What We Cover

 

Introduction: Geography and Pre-Contact (Project)

 

Unit 1: Exploration (Test)

Chapters 1 – Three Worlds Meet: 1200 B.C. - 1500 A.D.

? Chapter Objective: To analyze how American, African, & European societies differ from one another before 1500.

 

Unit 2: 13 Colonies (Test)

Chapter 2 – The American Colonies Emerge: 1492 - 1681

? Chapter Objective: To analyze how Europeans transformed life in the Americas.

? Chapter Objective: To analyze how the experience of the early colonists shaped America's political and social ideals.

? Chapter Objective: To analyze the factors that allowed each colonial region to grow and prosper.

? Chapter Objective: To analyze the traditions, events, & forces that helped form the American identity.

 

Unit 3: American Revolution (Research Paper)

Chapter 4 – The War for Independence: 1765-1783

? Chapter Objective: To analyze what drove the colonists to declare independence from Great Britain.

? Chapter Objective: To understand how it was possible for American Patriots to gain their independence from the powerful British Empire.

 

Unit 4: New Nation (Test)

Chapter 5 – Shaping a New Nation: 1781 - 1788

? Chapter Objective: To understand how Americans attempted to create a national government that respected both the independence of states & the rights of individuals.

? Objective: To examine the U.S. Constitution as a living document & assess your rights as a U.S. citizen.




 

Unit 5: The Nation Learns to Stand (Test)

Chapter 6 – Launching the New Nation: 1789 - 1816

? Chapter Objective: To understand what political traditions and tensions first appeared in the early years of the new republic.

? Chapter Objective: To understand how the events of the Jefferson Era strengthen the nation.

 

Unit 6: Growing Pains (Project)

Chapter 7 – Balancing Nationalism and Sectionalism: 1815 - 1840

? Chapter Objective: To understand the the forces and events that affected national unity and growth.

? Chapter Objective: To analyze the impact that Andrew Jackson's presidency had on the nation.

Chapter 8 – Reforming American Society: 1820 - 1850

? Chapter Objective: To understand how immigration and social reform changed the nation in the mid-1800s.

Chapter 9 – Expanding Markets and Moving West: 1825 - 1847

? Chapter Objective: To examine how westward expansion transformed the nation.

Chapter 10 – The Union in Peril: 1850 - 1861

? Chapter Objective: To investigate the issues and events that shattered the nation's unity and led to Civil War.

 

Unit 7: The American Civil War/Reconstruction (Test)

Chapter 11 – The Civil War: 1861 - 1865

? Chapter Objective: To analyze the events, leaders, and strategies that shaped the early years of the Civil War.

? Chapter Objective: To understand the ways in which the Civil War transformed the nation.

Chapter 12 – Reconstruction and its Effects: 1865 - 1877

? Chapter Objective: To examine how a deeply divided nation attempted to move forward after the War.

 

Unit 8: Family History Project (Project)

The American Civil War tore the country apart. Often, it quite literally tore families apart. In order to connect this struggle to your lives, you will delve into your family's history. This will serve as your final for the class.

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