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    U.S. HISTORY COURSE

    This course is designed to identify and examine major events and themes of United States history from the Colonial period to the Modern Age. Students will develop an appreciation for domestic issues as they arose through time, and have an understanding of how America’s circumstances in the global community have changed. As part of this course, students will also study the major issues and significant events of New Hampshire history.

MAJOR CONCEPTS:

    ? American Identity

    ? Political foundations and Developments

    ? Economic Systems and Technology

    ? Social and Political Interactions

    ? World Views and Value Systems

    TOPICS:

    ? Political parties

    ? Religious influence on political change

    ? Federalism

    ? Sectionalism

    ? Foreign Policy

    ? Manifest Destiny

    ? Regional and International Organizations

    ? American thought and philosophy

    ? Spread of American ideas and culture around the world

    ? Westward movement

    ? American culture, art & music

    ? Economic production

    ? Development of technology

    ? Globalization

    ? Distribution of wealth

    ? Unity and pluralism

    ? Roles of gender

    ? Diversity

    ? Social class

    ? Impact of religion on social change

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    U.S HISTORY COURSE COMPETENCIES

1. Students will understand that conflict and cooperation together shape the

    development of the United States.

    2. Students will understand that there is a relationship between civic ideals

    and practices.

    3. Students will understand that in the history of the United States the people

    and the environment impact each other.

    4. Students will understand that decisions by individuals have driven forms of

    production, distribution and consumption of goods and services over time. 5. Students will understand that as various cultures interact or collide on the

    American continent, each culture is impacted.

    6. Students will understand that social, political and economic interactions

    have involved Americans on an increasingly global scale. 7. Students will understand that technological advancements have both

    positive and negative impacts on the development of American society. 8. Students will understand that Americans have experienced an ongoing

    tension between freedom and security, liberty and equality, and

    individualism and the common good.

    9. Students will understand that American identity has been influenced by

    changing patterns of class, ethnicity, race and gender. 10. Students will understand that Americans express their feelings and ideas

    in art, literature, music and philosophy.

    Social Studies Process Skills

1. Students will understand that it is important to differentiate and make

    relevant connections to the past, present and future and to changes over

    time.

    2. Students will understand that it is important to detect cause and effect,

    distinguish fact from opinion, and recognize biases. 3. Students will understand that it is important to evaluate and critique varied

    sources of information and to use appropriate primary and secondary

    sources and to use technology to acquire information. 4. Students will understand that it is important to create and test

    generalizations and theses.

    5. Students will understand that it is important to express personal opinion

    clearly and concisely, supported by evidence.

    6. Students will understand that it is important to calculate effects of

    decisions and decision-making.

    7. Students will understand that it is important to solve individual and group

    problems.

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    U.S.HISTORY

     Major Concept

    American Identity

    Unity and pluralism, roles of gender, diversity, social class, impact Topics of religion on social change, religious influence on politics

     9. Students will understand that American identity has been influenced by changing patterns of class, ethnicity, race and

    Competencies gender.

    5. Students will understand that as various cultures interact or

    collide on the American continent, each culture is impacted.

     Examine the tensions between the values of unity and pluralism in defining our national identity (SS: HI: 12: 5.1)

     Evaluate the changing roles of gender in society (SS: HI: 12: 5.3) Explore attitudes toward diversity held by groups and individuals (SS: HI: 12: 5.3)

    Examine the impact of social class on life in the United States (SS: HI: 12: 5.4)

    Analyze how religious ideas of morality have important social changes (SS: HI: 12.5.5)

    Analyze the spread of American ideas and culture (SS: HI: 12.3.4)

     Critique how art, music, and literature of our nation have been

    influenced by groups (SS: HI: 12.3.3)

    Knowledge/Content Evaluate how individuals have developed ideas that have profoundly

    affected American life (SS: HI: 12.3.1)

    Examine the role and impact of religious ideas on daily life and social

    norms (SS: HI: 12.5.3)

    Analyze the struggles for cultural continuity (SS: HI: 12.5.3)

    Determine the basis for ranking social groups within a given culture

    (SS: HI. 12.5.5.)

