• Merrillville High School

    Course Scope & Sequence

     

     

    Department:

     Social Studies

    U.S. History I

    Instructor:

     Mr. Anthony Hofer

     

    Email:

     ahofer@mvsc.k12.in.us

     

    Course Expectations, Goals & Routines

    All students should bring the following items to class everyday: Student ID, Pirate Planner, U.S. History Text Book, Class Binder (Interactive), Notebook, pencil/pen (blue/black ink), and all handouts given by the teacher.

     

    *The "SCOPE AND SEQUENCE" chart below (Under the COURSE DESCRIPTION) is an outline of the material that is to be covered in U.S. History I over the course of a twelve-week tri-mester.

     

    If a student is absent, or a parent wants more details about what is happening in class, then students/parents, can go to my class website: Google Classroom/Class Code:________________  and get: Day-to-day class activities, Homework Assignments (Due Dates), Class Handouts, and Class Notes.

     

    *All information on the website can be printed!

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Course Description

     

    UNITED STATES HISTORY 1                                            

    United States History 1 is a one-trimester course that builds upon concepts developed in previous studies of U.S. History and emphasizes national development from the late nineteenth century into the twentieth century.  After reviewing fundamental themes in the early development of the nation, students are expected to identify and review significant events, persons, and movements in the early development of the nation. The course then gives major emphasis to the interaction of key events, people, and political, economic, social, and cultural influences in national developments from the late nineteenth century through the present as they relate to life in Indiana and the United States.  Students are expected to trace and analyze chronological periods and examine the significant themes and concepts in U.S. History.  Students develop historical thinking and research skills and use primary and secondary sources to explore topical issues and to understand the cause for changes in the nation over time.

     

    At the high school level, Indiana’s academic standards for social studies provide standards for specific courses that focus on one of the five content areas that make up the core of the social studies curriculum: history; government; geography; economics; and Individuals, society and culture (psychology, sociology, and anthropology). One of these content areas is the major focus of the course while the other areas play supporting roles or become completely integrated into the course content. Supporting content areas are indicated in parentheses. Each high school course continues to develop skills for thinking, inquiry and research, and participation in a democratic society.

     

    •               DOE Code 1542  (US HIST)

    •               Recommended Grade Level: None

    •               Recommended Prerequisites: None

    •               Credits: 1 semester course, 1 credit each semester

    •               Fulfills the US History requirement of the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors, and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

    Weekly Schedule

     

     

     

    Week

    Standards

    Instructional Content

    Activities, Readings, Labs, Interactive Notes, Assignments, etc.

    Assessments

    Other

    1

    USH 1.1-1.4

    9.2-9.3

    Topic 7.1-7.3

     

    Causes of the American Civil War: 1850-1861

    Civil War Map Activity

    7.1-7.3  Interactive PowerPoint Notes

    Quiz Topic 7.1-7.3

    Bell-ringers

     

     

     

    U.S. History “Prior Knowledge” Internet Quiz: Activity: 1763-1860

    2

    1.1-1.4

    9.1

    Topic 7.4-7.7 American Civil War

    1861-1865

    American Civil War Battle Project Compare and Contrast Wkst.

    Battle Project Presentation (Quad. D lesson)

    Timed Reading #1

    Topic 7.4-7.7 Vocabulary Quiz

    3

    1.4

    Topic 8.1- 8.3

    Reconstruction

    Interactive notes

    Online Research Activity

    8.1 Study Guide

    8.1 Vocabulary Quiz

    Bell-ringers

    Timed Reading #1

    4

    2.1-2.9

    Topic 9.1-9.3

    Rise of industry

    Interactive notes

    Topic  9.1-9.3 Quiz

    Timed Reading #2

    5

    2.1-2.5

    3.1, 3.9

     

    Topic 9.4-9.6

    Immigration Urbanization

    1865-1914

    U.S. Citizen's Test (Quad D lesson)

    Name Activity

    Interactive notes

    Topic  9.4-9.6

    "Midterm Exam"

    Completed Grade Sheet and graph

    6

    2.9, 3.1, 3.5

    Topic 10.1-10.2

    South/West Transformed

    1865-1900

    Western U.S Map Activity

    Interactive notes

    Topic 10.1-10.2 Vocabulary Quiz

    Open Response Essay

    "Far and Away" case study/film

    7

    2.7

    Topic 10.3-10.4

    Gilded Age

    1877-1900

    Interactive Notes

    Student Made quiz

    Topic 10.3-10.4 Vocabulary Quiz

    Open Response Essay

    Bell-ringers

    8

    3.2-3.5

    Topic 11.1-11.4

    Progressive Era

    1890-1920

    Progressive Poster Project

     

    Timed Reading #4

    9

    2.7-2.8

    Topic 11.1-11.4

    Progressive Era

    1890-1920

    Progressive Poster Project

    Unit 2 Exam (Topic 10.1-11.4)

    Timed Reading #4

    10

    3.1

    Topic 11.5-11.7

    Imperialism/An Emerging World Power

    1890-1917

    Interactive Notes

    Internet Research: Spanish-American War

    Topic 11.5-11.7 Vocabulary Quiz

    Timed Reading #5

    11

    3.4

    3.6- 3.9

    Topic 12.1-12.4

    Would War I and Beyond

    1914-1920

    Interactive Notes

    Causes of WWI: "CAIN"

    Activity

    "The Lost Battalion"

    WWI Case Study/Film

    Final Binder Check

    Timed Reading #6

    12

    1.1-3.9

    All USH I Standards

    U.S. History I Final Review

    Final Exam Study Guide Packet

    U.S. History ECA (Final Exam

    N/A