American History 2 Outcomes

American History 2 Outcomes

S. Morris – CHS/PASS

Outcome 1: Student will be able to analyze problems facing settlers, farmers, and Native Americans in the west in the late 1800s.

P1: Identify the changes in American policy toward Native Americans during this time period.

P2: Analyze how those changes specifically impacted Native Americans?

P3: Identify the problems facing farmers on the Great Plains.

P4: Analyze the effectiveness of the Populist Party had in fixing the farmers problems.

HP1: Compare the treatment of Native Americans back in the late 1800s to the experiences of those in the mid-1900s and 2000s.

HP2: Research problems and issues that farmers face in today's America.

HP3: Explain who the Populist Party would support in politics today.  Why do you believe this to be true?

Outcome 2: Student will be able to analyze how the changes in business created social and economic changes in America in the Gilded Age (late 1800s).

P1: Describe the effect of new technologies (electricity, Bessemer Process, rock oil, etc) on business and life in the 1800s

P2: Describe the development of big business.

P3: Examine the reasons and purposes for the creation of labor unions.

P4: Evaluate the effectiveness of labor unions’ tactics (negotiations, protests, strikes, etc).

P5: Analyze why and how immigrants came to America in the late 1800s.

P6: Examine the new roles of immigrants in their new country in the late 1800s.

HP1 :Explain the modern effects of the technologies developed during the late 1800s.

HP2: Assess whether the rise of industry and "big business" was good for America and her people.

HP3: Compare the industrialists' and workers' views of the rise of industry in the Gilded Age and the Industrial Revolution.

HP4: Research modern labor unions and compare their methods to the methods of labor unions back in the late1800s & early 1900s.

HP5: Compare immigrant experiences of the early 1900s to those of today's immigrant.  How are they different  How are they similar?

Outcome 3: Student will be able to evaluate Progressive reforms.

P1: Describe the different social, political, and environmental problems in 1900.

P2: Define the typical Progressive and explain on what they based their platform.

P3: Grade the Progressives on how well the accomplished their goals at a state and local level.

P4: Compare the different approaches that African-Americans used to fight for their rights.

P5: Grade the Progressive Presidents (Roosevelt, Taft & Wilson) on how well they accomplished their Progressive goals.

HP1: Analyze a primary source evaluating how Progressives tried to accomplish their goals.

HP2: Compare the Progressives and the social Darwinists platforms.

HP3: Identify groups today that are still carrying out Progressive goals.  Who are they & what specifically are they doing to meet those goals in today's world?

HP4: Defend which approaches African-American might have taken in your opinion, that would have gained them the rights and freedoms they were seeking.

HP5: Explain whether the Progressives were successful at solving the problems they saw in our nation.

HP6: Explain how the Progressive reforms still affect us in today's America.

Outcome 4: Student will be able to analyze the causes and effects of American imperialism at the turn of the 20th century.

P1: Analyze the arguments for America becoming an imperial power.

P2: Evaluate how the Spanish-American War changed America into an imperial nation.

P3: Compare the foreign policies (and their purposes) of Presidents Roosevelt, Taft, and Wilson.

P4: Compare US imperialism in different countries including Panama, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Philippines, Hawaii, and China.

HP1: Argue whether America should have become an imperial power.

HP2: Analyze the role of the journalism in the Spanish-American War.

HP3: Evaluate the effectiveness of presidential foreign policies during this time period.

HP4: Analyze the lasting effects of American imperialism.

HP5: Analyze whether the Progressives would have been for or against imperialism.

Outcome 5: Student will be able to analyze the impact of WWI on America socially, politically, and economically.

P1: Evaluate the series of events that led to America’s involvement in WWI.

P2: Explain the impact of the new weapons and technologies during WWI on the soldiers and on how the war was fought.

P3: Demonstrate how the American government used propaganda to influence public opinion.

P4: Summarize the different perspectives on WWI and their contributions to the war effort.

P5: Explain America’s post-war foreign policies, specifically the Treaty of Versailles.

HP1: Compare the weapons of the Civil War to the new weapons technologies of WWI.

HP2: Create a piece of propaganda to influence my peers with regard to a specific issue.

