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Standard 1: Culture Understand how industrial development affected the United States culture.
- Factory Rules - from the Handbook to Lowell, 1848
- Slater Mills - Child Labor
- Working Women in the 1830's - a WebQuest [from the Wayback Machine ]
- 1900 America - Historical Voices, Poetic Visions
- The Gilded Age - Documenting Industry in America - Webquest [from the Wayback Machine ]
- The Gilded Age - quiz
- Industrial Supremacy - Timeline -technology innovation impacted the U.S. after Civil War
- Child Labor Quest - lesson Plan
- Effect of Industrial Development - brief description
- Industrial Revolution Quiz - online quiz
- Video Lessons of 1800-1860 era - Transcendentalism, The Second Great Awakening, Utompian Movements, Humanitarian Reforms, Social Reforms, Women's Right, Abolitionism
Understand how the influx of immigrants after 1880 affected United States ’ culture.
- Irish Immigrants in America - 19th Century
- German Immigration -
- Immigration - Think Quest - The Living Mosaic of People, Culture, and Hope
- Evaluating the Economic Costs and Benefits of Immigration - Gilder Lerhman Institute
Standard 2: Economics Investigate how the modernization of agriculture and capitalist industrial development affected the economy of the United States
- The Iron Horse - The impact of the railroads on 19th century American society
- The Era of Expansion and Reform - Between two great wars - the Civil War and the first World War -the United States of America came of age
- Textile Industry - photos - Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks
- Story of American Agriculture - interactive multimedia site that tells the story of American agriculture and it's influence in American History.
- American Agriculture - its changing significance
Understand the economic disparity between farmers and wage earners as compared to industrial capitalists
Standard 3: Geography Recognize the geographic areas in which industrialism occurred
Recognize the areas affected by westward expansion of the United States
- Animated Map of Westward Expansion
- Westward Expansion - 1850-1899 - historical map and info
- Westward Expansion - Gilder Lehrman Institute - primary sources, visual aids, learning tools
- Museum of Westward Expansion - Jefferson National Expansion Memorial; teacher resources, library and archive material
- Video Lessons of Territorial Expansion and Sectional Issues - The Annexation of Texas, The Mexican Amerian War, California Gold, Slave Resistance, Compromise of 1850, Ostend Manifesto, Kansas-Nebraska Act, Dred Scott Decision
Standard 4: Governance and Civics Understand the effects of the Civil War and Reconstruction on the United States politics
- Gilded Age Politics: 1877–1892 - events, key people, history
- Events & Issues: 1860-1900 - more than 20 historical events
- Reconstruction and Rights - Reconstruction Acts and treatment of the South
- The Reconstruction Acts: 1867 - Text of the primary source
- Johnson's Reconstruction Plan - Reconstruction plans of Lincoln, Johnson, Congress
- Reconstruction - Primary Sources, learning tools, visual aids and resources
- The Ku Klux Klan During Reconstruction - summary of KKK activity
- Opposing views on Reconstruction
- Video Lessons of Reconstruction era - Presidential Reconstruction, Congressional Reconstruction, Impeachment of Johnson
- Wade-Davis Bill - primary source and history
Understand the political issues and problems that affected the United States during the last half of the nineteenth century
- The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson - online access to Harper's Weekly coverage of the historic 1868 Johnson Impeachment - with over 200 excerpts from 1865-1869 - selected specifically for the site.
- Parlor Songs - explore music in politics and enjoy some of the greatest, and not so great, political songs in American history
- Women's Suffrage - pictures
- One Hundred Years toward Suffrage : an overview - timeline
- Teaching With Documents: Woman Suffrage and the 19th Amendment - historical documents and a script that the National Archives commissioned about the decades long struggle
- Compromise of 1877 - political map and facts
- Great Railroad Strike of 1877 - The Railroad War - Primary Source
- Great Railroad Strike - Historical account
Standard 5: History Investigate the dynamics of the post-Reconstruction era and the people and events that influenced the country
Identify the events and impact of the westward movement and the Indian Wars
Standard 6: Individuals Groups and Interactions Appreciate the diversity of various cultures and their influences on the United States
Investigate the effect of big business upon the lives of farmers and wage earners
Era 6. Performance Indicators - Student Level 1
recognize the concept of Manifest Destiny
- Manifest Destiny The Dragoon Expeditions - History and map resources
- Manifest Destiny - historical info and map resources
- Manifest Destiny - Outline, flashcards, quizzes
- Manifest Destiny worksheet - A printable activity sheet which explains the concept of Manifest Destiny and how it is linked to westward expansion. Includes a source analysis activity.
- Manifest Destiny Crossword Puzzle - to print.
