Ronald Reagan Worksheets

					Content Area: American History    Grade Level/Course: 7th grade                                                      District: Menahga School District
Author(s):      Stephanie Kramer                                                                             Date: 11-09-09
  Month            Content/Unit                 Essential Questions                   Skills/Processes         Assessment               Resources               MN Standard
September • Review of Civil War        Students will analyze the aftermath of         • Reading, writing   • Textbook reading     • Textbook               F. Civil War and
             America.                  the war and its effects on citizens from       and study skills     worksheets                                      Reconstruction, 1850s-
                                       the North and South including free                                                         • Reading Handouts       1870s
             • Focus on Reconstruction blacks, women and former                       • Historical         • Reconstruction
                                       slaveholders.                                  inquiry – using &    timeline – cartoon     • Computers              G. Reshaping the
                                                                                      analyzing                                                            Nation and the
                                          Students will identify and explain racial   historical sources   • Chapter Tests        • DVD’s such as “        Emergence of Modern
                                          segregation and racism, discrimination                                                  Freedom of US” or        America, 1877-1916
                                          including the rise of “Jim Crow,” and the   • chronological                             “The Presidents”
                                          the Ku Klux Klan,.                          thinking
                                                                                                                                  • “Antietam:10 Days
                                                                                      • emphasis on                               that Changed America”
                                                                                      cause and effect
                                                                                                                                  • Primary sources
October       • Industrial Growth         Students will analyze how the rise of       • Reading, writing   • Textbook reading     • Textbook               G. Reshaping the
                                          big business, the growth of industry,       and study skills     worksheets                                      Nation and the
              • The New West 1860 –       and the change in life on American                                                      • Reading Handouts       Emergence of Modern
              1914                        farms and small towns with increased        • Historical         • Industrial                                    America, 1877-1916
                                          mechanization changed life in America.      inquiry – using &    Revolution display     • Computers
                                                                                      analyzing            project
                                          Students will identify and explain racial   historical sources                          • DVD’s such as “ The
                                          segregation and racism, discrimination                           • Biography            Freedom of US” or
                                          and the relocation of American Indian       • chronological      readings and           “The Way West”
                                          tribes to reservations, and analyze the     thinking             comparisons.
                                          impact of these actions.                                                                “Captains Of Industry”
                                                                                      • emphasis on        • Chapter Tests        DVD
                                                                                      identifying
                                                                                      perspective and                             • Primary sources such
                                                                                      bias.                                       as Sears Catalog
                                                                                                                                  replicas from 1902
                                                                                      • research &
                                                                                      organizational
                                                                                      skills.
November      • Immigration               Students will identify and analyze the      • Reading, writing   • Textbook reading     • Textbook               G. Reshaping the
                                          contributions of immigrants.                and study skills     worksheets                                      Nation and the
                                                                                                                                  • Reading Handouts       Emergence of Modern
              • Progressivism unit        Students will identify and explain          • Historical         • Chapter Tests                                 America, 1877-1916
                                          discrimination against immigrants and       inquiry – using &                           • Computers
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Content Area: American History   Grade Level/Course: 7th grade                                                   District: Menahga School District
Author(s):      Stephanie Kramer                                                                        Date: 11-09-09
  Month            Content/Unit                Essential Questions                Skills/Processes         Assessment              Resources              MN Standard
                                      analyze the impact of these actions.        analyzing            • Photo analysis
                                                                                  historical sources                          • DVD’s such as “
                                        Students will analyze the impact of the                        • Immigration game Freedom of US” or
                                        Progressive Movement.                     • chronological                             “The Presidents”
                                                                                  thinking
                                                                                                                              • Primary sources
                                                                                  • emphasis on
                                                                                  fact vs opinion
                                                                                  and identifying
                                                                                  perspective.
December     • Becoming a World         Students will know and understand the     • Reading, writing   • Textbook reading     • Textbook             H. World Wars and the
             Power                      reasons for the Spanish-American War      and study skills     worksheets                                    Emergence of Modern
                                        and its resulting impact.                                                             • Reading Handouts     America, 1900-1930s
                                                                                  • Historical         • Chapter Tests
             • World War I              Students will know and understand the     inquiry – using &                           • Computers
                                        United States' actions in the Pacific,    analyzing
                                        and resulting international reactions.    historical sources                          • DVD’s such as “
                                                                                                                              Freedom of US” or
                                        The student will understand World War     • chronological                             “The Presidents”
                                        I, its causes and effects.                thinking
                                                                                                                              • Primary sources
                                        The student will demonstrate              • emphasis on
                                        knowledge of the cultural, social, and    cause and effect,
                                        economic forces shaping the modern        and identifying
                                        United States.                            perspective.



