the Carter administration's efforts in settling the Arab-Israeli dispute via the Camp David Accords.

5/23/2016
Learning Target: Identify the causes, events & outcome of the Iranian Hostage Crisis.
Newspaper Article; Argo Clip; Diary entry; News cast
Read & take notes on pp.846-854
5/24/2016
Learning Target: Analyze how TV programming both reflected and created changes in American society and culture in the 1970s by watching a documentary, taking notes & participating in a small group discussion.
Documentary--CNN's The Seventies: Television Gets Real--Can be found on Netflix.

5/26/2016
Learning Target: Explain Reagan's goals/objectives for his administration and the U.S. as outlined in his 1st inaugural address.

5/27/2016
Learning Target: Analyze to what degree Reagan's economic policies fulfilled his goals and improved the economy by examining data and writing a written response.
Finish written response on the learning target.
STUDY for FINAL Exam