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									                                           U.S. History II – C.P.
                                                Mr. Murray

The following document is a course syllabus for the Second unit, Westward Expansion & American
Imperialism. You will be expected to follow along with the readings listed and meet the deadline of all
assignments.

All assignments MUST be completed in advance of the day that they are listed. Text readings are to be
completed on your own. While they are not the sole source of course information they will complement your
classroom notes and lectures and can be used in the event of an absence from class.

This syllabus is subject to change throughout the unit. Make sure to keep it with you and bring it to class each
day. I DO NOT KEEP A HARD COPY IN THE CLASSROOM SO PRINT IT OUT IF YOU WOULD
LIKE ONE.

Key    ICA (in-class activity completed)     N/A (Not applicable)

Date: 10/3/11

Topic: Western Expansion and the End of the American Frontier

Handouts today: Fact sheet

Lesson Objectives:

       SWBAT- Identify and explain the end of the American frontier.
       SWBAT- Debate whether events concerning the Native Americans constitute genocide.
       SWBAT- Identify the lasting effects and perception of the conflict between the American government
       and the Native Americans

Text Reading: Chapter 13 Section 1

Due Dates: ICA


Date: 10/4/11

Topic: Imperialism. The Arguments For and Against American Expansion.

Handouts today: Quote Activity sheet

Lesson Objectives:

       SWBAT- Identify the main groups that helped influence Americas ideas of expansion and why.
       SWBAT- Identify the main people of the imperialist and anti-imperialist movements.

Text Reading: Chapter 18 Section 1 pgs 548-550, 564

Due Dates: ICA


Date: 10/6/11
Topic: Yellow Journalism and the Spanish American War

Handouts today: Examples of Yellow Journalism, yellow journalism assignment

Lesson Objectives:

       SWBAT- Examine the different causes of the war, with an emphasis on yellow journalism.
       SWBAT- Compare the influences of the media in the past to the media’s role in current conflicts.

Text Reading: Chapter 18 section 2

Due Dates: Yellow journalism assignment due on 10/11/11



Date: 10/7/11                                                                           ½ Day
Topic: The Spanish American War and its Aftermath

Handouts today: Teller & Platt Amendment

Lesson Objectives:

       SWBAT- Examine Americas changes in policy toward Cuba following the conclusion of the Spanish
       American War.

Text Reading: Chapter 18 section 2

Due Dates: ICA


Date: 10/11/11

Topic: Three Presidents, Three different styles of diplomacy

Handouts today: N/A

Lesson Objectives:

       SWBAT- Identify three different types of foreign policy and evaluate their legacy in American foreign
       politics.
       SWBAT- Construct arguments for the three different diplomacy’s we cover

Text Reading: Chapter 18 section 4

Due Dates: START BRING IN YOUR WHITE T-SHIRT


Date: 10/12/11

Topic: Other Acquisitions…The Price of an Empire

Handouts today: Queen Lili reading, Proclamation to Guam, Role playing worksheet

Lesson Objectives:
        SWBAT- Assess America’s treatment over its sphere of influence and the problems that developed with
        their colonies.

Text Reading: Chapter 18 section 3

Due Dates: Blog due on 10/17/11


Date: 10/14/11

Topic: Cartoon analysis / Imperialism Today?

Handouts today: N/A

Lesson Objectives:

        SWBAT- Identify and analyze political cartoons depicting American imperialism and those involved in
        American expansionism.
        SWBAT- Identify and discuss current global issues that have been labeled as imperialist acts.

Text Reading: N/A

Due Dates: ICA


Date: 10/17/11

Topic: Imperialism Concert T-Shirts

Handouts today: explanation sheet

Lesson Objectives:

        SWBAT- Construct an imperialism concert t-shirt utilizing the material covered in class.

Text Reading: N/A

Due Dates: t-shirts will be due at the end of class on the 20th


Date: 10/18/11

Topic: Imperialism Concert T-Shirts

Handouts today: N/A

Lesson Objectives:

        SWBAT- Construct an imperialism concert t-shirt utilizing the material covered in class.

Text Reading: N/A

Due Dates: t-shirts due at the end of class on the 20th,   QUEST NEXT CLASS (AKA a slightly bigger quiz)
Date: 10/20/11

Topic: Imperialism Concert T-Shirt & Quest

Handouts today: Quest

Lesson Objectives:

       SWBAT- Construct an imperialism concert t-shirt utilizing the material covered in class.
       SWBAT- Complete their assessment of American imperialism.

Text Reading: Start looking over chapter on World War I

Due Dates: N/A

								
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