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US History

Important Class Files:
Weekly Work and Information

Week 1 1/17 - 1/19

Intro to Q3: World War II and Vietnam.

Discussion of Treaty of Versailles. What was the situation in Europe post-WWI that led to the rise of Nazism?

Presentation: Antisemitism in Europe.

Week 2 1/23 - 1/26

Rise of Nazism: Video from “The World at War.”

Hitler’s Rise to Power

The Triumph of the Will: Based on the movie, what kind of country did the Nazis envision?


Week 3 1/30 - 2/2

Question: Was there anything the US could or should have done to prevent Hitler’s rise to power in Germany?

Presentations on fascism

Presentation on Japan

Week 4 2/6 - 2/9


First Reading: Tindall book (see me if unsure; different for different classes).

Reading Questions.

Presentation on the Pacific Theater.


Week 5 2/13 - 2/16

New reading: 897 – 909.

Week 6 2/20 - 2/23

Presentation on Manhattan Project.

Reading: 897 -909

Continue with Band of Brothers

Presentation and discussion on ethical dilemmas and the decision to drop the bomb.

Week 7 2/27 - 3/2

Atomic bomb class exercise and paper: due by Spring Break

Discussion of Japanese internment, and two videos: Santa Fe internment camp and George Takei talk

Week 8 3/6 - 3/9

Review and Quiz. Jeopardy review here.

Essay due by Friday.

Introduction to post-WWII world.


Week 9 3/20 - 3/23

Vietnam: What was the U.S. doing in Vietnam?

Zion Chapter 18: through page 480. Two questions per page.

My Lai video:

Week 10 3/27 - 3/30

Vietnam continued.

Presentation on the antiwar movement; protest music exercise.

Week 11 4/3 - 4/6


Week 12 4/10 - 4/13

Student protest song presentations.

Week 13 4/17 - 4/20

Watergate presentation

Civil Rights Movement presentation

Final Week

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