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					             Theme #6: Mobilization of America (22 teaching days)
                                           (March 27 – April 30)

    Topics to Be Covered              Essential Questions                           Learning Objectives
Causes of the War of 1812          Essential Question #1: What       Evaluate the effectiveness of U.S. neutrality policy
 Neutrality Rights                    motivates American             leading up to the War of 1812
   o Embargo Act of 1807             engagement in military
   o Macon’s Bill                            conflict?               Compare Jefferson and Madison’s attempts to avoid
   o Orders of Council                                                war.

   Impressment                                                      Summarize the key events that led the U.S. to declare
                                                                      War against England in 1812.
  Indian Attacks
Propaganda and News Media          Essential Question #2: How        Identify the impact that the burning of Washington
 Second War for Independence     does war impact Americans on        D.C. had on American morale.
   o Independence at stake               the home front?
                                                                     Recognize the need for implementing propaganda
   Burning of Washington D.C.                                        during war time focusing on the Star Spangled Banner.

   Defence of Fort McHenry                                          Explain why the defense of Baltimore was a key
    o Renamed the Star                                                turning point in the War of 1812
        Spangled Banner

Raising Funds and Troops
 Small Amateur Professional
    Army

    o Bladensburg Races
   State Militias

Military Engagements
     Washington D.C.

       Ft. McHenry


Military Engagements               Essential Question #3: What       Point out the key terms in the treaty of Ghent.
 New Orleans                     factors determine the outcome
                                            of the war?              Relate Andrew Jackson’s victory at New Orleans to his
   Andrew Jackson “the Hero of                                       future election as President of the U.S.
    New Orleans”
                                                                     Evaluate the impact that the War of 1812 had on rising
Aftermath                                                             American nationalism.
 Treaty of Ghent

  Rise of Nationalism
   o Industrial and Territorial
       Expansion
   o “Era of Good Feelings”
Causes of WWI                      Essential Question #1: What       Identify the causes of World War I.
 European Nationalism                 motivates American
   o Assassination of Archduke       engagement in military          Locate the main Central and Allied Powers on a map of
       Ferdinand                             conflict?                Europe.

   Militarism
    o Secret Alliances
    o Build up of Armaments

   Imperialism
    o Overseas Colonies
          Topics to Be Covered          Essential Questions                           Learning Objectives

American Involvement                 Essential Question #1: What       Explain the role that unrestricted submarine warfare
 Neutrality Rights                      motivates American             played in gradually convincing America to enter the
 U-Boat Rules                         engagement in military           war in Europe.
 Lusitania Incident                           conflict?
 Sussex Pledge                                                        Identify the significance of the Lusitania incident.

Intelligence Gathering                                                 Explain the significance of the Zimmerman Telegram.
 Zimmerman Telegram
                                                                       Compare the events that drew America into the War of
                                                                        1812 to the events that drew America into WWI.

                                                                       Explain the rationale behind the U.S. neutrality
                                                                        position.

Propaganda and News Media            Essential Question #2: How        Compare Allied and Central Power Propaganda.
 Committee on Public               does war impact Americans on
   Information                             the home front?             Explain the role that George Creel’s Committee on
  o George Creel                                                        Public Information played in shaping war opinion.
  o Three Minute Men
  o “We Want You”                                                      Evaluate the effectiveness of the U.S. propaganda
                                                                        campaign on the home front.
       Media Censorship
    o    Schenck v. United States




Rationing                            Essential Question #2: How        Explain the efforts undertaken by the American
 Bond Drives                       does war impact Americans on        government to promote rationing and increased
                                           the home front?              production in industry.
Raising Funds and Troops
 Selective Service Act                                                Explain how the government raises money by issuing
                                                                        bonds.

                                                                       Compare the First Selective Service Act of 1917 with
                                                                        the current Selective Service process.

                                                                    

Military Strategy                    Essential Question #3: What       Compare the military tactics used by the allies and
 Trench Warfare                    factors determine the outcome       central powers in the European theatre of the war.
  o “No Man’s Land”                           of the war?
                                                                       Compare the use of chemical and biological weapons
    Modern Warfare                                                     throughout world history.
    o Tanks
    o Planes                                                           Explain how the Bolshevik revolution impacted Europe
    o Poison Gas
                                                                        during WWI.