- Manifest Destiny Lesson Plan - handouts and video clips available with lesson.
identify how the effects of 19 th century warfare promoted the growth of industrialism (i.e., railroads, iron vs. steel industry, textiles, coal, rubber, processed foods)
- The Molly Maguires - an active labor force
- Railroads in the Civil War - new strategic weapon
- Revolution in Agriculture - a shift from hand labor to machine farming, and from subsistence to commercial agriculture
- Taming the Wilderness - the Railroads
- Work in the Late 19th Century - machines changed the way people worked
identify major agricultural post-Civil War American geographic areas on a map
- Story of American Agriculture - interactive multimedia site that tells the story of American agriculture and it's influence in American History.
identify major urban areas of the United States on a map (i.e., Northeast, upper Midwest , Atlantic Coast , California )
- Big Cities at the Beginning of the Century - 1900 map
identify patterns of immigration and the causal factors that led to immigration to the United States of America (i.e., crop famines, California gold rush, European social and political unrest, religious freedom)
- Immigration - Thinkquest ; English, Germans, Italians, Irish, Japanese, Chinese, Africans, Jewish
- Greek Immigration - brief fact sheet
- Russian Immigration - brief history
- Russian Jewish Immigration - brief history
- Irish in America - article
- Causes of the Irish emigration - brief history
- Italians in America - article
- Causes of the Italian mass emigration - article
- Swedish life in America -
- Causes of the Swedish emigration -
- Immigration Quiz - Take this quiz online to test your knowledge on Immigration
- Video Lessons of Urban Nation era - Chinese Immigrants, New Immigration, Reaction to New Immigration, Appeal of the City, Social Development, Squalid Side of the City.
distinguish the differences in assimilation of "old" vs. "new" immigration. (i.e., languages, settlement patterns, education, employment, housing, Nativist reaction, religion, geographic origin)
read and interpret a primary source document reflecting the dynamics of the Gilded Age American society (e.g., Booker T. Washington's "Atlanta Compromise," Carnegie's "Gospel of Wealth," Sojourner Truth "Ain't I A Woman," Jane Addams' Hull House accounts, Jacob Riis photographs and/or writings, a sweatshop worker's personal story)
- Atlanta Compromise - Audio speech primary source
- Andrew Carnegie: The Gospel of Wealth, 1889 - excerpts
- The Gospel of Wealth - HTML copy of complete document
- Ain't I A Woman? by Sojourner Truth - Text of Speech
- Sojourner Truth Ain't I a Woman? - brief history and speech
- Jane Addams' Hull House accounts - summary of the book
- Jane Addams - Text adapted by Julie Johnson from Twenty Years At Hull-House by Jane Addams and the foreword written by Henry Steele Commager (photo of Addams)
- Hull-House Maps and Papers - Click on the links to read the selection
- Hull-House Maps and papers - Sociology in the Settlement
- Studies Among The Tenements of New York - Jacob A. Riis
- Jacob Riss - biography and photos
- Interview with a Garment Factory Worker - Asian immigrants
- Video Lessons of Gilded Age era - Tweed Ring, Corruption in Business and Government, Entrepreneurs, Workers in America, Major Strikes
recognize technological, and industrial advancements to the era (i.e., advancements in mining, farming, or ranching)
- Agricultural Technology - Primary Source
- A History of American Agriculture 1776-1990 - Farm machinery and technology
- American Agriculture - its changing significance
- Mining - Historical Mining Video
- Mining Changes - brief history
- A History of Mining in Idaho - history with many technology changes
- Mining - Two Man Drill - brief description and photo
match innovators to their industrial and technological contributions (i.e., Vanderbilt, Westinghouse, Carnegie, Pullman , Hershey, Dupont, Bell , Edison , Rockefeller, Swift, and Armour)
- Telephone History Web site - provide links to the history of the telephone
- Alexander Bell - biography
- Thomas Edison - Early recordings using his invention
- Edison's life and inventions - pictures and biography
- Edison's Patents - His issued patents are presented here in three lists—by execution date, patent date, and subject
- George Eastman - inventor of the first film in roll form in 1884 and the Kodak camera in 1888
- George Westinghouse - biography
- George Westinghouse - inventor
- George Westinghouse - Timeline of inventions
- The Dupont Company - brief history
- The Dupont Company - Dupont Nylon Collection, 1939-1977
using a graph, determine the economic disparity among farmers, wage earners, immigrants, or racial groups when compared to industrial capitalists interpret a political cartoon which portrays the controversial aspects of the Gilded Age (e.g. Populist reaction to politician and/or tycoons, railroad development, westward expansion, Dawes Act, urban developments)
- Analyzing Political Cartoons - Interactive Lesson Plan
- Cartoon Prints, American - more than 500 prints made in America during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries encompasses several forms of political art
- Political Cartoons - Lesson plans, resources
- Political Cartoons of the Early 1900's - primary sources
analyze the impact of different forms of corruption and its consequences in American politics during the later half of the Age.(i.e., Grant's Black Friday, Credit Mobilier, Whiskey Ring, Tammany Hall, Boss System, Garfield 's assassination, Civil Service Reform, Granger laws, Interstate Commerce Act)
