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 II - SYLLABUS:  

Week of 1/22 - 1/26

Student Success Handbook


Required Reading this Week: 
Read chapters 17 and 18 by Tuesday 1/16 (continued from last week). Next, read chapters 19, 20, 21 by Wednesday 1/31.

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Monday 1/22

- On this day, we will discuss Chapter 18 (New Technology and Business Practices). 


Tuesday 1/23

- On this day, we will review for the test.


Wednesday 1/24

- On this day, we will take Test Chapters 17, 18 (See Study Guides below the Blue Blinking Light). This will be an open note test but not an open book test.

- On this day, your terms Chapters 17, 18 are due. 


Thursday 1/25

- On this day, we will begin discussion of the Progressives (Chapters 19, 20, 21).


Friday 1/26

- On this day, we will continue discussion of the Progressives (Chapters 19, 20, 21).


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NEXT TEST DATE: Test Chapters 19, 20, 21 Wednesday 1/31. Study Guides Appear Below the Blue Blinking Light Below.

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Honors American History II Grade Chart - Second Semester - Third Nine Weeks - SPRING 2018Yellow Highlight means assignment has been graded and returned to the student.


Assignment NumberPossible Point ValueDue Date

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

2. Social Studies Concept Quiz. (11 pts.) Due 1/11.

3. Five Ways that the RR's Changed America. (5 pts.) Due 1/11.

4. Post Unit 1 (Chs 17, 18). (10 pts.) Due 1/12.






















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MCHS STUDENT VIDEO PROJECT SAMPLES


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PRIMARY DOCUMENT LINKS.



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ONLINE  VIDEO  LECTURES

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4. Chapter 25 New Deal (19 minutes) CHAP 25














17. Lessons Learned: The Tet Offensive (4 minutes) CHAPS 28 - 31



19. Chief Justice Earl Warren (12 minutes) CHAPS 28 - 31


20. Biography of Richard Nixon: Presidency and Watergate (6 minutes) CHAPS 28 - 31


21. The Watergate Scandal: Timeline and Background (6 minutes) CHAPS 28 - 31


22. John F. Kennedy in West Berlin (7 minutes) CHAPS 28 - 31


23. History of U.S. Labor Day (4 minutes)


24. Homestead Strike (5 minutes) CHAPS 19, 20, 21


25. Andrew Carnegie and the Homestead Strike (4 minutes) CHAPS 19, 20, 21


26. Coal Miners Strike 1902 and J.P. Morgan (3 minutes) CHAPS 19, 20, 21


27. The Fight to End Child Labor (2 minutes) CHAPS 19, 20, 21


28. America in WWII (43 minutes) CHAP 26


29. Japan's surrender on the USS Missouri (8 minutes) CHAP 26


30. Rosie the Riveter (Video and Reading) (3 minutes) CHAP 26


31. A Class Divided (FrontLine) (55 minutes) CHAPS 28 - 31


32. Pullman Cars (History Channel) (22 minutes) CHAPS 19, 20, 21


33. Homestead Strike 1892 (PA Labor History Society) (13 minutes) CHAPS 19, 20, 21


34. The Great Strike 1877 (12 minutes) CHAPS 19, 20, 21


35. Panama Canal (2 minutes) CHAPS 28 - 31



37. Panama Canal Time Lapse (2 minutes) CHAPS 28 - 31


38. Teddy Roosevelt Videos (History Channel) CHAPS 28 - 31


39. The Forgotten Plague - American Experience (52 minutes)        QUESTIONS CHAPS 17, 18


40. Henry Ford's Model T - Car Data Video (5 minutes) CHAP 24


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ONLINE NOTES



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RELEASED TESTS FROM LAST SEMESTER FOR REVIEW PURPOSES


CHAPTER 17, 18 SPRING 2015


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TESTS FOR SPRING SEMESTER 2018


ALL CLASS TESTS WILL BE RELEASED HERE AFTER THEY ARE TAKEN



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RELEASED STATE TESTS


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


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GOOGLE GROUPS


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 initial post. due Monday 1/8. 25 words for follow up comment post due Friday 1/12. CLICK HERE to launch the thread. OPEN.

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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


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


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


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