United States History and Geography A

United States History & Geography A

NYC c. 1900

Extra Credit

Extra credit can be obtained in several ways.  First, there will be extra credit readings that can be completed using the extra credit reading worksheet: Extra Credit Article.doc. Readings will be announced in class or posted on the website below and are worth 5-15 points depending on the article and the quality of work turned in. 

A maximum of 30 points per semester can be earned for the extra credit articles.

Also, students can come to class before or after school to review the last test they have taken.  If they write two sentences correcting their wrong answers (one for a correction, one to explain why the answer is correct), they can earn 10 extra credit points.  This process can be completed after every test (except for the final exam).

Course Content

U.S. History & Geography A covers the years 1877-1945 and is broken into the following units:

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Introduction to Historical Study (Class Information)
        Historical Thinking Skills Notes
        Football Game POV Activity
        Evaluating Sources Activity
        Study Guide Question/Essay Format
        Historical Themes-SPICE Chart Notes
Blank SPICE Chart
        Primary Source "Reading Like a Historian" Chart
        Political Cartoon Analysis Notes

Unit 1: Development of an Industrial and Urban America
Part 1: Industrialization Transforms Traditional America
   Unit 1, Part 1 Learning Targets
   Unit 1, Part 1 Study Guide
   Unit 1, Part 1 Vocabulary
        America, the Story of Us: "Civil War" Video Worksheet
                Link to "Civil War" Video
        Topic 1, Section 1 FBI Notes: Plans for Reconstruction
        Reconstruction Primary Source Activity
        Topic 1, Sections 2-3 FBI Notes: Legacy of Reconstruction
        Civil War and Reconstruction Map Activity
        Why Reconstruction Matters Article
             Reconstruction Crash Course Video
        Topic 2, Section 1 FBI Notes: Industrialization
             Industrialization Notes (Not completed in class; for extra help)
             Industrialization Crash Course Video
        American Progress Painting and Analysis
        Development of the Railroads Worksheets
        The Industrial Boom Document Based Question Worksheets (DBQ)
        America, the Story of Us: "Heartland" Video and Worksheet
        Topic 3, Section 1 FBI Notes: American Indians Under Pressure
              Movement West Crash Course Video
         Manifest Destiny Documents   
            Manifest Destiny Images and Discussion
         Battle of Little Bighorn Images and Primary Source Analysis
            Pine Ridge Reservation Ted Talk: Aaron Huey
         Carlisle Indian Boarding School: "Kill the Indian, Save the Man" Reading and Questions
         Topic 2, Section 2 FBI Notes: Growth of Big Business
         Ideologies of Wealth: Big Business and Beliefs PowerPoint Notes
         Toward a Monopoly: Horizontal and Vertical Integration Worksheets
         "Gospel of Wealth" Primary Source Analysis
         Topic 2, Section 3 FBI Notes: Unions
         Eugene V. Debs and Unionism Reading with Questions
         Labor Unions PowerPoint Notes
         Homestead Strike Primary Source Analysis
              Homestead Strike Video
Part 2: Immigration, Urbanization, and Politics​
   Unit 1 Part 2 Learning Targets
   Unit 1 Part 2 Vocabulary
   Unit 1 Part 2 Study Guide
        Topic 2, Section 5 FBI Notes: A Nation of Cities
        America: The Story of Us, "Cities" Video and Worksheet
        Immigration Worksheets
        Nativism DBQ Worksheets
        Urbanization PowerPoint Notes (not completed in class)
             Changing Cities: "Ghettos" Reading
             Immigration Atlas Activity
        Urban Inspectors Assignment
             Immigration and Urbanization Crash Course Video
        Topic 3, Section 3 FBI Notes: Corruption Plagues the Nation
        Politics in the Gilded Age Political Cartoons
            Political Cartoon Analysis Worksheet
            Gilded Age Politics Crash Course Video
        Topic 3, Section 4 FBI Notes: Farm Issues and Populism
​        Parable of Populism Notes
        William Jennings Bryan: "Cross of Gold" Notes
             William Jennings Bryan: "Cross of Gold" speech
             Video Excerpt from Bryan's Speech
        Topic 2, Section 6 FBI Notes: New Ways of Life
        Gilded Age Culture PowerPoint Notes
            Mass Leisure and Entertainment Timeline and Brochure
            1900s Culture: First Films Video
        "The Amazing Race" Ty Cobb Reading and Worksheets
                 Link to story on Sports Illustrated website here
         President's Video and Worksheet
         Unit 1 Parts 1 and 2 Crossword Puzzle