- Black Friday, September 24, 1869 - historical essay
- Black Friday - posted by Encyclopedian.com
- Black Friday - political cartoon and essay
- Grant Administration Major scandals - Credit Mobilier, Whiskey Ring, Black Friday
- Credit Mobilier - testimony of C. P. Huntington 1873
- Credit Mobilier - financial columnist James Surowiecki investigates the Crédit Mobilier scandal behind the financing of the Union Pacific railroad, and compares it to the Enron scandal nearly a century and a half later
- "A Complete and Graphic Account of the Crédit Mobilier Investigation" from "Behind the Scenes in Washington"
- Whiskey Ring - brief introduction
- Whiskey Ring - cartoon of the day and essay
- Whiskey Ring - brief history
- Tammany Hall - article
- Tammany Hall - brief history with pictures
- Tammany Hall - historical essay
- Political Machines - Tammany Hall - good resource for understanding the system
- Boss Tweed and Tammany Hall Machine - historical essay
- Boss System - historical essay
- The Spoils System versus the Merit System - historical essay
assess the effect of late 19 th century technological innovation on the daily lives of American people (i.e., electricity, indoor plumbing, communication, transportation) Era 6 Performance Indicators - Teacher Observation Level 1
trace the stages of America 's westward growth through the analysis of maps and primary source accounts
- Cultural Maps in American Studies - many rare maps to examine as primary source accounts
- Historical Maps of the United States - maps on exploration, settling and territorial growth.
- Westward Settlement and the American West - many resources to select from
- Westward Expansion - Web sites to help teachers and students explore the theme of Westward expansion in the United States.
- Western Expansion - resources on Lewis & Clark, Oregon Trail, The West, The Gold Rush, Texas & The Alamo
illustrate differences between rural and urban economies summarize why America is a "nation of immigrants" Level 2
analyze the economic, social, and political impact of permanent migration of farmers, miners, merchants, ranchers upon Native Americans in the West
trace the settlement and transition to statehood of the Western territories
- Mapping the West - animated map
associate economic interests with their respective geographic regions by the use of a Venn diagram identify the effects of political patronage upon local and national politics identify the origins and impact of Populism the use of historical investigation analyze the dynamics of late 19 th Century immigration and the growth of Nativism identify major leaders in industry and labor by contrasting their differing points of view through the use of a classroom debate Level 3
analyze the basic principles of Turner's frontier thesis through the use of a debate
- An Address to the Members of the American Historical Society - at the University of Wisconsin, 1893
by Frederick Jackson Turner
- Does the Frontier Experience Make America Exceptional ? - recent thinking and writing about the American frontier and the West and about American exceptionalism.
- How the Frontier Shaped the American Character - analyzes the Turner frontier thesis
analyze the theory of Social Darwinism and its appreciation to society and politics from multiple perspectives illustrate through an artistic expression how 19 th C technology laid the foundations for an "American century"
- Freedom to Create - students research foreign-born artists who came to America and the impact they and their artistic ability had on American society and culture
Standard 1: Culture Understand social tensions and their consequences after the turn of the century
- Video Lessons of Reform era - Social Alternatives, Women and Blacks in America, Wilson's New Freedom , The People's Party
Understand the cultural changes in the early 20th century
- American Cultural History - 1900-1909
Standard 2: Economics Recognize how industrialization of World War I changed the United States economy
Understand the economy of the United States in the 1920's
- Economic History of the Roaring 20s - Mass consumption, mass production, mass polarization
Standard 3: Geography Identify the countries involved in World War I
Understand the geographic scope of American imperialism
Standard 4: Governance and Civics Understand the reforms and changes in American politics and government as a result of the Progressive Movement
Understand the governmental policies that affected America and the world during the 1890's - 1930's
Standard 5: History Understand the role of the United States in world affairs
Understand the causes for WWI and the reasons for America ’s entry into the war
- WWI Timeline - historical essay
- Causes for the First World War - caused by a number of interwoven factors. Links to the interwoven factors.
- Domestic Causes of WWI - historical article
- First World War Causes - many links to factors
- Causes of WWI - brief overview
- WWI-America and The Great War - Quiz online
Standard 6: Individuals Groups and Interactions Understand the effect of World War I on the American people
- Casualties in World War I - chart
- Red Cross Responds to Societal Changes Following the First World War - article
- Effects of World War I
- A Land Fit for Heros - "many of the heroes who went out to fight and die for their King and Country, their peacetime reward was unemployment, hunger and despair."
- Doughboys Return From the World War - "Doughboys, fresh from the trenches of France, brought home a special sense of identity. That sense would influence domestic and foreign policies for the next two decades."
