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US History

Important Class Files: Syllabus
Weekly Work and Information

Week 1 8/22 - 8/26

FirstAssignment

Why do we study History? Overview, review, etc.

Week 2 8/29 - 9/2

SecondAssignment

Timeline review and quiz.

Counterknowledge reading

Week 3 9/6 - 9/8

Reconstruction – what it was and what challenges it faced.

Readings: Tindall through 551.

Lincoln movie.

Week 4 9/12 - 9/16

Homework reading: 231 – 251.

Finish Lincoln.

Reconstruction: who wanted what. http://tmpsantafe.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/ConflictingGoalsintheSouth.pdf

Reconstruction amendments and quiz.

Five-paragraph essay on why Reconstruction failed.

 

 

Week 5 9/19 - 9/23

Quarter One, Unit 2: The Conquest of the West.

Timeline handout.

Presentation on the West Before Settlement:

http://www.folkstreams.net/film,160

Presentation on Settlement

Essay (reconstructionessay-2) assigned

Week 6 9/26 - 9/29

Reconstruction Essay due.

Reading Exercise

Factors in Settlement

 

Week 7 10/3 - 10/6

Finish “Gathering up Again” if necessary

Reading and reading exercise: Zinn Chapter 8: Mexican-American War (finish and notes for HWK)

Indian Wars (begin discussion if time)

 

Week 8 10/10 - 10/13

Mexican-American War vs. Other Means of Expansion

Indian Wars – reading from Tindall, 572 – 587

Reading from Richard Matthiessen, “Native Earth”

Week 9 10/17 - 10/20

Begin Quarter 2.

Review Quarter 1.

Review handout

Q1 Quiz

Week 10 10/24 - 10/27

Reading: Zinn Chapter 12

Question: What is empire?

 

 

Week 11 10/31 - 11/3

Spanish-American War video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Lj0nMjuBn4

Song lyric exercise

 

 

Week 12 11/7 - 11/10

Zinn Chapter 13: The Socialist Challenge.

Discussion of socialism vs. capitalism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3u4EFTwprM

 

Week 13 11/14 - 11/17

Reading questions on first half of Zinn Chapter 13.

Continue capitalism vs. socialism. (School of Life videos on Capitalism and on Karl Marx.)

 

Week 14 11/21 - 11/22

Triangle Fire video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFJ6cQUJOsg

No homework. Thanksgiving break.

Week 15 11/28 - 12/1

Finish Zinn, Chapter 13 – Complete Reading Questions handout.

Receive final exam essay prompt

Begin WW1 and switch to Tindall book for Chapter 25: America and the Great War

Week 16 12/5 - 12/8

Review Tindall Chapter 25.

World War One group exercise

Listen to podcast on Fritz Haber

Discuss the League of Nations

Happy Winter Break!


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