Sunday, December 6, 2009

8th Grade Curriculum

7th Grade Review

Lesson 1-5

CAUSES OF THE CIVIL WAR



6. Lincoln’s Election

Firebell in the Night – Fort Sumter

7. What Are We Fighting For?

Causes of the Civil War – Review

THE CIVIL WAR



8. A Tale of the Tape – Advantages & Disadvantages

9. Civil War Strategy

North & South

10. Civil War on the Battlefield – Part I – Big Paper

Highlight Civil War Technology

11. The Emancipation Proclamation

12. Civil War on the Battlefield – Part II – Big Paper

13. The Gettysburg Address

14. The Assassination of Lincoln

The Tragedy at Ford’s Theater

RECONSTRUCTION



15. “O Captain! My Captain!” vs “The Good Ol’ Rebel” (9/30-10/2)


Three Cups of Tea (10/5-10/9)


16. The War is Over, Let the Healing Begin (10/13)

17. Now What? The President & Congress Clash Over Reconstruction

18. The Contradictions of Reconstruction

African American Gains & Losses
Strange Fruit

19. The Rise of the Ku Klux Klan

Hate groups as a reaction to black emancipation

20. Reconstruction in the New South

Hurricane Katrina footage – Think deeply
Has the nation been fully reconstructed?
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AN INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY



THE FRONTIER

21. The Frontier in American History

Post-War America & a New Age of Expansion
What is a Frontier
Analyze the works of Frederic Remington – Detail

22. “Don’t Fence Me In”

The Impact of railroads, mining, and ranching in the west
The Game of Monopoly – Greed - John Stossel

23. A Way of Life Ends

Native American are confronted with relocation and reservations

24. The Census of 1890

Is the Frontier Really Closed?

25. “Far & Away”

Clips from Cruise and Kidman’s film about Irish immigration

INDUSTRIAL GROWTH & NEW BUSINESS MODELS

26. Captains of Industry or Robber Barons - Research

27. Captains of Industry or Robber Barons - Research

28. Captains of Industry or Robber Barons - Debate

29. The Game of Monopoly – Highlight the railroad industry

Video

30. Economic Principles – Supply & Demand

Capitalism
Free Market
Monopoly
Competition
Laissez faire

31. Does Capitalism Lead to Efficiency & Invention?

Electric power, telephone, automobile, refrigeration, the airplane


LABOR IN THE AGE OF INDUSTRY


32. Supply & Demand and its Impact on Wages

Highlight the impact of widespread immigration

33 The Immigrant Experience: A Story of the American Dream

Video – Janek & Family

34. Labor Practice in the Age of Industry – Conditions

Triangle Fire
Modern Times – Charlie Chaplin

35. The Oceanside Tootsie Roll Factory

36. The Oceanside Tootsie Roll Factory

37. Workers Attempt to Unite

IMMIGRATION & URBANIZATION

38. The Statue of Liberty

An Icon or an Eyesore?
Have we lived up to the principles set forth by Emma Lazarus?

39. Push & Pull

Factors leading to immigration

40. Americans Welcome Their New Neighbors. Do They Really?

41. The Changing Face of the American City - Physically

42. The Changing Face of the American City – Culturally

43. What is an American?

As presented in the art and literature of the day


PROGRESSIVE ERA REFORMS


44. Reform – Boss Tweed (Symbol)
• Gangs of New York (15 minutes)

45. Reform/Muckrakers

46. Reform/Muckrakers

47. Reform/Muckrakers

48. Reform/Muckrakers

49. Teddy Roosevelt - Symbol of progressivism

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THE UNITED STATES AS A WORLD POWER



SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR - WW I (1898-1914)

50. Steer Clear of Permanent Alliances

Examining the foreign policy advice of Washington

51. Introduction: The Age of Imperialism

Forces making expansion possible
Trace American Expansion (1796-Today)

52. The Spanish-American War

Causes/War
Social Darwinism
“White Man’s Burden”

53. Spanish-American War

Propaganda
"Remember the Maine"

54. Spanish-American War

Relations with Latin America
World’s Constable


WORLD WAR I


55. War Erupts in Europe - MANIA

Militarism
Alliances
Nationalism
Imperialism
Assassination

56. The Sinking of the Lusitania

57. Should the U.S. Enter the War?

Zimmerman Telegram
Declaring War

"The world must be made safe for democracy”

58. The Nation at War

Winning the war on the homefront
Selective Service Act
“Food will win the war”
Liberty Bonds
Victory Gardens
George M. Cohan – “Over There”

59. Civil Liberties are Under Attack
Debs & Schenck

60. World War I in the Trenches

Sponge War w/ slide show

61. Results of World War I

Armistice Day
New boundaries
Financial
Casualties
New World Order

62. The Treaty of Versailles

14 Points

Wilson’s plan for peace
Can it create peace in the 20th century?

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THE UNITED STATES BETWEEN THE WARS



THE ROARING TWENTIES

63. The War is Over: Now What?

Americans Celebrate & Modernize

64. New Ways of Life - Cultural

The Jazz Age

The Flapper buoyed by the 19th Amendment
Dance, Dance, Dance!!!