Understand the moral, social, and cultural changes that occurred in the 1920's
- The 1920S: Politics, Economics, Society And Culture -outline
- American Cultural History - The purpose of this web/library guide is to help the user gain a broad understanding of the Roaring 1920s.
- The Great Depression - Timeline
- The Great War and Popular Culture - Art, Music, Literature
Era 7 Performance Indicators - Student Level 1 identify causes of American imperialism (i.e., raw materials, nationalism, missionaries, militarism, Monroe Doctrine) identify consequences of American imperialism (i.e. Spanish American War, expanding trade, extractive economies, Panama Canal , the idea of a superior Anglo-Saxon culture, yellow journalism, military occupation)
- The Spanish American War - from an On-line History of the United States
- The Panama Canal - from an On-line History of the United States
- U. S. Military Intervention in Latin America - from an On-line History of the United States
- The Age of Imperialism - "the United States pursued an aggressive policy of expansionism"
- Anti-Imperialism in the United States - 1898-1935 ; platforms, essays, speeches, pamphlets, people in the movement and more.
- Video Lessons of Imperialism era - China, Spanish-American War, Panama Canal, Dollar Diplomacy, Roosevelt Corollary
recognize the progress of political and social reform in America during this era (i.e., Women's Suffrage, Regulation of food and drug, Initiative, Referendum, and Recall, protection of workers' rights, Antitrust Supreme Court decisions, Muckrakers)
- Antitrusts - definition of the laws and information about Congress and the federal branch of government.
- Anititrust Legislation - Sherman Act, Clayton Act
- Antitrust Enfo rcement and the Consumer - "pamphlet was prepared to alert consumers to the existence and importance of antitrust laws"
- Women's Rights - The Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg - pioneer for gender equality
- Muckraking - article with hyperlinks for more information on various topics and individuals.
Level 2 identify the causes of American involvement in World War I (i.e., security concerns, economic benefits, Wilsonian diplomacy, propaganda)
- How it Began - introduction to WWI with hyperlinks for more information about various topics.
- Causes of WWI - very wordy but you can adapt it to class needs.
- Causes of World War I from a Balkan perspective - Lecture focusing on the Balkans.
- Causes of World War I - article with facts
- Propaganda - American Posters of World War One
- The First World War - cases of the war; broken into various segments.
- Origins of the Great War - Timeline (1871-1914)
recognize the new trends, ideas, and innovations of the 1920's popular culture (i.e., radio, automobile, phonograph, Prohibition, birth control, organized crime, sports)
- 1920's Popular Culture
- Flapper Fashion
- The Politics of Prohibition: The 1920s - Lecture format with questions; lots of information with images.
- Organized Sports - Discovering our American Spirit - Electronic Field Trip.
- Prohabition in the 1920s - Video.
- Postwar Society and Culture: Change and Adjustment - the chapter overview section contains lots of useful links
- Radio - The Audion - prominent and practical applications of this device are illustrated and described.
- Recreation Yesterday and Today - excellent lesson plan with many resources, primary and secondary.
- The Yellow Wall-Paper. A Story - Charlotte Perkins Stetson -(facsimile of the original New England Magazine publication, including illustrations, from Cornell University's Making of America site)
recognize the role of Tennessee in the women's suffrage movement. (i.e. "the perfect 36", Anne Dallas Dudley, Harry Burn, Governor Albert Roberts)
- Anne Dallas Dudley - a national and state leader in the woman suffrage movement
- The Perfect 36 - Excerpt
- Elizabeth Avery Meriwether -Tennessee suffragist, temperance activist, publisher, and author
- Fighting for Rights - Thinkquest site - overall information, poems, images, quiz.
- Governor Albert H. Roberts - article
- Harry Burn - Nineteenth Amendment - article
- Harry Burn - The Nineteenth Amendment & the War of the Roses
- Tennessee League of Women Voters - article
- Tennessee Woman Suffrage Movement - article
- The Perfect 36 - article with images
determine the possible factors that led to the economic collapse of 1929 (i.e., over production of agriculture and industry, expansion of credit, financial speculation, agricultural crop failures, tariff barriers, laissez- faire)
- Big Bull Market - from the book "Only Yesterday: An Informal History of the 1920's"; what was happening in 1918.
- Cartoons on the Tariff Issue - visuals to use to discuss this issue
- How Can Big Business Make Money from Tariffs? - Lesson plan with resources included.
