US History 1865 to Present

General Information

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Pacing and Scope & Sequence Suffolk Public Schools Pacing and Scope & Sequence Documents
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Curriculum Reference Guide for Parents Suffolk Public Schools Pacing and Scope & Sequence and SOL Descriptions
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1st & 3rd NW Review Notes
2nd & 4th NW Review Notes
District review notes for students and parents
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Reconstruction
Geography of US
Historical Analysis
Westward Expansion
Industrialization & Immigration
Progressive Movement
Segregation
1920's
Changes in American Life
Social Change
Great Depression
Spanish American War
World War I
Native Americans
Content Vocabulary 1st & 3rd NW
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Influential People
WWII
Post WWII
Cold War
Civil Rights
Technologies
Geography of the US
Historical Analysis
Content Vocabulary 2nd & 4th NW
2nd or 4th NW Vocab (All)
2nd or 4th NW Vocab (After Midpoint)
2nd or 4th NW Vocab (Up to Midpoint)
1st or 3rd NW (After Midpoint)
1st or 3rd NW (Up to Midpoint)
1st or 3rd NW (All)
Quizlet Flashcard Review activities
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Virginia Department of Ed Standards and SOL-based Instructional Resources
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Primary Source Learning Work with images of real documents to question, think and gather knowledge
History Now Online journal of American history
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SOL Enhanced Specific activites by SOL created by TTAC
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Connecting the Past to the Present Select an SOL for a comprehensive list of suggested activities
American Memory Primary sources database from the Library of Congress
Picture History An online archive of images and film footage illuminating more than 200 years of American history
Connecting Books to SOL's A database of over 2,000 works of literature and their connection to the Virginia Standards of Learning
Shmoop Shmoop will make you a better lover of literature and history.
Folkstreams Documentary films about American roots cultures
Cartoon Analysis Worksheet for evaluating political cartoons
Digital History Supports the teaching of American history in K-12 schools

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USII.1 The student will demonstrate skills for historical and geographical analysis and responsible citizenship, including the ability to a) analyze and interpret primary and secondary source documents to increase understanding of events and life in United States history from 1865 to the present; b) make connections between the past and the present; c) sequence events in United States history from 1865 to the present; d) interpret ideas and events from different historical perspectives; e) evaluate and debate issues orally and in writing; f) analyze and interpret maps that include major physical features; g) use parallels of latitude and meridians of longitude to describe hemispheric location; h) interpret patriotic slogans and excerpts from notable speeches and documents; i) identify the costs and benefits of specific choices made, including the consequences, both intended and unintended, of the decisions and how people and nations responded to positive and negative incentives.

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USII.2  The student will use maps, globes, photographs, pictures, or tables for a) explaining how physical features and climate influenced the movement of people westward; b) explaining relationships among natural resources, transportation, and industrial development after 1865; c) locating the 50 states and the cities most significant to the historical development of the United States.

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Zoom into Maps This activity introduces historical maps from the American Memory collections.

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USII.3 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the effects of Reconstruction on American life by a) analyzing the impact of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the Constitution of the United States; b) describing the impact of Reconstruction policies on the South and North; c) describing the legacies of Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, and Frederick Douglass.

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Life Changes After the Civil War SOL Pass activities
Westward Expansion
America Changes after the Civil War
American Industry

Quia activities
The Civil War Webquest on the Civil War
The U.S. Civil War 1861-1865 Timeline of events
The Growth of Industry Mini-Webquest
Rise of Industrial America Mini-Webquest
History of the Automobile Mini-Webquest

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USII.4 The student will demonstrate knowledge of how life changed after the Civil War by a) identifying the reasons for westward expansion, including its impact on American Indians; b) explaining the reasons for the increase in immigration, growth of cities, new inventions, and challenges arising from this expansion; c) describing racial segregation, the rise of "Jim Crow," and other constraints faced by African Americans and other groups in the post-Reconstruction South; d) explaining the impact of new inventions, the rise of big business, the growth of industry, and life on American farms; e) describing the impact of the Progressive Movement on child labor, working conditions, the rise of organized labor, women's suffrage, and the temperance movement.

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Life Changes After the Civil War SOL Pass activities
Westward Expansion
America Changes after the Civil War
American Industry

Quia activities
The Civil War Webquest on the Civil War
The U.S. Civil War 1861-1865 Timeline of events
The Growth of Industry Mini-Webquest
Rise of Industrial America Mini-Webquest
History of the Automobile Mini-Webquest

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USII.5 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the changing role of the United States from the late nineteenth century through World War I by a) explaining the reasons for and results of the Spanish American War; b) describing Theodore Roosevelt's impact on the foreign policy of the United States; c) explaining the reasons for the United States' involvement in World War I and its international leadership role at the conclusion of the war. .

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The Spanish American War SOL Pass activities
Spanish-American War Vocabulary
Spanish-American War Timeline
SP/AM War & World War I Review

Quia activities
And You Are There. . . . World War I Webquest

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USII.6 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the social, economic, and technological changes of the early twentieth century by a) explaining how developments in factory and labor productivity, transportation (including the use of the automobile), communication, and rural electrification changed American life and standard of living; b) describing the social and economic changes that took place, including prohibition and the Great Migration north and west; c) examining art, literature, and music from the 1920s and 1930s, with emphasis on Langston Hughes, Duke Ellington, Georgia O'Keeffe, and the Harlem Renaissance; d) identifying the causes of the Great Depression, its impact on Americans, and the major features of Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal.

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Jazz in the Schools Timeline, Listen and Learn about the Artisits

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USII.7 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the major causes and effects of American involvement in World War II by a) identifying the causes and events that led to American involvement in the war, including the attack on Pearl Harbor; b) locating and describing the major events and turning points of the war in Europe and the Pacific; c) describing the impact of the war on the home front.

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Major Events and Turning Points of WWII Interwrite activity
World War II
World War II Challenge Board
World War II Matching

Quia activities

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USII.8 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the economic, social, and political transformation of the United States and the world between the end of World War II and the present by a) describing the rebuilding of Europe and Japan after World War II, the emergence of the United States as a superpower, and the establishment of the United Nations; b) describing the conversion from a wartime to a peacetime economy; c) identifying the role of America's military and veterans in defending freedom during the Cold War, including the wars in Korea and Vietnam, the Cuban missile crisis, the collapse of communism in Europe, and the rise of new challenges; d) describing the changing patterns of society, including expanded educational and economic opportunities for military veterans, women, and minorities; e) describing how international trade and globalization have impacted American life.

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USII.9 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the key domestic and international issues during the second half of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries by a) examining the Civil Rights Movement and the changing role of women; b) describing the development of new technologies in communication, entertainment, and business and their impact on American life; c) identifying representative citizens from the time period who have influenced America scientifically, culturally, academically, and economically; d) examining American foreign policy, immigration, the global environment, and other emerging issues.

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Review

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2011 Released Test Items
2007 Released Test Items
Poquoson Review Quiz
Study Maps Study Maps created by Henrico Co. teachers
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Puzzle Maker Use their word lists or create your own to generate crosswords, word searches or word scrambles
ePat
Practice Assessment Tools
(must install ePat Launcher before using)
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Interactive Quizzes and Practice SOL Tests Activities based on SOL Released Test Items
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US History II 1st or 3rd Nine Weeks Content Review Review Notes for Parents and Students

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