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Status

Open

Estimated Completion Time

2 segment / 36 weeks

Overview

The United States began as an experiment in freedom and democracy. Since its establishment, the country and its people have endured social, political and economic revolutions. In this course, students will investigate the people, events and ideas that have shaped the United States from the end of the Civil War through today.

Students are asked to analyze and evaluate decisions made by political, business and military leaders. Emphasis is placed on connections between events of the past and present. This course also gives students the opportunity to conduct research and apply their learning to current, real-world problems.

Major Topics and Concepts

Segment I:

Module 1: Reconstruction

  • 01.00 Module One Pretest
  • 01.01 Geography
  • 01.02 Set the Stage
  • 01.03 Civil War
  • 01.04 Rebuilding the Government
  • 01.05 A New South
  • 01.06 Face of Freedom
  • 01.07 Westward Expansion
  • 01.08 Review and Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 01.09 Module One Exam
  • Collaboration Project
  • Collaboration Assessment Guide

Module 2: Industrial Revolution

  • 02.00 Module Two Pretest
  • 02.01 Industrialization Changes America
  • 02.02 Innovation Nation
  • 02.03 Populism
  • 02.04 Coming to America
  • 02.05 Rise of the Political Machine
  • 02.06 Labor Movements
  • 02.07 Social Change
  • 02.08 Testing Tips: Analyzing Maps and Images
  • 02.09 Review and Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 02.10 Module Two Exam
  • Collaboration Project
  • Collaboration Assessment Guide

Module 3: Enter the World Stage

  • 03.00 Module Three Pretest
  • 03.01 Isolationism, Intervention, and Imperialism
  • 03.02 U.S. Territorial Expansion
  • 03.03 The Great War
  • 03.04 Preparing for War
  • 03.05 New Kind of War
  • 03.06 War at Home
  • 03.06 War at Home: Honors
  • 03.07 Peace, Demobilization, and Next Steps
  • 03.08 Testing Tips: Understanding Complexity
  • 03.09 Review and Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 03.10 Module Three Exam
  • Collaboration Project
  • Collaboration Assessment Guide

Module 4: Between the Wars

  • 04.00 Module Four Pretest
  • 04.01 Isolationism
  • 04.02 The Roaring Twenties
  • 04.03 Cultural Changes of the 1920s
  • 04.04 Challenges to Civil Rights
  • 04.05 The Great Depression
  • 04.06 The New Deal
  • 04.06 The New Deal: Honors
  • 04.07 Review and Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 04.08 Testing Tips: Analyzing Documents
  • 04.09 Segment One Exam: Regular
  • 04.09 Segment One Exam: Honors
  • Collaboration Project
  • Collaboration Assessment Guide

Segment II

Module 5: World War II

  • 05.00 Module Five Pretest
  • 05.01 World War Again
  • 05.02 The United States at War
  • 05.03 Two Wars
  • 05.04 Holocaust
  • 05.05 War at Home
  • 05.06 War Ends
  • 05.07 Testing Tips: Analyzing Images
  • 05.08 Review and Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 05.09 Module Five Exam
  • Collaboration Project
  • Collaboration Assessment Guide

Module 6: Post WWII & Cold War

  • 06.00 Module Six Pretest
  • 06.01 The Fifties and Sixties
  • 06.02 The Early Cold War
  • 06.03 The Cold War at Home
  • 06.04 The Korean War
  • 06.05 The Cold War
  • 06.05 The Cold War: Honors
  • 06.06 Vietnam War
  • 06.07 Disillusionment
  • 06.08 Testing Tips: Analyzing Maps
  • 06.09 Review and Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 06.10 Module Six Exam
  • Collaboration Project
  • Collaboration Assessment Guide

Module 7: Civil Rights Movement

  • 07.00 Module Seven Pretest
  • 07.01 The Great Society
  • 07.02 Peace or Power
  • 07.03 Minority Rights
  • 07.04 Civil Rights Decisions
  • 07.05 Testing Tips: Misconceptions and Timed Testing Strategies
  • 07.06 Review and Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 07.07 Module Seven Exam
  • Collaboration Project
  • Collaboration Assessment Guide

Module 8: The Modern Era

  • 08.00 Module Eight Pretest
  • 08.01 The 1970s
  • 08.01 The 1970s: Honors
  • 08.02 The 1980s
  • 08.03 A New Millennium
  • 08.04 Terrorism and Human Rights
  • 08.05 Review and Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 08.06 Segment Two Exam: Regular
  • 08.06 Segment Two Exam: Honors
  • Collaboration Project
  • Collaboration Assessment Guide

Credits 1

Competencies

  • Political Foundations
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of how major issues and events impact governance in our state and nation by examining specific periods in history such as the Civil War, the Reconstruction period and westward expansion.
  • Industrialization and Reform
    Students will develop an understanding of the changing face of American society after Reconstruction by analyzing issues and topics such as the Second Industrial Revolution, the labor movement, immigration, Populism, or the expansion of the railroad industry.
  • New Hampshire’s Role in International Diplomacy
    Student will demonstrate an understanding of New Hampshire's role in international diplomacy by examining events such as the Bretton Woods Economic Conference, or the Treaty of Portsmouth in the settlement of the Russo-Japanese War.
  • Entering the World Stage
    Student will demonstrate understanding of the events, actions, and policies of our nation in relation to other peoples and governments by analyzing world events such as WWI.
  • Intellectual and Artistic Expression
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of how cultural and artistic trends reflect and/or influence ideas and values by examining the relationship between these during specific time periods such as the 1920's and the Great Depression.
  • Foreign Policy - From Isolation to Global Dominance
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of the events, actions and policies of our nation in relation to other peoples and governments over time by analyzing how US foreign policy has varied from periods of international involvement, to isolationism, to exerting power and dominance at different times periods, such as WWII.
  • Threats to Democracy
    Students will demonstrate an understanding to what extent democratic ideals, economic motives and empire building have influenced U.S. foreign policy by analyzing events and issues such as the Cold War, the Korean War, and Vietnam.
  • Social and Cultural Change
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of the patterns of social and cultural change in the United States by examining and analyzing patterns during specific events in history such as exploring the Civil Rights Movement and its effects on other rights movements.
  • The Modern Era
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of the development of our nation since the end of the Cold War by analyzing issues such as globalization, economic and environmental concerns, political impact, terrorism, human rights, and the new millennium.

Pre-Requisites

None

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