- How Buying on Margin Works - explanation of this process
- Production Possibilities Curve - PPT show
- Revolution in Agriculture - article
read and interpret a primary source document reflecting the social dynamics of the 1920's. (e.g. Harlem Renaissance, Lost Generation, Ida Turnball, Upton Sinclair, Gifford Pinchot, Theodore Roosevelt) Level 3 compare and contrast the philosophies of DuBois, Carver and Garvey analyze the American isolationist position versus interventionist arguments Era 7 Performance Indicators - Teacher Observation Level 1 explain why countries seek colonies and define mercantilism recognize European countries by their alliance systems and spheres of influence by using a map explain the dynamics of political and social reform Level 2 describe the changes in American life due to and exemplified in the new forms of media, art, and technology (e.g. radio, movies, jazz, sports) trace America 's entry and involvement in World War I by using a timeline examine the transition of America 's foreign policy in reaction to international dynamics spawned from World War I summarize the various aspects of the "Roaring 20's" through the analysis of stories, essays, song, or dance Level 3 evaluate the long term political impact of laissez faire policies critique American art and literature from the Social Realists to the Harlem Renaissance to the "Lost Generation" appraise the growing impact of militarism on 20 th century warfare and economy compare and contrast President Theodore Roosevelt's style of Progressivism and Wilsonian Progressivism
Standard 1: Culture Understand the effect of the Great Depression upon American society
- Overview of the Great Depression - Unemployment, agriculture, Industry and labor and more.
- The Roaring 20s and the Great Depression - many links and articles.
- The Great Depression - Overview of people and events
- Main Causes of the Great Depression - essay
- Video Lessons of Great Depression era - America's Economy Roar, Harding, Coolidge, Hoover, The Depression, New Deal Programs
Understand the effects of World War II upon American society
Standard 2: Economics Understand the economic climate in the United States during the Depression Era
- America's Great Depression - Business cycles and the Federal Reserve Board
- The Great Crash and the Great Slump - Business cycles and economics; graphs included
- The Great Depression of the 1930's - many graphs included
- The Great Depression - from Answers.com
Understand how World War II affected the American economy
Standard 3: Geography Identify the countries affected by the totalitarian states and their acts of aggression and expansion considering geographic location
- The Age of Totalitarianism: Stalin and Hitler - lecture on this topic
- Nazi Fascism and the Modern Totalitarian State - lesson plan.
- Japan's Economic Expansion into Manchuria and China in World War Two - article
Identify the various theaters of war during World War II
- Stopping the Tide - The Battle of Midway, 4 - 6 June 1942
- Battle of the Atlantic - article
- Battle of the Coral Sea - table to visualize fleets
- Battles - Naval Encyclopedia of World War 2 - extensive resource of the numerous battles.
- The European Theater - strategic and historical maps covering all aspects of the European Theater during World War II
- The Pacific Ocean on the eve of Pearl Harbour
(December 6, 1941 ) - map from the Naval Encyclopedia
Standard 4: Governance and Civics Recognize the effects of the Great Depression on the United States political and judicial system
- Video Lessons of Great Depression era - Roosevelt Election, New Deal Programs, Critics and Challenges
Recognize the effects of political policies on civil liberties during World War II
- Japanese American History - Removal and Internment of Japanese Americans
Standard 5: History Investigate the causes, effects and attempts to deal with the Great Depression
- Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act - explanation
- Reconstruction Finance Corporation - brief article of its purpose
- Reconstruction Finance Corporation - brief explanation
- Reconstruction Finance Corporation - primary source pamphlet
- Jesse Holman Jones (1874-1956) - head of the RFC and Secretary of Commerce
- FDIC -Who is the FDIC and its purpose
- Veto of the Emergency Relief and Construction Bill, July 11, 1932 - primary source
Investigate the causes and significance of World War II
- Road to World War II - open this link in Internet Explorer
- The Covenant of the League of Nations - complete document
- Causes of WWII - causes and early stages of the war.
- The Causes of the Second World War -excellent site with detailed information
- Vocabulary and definitions of WWII - online Quia quiz
- WWII Timeline - information links at bottom of the timeline.
Standard 6: Individuals Groups and Interactions Understand the changes in American life as a result of the Great Depression
- Labor Unions During the Great Depression and New Deal - Primary sources of information
- The Great Depression Webquest - Brother Can you Spare a Dime? (some resource links dead)
- Tales from the Rails - the stories of 7 teenage hobos.
- African American Hobos - obstacles they faced
Understand the changing dynamics of American life during World War II
- Timeline of the Great Depression - Depression era timeline.
Era 8 Performance Indicators - Student Level 1 identify the causes of World War II (i.e., Treaty of Versailles, fascism, failure of the League of Nations , Japanese imperialism, economic worldwide difficulties)
- The Covenant of the League of Nations - complete document
- The Causes of the Second World War -excellent site with detailed information
- Road to World War II -syllabus and content. Great site!
recognize the negative patterns of an economic cycle (i.e., increase of unemployment, decrease of price level, excess inventory, decrease of production, prepossession, increase of business failure, and bankruptcy) recognize the definitions of totalitarianism, fascism, communism, nationalism, and anti-Semitism
- Communism - Definition from the Glossary of Political Economy Terms.