    Classify the functions, sizes, and spatial arrangements of urban areas

    (SS: HI: 12.4.4)

    (Examine the process of urbanization)

    Examine how institutions and individuals make, apply, and enforce

    rules and laws (SS: CVI: 12.1.2)

    Explain how in the US legitimate authority derives from custom, law

    and consent of the government ( SS: CV: 12.1.4)

    Explain why the preservation of liberty requires the participation of

    knowledgeable and engaged citizens (SS: CV: 12.4.3)

    Explain how the allocation of resources impact productivity and

    ultimately economic growth (SS: EC: 12.2.1)

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     Recommended skills: Identify significant events and individuals,

    research skills, gather, analyze and properly cite information from Skills

    various sources, distinguish between primary and secondary

    sources

     You have been hired as a summer intern at the NAACP. They Sample Performance have asked you to create a presentation summarizing

    information about the Civil Rights movement in the U.S. Assessment (SPA)#1

     Unity and pluralism, roles of gender, diversity, social class, impact Topics in SPA #1 of religion on social change, religious influence on politics

     1. Students will understand that it is important to differentiate and make relevant connections to the past, present and future and to changes over time. Social Studies 2. Students will understand that it is important to detect cause Process Skills and effect, distinguish fact from opinion, and recognize

    biases. Addressed in SPA#1

    3. Students will understand that it is important to evaluate and

    critique varied sources of information and to use

    appropriate primary and secondary sources and to use

    technology to acquire information.

    6. Students will understand that it is important to calculate

    effects of decisions and decision-making.

     9. Students will understand that American identity has been

    influenced by changing patterns of class, ethnicity, race and Social Studies

    gender. Competencies

    Addressed in SPA#1 5. Students will understand that as various cultures interact or

    collide on the American continent, each culture is impacted.

    Rubric

    Level 4 Level 3 Level 2 Level 1

    The student will The student will The student will The student will produce a produce a presentation produce a produce a presentation that: that: presentation that: presentation that: Recognizes the purpose Recognizes the Recognizes the Demonstrates a and produces a clear and purpose and produces purpose or limited recognition insightful response; a clear response; produces a clear of task; Produces a well articulated response; Lacks Produces a well-and developed focus articulated opening and Produces an organization; statement and conclusion; a closing statement; opening and a Lacks critical Exhibits extensive closing statement; Exhibits research information on the research and critical and critical analysis; Exhibits data U.S. Civil Rights analysis; collection; movement; Evaluate critically relevant Evaluate relevant

    information (such as key knowledge in regards Evaluates Evaluates limited events and individuals) to key events and information related information related from the U.S. Civil Rights individuals of the Civil to Civil Rights to Civil Rights movement. Rights movement. Movement. Movement.

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    U.S. HISTORY

     Major Concept

    American Political Foundations and Development

    development of civic ideals and practices, patterns of social and

    political interaction, impact of conflict and cooperation among

    groups and individuals on politics; the relationship between the Topics

    individual and the government, the evolution of government

    institutions, connections between foreign and domestic policy 1. Students will understand that conflict and cooperation

    together shape the development of the United States. 2. Students will understand that there is a relationship between

    civic ideals and practices. Competencies

    8.. Students will understand that Americans have experienced an

    ongoing tension between freedom and security, liberty and

    equality, and individualism and the common good.

     Account for the rise and fall of political parties and movements and their impact, e.g., the Whig Party or the Progressive Movement (SS:HI:12:1.1).

     Analyze how religion has influenced the political life of the nation Knowledge/Content (SS:HI:12:1.2).

    Analyze the roots and application of the federal system of

    government by examining key documents and events(SS:HI:12:1.3). Examine the impact of sectionalism on national crises and United

    States government policies (SS:HI:12:1.4).

    Analyze how United States foreign policy has varied from periods of

    international involvement, to isolationism, to exerting power and

    dominance at different time periods (SS:HI:12:2.2). Decide to what extent democratic ideals, economic motives and empire building have influenced U.S. foreign policy in events and

    policies (SS:HI:12:2.3).

