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1st Quarter

US History II 11th Grade

Core Standards/Objectives
Enduring Understanding

Skills

Enduring Understanding:
Americas early history directs
the nation course in the 19th and
20th centuries.

-identify reasons for the


establishment of colonies in
America
-examine the rise of American
culture in the colonies
-identify the philosophies that
influenced the Constitution
-analyze the Constitutions
creation and impact on the
U.S.
-trace development of
American government and
politics
-trace U.S. expansion
-recognize the sectional
differences that developed
during the antebellum period
-evaluate the cause, course,
and
consequences of the Civil War
-analyze success and failures
of
reconstruction
-examine the U.S. policies
relating to American Indians

*Focus should be on applying students


previous knowledge to the last two
centuries, instead of re-teaching
colonial times, focus should be on
Reconstruction to present day.
1.1
Examine the American colonial
experience.
1.2
Investigate the development of the
United States government, its
institutions and its politics.
1.3
Analyze the growth and division of the
United States from 1820 through 1877.

Concepts/Vocabular
y
-colonization

-separation of powers
-balance of power
-elastic clause
-John Locke
-federalism
-Representative
Democracy
-states rights
-slavery
-representation
-civil war
-reconstruction
-Manifest Destiny

Suggested Assessments/Learning Activities

Essential Questions
1. Why did Americas
colonial experience define
our culture?
2. How are our beliefs
reflected in the creation
and evolution of our
government?
3. In what way did conflict
direct the events and
policies in the 19th
century?

Resources

US History II 11th Grade

Pre-assess students background knowledge of exploration through expansion using the full battery
of 8th Grade Benchmark Assessments.
Read and participate in the We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution program.
www.civiced.org
Create an imaginary television talk show around the topic How did the colonies shape American
Culture. Guest should include early colonists that represent Southern, Middle and New England
Colonies and should speak to the economy, culture and life in their region. Students act as the
audience and generate questions for the panel. Process by having students write a five paragraph
essay answering the first essential question with evidence from all three areas.
Conduct a Four Corners debate on the causes of the Civil War.
In cooperative groups assign students to take the role of a U.S. Indian Agent, Tribal Chief of one of
the western American Indian Tribes, Railroad executive and homesteader to negotiate a peaceful, fair
resolution to the conflicts over westward expansion.

Core Standards/Objectives
Enduring Understanding

Enduring Understanding: The


growth of industry changed the
United States and its people.

Skills
-identify major American
inventions and their
affects
-explain the expansion of
transportation and
communication following
the

Concepts/Vocabular
y
-inventions: telephone,
car,
electricity, motion
pictures
-John D. Rockefeller
-J.P. Morgan
-Andrew Carnegie

-United States
Constitution
-The Federalist Papers

Essential Questions
1. What impact do
improvements and
innovations have on a
society?
2. How did improvements
and

1st Quarter

US History II 11th Grade

2.1
Assess how transportation, communication, and
marketing improvements
and innovations transformed the American
economy in the late 19th and
early 20th centuries.
2.2
Evaluate the prominent business leaders and the
business organizations
that influenced the growth of industrialization in
the United States.
2.3
Assess how the growth of industry affected the
movement of people into
and within the United States.
2.4
Investigate the challenges presented to urban
inhabitants.

Civil War
-determine the impact of
industrialization on society
and
the economy
-examine how the market
revolution affected retail
distribution in cities and
rural
areas
-evaluate the growth and
influences of monopolies
and
trusts/role of industrialists
-determine demographic
changes in the population
from
1890s to present
-investigate influences
that
affected various immigrant
groups
-examine working
conditions of
immigrant workers
-identify how American
cities
spawned American
architecture

-Vanderbilt
-Henry Ford
-scientific management
- nativism
--Monopoly
-Trusts
-Moving Assembly Line
-Factories
-Tenements
-Child Labor
-Immigrant Labor
-Social Darwinism

Suggested Assessments/Learning Activities

innovations transform the


American economy in the
late 19th
and early 20th centuries?
3. What role did business
leaders and
organizations play in the
growth of
United States
industrialization?
4. How did the growth of
industry
affect the movement of
people into
and within the United States?
5. How are the challenges
presented
to urban inhabitants during
industrialization similar
to/different from the
challenges in
urban America today?