- Fourteen Defining Characteristics Of Fascism - By Dr. Lawrence Britt
- What is Fascism? - article by Chip Berlet
- Fascist Italy - articles discussing the rise of Fascism in Italy, along with videos clips.
- Nattionalism - Jeopardy Review - interactive game
- Nationalism - Vocabulary Review - vocabulary list with definitions.
- Nationalism - Background and definition
- The Age of Totalitarianism: Stalin and Hitler - from the History Guide
identify the changes in social and cultural life caused by the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl (i.e., Hoovervilles, Bonus Army, migrations, worldwide economic depression, Democrat victory in 1932, widespread poverty, unemployment, religious revivalism)
- Bonus March - article
- Bonus Marchers - information and pictures.
- Compare Prices During the Great Depression to Prices Today - Math lesson on economics
- The Drought - article
- Great Depression and World War II Years ; African American Art - Examples of Art work in that time period.
- Hard Times - audio interviews of people who experienced the Depression
- Latin America and Economic Depression - article
- Color Photographs from the FSA and OWI ,-. 1939-1945
- Surviving the Dust Bowl - Eyewitness account
- Timeline of the Dust Bowl - Timeline
- The World in Depression, 1929-39 - An Explanation of the 1929 Depression
Level 2 interpret a timeline of major events from World War II identify New Deal Programs/Initiatives (i.e. Social Security, WPA, TVA, Indian Reorganization Act, FDIC, CCC , Wagner/Fair Labor Standards' Act) using a map, recognize World War II alliances analyze how World War II affected the American economy (i.e., women in the workforce, movement to urban centers, military industrial complex, minority employment, post war G.I.Bill, globalization, rationing, childcare)
- G I Bill - Soldiers to Citizens - The G I Bill - video presentation , Suzanne Mettler Syracuse University
- GI BILL- Act of June 22, 1944 - primary source
- Women and the Home Front During World War II - article on women roles changes during the war.
- WWII Opportunity Knocks and Women Across America Answe r - article
- A History of the Richmond Shipyards - Rosie the Riveter/ issues of women going to work.
- World War II Rationing - . Rationing would deeply affect the American way of life for most.
- What was life like during the Second World War? - online resource that looks at aspects of life during the Second World War.
- Rationing - Basic facts on point rationing were outlined today by H.P. Bailey, Chairman of the Harrison-Mamaroneck War Price and Rationing Board - primary source article
Recognize the effect of the New Deal and World War II on Tennessee (i.e, the creation of Fort Campbell , Kentucky , Tennessee Valley Authority, Secretary of State Cordell Hull, Oak Ridge )
- Tennessee Valley Authority Act (1933) - brief history of the formation; also primary document of Act.
- From the New Deal to a New Century - a short history of TVA
- Fort Campbell - history and information
- The Franklin Roosevelt Administration- Cordell Hull - biography
- Cordell Hull - The Nobel Peace Prize 1945 - Acceptance speech
- The Oak Ridge Story - historical article, pictures available at the other links on the tabs.
Level 3 evaluate the impact of the Manhattan Project. (i.e., the creation of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, nuclear proliferation, espionage, ethical debate, medical experimentation, Nagasaki, Hiroshima)
- Translations of Two Leaflets Dropped on Japanese Cities Shortly after the First Atomic Bomb was Dropped - primary source
- Atomic Bomb- Decision - Documents on the decision to use Atomic Bomb.
- The Manhatten Project- An Interactive History - The events of the Atomic Era; images included.
- World War II Secret City - Oak Ridge wants to let visitors in on secret
- Citizens of Oak Ridge describe life in the Secret City during World War II - article and first hand reports.
- The impact of the bombing on Nagasaki - short history but don't miss the side bar that includes Health and Environmental Effects and activities
interpret a political cartoon involving the New Deal
- FDR Cartoons achieve - cartoons categorized by date
Era 8 Performance Indicators - Teacher Observation Level 1 explain the effect of poverty on people's lives by examining multiple perspectives
- Recordings from Hard Times - oral histories of people who lived in Depression times.
give general political responses to economic calamity define aggression, appeasement, and totalitarianism Level 2 recognize how the industrial and agricultural crisis negatively impacted different socioeconomic groups (e.g., WWI veterans, farmers, women, minorities, factory workers) describe how the events can be interpreted as watershed events. (e.g., Bonus Army, the election of 1932, the entry into World War II) trace the evolution of FDR's New Deal policies and the opposition to them compare and contrast the United States ' military strategy in Asian and European theaters of war explore how World War II impacted everyday American life recognize the various contributions that Tennessee geographic regions made to the war effort (e.g., Camp Campbell , Camp Forrest , Tennessee "volunteerism", Memphis manufacturing firms, Chattanooga 's war production plants, Knoxville 's TVA and ALCOA influence, and Kingsport 's Eastman explosive plant) Level 3 appraise how World War II impacted America 's perception of human rights and national security issues
assess the lasting impact of the New Deal (e.g., political parties, social security, court packing, possible term limits, works projects) consider how World War II promoted the formation of a new "American" identity
Standard 1: Culture Investigate the impact of the GI Bill of Rights on American society
Investigate the effects of desegregation, the Civil Rights Movement, and the turbulent 1960s upon American society
- Desegregation and Civil Rights - African Americans in Wisconsin; primary sources
- The Civil Rights Era - Many resources from this time period; political cartoons and primary sources
- Voices of Civil Rights - individual accounts and oral histories of their experiences through the Civil Rights Movement.
