AM HIST 2

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Honors American History II will guide students from late nineteenth century period through the early 21st century. Students will examine the political, economic, social and cultural development of the United States from the end of Reconstruction to present times. Honors American History II will trace the change of ethnic composition of American society, the movement toward equal rights for racial minorities and women, and the role of the United States as a major world power. An emphasis is placed on the expanding role of the Federal government and Federal courts as well as the continuing tension between the individual and the state. The desired outcome of this course is for students to understand the cause-and-effect relationship between past and present events, recognize patterns of interactions and understand the impact of events on the United States in an interconnected world.


The course is challenging and requires students to take greater responsibility for their learning by participating in problem-seeking and problem-solving, scholarly and creative process, critical analysis and application, reflective thinking, and the expression and defense of ideas generated through the study of the content. Honors American History II follows the same course of study as the corresponding standard level course; however, the material is taught with greater complexity, novelty, acceleration, and reflects a differentiated curriculum. Honors American History II is distinguished by a difference in the quality of work expected, not merely an increase in quantity.


NC Dept. of Public Instruction

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HONORS AMERICAN HISTORY 2 - SYLLABUS:  

Week of (12/31 - 1/4)

Student Success Handbook


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Required Reading this Week: 
Required reading for the week will always appear here in red.

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NEXT TEST DATE: Next test and its date will always appear here in red.

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Honors American History 2 Grade Chart - Second Semester - Third Nine Weeks - SPRING 2018Yellow Highlight means assignment has been graded and returned to the student, and assignment grade is in PowerSchool.


Assignment NumberPossible Point ValueDue Date


1. Collage or Tattoo. (2 pts.) Due 1/4.























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AMER HIST 2 PACING GUIDE FOR SPRING SEMESTER 2018/2019 (To Follow)


ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2018/2019






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MCHS STUDENT VIDEO PROJECT SAMPLES


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PRIMARY DOCUMENT LINKS.



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ONLINE NOTES



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VIDEO LECTURES


1. Spanish-American War 1898 (8 minutes)


2. Lessons Learned: General MacArthur's Dismissal (6 minutes)


3. Lessons Learned: The Munich Agreement (6 minutes)


4. Lessons Learned: John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address (3 minutes)


5. Lessons Learned: The Seizure of the USS Pueblo (4 minutes)


6. Lessons Learned: Nelson Mandela (5 minutes)


7. Lessons Learned: The Tet Offensive (4 minutes)


8. Lessons Learned: The Bay of Pigs (6 minutes)


9. Lessons Learned: NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) (5 minutes)


10. Lessons Learned: Japanese/American Internment (3 minutes)


11. Lessons Learned: Richard Nixon in China (4 minutes)


12. Lessons Learned: The Ludlow Amendment (6 minutes)


13. The Cuban Missile Crisis: Hip Hughes (10 minutes)


14. Lessons Learned: Hitler rearms Germany (4 minutes)


15. Lessons Learned: Johnson Announces he will Not Seek Reelection (5 minutes)


16. Lessons Learned: America First Committee 1940 (4 minutes)


17. America in Color: The 1920s. Smithsonian. (48 minutes)




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RELEASED TESTS FROM LAST SEMESTER FOR REVIEW PURPOSES


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TESTS FOR SPRING SEMESTER 2018


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RELEASED STATE TESTS


STUDY GUIDE ANSWERS ARE NOW UNDER THE BLUE BLINKING LIGHT BELOW


NORTH CAROLINA FINAL EXAMS SPECIFICATIONS (2017/2018)


RELEASED AM HIST II FINAL EXAM 2016/2017


RELEASED AM HIST II FINAL EXAM FALL 2015


RELEASED AM HIST II FINAL EXAM FALL 2014


SAMPLE CONSTRUCTED RESPONSE QUESTIONS (RELEASED)


PRACTICE TEST SPRING 2017


MOCK STATE EXAM SPRING 2018


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GOOGLE GROUPS


1. UNIT 1 - CHAP 17, 18. Please read the Prologue and Chapter 1 of Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard. Then, do the following: Provide three examples of how this reading links American History II to American History I class. In addition, the first section of chapter 18 in our American History textbook deals with "New Industry." How is such new industry reflected within Destiny of the Republic reading? Be sure to cite page reference numbers of your evidence. Also, for full credit, you must comment on the work of at least one of your classmates. 150 words for the initial post. due Monday 1/8. 25 words for follow up comment post due Friday 1/12. CLICK HERE to launch the thread. (CLOSED)


2. UNIT 2 - CHAP 22. PSA Assignment Google Groups. CLICK HERE to launch. (CLOSED)


3. Three Miles. Podcast. This American Life. CLICK HERE  to launch. (CLOSED)



4. Am Hist II - Explain how a post-Reconstruction Supreme Court decision affected the distribution of power between the states and the national government. Include both the issue and the effect. For full credit, you must comment on the work of two of your classmates. CLICK HERE to launch. CLOSED


5. Am Hist II - Select a Global War in which the United States was involved. Give two reasons why the United States entered the war, and explain the impact of that U.S. involvement on international affairs. For full credit, you must comment on the work of two other classmates. Click on the "New Topic" button in the red box at top left. Then, type in your name. Type your Constructed Response into the box below. CLICK HERE to launch. CLOSED


6. AM HIST II - State the impact of a cultural conflict of the 1960s on the United States. Summarize a resulting compromise. For full credit, you must comment on the work of two other classmates. Click on "New Topic" in the red box at top left. Then, type in your name. Type your constructed response in the box below. CLICK HERE to launch. CLOSED


7. Scrolling Text and Media Assignment. CLICK HERE to launch (OPEN)


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