1 WESTFIELD VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM United Sates History I Curriculum Term 1 Essential Questions: 1. How did life in colonial America make Americans more prone to self-government? 2. What were the causes of the American Revolution and what impact did it have on Americans? 3. What would have been the consequences in America had the colonial army not been victorious? 4. How did the new Constitution uphold the principle of State authority and provide needed National authority? 5. How have historians viewed the first three Presidents and their impact on American politics? Differentiated Instruction: Materials must address all levels of learning and learning styles of students in the classroom. Strategies for successfully implementing instruction can be differentiated on three general areas. These areas include: 1. The content of instruction 2. The processes and techniques used to help make sense of a given topic 3. The products produced by students that demonstrate their learning
2 Timeline Content/Topic Standards Assessment Resources Term 1 Colonizing America: (Prehistory to 1754) Contrast the economies of the three major Colonial regions: New England, Middle, and Southern. Assess the impact of geography on the economies of the three major regions. Explain the development of self-government in the colonies. Investigate the lifestyles and cultures of the New England, Middle, and Southern colonies; e.g., education, slavery, religion. The American Revolution: ( ) Explore the events leading to the outbreak of armed conflict between the American colonies and Great Britain. Analyze the origin of the ideas behind the revolutionary movement and the movement toward independence; e.g., social contract, natural rights, English traditions. Explain the major ideas expressed in the Declaration of Independence. Examine how the Revolutionary War affected the colonists. USI.1b,USI.2,USI.2b,USI.9a USI.18.ELA-Literacy.RH USI.1,USI.1a,b,USI.2, USI.3,USI.4,USI.5,USI.5a,b,c,d USI.12,USI.13,USI.14 ELA-Literacy.WHST e Anecdotal Observations Write a biographical sketch about a selected historical figure Create Timeline of Events leading to Revolutionary War Historical Journals: Conduct mock interviews with significant people from Colonial America Debate and or Essay: The American Revolution could not have been won without the military assistance received from France. Two column notes: Advantages and disadvantages of Revolutionary Army. Textbook: American Vision 2008: Glencoe Documents: Mayflower Compact (1620) Declaration of Independence (1776) The Northwest Ordinance (1787 _The United States Constitution (1787) Federalist Paper # 10, ( ) The Bill Of Rights(1791) Washington s Farewell Address Electronic Media Video: America: The Story of Us Supplemental Readings Explain the events that brought European aid to the American cause. Quiz: American Revolution Examine the advantages and disadvantages of the
3 Continental Army against British resources. Creating a Constitution :( ) Determine the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation. Compare the Federalists and Anti-Federalist ratification debates. Examine the Constitution ratification compromises; i.e., 3/5 Compromise, Great Compromise, Bill of Rights. Identify the major elements of the United States Constitution. Explain the purpose of the Constitution as outlined in the preamble. Explore the role and functions of the three branches of government. Political Formation: ( ) The origins of the Federalist and Democratic- Republican parties in the 1790s. The conflicting ideas of Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton. The Alien and Sedition Acts D. the Louisiana Purchase. USI.6,USI.7,USI.7a,b,c,d,USI.8, USI.9,USI.9b,USI.10 USI.13,USI.14 ELA-Literacy.RH USI.9,USI.9b,USI.14,USI.15,USI.16 USI.19,USI.20,USI.21,USI.22, USI.22a,b,c,d,USi.25,USI.26, ELA-Literacy.WHST Essay: Explain in a oneparagraph essay why the Articles of Confederation did not work. On a map of North America, identify the first 13 states to ratify the Constitution Create a timeline of the origins of the Bill of Rights. Complete a graphic organizer comparing Washington, Adams, and Jefferson as Presidents Unit Exam