    Investigate United States involvement in and/or conflict with regional

    and international organizations (SS:HI:12:2.5). Utilize regions to analyze geographic issues (SS:GE:12:2.4). Use graphic tools to depict geographic issues (SS:GE:12:1.1). Analyze spatial interactions and models of spatial organization

    (SS:GE:12:1.3).

    Examine how various national economic policies have led to

    changes in the international economy (SS:EC:12:5.3). Investigate how knowledgeable and engaged citizens have acted to

    preserve and extend their liberties (SS:CV:12:4.2).

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    Explain why the preservation of liberty requires the participation of knowledgeable and engaged citizens (SS:CV:12:4.3).

    Discuss the impact on world affairs and the United States’ response

    to environmental, economic, and technological issues

    (SS:CV:12:3.1).

    Discuss the relationship between domestic and foreign policy (SS:CV:12:3.2).

    Discuss the impact of United States’ contributions to the ideals of

    democracy and representative government on world affairs

    (SS:CV:12:3.3).

    Describe how the fundamental ideals and principles of American

    government are incorporated in the United States Constitution and

    the New Hampshire Constitution (SS:CV:12:2.1). Analyze the evolution of the United States Constitution as a living

    document (SS:CV:12:2.2).

    Describe the roles and responsibilities of the United States and New

    Hampshire judicial systems (SS:CV:12:2.3). Evaluate how individual rights have been extended in the United

    States (SS:CV:12:2.4).

    Identify the structures and functions of government at various levels

    (SS:CV:12:1.1).

    Examine how institutions and individuals make, apply, and enforce rules and laws (SS:CV:12:1.2).

    Evaluate how the purposes of government have been interpreted

    (SS:CV:12:1.3).

    Explain how in the United States legitimate authority derives from

    custom, law and consent of the governed (SS:CV:12:1.4).

    Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of international and regional

    political organizations (SS:WH:12:1.2). Analyze how philosophic systems and social theories are powerful

    forces throughout history (SS:WH:12:3.2). Consider the relationship between weapons development and

    political or economic power (SS:WH:12:4.5). Analyze various systems of distributing wealth (SS:WH:12:4.1).

    1. Differentiate and make relevant connections among the

    past, present, future as well as to changes over time.

    2. Detect cause and effect, distinguish fact from opinion, and

    recognize biases. Skills

    3. Evaluate and critique varied sources of information and to

    use appropriate primary and secondary sources and to use

    technology to acquire information.

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    4. Create and test generalizations and theses.

    5. Express personal opinion clearly and concisely, supported

    by evidence.

    6. Calculate effects of decisions and decision making.

     The president is about to hold a press conference on the Sample Performance controversial Patriot Act. As one of his top advisors, it is Assessment SPA #1 your task to design a presentation to inform the president

    about historical precedence for policies and laws that limit

    personal freedom in the interest in collective security.

     development of civic ideals and practices, the relationship Topics in SPA #1 between the individual and the government, the evolution of

    government institutions, connections between foreign and

    domestic policy

    1. Students will understand that it is important to differentiate and make relevant connections among the past, present, future as well as to changes over time. Social Studies 2. Students will understand that it is important to detect cause Process Skills and effect, distinguish fact from opinion, and recognize Addressed in SPA biases. #1 3. Students will understand that it is important to evaluate and

    critique varied sources of information and to use appropriate

    primary and secondary sources and to use technology to

    acquire information.

    5 Students will understand that it is important to express

    personal opinion clearly and concisely, supported by

    evidence.

    6 Students will understand that it is important to calculate

    effects of decisions and decision making. Social Studies

    2. Students will understand that there is a relationship between Competencies civic ideals and practices. Addressed in SPA

    6. Students will understand that social, political and economic #1 interactions have involved Americans on an increasingly

    global scale.

    8 Students will understand that Americans have experienced

    an ongoing tension between freedom and security, liberty

    and equality, and individualism and the common good.

