Birth of Modern America

Module 1 - Birth of Modern America

Overview

Welcome to the first module of the year, covering American history from early Revolutionary Period up through the beginnings of the 20th century. In this unit we will concern ourselves with the formation of American democracy and how the nation and people changed in the years between the Revolution and the Progressive Ear. At the same time, we will be building a foundation of skills related to textual annotation, close reading, and professionally presenting ideas through written mediums.

Checklist (see calendar for assignment dates)

  1. Declaration of Independence (DOI) Layer 1-4 Annotations
  2. "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July"
  3. Excerpts from The Jungle and The Shame of the Cities
  4. Module 1 Evidence Log (Complete by 8/29)
  5. White Paper 1
  6. History Notes Packet

Readings and Media