US History

This blended learning unit of the Vietnam War allows for students to rotate through stations, assess their knowledge and work in small groups with an instructor.  It also provides links to Web 2.0 tools utilized to create instructional videos, quizzes and projects.  It follows Michigan State standards for US History at the high school level. 

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The Students will create a short monologue, role play, and pick from a variety of choices listed here Tic Tac Toe Grid of options with links to rubrics .

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Students will identify the need for new historical accounts and construct interactive timeline of Michigan’s past.  Each student will adopt a different historical perspective, either Native American or European, to drive their timeline.

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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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