We are an United States History, 1889 to the Present survey class. Our main text is Call to Freedom, Chapters, 10 to 23. However, we will be using many other sources during our course of study this year, both primary and secondary.
Ch. 10 "America as a World Power"
Ch. 11 "World War I"
Ch. 12 "The 1920's An Unsettled Decade"
Ch. 13 "The Roaring Twenties"
Ch. 14 "The Great Depression"
Ch. 15 "The Depression at Home and Abroad"
Ch. 16 "World War II"
Ch. 17 "The Cold War Begins"
Ch. 18 "Peace and Prosperity"
Ch. 19 "The Sixties"
Ch. 20 "The Search for Equal Rights"
Ch. 21 "War in Vietnam"
Ch. 22 "A Search for Order"
Ch.23 "The Republican Years"
Our focus will be on developing the essential skills necessary for critical thinking and problem solving though studying American history. This will enable our students to be completely engaged citizens in our local and national democracy and the global community. U.S. history rocks!
Mrs. Snell's Classroom Constitution
Mrs. Snell's Syllabus
RMS Student Handbook
American Imperialism in the 19th century developed from the United States' desire to establish ourselves on an equal footing with European countries. Our concern that the United States would be left behind can be inferred from this political cartoon. Examine this primary source carefully. What does it help you understand about the forces that drove U.S. imperialistic policies at this time? Compare it to George Washington's Farewell Address.
"Study history, study history. In history lies all the secrets of statecraft."
"Crash Course" is a series of You Tube videos from John Green on American History. Excellent viewing for history buffs or even those who "don't know much about history" as the song goes!
There are 48 segments, starting from the beginning of U.S. history. Segment #35 is Imperialism, which coincides with the starting point of our 8th grade course of study. Be aware that some of the commentary can be considered controversial. But it all sparks excellent conversation.
John Green "Crash Course U.S. History:
1899 Map of Asia
BHS AP Human Geography