- Timeline - The 60s - click your way through the years of civil unrest to learn of highlights of that time.
- The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - Background information; also Document Analysis Worksheets available on this site.
Standard 2: Economics Understand how demobilization and conversion to a peacetime economy affected the United States
- Big Era Nine - World politics and the global economy
- Demobilization - 1945 - effect of V-E Day on Huntsville Arsenal
Understand how sustained growth led to an affluent society
- Big Era Nine - The scope of wealth and poverty; background information
Standard 3: Geography Identify countries dominated and threatened by communism after World War II
Identify the major areas of the world in which the United States was involved after 1945
Standard 4: Governance and Civics Understand the causes, course, and impact of the Civil Rights Movement
- Separate is not Equal - All inclusive site offers Court battles, legal campaigns, Supreme Court decision and more
- How has your life been affected by the Brown v. Board of Education decision? - Public responses to this question from Smithsonian.
- Milestones in the modern civil rights movement - Timeline
Investigate Supreme Court decisions that affected the United States from 1945 to the early 1970's
Standard 5: History Understand the causes, course, and effects of the Cold War
Investigate and understand the active theaters of conflict during the Cold War
Standard 6: Individuals Groups and Interactions Understand how the "baby boom," suburbanization, desegregation, and other social movements affected American society
Understand how Cold War conformity conflicted with individual rights and self-expression
Investigate how technological change transformed American society and created popular culture War II
ERa 9 Performance Indicators - Student Level 1 recognize differences among the victorious Allied Powers after World War II (i.e., capitalist, communist, military structure, individual differences)
- Communism versus Capitalism - Cold War from 1945 to 1991
distinguish social inequities in America in the post World War II era (i.e., racial segregation, generation conflict, gender equity, ethnic identification) locate and label countries, using a map, dominated or threatened by Communism recognize the impact of technological and cultural changes on American society (i.e., Space Race, Hollywood , communication networks, mass media, medical advances, interstate highway system) Level 2 identify areas associated with American containment policies (i.e., Korea , Vietnam , Cuba , East and West Germany )
recognize domestic impact of the Cold War on American society (i.e., McCarthyism, fear, conformity, counterculture, generation gap, highway system, consumerism) determine the effects of the Supreme Court's decisions on Civil Rights (i.e., Plessy v. Ferguson , Brown v. Board, Miranda v. Arizona , Gideon v. Wainwright) identify significant events in the struggle for Civil Rights (i.e. Little Rock Central High, Montgomery Bus Boycott, Freedom Rider's route, Birmingham bombings, Nashville lunch counters, Ole Miss, Martin Luther King's March on Washington speech, Civil Rights 1964, Civil Rights 1968, Great Society) recognize the altered American approach to foreign policy (i.e., Bay of Pigs , Brinkmanship, Cuban Missile Crisis, peaceful coexistence) match leading figures of the Civil Rights era with their respective groups and goals (i.e., Strom Thurman, Bull O'Conner, George Wallace, Diane Nash, Betty Friedan, Martin Luther King Jr, Malcolm X, Stokely Carmichael, Albert Gore, Sr) read and interpret Cold War documents (e.g., Truman's announcement of the dropping atomic bombs, the contrast between Eisenhower's and Kennedy's speeches at Kennedy's inaugural, Goldwater's 1964 party nomination acceptance speech, Johnson's Gulf of Tonkin declaration) identify the changes in the music industry brought about by Tennessee 's influence (i.e., Grand Ole Opry, WSM , Nashville music publishing, Memphis Sun Studio, Elvis Presley) Level 3
evaluate socio-economic impact of the post World War II Baby Boomer generation (i.e., media, entertainment, sports, suburbia, education, and counterculture)
Era 9 Performance Indicators - Teacher Observation Level 1 map the post World War II geographic changes
contrast communism and capitalism list milestones in American Civil Rights in terms of ethnicity and gender Level 2 explain the G. I. Bill and its subsequent effects
illustrate domestic and foreign policy issues of the Truman presidential administration examine domestic and foreign policy issues of the Eisenhower presidential administration compare the ideologies and effectiveness of different groups involved in the Civil Rights and women's movement compare and contrast the domestic and foreign policies of the Kennedy/Johnson administrations to the Nixon administration describe the expansion of suburbanization and analyze how the "crabgrass frontier" affected American society Level 3 assess America 's socioeconomic dynamic as a postwar superpower
evaluate how the threat of nuclear holocaust contributed to international stability investigate the effects of the turbulent 1960's upon American society analyze Tennessean Estes Kefauver's role in as chairman of the Senate Special Committee to Investigate Organized Crime in Interstate Commerce's role and participation in the Civil Rights movement
