US History I Class


This page is a bit out of date and will likely be updated as we progress through the course. This should not affect current operations as much as future operations. Please keep that in mind if you intend to work ahead. Chapter outline tasks are slowing being converted to links to assignment pages. Consult the teacher if you have questions.


Textbook Citation:
Cayton, Andrew R. L. America: Pathways to the Present. Needham, MA: Prentice Hall, 2003. Print.



Chapter 1 Outline

Learning Target: 03 Understands how transformations impact society.

"Why would anyone want to pack up and move to this place?"

.........Vocabulary List 1
.........Maine Journey 1750 (not every year)
.........Nomadic Journey (not every year)
.................Reading: Life in Colonial Times. - Good background if you get past the advertising.
.................Mayflower Compact (Wikipedia)
.................Constantinople (Bing Map)
.................Istanbul (not Constantinople) - by "We Might Be Giants" music video on YouTube.
.................Martin Luther - short video



Chapter 2 Outline

Learning Target: 03 Understands how transformations impact society.
"Now that we are here, how do we organize ourselves?"

.........Vocabulary List 2
.........American Colonies Project (summative assessment)


Chapter 3 Outline

Learning Target: 01 Understands the after effects and immediate outcomes of wars involving the United States.
"We know we are British subjects, but how British are we, really?"

.........Vocabulary List 3
.........Louisbourg Case Study (summative assessment)


Chapter 4 Outline

Learning Target: 01 Understands the after effects and immediate outcomes of wars involving the United States.
"Can't we just get along?"

.........Vocabulary List 4
.........Revolutionary Battles Project
.................Battle of Saratoga, a brief overview using documents and images.
.................Revolutionary War Tactics
.................Wikipedia List of Revolutionary War Battles
.........Thomas Paine's "Common Sense" (full text)
.........National Archives: Declaration of Independence
................."1776" IMDb entry of movie based on the play.



Chapter 5 Outline

Learning Target: 02 Understands how the principles and ideals of the framers influenced the structure of the government laid forth in the US Constitution.
"What did the founding fathers know that we should know now?"

.........Vocabulary List 5
.........Preamble Re-Write
.........Founding Fathers Task
.........Constitution Projects (choose one)
Useful links:
..............National Archives: U.S. Constitution
..............Founding Fathers and Their Documents
..............American Form of Government - YouTube
..............National Archive Rotunda
..............Maine Constitution

Chapter 6 Outline

..........Vocabulary List 6
..........Sections 1-3 "Three Presidents Project"
........................Funny Commercial including Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton Duel.
..........Section 4 & 5 task


Chapter 7 Outline

Learning Target: 07 Understand the purposes and uses of thematic maps.
"How should we organize and use all this new territory?"

..........Vocabulary List 7
......................Louisiana Purchase Map Project
...............................Sample A
...............................Sample B
...............................Sample C
...............................Sample D
...............................On-line map of the Adams-Onis Treaty

..........Alamo Legends Project
..............................Legends and Society Readings
..............................The Actual Alamo in San Antonio
..............................Alamo Project Sample - large .pdf (8mb)
..............................2004 Alamo Movie Trailer
..............................Wikipedia Article on the Movie


Chapters 8 & 9 Outline

Learning Target: 06 Understands the need for continual technological innovation for growth.
"How do we manage new growth and technology with that slavery thing around our necks?"

...........Vocabulary List 8
...........Vocabulary List 9
...........Major Concepts "Scavenger Hunt"



Chapters 10 & 11 Outline - "Civil War"

Learning Target: 04
Understands the significance of major turning points during select United States wars or conflicts and their implications.
"How did we get to the point of shooting at each other?"

*Section 10.1
*Section 10.2
*Section 10.3
*Section 10.4
*Section 10.5
...........Chapter 10 Section Review Questions - full list
...........Vocabulary List 10 - full list
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Chapter 11 Section Reviews - Instructions
...........Vocabulary List 11 - full list
...........Battlefield Map

Turning Points Task



Chapters 12 - "Reconstruction"

Learning Target: 05
Understands the long-term social, political, and economic effects of war or conflict on the United States.
"How do we fix this mess we created?"

...........Activity: O.O.Howard and the Freedman's Bureau.
...........Vocabulary List 12
Section 12.1
Section 12.2
Section 12.3
Section 12.4


Chapter 13 - Expansion of American Industry

Learning Target: 06 Understands the need for continual technological innovation for growth.
"How many great new ideas, products and technological advances can we cram into one country?"

..........Vocabulary List 13
No special section assessment plan. Just do ALL of the section questions.
..........New York City Street Cleaning 1893-5

American Entrepreneurs of the 1800's.


Chapter 14 - Looking to the West (1860-1900)

...........Vocabulary List 14
Projects:
Apache Wars - "The Last Indian War"