Resources
-Excerpts from The Jungle
-Demographic graphs
showing immigrants during
late 19th/early 20th century

Core Standards/Objectives
Enduring Understanding

Skills

Concepts/Vocabular
y

Essential Questions

US History II 11th Grade

2nd Quarter

Enduring Understanding: United


States industrialization was a
catalyst for social reform at the
turn of the 20th century

2.4c
Compare the attitudes of Social Darwinism
with those of Social Gospel
believers
3.1
Investigate reform movements and their
prominent leaders.
3.2
Assess the growth and development of
labor unions and their key leaders.

-compare the attitudes of


Social Darwinism with
those
of Social Gospel believers
-examine problems faced
by
American farmers created
by
the new market and rise of
Populist Party
-analyze the growth and
influence of political
machines
-investigate the emerging
civil
rights movement for
women
and Afro-Americans
-trace the development of
national labor unions
-determine impact of
collective bargaining
-analyze the development
of
socialism in the U.S.

-AFL
-The Great Railroad
Strike
-Knights of Labor
-Haymarket Square
-Tammany Hall
-Temperance Crusade
-Social Darwinism
-Social Gospelites
-Populist Party
-Muckrakers
-Progressives
-Anti-Lynching
campaigns (Ida
B. Wells)
-suffrage
-NAACP
-national labor unions
-collective bargaining
-socialism

Suggested Assessments/Learning Activities

Resources

Listen to and read the lyrics of a Joe Hill Labor Movement song, analyze the situations of workers during
the Industrialization and determine the reasons why people would want to unionize.
Read assigned or chosen section of Kids on Strike, create a group presentation using a poster or a
power-point which describes one of the early child/youth labor movements.

Core Standards/Objectives
Enduring Understanding

Skills

1. What conditions spark


reform movements?
2. How did turn of the
century movements
attempt to reform politics,
economics, and society?
3. How did labor union
leadership transform
politics, economics, and
society?
4. Where in modern
society can you find the
impact of turn of the
century reform?

Concepts/Vocabulary

-Kids on Strike
-Labor Movement songs

Essential Questions

US History II 11th Grade

2nd Quarter

Enduring Understanding:
Imperialism was a major factor
in early 20th century conflict.

4.1
Investigate how the United States
became involved in imperialism and
the Spanish-American War.
4.2
Examine how World War I affected the
military and the home front of the U.S.

-determine the economic,


social, and military affects
of
U.S. imperialism
-examine the cause,
course,
and consequences of the
Spanish-American War
-assess how Americas
imperialism altered
relationships with the Far
East
and Latin America
-identify major causes of
WWI and U.S. influence on
the war
-determine reasons U.S.
Senate refused to join
League
of Nations
-examine impact WWI had
on
U.S.

-Yellow Journalism
-Big Stick Policy
-militarism
-nationalism
-imperialism
-isolationism
-neutrality
-League of Nations

Suggested Assessments/Learning Activities

1. Why do powerful
nations seek to extend
their influence?
2. How did the United
States emerge as a world
power?
3. What role did
imperialism play as a
cause of world conflict in
the early 20th century?
4. How did World War I
impact the United States?
5. In what ways does
imperialism continue to
influence global
interactions?

Resources

Risk style simulation game

Core Standards/Objectives
Enduring Understanding

Skills

Concepts/Vocabular
y

Essential Questions

3rd Quarter

US History II 11th Grade

Enduring Understanding:
Reaction to rapid change
resulted in the Great Depression
and the New Deal, both of which
impacted life in the United
States.
5.1
Analyze how the United States coped with rapid
economic and technological advances.
5.2
Examine the experiences of black Americans and
women in the early 20th century.
6.1
Investigate the impact of the Great Depression on
the United States.
6.2
Analyze the long-term effects of the New Deal on
the United States.