Standard 1: Culture Recognize how the scientific and technological advances of the computer age influenced American culture
- Timeline of Computer History - "This timeline explores the history of computing from 1939 to 1994. Each year features illustrated descriptions of significant innovations in hardware and software technology, as well as milestones in areas such as commercial applications and artificial intelligence"
- Technology during the Cold War -"The development of computer technology and its impact on the Cold War"
Recognize the transition of minorities, women, and culture groups through history
Standard 2: Economics Investigate trends in the overall economic cycle since the 1970's
Standard 3: Geography Investigate the ongoing population shifts from urban to suburban and the migration from the Rust Belt to the Sun Belt
- From the "Rust Belt" to the "Sun Belt " - The demise of the manufacturing sector in the so-called Rust Belt fed part of the return south
- Return Migration to the South - In the early 1970s the migration trend of the previous five decades began to reverse
- The Rust Belt and the Sun Belt - article with maps of the belts
- Video Lessons of Rock and Roll is Here to Stay era - The SunBelt
Identify areas of the world in which commercial and security interests involved the United States from 1968 to the present
Standard 4: Governance and Civics Investigate the impact of political turmoil on American attitudes toward governance since 1968
Identify the impact of constitutional change, various civil rights movements, feminism, and the Reagan Revolution
Standard 5: History Understand the causes, the course, and the effects of the Vietnam War at home and abroad
- Vietnam War - Thinkquest ; summary, timeline, political leaders
- About the Vietnam War -Timelines, maps, the cause, course of the war and more.
- How the U.S. got involved in Vietnam -Interactive diagram. Students type in the answers to the questions.
- The Effects of the Vietnam War - "The course of American History was drastically changed by the Vietnam War"
- Learn About the Vietnam War - consequences of the war
- Video Lessons of Imperial Presidency era - Vietnam
Investigate domestic and foreign policy trends since 1968
Standard 6: Individuals Groups and Interactions Understand the dynamics of the modern American family
Understand the implications of the changing American society
Era 10 Performance Indicators - Student Level 1
match innovators or entrepreneurs in the new "new economy" (i.e., Sam Walton, Michael Dell, Ray Kroc, Lee Iococca, Donald Trump, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos).
Level 2 recognize the roles of the key figures of Watergate (i.e., administration, investigators, media) use a timeline to identify America 's interest and participation in Southeast Asia since World War II Level 3
compare and contrast the Reagan and George H. Bush administrations with the Clinton administrations and the nature of their respective political opposition (i.e., economic, domestic, budgets, foreign policy, ethics, and generational values).
Era 10 Performance Indicators - Teacher Observation Level 1 recognize the impact of scandal on American politics
- Political Corruption - Political corruption undermines political and economic development in many countries, and raises difficult challenges for foreign aid.
- Watergate scandal - article with hyperlinks for more details on individuals and topic
- WatergateChronology - Detailed Timeline with hyperlinks giving explanations.
- Video Lessons of Imperial Presidency era - Watergate
recall prior cultural advances that occurred as a result of inventions and innovations
- 20th Century Innovation Timeline - Timeline of innovations
- A Century of New Ideas - "Advances in science, medicine and creative inventions came at such a rapid pace that society now complains of information and gadget overload. Innovative advances that seem mysterious a hundred years ago, soon became commonplace. Society in history absorbed them all, and everything subtly affected the lives we lead today."
review prior American migration and immigration patterns
- The History of Ellis Island - Thinkquest activity
- Peopling North America : - Population Movements & Migration
- A New Century: Immigration and the US - "mmigration, perhaps more than any other social, political, or economic process, has shaped the United States over the past century"
- Foreign Immigrants in Industrial America - Stanley K. Schultz, Professor of History; William P. Tishler, Producer
Level 2 investigate trends in the overall economic cycle from President Nixon to the present examine the roles of the key figures of Watergate (e.g., administration, investigators, and the media) construct a timeline of America 's interest and participation in Southeast Asia since World War II explain the influence of modern media e.g. internet upon American lifestyles discuss the political impact of generational issues such as social security, health care, and the national deficit discuss the Reagan and Clinton administrations and the nature of their respective political opposition Level 3 consider the challenges to the American family presented by contemporary society evaluate the ongoing influence of the Vietnam War upon United States foreign policy analyze the impact of hemispheric issues upon America 's course in the 21 st Century
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