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American History

In American history we will trace history from Reconstruction to the present. We will create a picture of how the present day U.S. came about in order to help students attain a better understanding of our country today. This course will give students an awareness of the people, the country, and the issues that surround them, while better enabling them to perform their citizen role in this country. History must be studied to ensure that past mistakes are not repeated.

Below you will find links to the American history syllabus, calendars with daily activities, as well as any other important documents for this class.

American History Syllabus

Daily Schedules - Remember. . . this is just a general outline of the month's and semester's activities, it is the STUDENT'S responsibility to stay up-to-date with classroom responsibilities because activities may change. 

American History 1st Semester Daily Activity Schedule

American History 2nd Semester Daily Activity Schedule

Chapter Notes - Note: Students will not be able to print these notes. They are available here for students to copy down if they miss class.

Ch 5 Notes - Changes on the Western Frontier

Ch 6 Notes - A New Industrial Age

Ch 7 Notes - Immigration and Urbanization

Ch 9 Notes - The Progressive Movement

Ch 11 Notes - WWI 

Ch 14 Notes - The Great Depression

Ch 15 Notes - The New Deal

Ch 16 Notes - WWII Looms

Ch 17 Notes - The U.S. in WWII

Ch 18 Notes - The Cold War

Ch 20 Notes - The New Frontier and Great Society

Ch 21 Notes - The Civil Rights Movement

Ch 22 Notes - The Vietnam War

Ch 24 Notes - An Age of Limits

Ch 25 Notes - The Conservative Tide

Ch 26 Notes - The U.S. in the World Today

Ch 27 Notes - The George W. Bush Presidency


Links to 2012 Election Materials

Vote Match Activities Worksheet

2012 4th District Congressional Election

Election Review Sheet



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