Students in this class will study the history of the United States from Reconstruction to the present.
› Historical content focuses on the political, economic, and social events related to industrialization and urbanization, major wars, domestic and foreign policies of the Cold War and post-war eras, and reform movements including civil rights.
› Students will examine the impact of geographic factors on major events and analyze causes and effects of the Great Depression.
› Students will examine the impact of constitutional issues on American society, evaluate the dynamic relationships of the three branches of the federal government, and analyze efforts to expand the democratic process.
› Students will describe the relationship between the arts and the times during which they were created.
› Students will analyze the impact of technological innovations on the American labor movement.
› Students will use critical-thinking skills, including explaining and applying different methods, that historians use to interpret the past, including points of view and historical context.
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1st Nine Weeks
8th Grade Review
US Unit 01: The Gilded Age
US Unit 02: Industrialization and New Immigration
US Unit 03: The Progressive Era
2nd Nine Weeks
US Unit 04: The United States in World Affairs
US Unit 05: The Roaring Twenties
US Unit 06: The Great Depression and New Deal
3rd Nine Weeks
US Unit 07: A Global Conflict
US Unit 08: The Cold War
US Unit 09: Onset of the Cold War and 1950s
US Unit 10: Civil Rights Movement
US Unit 11: New Frontiers and Familiar Enemies
4th Nine Weeks
US Unit 12: 1970-1990
US Unit 13: 1990 to Present
US Unit 14: Ever Changing America