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    News & Notes

     

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    United States History - Year at a Glance
     
    • ·        The Earliest Americans…The Paleo-Indians
    • ·        New Empires in the Americas…Time of Exploration
    •          The English Colonies
    •          The American Revolution
    • ·        Forming a Government…the Constitution
    • ·        Launching the Nation…President George Washington

     

    • ·        The Louisiana Purchase
    • ·        The Indian Removal
    • ·        Expanding West…Trails to the West United States
    • ·        The Industrial Revolution
    • ·        The Debate Over Slavery
    • ·        The Movement to End Slavery
    • ·        The Civil War

     

     
    Student Evaluation
     
    Summative Assessments 70%
          -Chapter Tests
             - Chapter Projects/ Presentations
     
     Formative Assessments 30%
              - Quizzes, Homework
     
                        - Participation
                        - Activities (notes, interactive notebooks, read and respond pages, etc.) 
     
     
     

    Course Overview with Standards

     

    Unit I Three Worlds Meet

    Overview: Analyze and explain how Native American societies developed across Mesoamerica and North America, how many diverse Native American cultures developed across the different geographic regions of North America, why Europeans began to explore the world searching for new lands and new trade routes, how Christopher Columbus’s voyages led to new exchanges between Europe, Africa, and the Americas, and what the causes and the effects of the slave trade.

    6.1.8.A.1.a  Compare and contrast forms of governance, belief systems, and family structures among African, European, and Native American groups.

    6.1.8.B.1.a  Describe migration and settlement patterns of Native American groups, and explain how these patterns affected interactions in different regions of the Western Hemisphere.

    6.1.8.B.1.b  Analyze the world in spatial terms, (e.g., longitude, latitude) using historical maps to determine what led to the exploration of new water and land routes.

    6.1.8.C.1.a  Evaluate the impact of science, religion, and technology innovations on European exploration.

    6.1.8.C.1.b  Explain why individuals and societies trade, how trade functions, and the role of trade during this period.

    6.1.8.D.1.a  Compare and contrast gender roles, religion, values, cultural practices, and political systems of Native American groups.

    6.1.8.D.1.b  Explain how interactions among African, European, and Native American groups began a cultural transformation.

    6.1.8.D.1.c  Evaluate the impact of the Colombian Exchange on ecology, agriculture, and culture from different perspectives

    6.1.8.D.2.a  Analyze the power struggle among European countries, and determine its impact on people living in Europe and the Americas.

    6.1.8.D.2.b  Compare and contrast the voluntary and involuntary migratory experiences of different groups of people, and explain why their experiences differed.

     

    Unit II The English Colonies

    Overview: Analyze and explain that despite a difficult beginning, colonies in the Americas soon flourished, many traveled to the Americas for many different reasons, the English colonies continued to grow despite many challenges, and tensions developed as the British government placed tax after tax on the colonies.

    6.1.8.A.2.a  Determine the roles of religious freedom and participatory government in various North American colonies.

    6.1.8.A.2.b  Explain how and why early government structures developed, and determine the impact of these early structures on the evolution of American politics and institutions.

    6.1.8.A.2.c  Explain how demographics (i.e., race, gender, and economic status) affected social, economic, and political opportunities during the Colonial era.

    6.1.8.B.2.a  Determine factors that impacted emigration, settlement patterns, and regional identities of the colonies.

    6.1.8.B.2.b  Compare and contrast how the search for natural resources resulted in conflict and cooperation among European colonists and Native American groups in the New World.

    6.1.8.C.2.a  Compare the practice of slavery and indentured servitude in colonial labor systems.

    6.1.8.C.2.b  Explain the system of mercantilism and its impact on the economies of the colonies and European countries.

    6.1.8.C.2.c  Analyze the impact of triangular trade on multiple nations and groups.

     

     

    Unit III The American Revolution

    Overview: Analyze and explain how the American Revolution began, the main battles and outcome, along with the prominent individuals and other nations that contributed to the causes, execution, and outcome

    6.1.8.A.3.a  Examine the ideals found in the Declaration of Independence, and assess the extent to which they were fulfilled for women, African Americans, and Native Americans during this time period.

