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Course name: US History

Course number: 7921025

Teacher:

Objective:

The objective of this course is to connect historical events in the United States to current events and daily living activities, therefore, increasing the student’s cultural and social awareness

Description:

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the economic, geographical, political and social changes as well as the events and people of the United States from approximately 1750 to the present. In accordance with the Sunshine State Standards, students will learn concepts, dates, locations and cause and effect relationships that have shaped the history of the United States from its beginnings to today.

Materials:

News to you: Unique Learning Curriculum:

Ducksters Education Site

Kids Discover

Thinker Academy

Kahn Academy

Additional Supplemental materials provided by the teacher

Classroom expectations:

The teacher will provide accommodations and modification to allow all students to participate in class to their fullest ability.

Students are expected to:

1)      Respect Peers, Staff, and Yourself

2)      Respect Class Time

3)      Respect School Property

4)      Be Where You Are Supposed to Be

Assessment:

Based on individual student needs the student may be assessed using any combination of:

         cumulative projects

         work portfolio

         written assessment

         verbal assessment

         teacher and staff daily observation

Grading:

         20% completed in-class assignments (ie. Given appropriate accommodations, was the student able to independently complete the classwork for the day)

         40% completed end of topic assessments (ie. Given appropriate accommodations and modifications the student is able to demonstrate a working knowledge of the topic based on the sunshine state standards)

         20% daily demonstration of appropriate behavior during class (ie. Given appropriate accommodations the student will demonstrate behavior that is conducive for their own learning and the learning of their peers)

         20% participation (given appropriate accommodations and modifications the student will engage in classroom activities)

Course Outline:

Month

Topic

Sub-topics

August

Native Americans

Tribes and regions

Culture

Important events and people

September

Creating a New Nation

Colonizing America

Colonial America

October

Growth and Conflict

Causes of the American Revolution

Important people and events in the Revolution

Resolution to the Revolution and the Constitution

November

Civil War/ Reconstruction

Causes of the Civil war

Major events in the Civil War

Important People

Conclusion of the Civil war

December

Imperialism

California Gold Rush

The Louisiana Purchase

Predestination

Oregon Trail

Important people

January

Jazz Age/Prosperity & The Crash

Changes in Culture and Progress in the 1920’s

What caused the Stock market crash

Important people and cultural events

February

Roosevelt and New Deal

WWI

Who was FDR

What was The New Deal

What was the Great Depression

Causes of WWI

Major event s and people of the War

Major events and people culturally

March

World War II and the Cold War

Causes of WWI

What was the Cold war

Major event s and people of the Wars

Major events and people culturally

April

Civil Rights to War Protests

What was the Civil right movements

Groups of people effected by the movement

Major People and events in the movement

May

The Modern Era (1970-today)

Watergate

Iran Hostages

Mount St. Helens

Exon Valdez Oil Spill

Space Shuttle Challenger

Gulf War

September 11th

Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq

 

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