In this 11th grade class we will cover US history from the American Revolution to contemporary times. We will work with the new Common Core State Standards by analyzing primary and secondary sources, annotating, and doing a lot of persuasive writing. In addition, there will be one current events assignment each week called the Article of the Week to help students build background knowledge and stay up to date with the world around them.
Download the Course Syllabus
Click "Download File" to download your course syllabus. I recommend you do this in order to have a copy on record for yourself.
Download the Pacing Guide
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We will complete the "Do Now" every day when you arrive in class. Make sure to follow the directions so you know whether you are recording information in the vocabulary section of your folder, or answering a prompt.
First Quarter Do Nows
Do Nows 1-10
Do Nows 11-16
Do Nows 17-25
Second Quarter Do Nows
Do Nows 26-53
Third Quarter Do Nows
Do Nows 1-24
Do Nows 25-36
Fourth Quarter Do Nows
Do Nows 37-51
Do Nows 52-?
Article of the Week
The Article of the Week is your weekly homework assignment. Homework is worth 10% of your grade. For instructions on how to complete the Article of the Week, and to download this week's article (or articles from previous weeks) click the link at the top of the page that says "Article of the Week".
If you are missing any activities or assignments for this year so far you may download some of them here. Please note this is not all of the assignments we have done, as I do not have copies of everything on the computer in a downloadable format. If you are missing something that is not here please see me and I can give it to you. Activities and assignments are worth 35% of your grade.
Unit: American Beginnings
American Revolution DBQ - How revolutionary was the American Revolution?
SHEG: Declaration of Independence - Why did the Founders Write the Declaration of Independence?
Unit: A New Nation
Constitutional Convention Role Play - See "A New Nation" do nows for instructions to prepare for the role play.
Andrew Jackson DBQ - How democratic was Andrew Jackson?
Unit: The Civil War & Reconstruction
National History Day - For NHD packet and more information visit the National History Day page of this website.
The Three C's of Secession - Was South Carolina's secession from the United States constitutional?
Unit: World War I
Causes of WWI - Read the PPT and answer the questions to review the causes of World War I
Were Critics of World War I Anti-American? - Stanford History Education Group
Unit: The 1920's
Why were some people, including women, opposed to womens suffrage? - Stanford History Education Group
Country In-Depth Project
What Caused the Palmer Raids? - Stanford History Education Group
Unit: The Great Depression & The New Deal
The Great Depression - Read the PowerPoint and answer the questions.
Sleepy Lagoon & The Zoot Suit Riots - Complete the webquest below.
What Caused the Zoot Suit Riots? - Stanford History Education Group