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US History Unit 4

US History Unit 4

 Date Objective Activities Homework
 2/17 Students will be able to evaluate the contributions of inventors and innovators that led to economic, social and political change in society and synthesize information to explain how 20th century social movements led to the emergence of a pluralistic society.
  1. Introduction: Entry 52: Why did the people of the Populist movement want Congress to use silver to back US Currency? You will need to read Chapter 13, section 3 to complete this entry.
  2. The Populist Movement and the Wizard of Oz correlations.
  3. Page 424 #3 & 5, Page 429, #3 & 4
  4. Chapter 13 Notes
  5. Closure: Review Introduction

 2/19 Students will be able to evaluate the contributions of inventors and innovators that led to economic, social and political change in society and synthesize information to explain how 20th century social movements led to the emergence of a pluralistic society.
  1. Introduction: Students will complete Entry 53: Why do the American people celebrate Labor Day? What is it meant to celebrate and where does it come from?
  2. Tell students they will be learning about the Pullman Company and the strike of its workers that would later lead the federal government to recognize the efforts of those employees by nationally celebrating Labor Day every year.
  3. The Pullman Company was a very wealthy and powerful railroad company that maintained a monopoly on the sleeping car business, train cars that people could sleep in as they travel. The company not only built and maintained these train cars, but they would also manage them like a hotel chain would manage its hotels today. Pullman sleeping cars were practically a hotel on wheels, meaning the company employed maids, porters, and ticket salesman.
  4. Watch the following video about the Pullman Company strike
  5. Have students read "How Women are Treated by the Pullman Company" and have them write no less than a single paragraph answering the question found on the first page.
  6. Pullman Company Documentary
 
 2/23 Students will be able to evaluate the contributions of inventors and innovators that led to economic, social and political change in society and synthesize information to explain how 20th century social movements led to the emergence of a pluralistic society.
  1. Introduction: Entry 54: Identify the negative and positive impacts of the expansion of the railroad industry in the nineteenth century. You may make a T-Chart
  2. Complete Unit 4, Chapter 13 Notes: Students will review the class notes to identify the key events and ideas of the targeted time period.
  3. Populism Activity: Students will be provided a brief history of the Populist Movement using the following document: Digital History, The Political Crisis of the 1890s: Populism
  4. Students will develop small groups of three to four to complete the following assignment: The Impact of Populism.
  5. Closure: What would be the greatest lasting impact of Populism?
 Chapter 13 Key Terms: Go through the Unit 4, Chapter 13 Notes and identify all the key terms (words identified in green text).
 2/25 Students will fill out the information and biographical portions of the ACT form.
  1. Introduction: Entry 55: Excused
  2. ACT Form
 
 3/1 Students will be able to evaluate the contributions of inventors that led to economic, social, and political change in society and synthesize information to explain how 20th Century social movements led to the emergence of a pluralist society.
  1. Introduction: Entry 56: What remnants of the Populist Movement can be seen in modern American politics?
  2. Chapter 13 Quiz
  3. Chapter 13 Quiz Discussion
  4. The Industrial Economy: Crash Course US History #23
  5. Students will complete the The Impact of Populism assignment. Any work they do not complete in class will be completed at home.
 Complete The Impact of Populism assignment at home if not completed in class
 3/3 Students will be able to evaluate the contributions of inventors that led to economic, social, and political change in society and synthesize information to explain how 20th Century social movements led to the emergence of a pluralist society.
  1. Introduction: Entry 57: How might businesses and the general public benefit from the transcontinental railroad?
  2. Growth, Cities, and Immigration: Crash Course US History #25
  3. Students will complete an assignment using Chapter 14 from the textbook: A New Industrial Age. This assignment is available in Google Classroom and will be completed during class: A New Industrial Age. CLICK HERE for a link to the chapter online.
  4. Closure
 Complete today's assignment at home if not completed in class.
 3/7 Students will be able to evaluate the contributions of inventors that led to economic, social, and political change in society and synthesize information to explain how 20th Century social movements led to the emergence of a pluralist society.
  1. Introduction: Entry 58: Describe why the tycoons of the 19th Century should be identified as either robber barons or captains of industry.
  2. The Story of Us: Cities. Students are to be given a review worksheet with 27 questions to complete while viewing this episode.
  3. Unit 4, Chapter 14 Notes
  4. Review Activity: Chapter 13 & 14 Study Guide
  5. Closure
 Use the Chapter 13 & 14 Study Guide to study for the Chapter 13 and 14 Test.
 3/9 Students will be able to evaluate the contributions of inventors that led to economic, social, and political change in society and synthesize information to explain how 20th Century social movements led to the emergence of a pluralist society.
  1. Introduction: Entry 59: Identify and explain vertical integration and horizontal integration. Provide a generic example of both.
  2. Chapter 13 and Chapter 14 Test
  3. New Immigration at the Turn of the Century: Introduce the assignment and review the directions. Students will form groups and be provided an opportunity to select the position/point of view for which they will be writing a 500-1000 word speech/performance. Students will be delivering their speech/performance after conducting research and writing their speeches.
  4. Closure: Discussion of major themes covered in Chapters 13 and 14.
 Research your topic for the New Immigration at the Turn of the Century assignment.
 3/11 Students will be able to evaluate the contributions of inventors that led to economic, social, and political change in society and synthesize information to explain how 20th Century social movements led to the emergence of a pluralist society.
  1. Entry 60: Describe how immigrants can have both a positive and negative impact on the United States.
  2. Crash Course #26
  3. New Immigration at the Turn of the Century: Continue working on your group's speech, be prepared to deliver your speech next class.
  4. Unit 4, Chapter 15 Notes
  5. Closure
 Be prepared to present your speech next class. There might be a short quiz on Chapter 15, so make sure to study the Chapter 15 notes.
 3/15 Students will be able to evaluate the contributions of inventors that led to economic, social, and political change in society and synthesize information to explain how 20th Century social movements led to the emergence of a pluralist society.
  1. Introduction: Entry 61: How does technology promote urban growth?
  2. Chapter 15 Quiz (8 Question Review)
  3. New Immigration at the Turn of the Century speeches: students will deliver their speeches to the class.
  4. Unit 4, Chapter 16 Notes (If time allows)
  5. Closure
 None
 3/17 Students will be able to evaluate the contributions of inventors that led to economic, social, and political change in society and synthesize information to explain how 20th Century social movements led to the emergence of a pluralist society.
  1. Entry 62: How did the contributions of inventors and social movements from the late 19th early 20th Centuries help lead to the emergence of a pluralist society? (consider: populism, assimilation, social Darwinism, labor unions, strikes)
  2. Notes for reference: Unit 4, Chapter 15 NotesUnit 4, Chapter 16 Notes
  3. Chapter 15/16 Skit Activity: Students will be writing and performing skits that reflect the time period and are requiered to use vocabulary from the two chapters.
  4. Group Presentations
  5. Closure
 None