January      • 1920’s                   The student will demonstrate              • Reading, writing   • Textbook reading     • Textbook             H. World Wars and the
                                        knowledge of the cultural, social, and    and study skills     worksheets                                    Emergence of Modern
                                        economic forces shaping the modern                                                    • Reading Handouts     America, 1900-1930s
             • The Great Depression     United States.                            • Historical         • Chapter Tests
                                                                                  inquiry – using &                           • Computers            I. A World at War,
                                                                                  analyzing            • Writing assignment                          1930s-1945
                                        Students will examine causes and          historical sources   - letters              • DVD’s such as “
                                        analyze the effects of the Great                                                      Freedom of US” or
                                        Depression and the impact of the New      • chronological      • Poster analysis      “The Presidents”
                                        Deal.                                     thinking
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Content Area: American History   Grade Level/Course: 7th grade                                                    District: Menahga School District
Author(s):      Stephanie Kramer                                                                          Date: 11-09-09
  Month            Content/Unit               Essential Questions                    Skills/Processes       Assessment               Resources            MN Standard
                                                                                                                               • Primary sources
                                                                                     • emphasis on
                                                                                     cause and effect

February    • WWII unit                   Students will recognize major events,      • Reading, writing   • Textbook reading    • Textbook            J. Post WWII Era,
                                          battles and significant leaders in World   and study skills     worksheets                                  1945-1980
                                          War II and analyze their impact.                                                      • Reading Handouts
            • The Cold War                                                           • Historical         • Chapter Tests                             HISTORICAL SKILLS
                                          Students will analyze the major causes     inquiry – using &                          • Computers           GRADES 4-8 - B.
                                          and effects of American neutrality and     analyzing            • Project involving                         Historical Resources &
                                          eventual involvement in World War II.      historical sources   primary sources of    • DVD’s such as “     C. Historical Inquiry
                                                                                                          WWII                  Freedom of US” or
                                          Students will evaluate the impact of       • chronological                            “The Presidents”
                                          World War II on the home front and on      thinking
                                          American culture                                                                      • Primary sources
                                                                                     • emphasis on
                                          Students will understand and explain       cause and effect
                                          the rebuilding of Europe and Japan
                                          after World War II.                        • Research skills

                                          Students will understand and analyze
                                          the emergence of the United States as
                                          a superpower.

                                          Students will analyze the role of
                                          American foreign policy and military
                                          action during the Cold War era.
March       • Finish Cold War unit with   Students will analyze the role of          • Reading, writing   • Textbook reading    • Textbook            J. Post WWII Era,
            Vietnam War                   American foreign policy and military       and study skills     worksheets                                  1945-1980
                                          action during the Cold War era.                                                       • Reading Handouts
            • Civil Rights Movement                                                  • Historical         • Chapter Tests
                                          Students will explain the changing         inquiry – using &                          • Computers
            • 1950’s America              patterns of society, expanded              analyzing
                                          educational and economic opportunities     historical sources                         • DVD’s such as “
                                          for military veterans, women, and                                                     Freedom of US” or
                                          minorities.                                • chronological                            “The Presidents”
                                                                                     thinking
                                                                                                                                • Primary sources
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Content Area: American History   Grade Level/Course: 7th grade                                                   District: Menahga School District
Author(s):      Stephanie Kramer                                                                         Date: 11-09-09
  Month            Content/Unit               Essential Questions                   Skills/Processes       Assessment              Resources             MN Standard
                                                                                    • emphasis on
                                                                                    cause and effect
April       • 1960’s - 1970’s America   Students will explain the changing          • Reading, writing   • Textbook reading   • Textbook             J. Post WWII Era,
                                        patterns of society, expanded               and study skills     worksheets                                  1945-1980
            • Research project -        educational and economic opportunities                                                • Reading Handouts
            interview                   for military veterans, women, and           • Historical         • Chapter Tests                             HISTORICAL SKILLS
                                        minorities.                                 inquiry – using &                         • Computers            GRADES 4-8 - A.
                                                                                    analyzing            • Interview &                               Concepts of Time
                                                                                    historical sources   presentation         • DVD’s such as “
                                                                                                                              Freedom of US” or
                                                                                    • chronological                           “The Presidents”
                                                                                    thinking
                                                                                                                              • Primary sources
                                                                                    • emphasis on
                                                                                    cause and effect
May         • Contemporary America      Students will identify and evaluate         • Reading, writing   • Textbook reading   • Textbook             K. Contemporary
                                        American contributions to the fall of the   and study skills     worksheets                                  America, 1980-present
                                        Soviet bloc, from the Truman Doctrine                                                 • Reading Handouts
                                        through the presidency of Ronald            • Historical         • Chapter Tests
                                        Reagan.                                     inquiry – using &                         • Computers
                                                                                    analyzing
                                        Students will analyze challenges of a       historical sources                        • DVD’s such as “
                                        post-communist world, especially                                                      Freedom of US” or
                                        September 11, 2001 and its aftermath.       • chronological                           “The Presidents”
                                                                                    thinking
                                                                                                                              • Primary sources
                                                                                    • emphasis on
                                                                                    cause and effect




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