     

     

    6.1.8.B.3.a  Assess how conflicts and alliances among European countries and Native American groups impacted the expansion of the American colonies.

    6.1.8.B.3.c  Use maps and other geographic tools to evaluate the impact of geography on the execution and outcome of the American Revolutionary War.

    6.1.8.B.3.d  Explain why New Jersey’s location played an integral role in the American Revolution.

    6.1.8.C.3.a  Explain how taxes and government regulation can affect economic opportunities, and assess the impact of these on relations between Britain and its North American colonies.

    6.1.8.C.3.b  Summarize the effect of inflation and debt on the American people and the response of state and national governments during this time.

    6.1.8.C.3.c  Evaluate the impact of the cotton gin and other innovations on the institution of slavery and on the economic and political development of the country.

    6.1.8.D.3.a  Explain how the consequences of the Seven Years War, changes in British policies toward American colonies, and responses by various groups and individuals in the North American colonies led to the American Revolution.

    6.1.8.D.3.b  Explain why the Declaration of Independence was written and how its key principles evolved to become unifying ideas of American democracy.

    6.1.8.D.3.c  Analyze the impact of George Washington as general of the American revolutionary forces and as the first president of the United States.

    6.1.8.D.3.d  Analyze how prominent individuals and other nations contributed to the causes, execution, and outcomes of the American Revolution.

    6.1.8.D.3.e  Examine the roles and perspectives of various socioeconomic groups (e.g., rural farmers, urban craftsmen, northern merchants, and southern planters), African Americans, Native Americans, and women during the American Revolution, and determine how these groups were impacted by the war.

    6.1.8.D.3.f   Analyze from multiple perspectives how the terms of the Treaty of Paris affected United States relations with Native Americans and with European powers that had territories in North America.

             

     

     

    Unit IV The Constitution and Our New Nation

    Overview: Analyze and explain how a new constitution provided a framework for a stronger national government where the balance of power was divided among the three branches of government along with the addition of the Bill of Rights to clearly define the rights and freedoms of citizens.

    6.1.8.A.3.b  Evaluate the effectiveness of the fundamental principles of the Constitution (i.e., consent of the governed, rule of law, federalism, limited government, separation of powers, checks and balances, and individual rights) in establishing a federal government that allows for growth and change over time.

    6.1.8.A.3.c  Determine the role that compromise played in the creation and adoption of the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

    6.1.8.A.3.d  Compare and contrast the Articles of Confederation and the UNITED STATES Constitution in terms of the decision-making powers of national government.

    6.1.8.A.3.e  Explain how and why constitutional civil libertieswere impacted by acts of government (i.e., Alien and Sedition Acts) during the Early Republic.

    6.1.8.A.3.f   Explain how political parties were formed and continue to be shaped by differing perspectives regarding the role and power of federal government.

    6.1.8.A.3.g  Evaluate the impact of the Constitution and Bill of Rights on current day issues.

    6.1.8.B.3.b  Determine the extent to which the geography of the United States influenced the debate on representation in Congress and federalism by examining the New Jersey and Virginia plans.

    6.1.8.C.3.b  Summarize the effect of inflation and debt on the American people and the response of state and national governments during this time.

    6.1.8.C.3.c  Evaluate the impact of the cotton gin and other innovations on the institution of slavery and on the economic and political development of the country.

    6.1.8.D.3.c  Analyze the impact of George Washington as general of the American revolutionary forces and as the first president of the United States.

    6.1.8.D.3.g  Evaluate the extent to which the leadership and decisions of early administrations of the national government met the goals established in the Preamble of the Constitution.

     

    Unit V The Beginnings of Westward Expansion

    Overview: Analyze and explain how under President Jefferson, the United States added the Louisiana Territory, why Great Britain and the United States went to battle again in the War of 1812, how the expansion of voting rights and the election of Andrew Jackson signaled the growing power of the American people, and how President Jackson supported the policy of Indian removal

    6.1.8.A.4.a  Explain the changes in America’s relationships with other nations by analyzing policies, treaties, tariffs, and agreements

    6.1.8.A.4.b  Analyze how the concept of Manifest Destiny influenced the acquisition of land through annexation, diplomacy, and war.

