“American history is longer, larger, more various, more beautiful, and more terrible than anything anyone has ever said about it.”
– James Baldwin
“In the course of American history, great steps are taken by ordinary people, and ordinary people are not perfect.”
– Tommy Lee Jones
“We are not makers of History. We are made by History.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
U.S. History II begins where U.S. History I (usually 8th Grade) should have left off – with the end of the American Civil War and Reconstruction. Thus, this year-long class for Juniors will study the rise of the United States as a Global Superpower, from the Turn of the Century and Industrial Revolution, through World War I, the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, World War II, the Cold War, and the Modern War on Terrorism, stretching into Iraq, Afghanistan, and President Trump.
Of the many lessons that Cadets should glean from this course, foremost is this – We live in a global world, and the conflicts of their generation tie directly to those of the previous ones.
The Course is divided into the following units:
– Review / Themes of History
– Unit 1 – Westward Ho! / Industrial Revolution / Spanish American War
– Unit 2 – Progressive Reforms / WWI
– Unit 3 – Roaring Twenties / Great Depression
– Unit 4 – Rise of Dictators / WWII
– Unit 5 – Cold War / Civil Rights Era / Korea & Vietnam
– Unit 6 – 9/11 / War on Terror / Iraq, Afghanistan, and Beyond
– Final Projects
A few key reminders:
- The Link for “live stream” is https://meet.google.com/czq-dfhi-xrj
- A recording for the beginning of each class (TO INCLUDE THE JOURNAL QUESTION) will be posted.
That recording WILL include entire lectures, activities, or projects, but NOT quizzes, tests, etc.
- While lectures will be recorded and streamed, the PPT and PDF versions of each PPT is also available on the schedule.
- Direct any questions to CPT Curtis at firstname.lastname@example.org
U.S. History II (B1, B2, B4, B5) – B Day Schedule – 2020-2021 (2nd Semester (3rd and 4th Term)
Thursday, Jan 21 – *Due to NWEA Testing, Class today will be the notes from Tuesday for those who were testing
Friday, Jan 29 – Atomic Bomb Discussion (For those present)
PRESIDENTS’ DAY Feb 15
Friday, Mar 12 – Propaganda Cartoons (Soviet and American)
End Term 3 (20 days)
Begin Term 4
Friday, Apr 2 – TBD – Catch up work / Class Games
SPRING BREAK Apr 5-9
Thursday, Apr 29 – Jeopardy / Test Prep
Tuesday, May 11 – Final Project Presentations
Thursday, May 13 – Final Project Presentations
Tuesday, May 18 – Final Project Presentations
Thursday, May 20 – Final Project Presentations
Friday, May 21 – Final Project Presentations
Tuesday, May 25 – Ten Rules for Life (Final Lesson)
Thursday, May 27 – TBD
Friday, May 22 – LAST DAY OF SCHOOL / Graduation
End Term 4 / Semester 2 (22 days)
Direct any questions to CPT Curtis at email@example.com