-investigate how mass


media affected American
society
-assess how new
inventions and
consumerisms influenced
daily life
-explain how the
automobile affected the
business and landscape of
America
-account for the sudden
growth of black
consciousness
-describe the changes in
womens attitudes and
roles in society
-analyze the major causes
of the Great Depression
-examine the social effects
of the Great Depression
-explore the purposes and
effectiveness of the New
Deal
-investigate the shift of
power from state to
federal government

-Great Migration
-Roaring Twenties
-Black Tuesday, Crash
of
1929
-stock market
-buying on margin
-Oklahoma Dust Bowl
-Okies
-Eleanor Roosevelt
-Federal Welfare State
-New Deal Alphabet
Soup
-Harlem Renaissance
-Black Consciousness

Suggested Assessments/Learning Activities

1. How do people react to


rapid changes in society?
2. How did the role of
women change during the
1920s?
3. How did 1920 attitudes
impact Black American
consciousness?
4. What impact did the
Great
Depression have on the
U.S?
5. Why is the New Deal
significant today?

Resources

US History II 11th Grade

Research what the daily lives of youth during the Great Depression was like through the use
of primary source photographs by making observations and inferences and making a quick
classroom presentation with a group

Watch Riding the Rails documentary about youth runaways during the Depression and the
New Deal, fill out graphic organizer which focuses on the effects on people at the time and
New Deal programs

Create a scrapbook from the perspective of a youth living during through the Depression and
New Deal programs, include pictures as well as text.

Core Standards/Objectives
Enduring Understanding

Enduring Understanding: The


causes, course and
consequences of World War II
were altered by the United
States role in the conflict.

Skills
-analyze factors that led to
militarism and fascist
aggression in the world
-determine how the attack on
Pearl Harbor force d the U.S.
out of isolationism
-examine how the alliance
systems led the U.S. into

Concepts/Vocabular
y
-Treaty of Versailles
-alliance
-isolationism
-intervention
-rise of dictatorships
-fascism
-militarism
-nationalism

Essential Questions
1. Why did the United
States enter World War II?
2. How did World War II
impact life on the
American home front?
3. How did the United

3rd Quarter

US History II 11th Grade

7.1
Determine how America shifted from
isolationism to intervention.
7.2
Examine the impact World War II had
on the American home front.
7.3
Evaluate how the rules and weapons of
war changed during World War II.

World War II
-investigate the major
campaigns of the U.S. in the
European and Pacific theaters
-identify the impact of WWII
on minority groups in
America
-examine the role women
played in the wartime
workforce
-trace American mobilization
for war
-assess how the war
expanded
beyond military targets to
civilian centers
-evaluate how technology
changed the weapons used in
World War II and introduced
the atomic age

-Nazism
-war technology
-Pearl Harbor
-Manhattan Project, Atomic
Age
-women in the workforce
-war efforts
-propaganda
-Japanese Interment
-Navajo Code Talkers
- Island Hopping
-Pacific Theater
-Doolittles Raids
-Hiroshima, Nagasaki
-European Theater
-Segregated Military
-NATO
-Executive Order 9981
-GI Bill
-Rosa Parks
-rise of American world
military
power

Suggested Assessments/Learning Activities

States and its allies


change the course of
World
War II?
4. How did World War II
change the United States
and alter its place in the
world?

Resources

Create your own timeline for WW2 using myhistro.com, decide what 6
events are most important.
Primary source activity using documents about Isolationism from before
Pearl Harbor was bombed.

Core Standards/Objectives
Enduring Understanding

Enduring Understanding: The


Cold War Era redefined the
United States domestic and
international positions.

Skills
-analyze the organization and
operation of the United Nations
-evaluate the effectiveness of
American post-war foreign policy
in Europe and the Soviet reaction
-examine the worlds reaction to
nuclear weapons

Concepts/Vocabu
lary
-United Nations
-Berlin Air Lift
-Truman Doctrine
-Nuclear weapons,
escalation and
de-escalation of
tensions and

Essential Questions

1. How did U.S. and


Soviet postwar policies
cause the Cold War?
2. Why did Cold War
ideology draw the U.S.

