United States History
Instructor: Ms. Disney
Course: Social Studies 11R
Course Title: United States History
United States History is a course designed to dig a little deeper into American History. Using primary and
secondary sources, maps, political cartoons, and visual learning aids (such as videos or the Internet), the student
will better understand historical concepts and events. This course covers U.S. History from native peoples to the
present. Your understanding of the past will help you to make sense of the country in which we live today, and to
be an informed citizen in issues past and present.
UNIT ONE American Beginnings to 1783 UNIT FIVE Modern America Emerges
Chapter 1: Three Worlds Meet Chapter 17: The Progressive Era
Chapter 2: The American Colonies Emerge Chapter 18: America Claims an Empire
Chapter 3: The Colonies Come of Age Chapter 19: The First World War
Chapter 4: The War for Independence UNIT SIX The 1920’s and the Great Depression
UNIT TWO A New Nation Chapter 20: Politics of the Roaring Twenties
Chapter 5: Shaping a New Nation Chapter 21: The Roaring Life of the 1920s
The Living Constitution Chapter 22: The Great Depression Begins
Chapter 6: Launching the New Nation Chapter 23: The New Deal
Chapter 7: Balancing Nationalism and UNIT SEVEN World War II and Its Aftermath
Sectionalism Chapter 24: World War Looms
Chapter 8: Reforming American Society Chapter 25: The United States in WWII
UNIT THREE An Era of Growth and Disunion Chapter 26: Cold War Conflicts
Chapter 9: Expanding Markets and Moving Chapter 27: The Postwar Boom
West UNIT EIGHT Living With Great Turmoil
Chapter 10: The Union in Peril Chapter 28: The New Frontier and the Great
Chapter 11: The Civil War Society
Chapter 12: Reconstruction and Its Effects Chapter 29: Civil Rights
UNIT FOUR Migration and Industrialization Chapter 30: The Vietnam War Years
Chapter 13: Changes on the Western Frontier Chapter 31: An Era of Social Change
Chapter 14: A New Industrial Age UNIT NINE Passage to a New Century
Chapter 15: Immigrants and Urbanization Chapter 32: An Age of Limits
Chapter 16: Life at the Turn of the 20th Chapter 33: The Conservative Tide
Century Chapter 34: The United States in Today’s
In addition to these topics, we will also cover major Supreme Court cases, governmental policies,
conflicts other than those mentioned (such as the Korean War), and many other topics.
There IS a Regents at the end of this course. We will be working hard in order to be prepared for the
exam. There will be projects and other activities for you to work on in addition to classroom work and
Requirements and Rules
1. You must be in class and ready to learn every day. NO CELL PHONES.
2. You must have your notebook and a pen when you come to class. Your notebook must
be a loose-leaf binder. You should get a binder that is AT LEAST 2”.
4. RESPECT EVERYONE!!! This means respect their opinions, their possessions, and
1. Homework: Homework is extremely important in this class. Homework will be
collected and marked. It will be graded on a scale of 1-5. Homework must be neat, and
must be your own! Plagiarized homework will result in a grade of 0 for all parties
involved. Students may type or hand-write homework; please write legibly.
2. Tests/quizzes: Test and quizzes will be given on a regular basis, and will usually be
3. Class Participation: In order for learning to take place, students must take an active role
in their education. Your class participation grade may be based on several factors,
including, but not limited to: work ethic, concern for others, insightful contributions to
discussion, and questions.
4. Odds and Ends
If you are absent from class, see me day you return for any missed work. Illegally
missed tests or quizzes cannot be made up and you will receive a 0 for that
If you would like extra help or any clarifications, please do not hesitate to drop by
or set up an appointment to meet with me! I am here to help you!
I have set up a website for my courses. The address is: http://gdizsoc.weebly.com/. One the site,
you can find information about the course you are taking, as well as a calendar. When you visit
the site, click the “calendar” tab. This calendar will show test dates, long-term assignments, and
projects. Please use this feature to keep organized, and consider opening your own calendar on
Google calendars to keep organized!
Welcome back to school! We have high expectations of you, but with the right attitude, hard
work, and dedication we will have an exciting and enlightening year! Remember that your
teachers want you to grow into outstanding members of the community, and are here to help you
each step of the way! I look forward to working with each and every one of you! Good luck!