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SEMESTER 2 (Quarter 3 and Quarter 4):


Unit 5: The 1920s

NOTES: #5 The 1920s – The Jazz Era (Culture and Society)

REVIEW: The 1920s Post WWI and Progress #1-8


Unit 6: The Great Depression 

NOTES: #6 The Great Depression – Causes

NOTES: #6 The Great Depression – Urban v. Rural

VIDEO: “America the Story of US: the Bust” (0:00-29:00 minutes)

VIEWING GUIDE: “America the Story of US: the Bust” #1-3

CRITICAL READING: “1929: From Boom to Bust” 5-4-3-2-1

PHOTO ANALYSIS: Photo Analysis Work Sheet

LITERATURE: The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck (Chapter 19)

NOTES: #6: The Great Depression – Hoover Fails

VIDEO: The President Series #31 Herbert Hoover

REVIEW: Hoover Fails #1-4

NOTES: #6: The Great Depression – FDR’s New Deal

VIDEO: The President Series #32 President Franklin D. Roosevelt


Quarter 3 Exam:

Study Guide: Unit #5 The 1920s & Unit #6 The 1930s


Unit 7: World War II

NOTES: #7 WWII – 1930s Fascism

VIDEO: The Ducktators (1942)

NOTES: #7 WWII – Isolationism

WORKSHEET: #7 “The Players and Their Games” World Leaders and Nations 1938

NOTES: #7 WWII – Europe

NOTES: #7 WWII – Pearl Harbor

NOTES: #7 WWII – The Pacific/Defeating the Japanese

NOTES: #7 WWII – The Homefront

VIDEO: TED Talk “Why I love a country that once betrayed me”George Takei (Japanese Internment Camps)

VIDEO: Donal Duck der Nazi

VIDEO: Private SNAFU – Spies (1943)

HANDOUT: #7 “Types of Propaganda”

NOTES: #7 WWII – The Manhattan Project 

ARTICLE: “The Man Who Survived Two Atomic Bombs”

SEMESTER 1 (Quarter 1 and Quarter 2):

Unit 0: Observations and Inferences 

NOTES: #0 “A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words”

HANDOUT: Observations, Inferences, and Predictions

WORK SHEET: Photo Analysis Work Sheet


Unit 1: Industrialization and Urbanization (1900s)

NOTES: #1 Industrialization and Urbanization

VOCABULARY: #1 Industrialization and Urbanization Triple-Entry Vocab

VIDEO: “America The Story of US: Cities” (start at 9:30-44:00 min)

NOTES: #1 Immigration and Progressivism 

POLITICAL CARTOON:  “Cartoon Analysis Worksheet”


Unit 2: America & The World: Imperialism 

NOTES: #2 Imperialism: Introduction

VOCABULARY: #2 Imperialism Triple-Entry Vocab

NOTES: #2 Imperialism: Cuba

NOTES: #2 Imperialism: Effects of the Spanish-American War

GOOGLE ASSIGNMENT: Imperialism Google Assignment


Unit 3: Progressivism & Woodrow Wilson

NOTES: #3 Progressivism: Woodrow Wilson

VOCABULARY: #3 Progressivism: Woodrow Wilson  Triple-Entry Vocab

VIDEO: #28 Woodrow Wilson

T/F: “#3 Progressivism: Woodrow Wilson True/False”

POLITICAL CARTOON:  “Cartoon Analysis Worksheet”


Unit 4: World War I

NOTES: #4 World War I: MAIN Causes (Europe)

VOCABULARY: #4 WWI Illustrated Vocabulary (Googla Activity/Interactive Notebook)


CRITICAL READING: “5 Things You Should Know About WWI” 5-4-3-2-1

NOTES: #4 World War I: War Begins

NOTES: #4 World War I: Impact on Homefront & End of the War


Unit 5: Post WWI – The 1920s

NOTES: #5 Post World War I: The 1920s

GOOGLE ACTIVITY: #5 The Roaring 20s (Slide #3 “The Red Scare)

NOTES: #5 The Booming 1920s: Progress (Electricity, Automobiles)

REVIEW: The 1920s Post WWI and Progress #1-8



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