                                                                       Judge whether rules should be developed to govern
                                                                        warfare.
          Topics to Be Covered             Essential Questions                           Learning Objectives

Military Engagements                    Essential Question #3: What       Evaluate the effectiveness of the convoy system.
 Convoy System                        factors determine the outcome
                                                 of the war?              Explain the role that the AEF played in the war in
    AEF                                                                   Europe
    o Doughboys
    o Alvin York                                                          Examine Alvin York’s heroism during WWI.
    o Harlem Hell Fighters

       Chateau Thierry

       Meuse Argonne Offensive
    o    Lost Battalion

Aftermath                               Essential Question #3: What       Students will be able to explain why the Influenza
 Influenza Outbreak                   factors determine the outcome       outbreak of 1918 was so deadly
  o Spanish Flu                                  of the war?
  o Virus vs. Bacteria                                                    Students will be able to explain the difference between
                                                                           an epidemic and a pandemic as well as bacteria and a
                                                                           virus.

                                                                          Students will be able to identify the significant people,
                                                                           policies, and events that defined the U.S. role in WWI.

Aftermath                               Essential Question #3: What       Distinguish between Wilson’s 14 Points
 Wilson’s 14 Points                   factors determine the outcome
    o Self Determination                         of the war?              Identify and explain Point XIV.
    o League of Nations
                                                                          Identify the limitations of the Versailles Peace Treaty.
    Treaty of Versailles
     o War Guilt Clause                                                   Infer how the peace treaty that ended WWI created
     o Reparation payments                                                 WWII
     o Reduction in Armed
         Forces
     o Loss of Territory

American Foreign Policy                Essential Question #1: What        Explain the rationale for the U.S. isolationist policy
                                           motivates American
       Isolationism to Mobilization     engagement in military           Identify the negative consequences of American
        o Dawes Plan                             conflict?                 isolationism leading up to WWII.
        o Stimson Doctrine
        o Neutrality Acts of 1935                                         Compare American neutrality policy prior to the War
             1936, & 1937
                                                                           of 1812, WWI, and WWII.
        o Neutrality Act of 1939
        o Destroyer Deal
                                                                          Identify the steps taken by FDR to aid England against
        o Selective Service and
             Training Act of 1940                                          Germany.
        o Lend Lease Act
        o Atlantic Charter


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        Topics to Be Covered             Essential Questions                          Learning Objectives

German Aggression                     Essential Question #1: What      Explain how Hitler used the Treaty of Versailles and
 Versailles Peace Treaty                 motivates American            the Weimar Republic (German government established
                                        engagement in military          after WWI) to take control of Germany.
       Rise of NSDAP and Fascism               conflict?
        o Adolf Hitler                                                 Compare Hitler’s ideological beliefs with his future
        o Mein Kempf
                                                                        war aims.
        o SA & SS
        o Burning of Reichstag
                                                                       Locate Hitler’s imperialistic conquests throughout
       Aryan Race                                                      Europe.

    German Militarism                                                 Locate Japan’s imperialistic conquests throughout the
    o End unemployment                                                  Far East.
    o Annexation of Austria
    o Invasion of Poland                                               Explain the factors that motivated Japanese
    o Munich Agreement                                                  Imperialism.
    o Fall of France
                                                                       Compare the Nazi’s and Japanese’s Master Race
       The Blitz                                                       ideology.

Japanese Aggression

       Rise of Japanese Fascism
    o     Emperor Hirohito
    o     Hideki Tojo

       Superior Japanese Race

    Japanese Militarism
     o Korea
     o China
American Involvement                  Essential Question #1: What      Identify the significance of the Japanese attack on Pearl
 Pearl Harbor                            motivates American            Harbor.
  o Missed Opportunities                engagement in military
       RADAR                                   conflict?              Identify the impact that the attack on Pearl Harbor had
  o U.S.S. Arizona                                                      on unifying Americans.
       Date of Infamy Speech                                          Compare FDR’s December 7th Address to Congress
                                                                        and George W. Bush’s 9-11 Address to the nation.
       George W. Bush’s Post 9-11
        Address

