Changing Nation Project-based Unit with Summative Assessment
Late 19th - Early 20th Centuries.
SS5H3 - The student will describe how life changed in America at the turn of the century.
SS5H3.a - Describe the role of the cattle trails in the late 19th century; include the Black Cowboys of Texas, the Great Western Cattle Trail, and the Chisholm Trail.
SS5H3.b - Describe the impact on American life of the Wright brothers (flight), George Washington Carver (science), Alexander Graham Bell (communication), and Thomas Edison (electricity).
SS5H3.c - Explain how William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt expanded America’s role in the world; include the Spanish-American War and the building of the Panama Canal.
SS5H3.d - Describe the reasons people emigrated to the United States, from where they emigrated, and where they settled.
SS5H3.e - Describe the impact of westward expansion on Native Americans; include the Battle of Little Bighorn and the relocation of Native Americans to reservations.
SS5G1 - The student will locate important places in the United States.
SS5G1.a - Locate important physical features; include the Grand Canyon, Salton Sea, Great Salt Lake, and the Mojave Desert.
SS5G1.b - Locate important man-made places; include the Chisholm Trail; Pittsburgh, PA; and Kitty Hawk, NC.
Students will research and complete projects covering all standards listed. Summative assessment utilizes multiple choice, short answer, and map skills.