1 American History

 
AMERICAN HISTORY

UNCLE SAM is the symbol for all of my American History classes.  
He represents the American spirit that it will take to conquer this course, this school year & life.  
As you will learn, the Americans that forged the nation we now live in, were tough, brave & discplined.
So must you be if you wish to be successful.

"IMPROVISE, ADAPT & OVERCOME!"
Since 2005

MISSION: Students can expect interactive experiences, project-based learning, quality instruction, and challenging assignments on a daily basis.  Students will:
  • Know & Remember key historical concepts, events, people & innovations
  • Understand the importance of leadership, team work, collaboration & respect
  • Apply their knowledge to excellent individual work & outstanding group projects
  • Analyze historical documents, data, maps & artifacts to draw historical interpretations
  • Evaluate simulations, experiences, learning games & peer work
  • Create innovative authentic projects
CULMINATING ACTIVITY: Tournament of Champions Participation (end of year)

COURSE LEARNING GOALS: 
  • Historical Research
  • Historical Interpretation
  • Developing a Thesis
  • Building a Historical Argument
  • Addressing an Opposing Viewpoint
  • Thinking on-your-feet
  • Evaluating Peer Work
  • Public Speaking
  • Improvising, Adapting & Overcoming!
COURSE SYLLABUS

US History Blended Learning Course


1st SEMESTER SCHEDULE

*CLICK on the Unit Name to Visit the Unit Webpage

Week

Unit/Readings

Assignment

Points

#1

Why Study History? American Ideals & American Geography

History Alive! Ch. 1, 2, 3

Week 1 Online Quiz

Discussion Questions (see Assignments)

10 pts

10 pts

#2

Innovation & Industry

History Alive! Ch. 13

Week 2 Online Quiz

Discussion Questions (see Assignments)

10 pts

10 pts

#3

Labor Unions

History Alive! Ch. 14

Week 3 Online Quiz

Discussion Questions (see Assignments)

10 pts

10 pts

#4

Immigration

History Alive! Ch. 15

Week 4 Online Quiz

Discussion Questions (see Assignments)

10 pts

10 pts

#5

The Progressive Era

History Alive! Ch. 16 & 17

Week 5 Online Quiz

Discussion Questions (see Assignments)

10 pts

10 pts

#6

The Progressive Presidents

History Alive! Ch. 18

Week 6 Online Quiz

Discussion Questions (see Assignments)

10 pts

10 pts

#7

American Imperialism

History Alive! Ch. 19, 20, 21

Week 7 Online Quiz

Discussion Questions (see Assignments)

10 pts

10 pts

#8

The Great War

History Alive! Ch. 22, 23, 24

Week 8 Online Quiz

Discussion Questions (see Assignments)

10 pts

10 pts

#9

The Treaty of Versailles

History Alive! Ch. 25

Week 9 Online Quiz

Discussion Questions (see Assignments)

10 pts

10 pts

#10

Prohibition

History Alive! Ch. 29

Week 10 Online Quiz

Discussion Questions (see Assignments)

10 pts

10 pts

#11

The Roaring 20s

History Alive! Ch. 28

Week 11 Online Quiz

Discussion Questions (see Assignments)

10 pts

10 pts

#12

The Causes of the Great Depression

History Alive! Ch. 30 & 31

Week 12 Online Quiz

Discussion Questions (see Assignments)

10 pts

10 pts












Cultural Supplements Online
**You will need the Cultural Supplement form to complete the assignment**

Disclaimer: If you are absent the day of a cultural supplement (most Fridays) you are responsible to turn-in your cultural supplement form promptly on Monday.

WARNING: IF for some reason a link does not work, "improvise, adapt & overcome" by searching for the name of the episode.  It is your responsibility to find it, watch it and complete the cultural supplement (see below).

CULTURAL SUPPLEMENT FORMS
**To be posted FRIDAY after school**

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