4 WESTFIELD VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM United Sates History I Curriculum Term 2 Essential Questions: 1. What were the causes and results of The War of 1812? 2. What were the government policies toward the American Indian nations? 3. How did new inventions and transportation methods stimulate Westward expansion? 4. What was the impact of the Mexican War on the people and land in the American Southwest? 5. How did economic differences between the North and south cause tensions? Differentiated Instruction: Materials must address all levels of learning and learning styles of students in the classroom. Strategies for successfully implementing instruction can be differentiated on three general areas. These areas include: 1. The content of instruction 2. The processes and techniques used to help make sense of a given topic 3. The products produced by students that demonstrate their learning
5 Timeline Content/Topic Standards Assessment Resources Term 2 Growth and Division ( ): The War of 1812: Causes and results Assess the Era of Good Feelings Explain the development of Economic and Judicial nationalism. Investigate the technological revolution in transportation and industry. Predict the outcome of the sectional disputes over slavery. USI.23, USI.24, USI.25, USI.26 USI.26b,d,USI.27,USI.28,USI.28a USI.29,USI.35,USI.36a ELA-Literacy.RH Anecdotal Observations Create an outline showing the main events which occurred during the War of Complete a graphic organizer listing major milestones of transportation and industrialization which occurred in early 1800s. Textbook: American Vision 2008: Glencoe Documents: McCulloch v. Maryland, The Life of Frederick Douglas (1845) Civil Disobedience(1849) Diaries of pioneers ( ) Uncle Tom s Cabin(1852) Drew Scott v. Sanford, The Spirit of Reform ( ): Explore the events leading to the new policies toward Native Americans. Analyze the origins of the wave of immigrants entering the United States. What were the conditions they were leaving behind? Explain how the reform movements sought to change American society in ways that upheld American values and ideas. USI.19,USI.24,USI.24a,b,c,USI.26d USI.28b,USI.30,USI.31,USI.31a,b,c, USI.32,USI.32a,b,c,,USI.33, USI.33a,b,c,d,e,USI.34,USI.35,USI. 36 ELA-Literacy.WHST a Write an informative essay on how a specific technological advance helped shape history. Create annotated maps showing slave and free states. Write a letter supporting either the abolitionist movement or early women s right movement. Electronic Media Video: America: The Story of Us The Alamo (2004) Supplemental Readings.. Manifest Destiny ( ): Historical Journals: Sam Houston or Santa
6 Examine the reasons for large numbers of Americans moving west from Identify the causes and results of the Battle for Texas. Summarize The War With Mexico and explain how it brought new territories under the control of the United States.. Sectional Conflict Intensifies ( ): USI.26,USI.26e,f,g,h ELA-Literacy.RH Anna Debate and or Essay: Should the United states go to war with Mexico? Quiz: Manifest Destiny Analyze how political leaders sought to hold the Union together through legislative compromise. Compare and contrast the viewpoints of the North and South in regards to slavery. Appraise the results of the 1860 election. Was it a precursor to the Civil War? USI.20,USI.26i,j, USI.31d,USI.35 USI.36,USI.36a,c,d,e,f,g,h,I,j, USI.37,USI.38,USI.39,USI.39a,USI. 40b Math.Content.HSS-ID.A.1 Document based questions on the Compromise of Interpret results of 1860 election. Unit exam.
