US History

State guidelines address various antebellum (pre-Civil War) reform movement - Abolition, Education, Women’s Rights

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Before learning the format and features of The Constitution, the students  have a chapter that relates the challenges to governing post Revolutionary War and subsequent failure of our first form of government (The Articles of Confederation) during Shays’s Rebellion.

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The life of Native Americans before European exploration, including cultural regions and how different tribes adapted to their environment.  

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Reviewing cause and effect concepts in the Jefferson Era using Padlet

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Reviewing the causes and then examining some of the hardships, impacts, of the Great Depression during Herbert Hoover’s presidency. Then preview Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal,which will be the next area of focus.

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Students will research and debate the presidential terms of Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter.

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In this blended unit, designed for 5th grade, the students will explore colonial life in the North America during the 1700s before the American Revolution. They will investigate the various perspectives of the groups of people living in the colonies during this time. They will also explore how different aspects such as economics, location, and beliefs effected the lives of the people.

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Through an exploration of Manifest Destiny, students assess its influence on westward expansion, including the annexation of the Louisiana Territory, Florida, Texas and the resulting Mexican War, Oregon Country, and New Mexico/ California.

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In this unit students explore the extension of democracy and Native American removal during the Age of Jackson. They also explore how Jackson used the power of the presidency to attack the Bank of the United States and its favoritism toward the wealthy elite. Students then focus on westward expansion, examining art and other primary sources to assess the treatment of Native Americans.

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In this unit students will become familiar with some important abolitionists that were inherent in the fight to end slavery in the mid 1800s. They will know what abolition was as well as be able to discuss its impact on the issues leading to the Civil War.

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