4th Quarter

US History II 11th Grade

8.1
Investigate how postwar goals and actions of the United
States and the Soviet Union were manifested throughout the
world.
8.2
Analyze the Cold War ideology of the United States
involvement in Asia.
8.3
Summarize the political, social, and economic reactions to the
Cold War in the United States.
8.4
Investigate the end of the Cold War and examine Americas
role in the changing world.
10.1
Analyze the economy of the contemporary United States.
10.2
Determine how politics was changed by the end of the Cold
War.

-explain Americas reaction to the


fall of China to communism
-trace American and United
Nations involvement in the Korean
War
-examine the various factors that
drew the U.S. into conflict with
North Vietnam
-examine successes and failures of
various political administrations in
reaction to the Cold War
-analyze Great Society programs
aimed at ending poverty
-examine the impact of
McCarthyism and Watergate on
citizens attitudes toward
government
-trace the development of space
exploration
-compare different reactions to
overseas military involvement
-trace events that resulted in
breakup of the USSR
-examine the superpower status of
the U.S. in the world
-trace the development of
computer technology and its
impact on American business and
globalization
-examine the goals, success, and
failures of Reagan Revolution
-analyze the impact of
international terrorism on the
United States

nuclear arsenals
-McCarthyism
-Cuban Missile Crisis
-Domino Theory
-Great Society
-Space Race
-Watergate
-United States as world
Super
Power
-Reagan Revolution
-failure of U.S.S.R.
-2008 Financial Crisis
-expansion of federal
power
-globalization
-September 11, 2001
-international terrorism

into conflict in Asia?


3. What were the
United States political,
social and economic
reactions to the Cold
War?
4. How were U.S.
politics changed by the
end of the Cold War?
5. How did the end of
the Cold War alter the
United States role in
the world?

Suggested Assessments/Learning Activities

Webquest based around the Space/Arms Race, students create a brochure


promoting/discouraging research on Atomic Weapons

Core Standards/Objectives
Enduring Understanding

Skills

Concepts/Vocabular
y

Resources
Essential Questions

US History II 11th Grade

4th Quarter

Enduring Understanding: The ongoing struggle for human and


civil rights continues to impact
American society.
3.1
Investigate reform movements and their
prominent leaders.
5.2
Examine the experiences of black Americans and
women in the early 20th
century.
7.2
Examine the impact World War II had on the
American home front.
9.1
Analyze how the civil rights movement affected
United States society
9.2
Analyze the impact of the counter culture of the
1960s.

-identify the causes and


consequences of civil rights
legislation and court decisions
-investigate the fight for the
political, economic, and social
equality of women
-analyze how the black civil
rights movement utilized both
social and political actions to
achieve its goals
-investigate the gains in civil
rights made American Indian
nations, Mexican Americans,
and other ethnic groups up
through the present day
-trace the development of the
counter-culture from the antiVietnam movement
-assess the development of
mass media as the voice of
the
counter-culture
-examine the impact of drugs
on the counter-culture and the
United States

-Plessey vs. Fergusson


-Brown Vs. Board of
Education
-Segregation
-Desegregation
-boycott
-civil disobedience
-war protest
-March on Washington
-Martin Luther King Jr.
-Montgomery Bus Boycott
-Birmingham
Childrens March and
bombings
-Voting Rights Act of 1965
-Civil Rights Act of 1964
-Malcolm X
-Counter Culture
-Indian Civil Rights
Movement
-Caesar Chavez
-Miranda Vs. Arizona
-National Organization of
Women
-ERA
-Affirmative Action
-21st Century Civil Rights

Suggested Assessments/Learning Activities

Mock trial based around civil rights cases of the period.

1. What impact do
improvements and
innovations have on a
society?
2. How did improvements
and
innovations transform the
American economy in the
late 19th and early 20th
centuries?
3. What role did business
leaders and organizations
play in the growth of
United States
industrialization?
4. How did the growth of
industry affect the
movement of people into
and within the United
States?
5. How are the challenges
presented to urban
inhabitants during
industrialization similar
to/different from the
challenges in urban
America today?
Resources

US History II 11th Grade