7 Essential Questions: 1. How is modern warfare different? 2. Why was the North able to defeat the South? 3. How do Nations recover from war? 4. Why did the settlers move west? 5. Did industry improve society? WESTFIELD VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM United States History I Curriculum Term 3 Differentiated Instruction: Materials must address all levels of learning and learning styles of students in the classroom. Strategies for successfully implementing instruction can be differentiated on three general areas. These areas include: 1. The content of instruction 2. The processes and techniques used to help make sense of a given topic 3. The products produced by students that demonstrate their learning
8 Timeline Content/Topic Standards Assessment Resources Term 3 The Civil War ( ): Compare and contrast the opposing economies. Assess the outcomes of the early battles. Explain the significance of the Emancipation Proclamation and the Gettysburg Address. Investigate the turning points of the Civil War. Evaluate the North s victory and predict the effects on the United States. Reconstruction ( ): USI. 38, USI. 39, USI. 39a, USI.40a,b,c ELA-Literacy.WHST Analyzing Visuals Create an outline demonstrating the major battles of the Civil War. Complete a graphic organizer listing major technological advances during the civil War. Write a persuasive essay explaining why you are planning to join the Union or Confederate Army. Textbook: American Vision 2008: Glencoe Documents: Emancipation Proclamation (1862) Civil War Letters ( ) The Gettysburg Address (1863) The 13 th, 14 th, and 15 th Amendments Political Cartoons Compare and contrast Lincoln s plan with the plan of the Radical Republicans. Analyze the impact of Lincoln s assassination on the progress of Reconstruction. Explain the collapse and consequences of Reconstruction. Settling the West ( ): Examine the reasons for rapid growth of the mining and ranching industries. Identify the pros and cons of the new farming technology. USI. 41, USI.41a,b,c,d,e,f,g ELA-Literacy.RH USII.4 ELA-Literacy.RH Create a Venn diagram comparing Lincoln s and Johnson s Reconstruction plans. Historical Journals: A day in the life of a cowboy. Create a poster convincing Americans to move to the Great Plains. Electronic Media Video: America: The Story of Us Lincoln (2012) The Men Who Built America (2012) Supplemental Readings Summarize the struggles of the Plain Indians..
9 Industrialization ( ): Identify how new inventions changed the way people lived and worked. Explain how the growth of the railroads contributed to the settlement of the west. Appraise the contributions of Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller. Analyze the pros and cons of unions. USII.1,USII.1a,b,c, USII.2,USII.2a, USII.5,USII.5a,b,c,d ELA-Literacy.RH Informational essay describing the process of how a new invention made life easier. Research on a captain of industry. Unit Exam.
10 Essential Questions: 1. Why do people migrate? 2. How did immigration change American society? 3. How are empires built? 4. What were the effects of American Imperialism? 5. Can politics fix social problems? WESTFIELD VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM United Sates History I Curriculum Term 4 Differentiated Instruction: Materials must address all levels of learning and learning styles of students in the classroom. Strategies for successfully implementing instruction can be differentiated on three general areas. These areas include: 1. The content of instruction 2. The processes and techniques used to help make sense of a given topic 3. The products produced by students that demonstrate their learning
11 Timeline Content/Topic Standards Assessment Resources Term 4 Urban America ( ): Identify the major reasons why people emigrated. Assess the pros and cons of urban living. Explain how individualism and Social Darwinism shaped the Gilded Age. Investigate the changes in popular culture during the late 1800s. Define and explain the significance of the Populist Movement. Analyze the reasons for the rise in segregation during the late 1800s. USI. 41, USII.2, USII.2b,c, USII.3 USII.4c,USII.6a,b,c,d,USII.8,USII.9 USII.9b,d,f ELA-Literacy.RH Analyzing Visuals Create an outline showing the push and pull factors for immigration. Complete a two- column notes graphic organizer on Gilded Age theories. Write an informative essay on how a specific aspect of popular culture changed in the late 1800s. Textbook: American Vision 2008: Glencoe Documents: The Gospel of Wealth (1889) The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884) Plessy v. Ferguson, Platt Amendment (1898) How the Other Half Lives (1890) Imperialism and Progressivism ( ): Explore the causes of American Imperialism. Analyze the causes and effects of the Spanish- American-Cuban War. Explain how President Roosevelt increased the United States power on the world stage.. The Progressive Movement ( ): USII.6, USII.6e,f ELA-Literacy.WHST e USII.6g,h,USII.8,USII.9a,d,e ELA-Literacy.RH Historical Journals: Why did the U.S. become an Imperial power? Persuasive Writing: Write a letter supporting the U.S. involvement in the Spanish- American War. Create a Timeline on Women s suffrage movement. Electronic Media Video: America: The Story of Us Political Cartoons Primary sources on Immigration Supplemental Readings Explain how the progressives sought to improve life socially, politically, and economically. Compare and contrast the viewpoints and achievements of President Roosevelt and President Taft. Appraise the social reforms of President Wilson. Informative essay on a progressive reform. Unit Exam