• American Studies

    Assignments and Assessments Calendar 


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    Welcome Back!

    Course Introduction

    Getting to Know You wkst

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    -Binder Set Up
    -Presentation on doing Presentations

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    -Course Themes

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    Discuss 9/11

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    Begin 6.1 Immigration 

    Get HIPP (Historically Important Person Project) 

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     Finish 6.1 Immigration Slide Show

     
    Based on Textbook pages 214-219 
     
    Homework
    -Complete Family Tree 

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     Library Orientation and Research

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    Library Research 

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    6.2 Urban American 

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    Rise of Industrialism Slide Show 

     Homework
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    (10 Points)

    Pretend that you are an immigrant to the United States at the turn of the 20th Century (about 1900). Write a letter back to your home country (or a diary entry) and describe what you see (the good and the bad).  Evaluate America’s greatness at the turn of the Century. (About 2 paragraphs).  Be creative and show content. 

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    Finish Rise of Industrialism 

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    Gilded Age Slide Show 

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    Social Darwinism Slide Show 

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     Quiz on Gilded Age

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    Economic Choices (Free Market v Command) Slide Show 

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    Current Events Class Discussion

    The Presidential Debates 

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    Finished Vertical and Horizontal Integration 

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    Labor Unions Slide Show 

     
    Library "Exit Ticket" 

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    HIP Project (Research essay or presentation) due today!

     Finish Labor Unions

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    Election of 1896 

    John Philip Sousa Presentation 

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     Election of 1896

     
    Scott Joplin Presentation 

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     Review for Gilded Age Test

    Gibson Girl Presentation 

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    Introduction to the Progressive Era 

    Triangle Factory Fire Presentation 

    Homework
    -Study for Gilded Age Test 

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    Gilded Age Unit Test
     

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    No School 

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     Intro to Progressive Era Continued

     Nellie Bly Presentation
     
    Mother Jones Presentation
     

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    Jane Addams Presentation 

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     Early Dismissal

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     Roosevelt and Taft 

    Homework
    -Complete Across section of Crossword Puzzle 

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    Roosevelt Continued

     

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    -Slide Show catch up 

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    Election of 1912 Slide Show 

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     Finish Wilson Presidency

    -Go over Crossword Puzzle Answers
     
    -Begin Segregation Slide Show 

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    Harry Houdini Presentation

    -6.3 Segregation
     
    -Presentations on Booker T. Washington, WEB Dubois, 

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    Presentations on DW Griffith, Billie Holiday

    -Begin Final Review for Progressive Test 

    Review for Progressive Test
     
    -Introduce Imperialism 

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     -TR and Panama Canal Presentation

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    Progressive Era Test 

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    Causes of WWI 

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    Election Day

    No School 

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    First Quarter End

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     Early Dismissal

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    Evening Parent Conferences 

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    No School

    Morning Parent Conferences 

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    Happy Thanksgiving  

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    No School 

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     10.1 Politics of the 1920s

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     10.1 Politics of the 1920s

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    10.2 Growing Economy of the Roaring 20s 

    Henry Ford Presentation 

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    10.2 Continued 

    Homework
    Complete  

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     Finish 10.2

     Begin 10.3
     
    Flapper Girl Presentation 

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    10.3 Continued

    Al Capone Presentation 

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    Josephine Baker Presentation 

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    10.4 Culture of the 1920s
     
    Presentations 
    Rudolph Valentino
     
    Babe Ruth 

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    10.4 Continued

    Louis Armstrong
     
    George Gershwin 

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     Review for Quest

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    Quest on 1920s

    Introduce the Great Depression
     
    Cinderella Man 

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     Cinderella Man 

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     Happy Hanukkah  

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     Merry Christmas

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    Happy Holidays 

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     Introduction to Great Depression

    11.1 The Crash 

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     11.3 Hoover's Response

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    11.2 Hoover Response 

    Bonus Army & Lindbergh Kidnapping presentation
    Homework
    -Complete Interpretation Political Cartoon wkst. Question 1-4 