    6.1.8.A.4.c  Assess the extent to which voting rights were expanded during the Jacksonian period.

    6.1.8.B.4.a  Assess the impact of the Louisiana Purchase and western exploration on the expansion and economic development of the United States.

    6.1.8.B.4.b  Map territorial expansion and settlement, as well as the locations of conflicts with and resettlement of Native Americans.

    6.1.8.C.4.a  Analyze the debates involving the National Bank, uniform currency, and tariffs, and determine the extent to which each of these economic tools met the economic challenges facing the new nation.

    6.1.8.C.4.b  Explain how major technological developments revolutionized land and water transportation, as well as the economy, in New Jersey and nation.

     

     

    Unit VI Expanding West

    Overview: Analyze and explain why the American West attracted a variety of settlers, how Texas gained its independence from Mexico in 1836, how the ideals of manifest destiny and the outcome of the Mexican-American War led to U.S. expansion to the Pacific Ocean, and how the California Gold rush changed the future of the West.

     

    6.1.8.A.4.a  Explain the changes in America’s relationships with other nations by analyzing policies, treaties, tariffs, and agreements

    6.1.8.A.4.b  Analyze how the concept of Manifest Destiny influenced the acquisition of land through annexation, diplomacy, and war.

    6.1.8.B.4.a  Assess the impact of the Louisiana Purchase and western exploration on the expansion and economic development of the United States.

    6.1.8.B.4.b  Map territorial expansion and settlement, as well as the locations of conflicts with and resettlement of Native Americans.

    6.1.8.D.4.a  Analyze the push-pull factors that led to increases in immigration, and explain why ethnic and cultural conflicts resulted.

     

    Unit VII The North and South

    Overview: Analyze and explain how the Industrial Revolution transformed the way goods were produced in the United States, why the invention of the cotton gin made the South a one-crop economy and increased the need for slave labor, why the slave system produced harsh living conditions and occasional rebellions, how the population of the United States grew rapidly in the early 1800s with the arrival of millions of immigrants, why the debate over slavery increased as abolitionists organized to challenge slavery, and why reformers sought to improve women’s rights in American society.

    6.1.8.C.3.c  Evaluate the impact of the cotton gin and other innovations on the institution of slavery and on the economic and political development of the country.

    6.1.8.C.4.c  Analyze how technological innovations affected the status and social class of different groups of people, and explain the outcomes that resulted.

    6.1.8.D.4.a  Analyze the push-pull factors that led to increases in immigration, and explain why ethnic and cultural conflicts resulted.

    6.1.8.D.4.b  Describe efforts to reform education, women’s rights, slavery, and other issues during the Antebellum period.

    6.1.8.D.4.c  Explain the growing resistance to slavery and New Jersey’s role in the Underground Railroad.

     

     

     

    Unit VIII The Civil War

    Overview: Analyze and explain the events of the Civil War along with the effect these events had on the lives of Americans.

    6.1.8.A.5.a  Explain how and why the Emancipation Proclamation and the Gettysburg Address continue to impact American life.

    6.1.8.A.5.b  Compare and contrast the approaches of Congress and Presidents Lincoln and Johnson toward the reconstruction of the South.

    6.1.8.B.5.a  Assess the role of various factors (i.e., geography, natural resources, demographics, transportation, leadership, and technology) that affected the course and outcome of the Civil War.

    6.1.8.C.5.a  Assess the human and material costs of the Civil War in the North and South.

    6.1.8.C.5.b  Analyze the economic impact of Reconstruction on the South from different perspectives.

    6.1.8.D.5.a  Prioritize the causes and events that led to the Civil War from different perspectives.

    6.1.8.D.5.b  Analyze critical events and battles of the Civil War and determine how they contributed to the final outcome of the war.

    6.1.8.D.5.c  Examine the roles of women, African Americans, and Native Americans in the Civil War.

    6.1.8.D.5.d  Analyze the effectiveness of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the United States Constitution from multiple perspectives.