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    Rubric

    Level 4 Level 3 Level 2 Level 1

    The student will The student will The student will produce a The student will produce a produce a presentation that: produce a presentation that: presentation that: presentation that: Recognizes the purpose and Recognizes the Recognizes produces a clear and insightful Recognizes the purpose and limited aspects of response; purpose or produces a clear the task; produces a clear Produces a well articulated and response; response; Produces little developed focus statement and Produces a well-organization conclusion; Produces an articulated opening opening and a Exhibits little Exhibits extensive research and a closing closing statement data; and critical analysis; statement; Exhibits data Evaluates limited Evaluates critically relevant collection; Exhibits research information information (such as historical and critical analysis; Evaluates related to events prompting key information related Evaluates relevant restrictive government laws, the impact of to restrictive information on government government policies, and key government previous restrictive policies is individuals) on previous policies. government policies. missing. restrictive government policies.

    You are a curator at the Smithsonian working on the new Sample History of American Political Party exhibit. One of your tasks Performance is to create a brochure illustrating the changing role of Assessment SPA #2 American political parties from 1796-2004.

    development of civic ideals and practices, patterns of social and Topics in SPA #2 political interaction, impact of conflict and cooperation among

    groups and individuals on politics; the relationship between the

    individual and the government, the evolution of government

    institutions, connections between foreign and domestic policy

    1. Students will understand that it is important to differentiate and make relevant connections among the past, present, future as well as to changes over time. Social Studies 2. Students will understand that it is important to detect cause Process Skills and effect, distinguish fact from opinion, and recognize Addressed in SPA biases. #2 3. Students will understand that it is important to evaluate and

    critique varied sources of information and to use appropriate

    primary and secondary sources and to use technology to

    acquire information.

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    2. Students will understand that there is a relationship between civic ideals and practices. Social Studies

    6. Students will understand that social, political and economic Competencies interactions have involved Americans on an increasingly Addressed in SPA global scale. #2

    8. Students will understand that Americans have experienced an

    ongoing tension between freedom and security, liberty and

    equality, and individualism and the common good.

Rubric

    Level 4 Level 3 Level 2 Level 1

    The student will The student will The student will produce a The student will produce a produce a brochure brochure that: produce a brochure brochure that: that: that: Recognizes the purpose and Recognizes Recognizes the produces a clear and Recognizes the limited aspects of purpose or insightful response; purpose and the task; produces a clear produces a clear Produces a well articulated response; Produces little response; and developed focus organization; Produces an statement and conclusion; Produces a well-opening and a Exhibits little articulated opening Exhibits extensive research closing statement. data; and a closing and critical analysis; Exhibits data statement; Evaluates limited collection; Evaluates critically relevant information Exhibits research and information (such as historical Evaluates related to critical analysis; events prompting key information related restrictive government laws, the impact Evaluates relevant to restrictive government of government. policies, and information on government policies is key individuals) on previous previous restrictive policies. missing. restrictive governmentgovernment policies policies.

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    U.S. HISTORY

     Major Concept

    Economic Systems and Technology

     Economic production, Development of technology Globalization, Topics Distribution of wealth

     6. Students will understand that social, political and economic interactions have involved Americans Competencies 1. Students will understand that conflict and cooperation

    together shape the development of the United States.

    7. Students will understand that technological advancements

    have both positive and negative impacts on the development

    of American society.

     Evaluate the impact of major developments and changes in American economic productivity. (SS:HI:12:4.2)

    Knowledge/Content Explain how the development of technology has both simplified and

    complicated work, (SS:HI:12:4.3)

    Explain how the economy over time has shaped the distribution of

    wealth (SS:HI:12:4.5)

     1. Differentiate and make relevant connections to the past, present and future and to changes over time.

     2. Evaluate and critique varied sources of information and to Skills use appropriate primary and secondary sources and to use

    technology to acquire information.

    3. Calculate effects of decisions and decision-making.

    4. Solve individual and group problems.

Sample You have been employed for the past six months as a worker Performance in a Lowell cotton mill in the early 1800’s. Write a letter to your

    best friend detailing your experiences in the mills. Assessment SPA #1

    Topics in SPA #1 Economic production, Development of technology, Distribution of

    wealth

     1. Students will understand that it is important to differentiate Social Studies and make relevant connections to the past, present and

    future and to changes over time. Process Skills

    Addressed in SPA 3. Students will understand that it is important to evaluate and #1 critique varied sources of information and to use appropriate

    primary and secondary sources and to use technology to

    acquire information.

    6. Students will understand that it is important to calculate

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