US History Full Year Curriculum 1877 to 2008

US History Full Year Curriculum 1877 to 2008
US History Full Year Curriculum 1877 to 2008
US History Full Year Curriculum 1877 to 2008
US History Full Year Curriculum 1877 to 2008
US History Full Year Curriculum 1877 to 2008
US History Full Year Curriculum 1877 to 2008
US History Full Year Curriculum 1877 to 2008
US History Full Year Curriculum 1877 to 2008
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This product is designed for use with all levels of teaching US History from 1877 to 2008 from AP US History to students with IEPs.

Included in this file:
-Notes with topic outline handouts for students, starter activity, extension activities, and graphic organizers.
-Contextualization instruction, example, and practice set
-Short answer instruction, examples, and practice sets for AP US History students.
-Long Essay (15 prewrites and topics) Scaffolds and Rubrics
-DBQ Scaffolds and Rubrics
-Also included are tests designed for regular history, not AP, but they could be used as quizzes for AP classes.
-Another set of modified tests are included for students with IEPs. These include study guide handouts as well.
-Extension activities vary from reports, essays, high interest readings with questions, video links with questions, simulations, and a few quizzes (see Table of Contents below for listing of some activities).
-Additionally, a set of activities provided that students can choose from to review their information. This activity list is included after each RED slide.
Includes lots of links to youtube videos (documentaries) to enhance the lesson.


Each lesson begins with a starter activity to elicit prior knowledge, and introduce a main concept. A list of terms for notes is provided at the beginning of each period studied as well. You can xerox this term list to students so they know what terms to take notes on and to study. EACH SECTION BEGINNING IS MARKED BY A BLUE SLIDE.
The learning objectives are stated for each President in a statement such as – “This Presidency characterized by…”
Then, notes are given. At the end of the notes, there is either a return to objectives with a review of terms learned that day for each objective OR a graphic organizer to review terms and objectives.
Extension activities are offered to help students learn the material in different ways (videos, readings, visuals). RED SLIDE MARKS BEGINNING.
Graphic organizers are completed by students to help them organize the material in a chart of list according to the objectives and to prepare for tests. GREEN SLIDE MARKS BEGINNING.
Several long essay topics are included for AP US History students. TEAL SLIDE MARKS BEGINNING.
DBQ scaffolds are provided for student practice. (For additional DBQ scaffolds and examples, please see my other product on DBQ Scaffolds 1 – 15.) ORANGE SLIDE MARKS BEGINNING.
Two test banks are included, one for regular level classes and one for students with IEPs. PURPLE SLIDE MARKS BEGINNING.

For additional DBQ scaffolds and examples, please see my other product on DBQ Scaffolds 1 – 15.

Period 6, Reconstruction
Johnson through Cleveland
Introduction to Short Answer With Example Answers
Short Answers, Period 6
Period 7, The Gilded Age and Age of Imperialism
Harrison through FDR
Short Answers, Period 7
Period 8, The Cold War
Truman through Carter
Short Answers, Period 8
Period 9, End of the Cold War and Beginning of War on Terror
Reagan through Obama
Short Answers, Period 9
DBQ Contextualization and Context Review -
Long Essay Sample Essay Concepts & Essay Template
DBQ Sample Template
Test Bank

Period 6: Reconstruction and Early Gilded Age
Battle of Wounded Knee Then and Now Research
Connections to the Pullman Strike
Holiday Research and Essay Activity
PBS Primary Source Activity on Reconstruction and Slavery
Conspiracy History
Taking Down Boss Tweed
How did Yellow Journalism Contribute to the Spanish American War Paragraph
“White Man’s Burden” and Imperialism
Yellow Journalism Activity
Labor and the 1880s Research and Essay
Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Investigation
Gilded Age Ends with Empire Essay
Period 7: Imperialism through World War 2
Espionage Act
Research on World War 1 Heroes, Zeroes, and Legacies
1918 Flu History Detective Activity
World War 1 Essay: Heroes, Zeroes, and Legacies
Muckrakers Research Project
Muckrakers Research Essay
The Scopes Trial Play
Government Inaction Leads to Depression Essay
The Jungle Excerpt
1920s Scrapbook
ABC’S of the New Deal Booklet
New Deal Evaluation
Great Depression Simulation 1
Great Depression Simulation 2
Great Depression Simulation 3
Relief, Recovery and Reform
World War 2 Inventions and Changes
Is War Good or Bad For Minorities?
Was the US Justified in Its War Against the US?
Korematsu v. US: Agree or Disagree?
German and US Totalitarianism
Navaho Code Talkers
Navaho Code Message Translator
World War 2 Keys to Victory Scaffold
World War 2 Keys to Victory Essay
Nazi Post War Conspiracies
Nazis Escape Punishment
Most Famous Female Spy in WW2
IWO JIMA Memorial Backstory
Period 8: The Cold War, 1945 to 1980
Rebuilding the World After World War 2 Scaffold
Rebuilding at Home After WW2 Scaffold
American Interventionism after WW 2 Scaffold
Understanding Cold War Races
Containing Communism At Home Leads to Challenges to Lack of Freedom &
House of Cards Simulation on McCarthyism
JFK's Reforms
Containing Communism Scaffold
Reviewing the Cold War Through Song
President Carter’s Malaise Speech Review
FBI Break in Video Questions, 1974 by Independent Lens
Great Society Reforms Review
Freedom Summer Documentary Questions
Cold War Returns to 2017
Cold War Essay Government Abuses Lead to the Civil Rights Movement
The FIRST Rosa Parks
Muhammed Ali v. US
Containing Communism at Home Research
Daniel Ellsberg: Most Dangerous Man in America
Mississippi Civil Rights Workers, 1962
The Rosenbergs Then and Now
Discussion - Challenges to Lack of Freedom at Home Scaffold
Freedom Riders Video Discussion
Great Society Through Carter Essay Outline
Cold War Essay
Conspiracy History
Life in the USSR Research
Period 9: 1980 to 2008
The Eighties Research
Ruby Ridge Video and Questions
US Government Experiments
The Price of Shame – Ted Talks Video and Questions
Clinton Bush Years Major Media Events
Reagan Bush Essay
Deepwater Horizon – BP Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
Recession of 2008 Causes and Simulation
Hurricane Katrina
OJ Simpson Trial Simulation and Activity
OJ Simpson: What Does It All Mean?

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