Unit 1 Binder Check Sheet

Unit 2: America Enters the Modern World
Part 1: Progressivism
   Unit 2 Part 1 Learning Targets
   Unit 2 Part 1 Vocabulary
   Unit 2 Part 1 Study Guide
        Topic 4, Section 1 FBI Notes: Progressives Drive Reform
             Progressivism Crash Course Video
        Progressive Problems to Solutions Documents
        Progressive Problems to Solutions Graphic Organizer
        Progressivism PowerPoint Notes
             Upton Sinclair's The Jungle Excerpt and Questions
             Jacob Riis' How the Better Half Lives and Questions
        Settlement House Movement Documents
        Drunkard's Progress: Temperance Movement PowerPoint Notes
        Women's Suffrage Powerpoint Notes
             Declaration of Sentiments Primary Source
             Women's Suffrage Crash Course Video
        Topic 4, Section 3 FBI Notes: Striving for Equality
        Living Under Jim Crow Primary Source
        Washington vs. DuBois Notes
             Washington vs. DuBois Primary Sources
             Washington vs. DuBois Graphic Organizer
        Topic 4, Section 4 FBI Notes: Reformers in the White House
        Coal Strike of 1902 Reading
        Progressive Presidents Packet
             Progressive Presidents Crash Course Video
Part 2: Imperialism and WWI
   Unit 2 Part 2 Learning Targets
   Unit 2 Part 2 Vocabulary
   Unit 2 Part 2 Study Guide
        Topic 4 Section 5 FBI Notes: American Influence Grows
        Hawaiian Revolution Reading and Questions
        Roots of American Imperialism Notes
        Philosophy of Imperialism Primary Sources
            American Imperialism Crash Course Video
        Topic 4 Section 6 FBI Notes: The Spanish American War
        Spanish American War Notes
             Spanish American War Documents
             Spanish American War Organizer
        Imperial Debate Primary Sources
        Spanish American War Cartoon/Comic Strip Assignment
                 Narrative Cartoon Example
                 Comic Strip Example
        Topic 4 Section 7 FBI Notes: The U.S. Emerges as a World Power
         Effects of American Imperialism Map Activity / Map
        T.R. and Wilson Political Cartoons
        Road to World War I Notes
              Road to WWI Graphic Organizer
        U.S. Entry into WWI Notes
              U.S. Entry Primary Sources
              Extra Notes about U.S. Entry into WWI
        World War I Crash Course Video
        Topic 5 Section 2 FBI Notes: The Home Front During WWI
        WWI Propaganda Notes and Assignment
        Harlem Hellfighters Graphic Novel and Questions
         Sedition in WWI Primary Source Activity and Sources
        Presidents Video: Call of Duty
              Presidents Video: TR through Wilson Worksheet
        Topic 5 Section 3 FBI Notes: The End of WWI
        14 Points Notes and Activity
              14 Points vs. Treaty of Versailles Venn Diagram
              Treaty of Versailles Map Activity
        Unit 2 Parts 1 and 2 Crossword Puzzle

Unit 3: Boom and Bust
Part 1: The Roaring 20s
   Unit 3 Part 1 Learning Targets
   Unit 3 Part 1 Vocabulary
   Unit 3 Part 1 Study Guide
        Topic 5, Section 6 FBI Notes: An Unsettled Society
        Sacco and Vanzetti Video Worksheet
        Red Scare Notes
        Red Scare Primary Source Document Analysis
        Topic 5, Section 7 FBI Notes: The Roaring 20s
        Scopes Trial Primary Source Document Analysis
        Roaring 20s Boom Video and Questions
        Zelda Fitzgerald "Rebel Without a Pause" Reading and Questions
        Topic 5, Section 8 FBI Notes: The Harlem Renaissance
        Roaring 20s: Mass Society and the Cultural Explosion Notes
        Topic 5, Section 4 FBI Notes: The Postwar Economic Boom
        Crash Course Video: The Roaring 20s
        Age of Prosperity Primary Sources and Analysis Worksheets
        Henry Ford and the American Worker DBQ and Organizer
        Topic 6, Section 1 FBI Notes: Causes of the Great Depression
        Great Depression Crash Course Video
        Terms and Causes of the Great Depression Worksheet
Part 2: The Great Depression
   Unit 3 Part 2 Learning Targets
   Unit 3 Part 2 Vocabulary
   Unit 3 Part 2 Study Guide
        Topic 6, Section 2 FBI Notes: Americans Suffer
        Crash Course Video: The New Deal
        Bonus Army Reading and Questions
        Poverty in the Depression Notes
        1930s Bust Video and Questions
        Topic 6, Section 3 FBI Notes: Two Presidents Respond
        Roosevelt vs. Hoover- Election of 1932 Primary Sources
        Topic 6, Section 4 FBI Notes: The New Deal Expands
        Goals of the New Deal: Fireside Chat Notes and Discussion
               1st Fireside Chat: Audio Clip and Written Transcript
               2nd Fireside Chat Transcript
        United We Sit (Wagner Act) Reading and Questions
        Social Security Primary Source Documents/Questions and Interpretations
        Topic 6, Section 5 FBI Notes: Effects of the New Deal
        New Deal Critics DBQ

Final Exam Timeline Review Activity