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     11.2 Life During the Depression

    Presentations
    Woody Guthrie
     Fred and Ginger

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     11.2 Continued

    Presentations
    Wizard of Oz
    Seabiscuit

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     Finish up 11.2

    Begin 12.1 The First New Deal 
     
    Presentation

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     12.1 Continued

    Presentations
    Eleanor Roosevelt 
    Marian Anderson 
     

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     12.2 The Second New Deal

     
    Presentations
    Amelia Earhart 

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    12.2 Continued
    Presentations
    Father Coughlin 
    Huey Long 

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     Prestnations

    Joe Lewis v Max Schmeling
     
    Jessie Owens 

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     Any Remaining Presentations

     
    Begin Review 

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     Review for Midterm

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    Review for Midterm

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     Midterm Exam

    7:45-9:45
     
    Material covered: Gilded Age to Great Depression 

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     Midterm Exams

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     Midterm Exams

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     End of 1st Semester

    Early Dismissal 

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    13.1 Origins and Causes of WWII

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     13.1 Continued

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     Finish 13.2

     
    Homework
    -Study for Quiz (Thursday)
     
    https://create.kahoot.it/#quiz/8be83c74-f36d-4f1b-86c0-e51209d9bc4f 
     
     

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     Library Research Day

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     Quiz on Chapter 13.1 and 13.2

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     President's Day

    No School 

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     14.1 and 14.3 Mobilizing for War and Life on the Homefront

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     Homefront continued

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     Finish Homefront

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     Quiz on 14.1 and 14.3

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    D Day to VE Day

     

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     D Day to VE Day

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     13.3 The Holocaust

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     Schindler's List

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    Group Presentations Final Version Due
     
    14.2-14.5 The Pacific Theater 
     

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     Pacific Theater Continued

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    Truman's Decision to Drop the A-Bomb

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     13.4 The Nuremberg Trials and Formation of the UN

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    Finish up WWII

    Review for Test 
     

     

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     Review for Test

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     Unit Test on WWII

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    The Cold War 

     

    Group Presentations begin
     
     
    Marshall Plan 

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     15.1 The Cold War Begins

    Homework
    Group Presentations begin Monday
    -Marshall Plan 

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     15.1 Cold War

    Presentation on Marshall Plan 

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    15.2 The Cold War Deepens

    Presentation on NATO 

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     15.2 Cold War Deepens

    Korean War 

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     15.3 Cold War and American Society

    Presentation on Rosenberg's Execution  

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     15.3 Cold War and American Society

    Presentation on Fallout Shelter

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    15.4 Eisenhower and the Cold War

    Presentation on U2 Incident 

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    15.4 Eisenhower and the Cold War

    Sputnik 
     
    Presentation on Fallout Shelters 

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    Berlin Wall Presentation
     
    Review for Cold War Quest

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    16.1 The Fifties, The Truman and Eisenhower Years

    Presentation on Jackie Robinson 

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    16.1 Eisenhower Years

     

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    16.2 The Affluent Society
     
    Presentation on GI Bill of Rights 
     
    End of Third Quarter 
     
    Early Dismissal 

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    16.2 The Affluent Society
     
    Presentation on Pete Seeger and "Little Boxes" 

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    16.2 Continued
     
    Presentations on Jonas Salk and Dr. Spock 

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    Elvis Presley Presentation 

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    Spring Break 

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    18.1 The Civil Rights Movement Begins
     
    Presentation on Emit Till 

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    18.1 Continued
     
    Presentation on Little Rock Nine 

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    18.2 Challenging Segregation
     
    Presentation on Greensboro Sit-In 

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    18.3
     
    Presentation on Malcolm X and NOI

     

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    18.3 Continued
     
    Presentation on Muhammad Ali 

     

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    Finish up Civil Rights
     
    Dr. Martin Luther King, Mountaintop Speech and Assassination
     
    Bobby Kennedy Presentation 

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    Review for Test 

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    Test on Civil Rights 

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