 Jimmy Doolittle’s Raid
Propaganda & The News Media           Essential Question #2: How       Evaluate the effectiveness on wartime propaganda on
 Propaganda War Against             does war impact Americans on       shaping American pubic opinion during WWII.
   Germany                                  the home front?
  o NAZIS                                                              Analyze and interpret WWII propaganda.
 Propaganda War Against
   Japan                                                               Compare rationing efforts undertaken during WWI and
  o Japs                                                                WWII.
Rationing
                                                                       Explain the different methods the U.S. used to finance
 Victory Gardens
                                                                        WWII.
 Gasoline, Rubber, Nylons

Raising Funds and Troops
 Volunteers and Conscripts

       War Bonds
        Topics to Be Covered             Essential Questions                          Learning Objectives

Intelligence Gathering                                                  Explain the significance of intelligence gathering
 MAGIC                                                                  during wartime.
                                      Essential Question #2: How
       ENIGMA                       does war impact Americans on       Identify the role that American cryptologists played in
                                            the home front?              breaking the Enigma code and its impact on the
       Navajo Code Talkers                                              outcome of the war.

                                                                        Identify the role that Navajo Indians played in winning
                                                                         the war in the Pacific.

Military Engagements                  Essential Question #3: What       Locate the significant battles involving American
                                     factors determine the outcome       troops in North Africa, Europe, and the Pacific
       War in the Pacific                     of the war?
    o    Midway                                                         Evaluate the impact that the Allied victories at Midway
    o    Philippines                                                     and Stalingrad had on the outcome of the war.
    o    Okinawa
    o    Iwo Jima
                                                                        Explain the significance of the Normandy Invasion (D-
                                                                         Day landings).
  War in Europe
  o El Alamein
  o Stalingrad
  o Normandy (D-Day)
  o Battle of the Bulge
Atomic Bombs                          Essential Question #3: What       Identify Emperor Hirohito’s role in Japanese society.
 Development                        factors determine the outcome
  o “The Gadget”                               of the war?              Weigh the historical evidence used to justify the
  o Robert Oppenheimer                                                   dropping of the atomic bomb.
  o Trinity Test
                                                                        Judge the political and moral arguments regarding the
       Alternatives                                                     use of the atomic bomb.
        o Unconditional vs.
            Conditional Surrender
                                                                        Express their opinions regarding the use of the atomic
        o Warning
        o Test                                                           weapons and its present day implications.

       Hiroshima
    o     “Little Boy”

       Soviet Union Enters War

       Nagasaki
    o     “Fat Man”

       Post Detonation Censorship
        Topics to Be Covered             Essential Questions                          Learning Objectives

Atomic Bombs                          Essential Question #3: What       Identify Emperor Hirohito’s role in Japanese society.
 Development                        factors determine the outcome
  o “The Gadget”                               of the war?              Weigh the historical evidence used to justify the
  o Robert Oppenheimer                                                   dropping of the atomic bomb.
  o Trinity Test
                                                                        Judge the political and moral arguments regarding the
       Alternatives                                                     use of the atomic bomb.
        o Unconditional vs.
            Conditional Surrender
                                                                        Express their opinions regarding the use of the atomic
        o Warning
        o Test                                                           weapons and its present day implications.

       Hiroshima
    o     “Little Boy”

       Soviet Union Enters War

       Nagasaki
    o     “Fat Man”

       Post Detonation Censorship

Final Solution / Holocaust            Essential Question #3: What       Describe the process known as the final solution.
 Einsatzgruppen                     factors determine the outcome
 Ghettos                                      of the war?              Critique the U.S. response to the Jews seeking refugee
 Concentration vs. Death                                                in the U.S.
    Camps
                                                                        Compare the Nuremberg and Tokyo War Crimes
War Crimes Tribunals                                                     Trials.
 Nuremberg
 Tokyo



Theme #5 Test Review                      Essential Questions           Plan on how to best review for the Theme #5 M.C.
                                                #1 - #3                  Exam.



Theme #6 M.C. Exam                        Essential Questions           Apply knowledge of the essential questions to choose
                                                #1 - #3                  appropriate M.C. answers.

				
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