65. Alcohol & American Morality

Did the widespread disregard for the 18th Amendment
highlight new trend of permissiveness that would culminate
in the culture wars of the early 21st century?
The Simpsons – “The Beer Baron”

66. Clouds on the Horizon

Al Capone & oganized crime

KKK
Backlash against immigrants – Sacco & Vanzetti
The Red Scare

67. The Scopes Monkey Trial

A symbol of the clash between American traditional
Values and modernity

68. The Business of America is Business

Republican presidents of the 20’s help promote American
Growth

69. Americans As Investors

Speculation frenzy leads to great riches (on paper)
Buying on margin
Highlight the concept of uneven prosperity

70. A Mass Culture – What is An American?

Automobile, radios, movies. literature
Consumerism – Installment Buying
Fads

71. Hero Worship & the 1920’s

Langston Hughes & the artists of the Harlem Renaissance
Babe Ruth
Charles Lindbergh

THE GREAT DEPRESSION



72. The Stock Market Crashes

Black Tuesday – 10/29/29

73. The Cycle of Depression

74. President Hoover’s Response

Viewed as ineffectual

Blamed for not having the foresight to avoid this crash
The Bonus March illustrates a breach of confidence
And insensitivity (Examples: Hoovervilles; Hoover Leather; Hoover Blankets)

75. “Brother Can You Spare a Dime”

The Depression Slide Show
Try to tap into the mood of the Great Depression

76. The Dust Bowl

Selections from The Grapes of Wrath

77. The Election of 1932

President Roosevelt Gives Hope to Americans
“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself”
Relief, Recovery, Reform
Roosevelt’s polio

78. The New Deal - Programs

79. The New Deal - Programs

80. The New Deal - Programs

81. The New Deal - Criticisms

Too much power in the hands of government

82. Americans Try to Escape the Depression

The Wizard of Oz
Gone With the Wind
Snow White


THE U.S. ASSUMES WORLWIDE RESPONSIBILITIES




CAUSES OF WORLD WAR II

83. A Recipe for War: The Causes of World War II

From the Treaty of Versailles to Germany’s
Invasion of Poland
The rise of dictatorships, global depression, reparations,
appeasement

84. The Rise of Totalitarianism

Mussolini’s Fascists
Hitler and the Nazi Party – Highlight “Final Solution”
and Hitler’s ideology
Japan’s military rule

85. The War Breaks Out in Europe and Asia

American neutrality
Lend-Lease Act
Atlantic Charter

86. The United States Under Attack

Pearl Harbor

87. Did American Intelligence Fail Us?

Could the attack on Pearl Harbor have been thwarted?

88. Americans Mobilize for War

Rationing
The draft
Victory gardens
Scrap metal drives
Propaganda Campaigns

89. Women on the Homefront

Rosie the Riveter
The WAVES

90. Minorities & the War

A Proving Ground?

91. Japanese Internment Policy

92. Civil Liberties & Japanese Internment

93. World War II Battles & Strategy

94. World War II Battles & Strategy

95. Winning the War

D-Day & the Normandy Invasion
Victory in Europe

96. Saving Private Ryan – Edited

97. World War II in the Pacific

98. The Ethics of the Atom Bomb

99. The War is Over

What do learn about man’s humanity/inhumanity?

The Holocaust
Bataan Death March
Stalin’s Purges

THE COLD WAR

100. The Origins of the Cold War

Communist vs. Democratic Principles

101. The Cold War Heats Up: Global Balance of Power Shifts

Soviet Expansion
Importance of Berlin

102. The Shocks of 1949:

Soviet Atomic Program
Communist Rule in China

103. Communists Among Us?

McCarthyism & the Red Scare

104. Cold War Hot Spots

105. Cold War Hot Spots

106. Case Study: Vietnam

The Domino Theory

107. Case Study: Vietnam

War Protest – Kent State
Music, Literature, The Arts

108. Born on the 4th of July

Idealism to Disillusion

109. A Nation Attempts to Heal

Importance of Maya Lin
Are monuments important?


110. The Cold War Comes to An End

Nixon visits China – D├ętente (1972)
SALT Agreement
STAR Wars – Reagan – “Peace through strength”
Reagan and Gorbachev
Fall of the Soviet Union


THE AMERICAN PEOPLE: WORLD WAR II – TODAY




111. What is an American? (1950-2005)

“We Didn’t Start the Fire”

112. The Baby Boom & the Rise of Suburbia

Levittown as a symbol
GI Bill

113. Economic Prosperity & Security

Automobiles
Suburbia
Interstate Highway Act
Growth of the Subelt
Commercial Air Travel
Some confusion – Beatniks/Elvis/Sameness (Stepfords)

114. The Importance of John F. Kennedy

Youthful vitality
Camelot
Inspiring –“Ask not what….”
Space Program

115. Kennedy’s Assassination

116. Civil Rights Movement

117. Civil Rights Movement

Riots in the Street

118. Civil Rights Movement

119. Civil Rights Movement

1968: A Year of Tragedy

120. Nixon & Watergate - Ford

121. Carter & Iran Hostage Crisis

122. The Reagan Presidency

The Conservative Revolution

The Fall of Communism
Tiananmen Square
Berlin
Cuban refugees

123. President Bush & The Gulf War

124. Global Unrest in the Post-Cold War Era

Bosnia
Israel
African Apartheid
Somalia

125. “9/11 and the End of Innocence”

126. How Can We Make a Better World?