Welcome to 9th Grade American History.
 This class provides a broad survey of America’s past from the Industrial Revolution (late 1800’s) to the present. Expectations will be to read text and supplementary material; take class lecture notes; complete study guides and make reports; construct historical timelines; do map exercises; interpret historical documents, graphs and charts; engage in class discussions and simulations; and view historical photos and videos.


Units of Study:

  1. Intro and Industrialism
  2. Reform Era
  3. Imperialism
  4. World War I
  5. Roaring Twenties
  6. The Great Depression
  7. World War II and Aftermath
  8. Fifties, Sixties Cold War Era
  9. Civil Rights Movement
  10. Politics in Modern American Society


Click on American Vision  link below to access your online textbook.
Advanced studies will read The Jungle by Upton Sinclair first semester and The Grapes of Wrath second semester. To access book summaries go to Important Documents, then click on plot summary for The Jungle and The Grapes of Wrath.

Get it Write 2.0: Click the link below to access writing guidelines for MLA and expectations for all Advance Studies writing assignments.
Lees Summit West LMChttp://lmc.lsr7.org/lswhs/ 
Lees Summit West Homepage: http://lswhs.leesummit.k12.mo.us/

Thinkmap Visual Thesaurus

This site will help you with vocabulary necessary to be successful in this class. 
Be sure to check out the Word of The Day.