HP3: Would you have supported or opposed America's entry into WWI?  Give at least three reasons for your response and explain why.

HP4: Should the United States have ratified or rejected the Treaty of Versailles.  Explain why or why not.

HP5: Analyze different historians' perspectives on WWI.

Outcome 6: Student will be able to analyze the social, political and economic changes in America during the 1920s.

P1: Analyze the post-war social tensions in America.

P2: Summarize the government's policies that led to an economic boom during the 1920s.

P3: Analyze the social, cultural, intellectual, and technological changes of lifestyle after the end of WW1.

P4: Compare the traditional and modern viewpoint on the social, political and economic changes post-WW1.

HP1: Explain how the cultural changes still affect Americans today.

HP2: Would you have been a traditionalist or a modernist in the 1920s?  Give reasons for your response.

HP3: Summarize the political, social, and economic changes in post-war society.

HP4: Analyze how the political, social, and economic paved the way for the Great Depression.

Outcome 7: Student will be able to analyze and evaluate the government response to the Great Depression.

P1: Rank the causes of the Great Depression in terms of their influence.

P2: Describe the social effects of the Great Depression.

P3: Compare the conservative, liberal, and radical government responses to the Great Depression.

P4: Identify the three major goals and programs of the New Deal.

HP1: Was the Great Depression inevitable?  Defend your response.

HP2: Plan how you would have survived during the Great Depression.

HP3: Explain the effectiveness of the New Deal.

HP4: Take a position whether the New Deal truly ended the Great Depression.

Outcome 8: Student will be able to analyze the impact of WWII on America socially, politically, and economically.

P1: Elaborate on the causes of World War II and reasons for United States entry into the war.

P2: Describe and analyze the effects of the war on American economic, social, and cultural life.

P3: Identify turning points and other significant battles of the war and determine their significance to the outcome and aftermath of the conflict.

P4: Analyze America’s post-war foreign policies and its inclusion in international organizations.

HP1: Could WWII have been prevented?

HP2: Evaluate if getting into WWII was good or bad for America as a whole.

HP3: Should America have used the atomic bomb?

HP4: Compare America's post-war foreign policies from WWI and WWII.

Outcome 9: Student will be able to analyze America's involvement and its effects in the early Cold War.

P1: Compare the beliefs and lifestyles of the USA and USSR.

P2: Compare the foreign policies that the USSR and USA used to gain power and control.

P3: Analyze if the methods used to contain Communism were justified.

P4: Examine how fighting the Cold War affected Americans at home.

P5: Analyze America’s role in the Vietnam War.

HP1: Could the Cold War have been avoided?  Explain your response.

HP2: Explain what other actions America could have taken to prevent the spread of Communism.

HP3: Interview someone who lived during the Cold War.

HP4: Should America have gotten involved Vietnam?  Explain and defend your answer.

HP5: Who is responsible for the Cold War?  Why?

Outcome 10: Student will be able to analyze the impact of Social Changes in post-1945 America.

P1: Examine the reason for the dramatic changes between the cultures of the 1950s and 1960s.

P2: Trace and analyze the major events of the Civil Rights Movement.

P3: Analyze groups involved in counterculture movement and what changes they were attempting to make.

P4: Compare key measures of the domestic programs of presidents such as Fair Deal, New Frontier, Great Society, etc.

P5: Analyze the anti-war movement in America.

P5: Trace the impact of new technology on people and businesses.

HP1: Find modern examples of how the 1950s & 1960s influence life today.

HP2: Identify your choice of the most effective domestic program of the modern era and analyze why it was effective.

HP3: Examine the modern effects of Cold War technology.

HP4: Explain why it took so long for American Americans to fully get their rights.

Outcome 11: Student will be able to analyze the social, political, and economic aspects of the Modern Era.

P1: Describe how the Watergate scandal affected America.

P2: Discuss the Cold War policies of President Ford and President Carter.

P3: Summarize the social, political, economic events of the 1980s.

P4: Summarize the social, political, economic events of the 1990s.

P5: Summarize the social, political, economic events of the 2000s.

HP1: Analyze how cold war policy changed over time.

HP2: Hypothesize what would have been needed to end the Cold War earlier than 1989/1990.