Monday: • Identify the key factors that prodded America to expand. • Explain how the United States took its first steps toward increased global power. • Summarize the chain of events leading up to the U.S. annexation of Hawaii. Tuesday: No School: Election Day Wednesday: • Explain the causes of the Spanish-American War. • Identify the major battles of the war. • Describe the consequences of the war, including the debate over imperialism. Thursday: • Examine the causes and consequences of the Philippine insurrection. • Analyze the effects of the Open Door Policy. • Describe how the United States dealt with the rising power of Japan. Friday: • Examine what happened to Puerto Rico and Cuba after the Spanish-American War. • Analyze the effects of Roosevelt’s “big stick” diplomacy. • Compare Wilson’s “moral diplomacy” with the foreign policies of his predecessors.
Monday: 1.Define a political party. 2.Describe the major functions of political parties. 3.Identify the reasons why the United States has a two-party system. 4.Understand multiparty and one-party systems and how they affect the functioning of a political system Tuesday: No School: Election Day Wednesday: 1.Understand the origins of political parties in the United States. 2.Identify and describe the three major periods of single-party domination and describe the current era of divided government. Thursday: 1.Identify the types of minor parties that have been active in American politics. 2.Understand why minor parties are important despite the fact that none has ever won the presidency. Friday: 1.Understand why the major parties have a decentralized structure. 2.Describe the national party machinery and party organization at the State and local levels.
Week of 11/13 Lesson Objectives
Monday: 1. Identify the causes of World War 1. 2. Describe the course and character of the war. 3. Explain why the United States entered the conflict on the side of the Allies. Tuesday: 1. Analyze how the American Government mobilized the public to support the war effort. 2. Describe the opposition to the war. 3. Outline significant social changes that occurred during the war. Wednesday: 1. Understand how the United States military contributed to the Allied victory in the war. 2. Describe the aims of the Fourteen Points. 3. Analyze the decisions made at the Paris Peace Conference. 4. Explain why the United States Senate refused to ratify the treaty ending World War 1. Thursday: 1. Describe the problems Americans faced immediately after the war. 2. Analyze how these problems contributed to the Red Scare. 3. Understand how the war changed America's role in world affairs.
Friday: 1. Explain the impact of Henry Ford and the automobile 2. Analyze the consumer revolution and the bull market of the 1920's. 3. Compare the different effects of the economic boom on urban and rural America.
Monday: 1.Summarize the history of voting rights in the United States. 2.Identify and explain constitutional restrictions on the States’ power to set voting qualifications.
Tuesday: 1.Identify the universal qualifications for voting in the United States. 2.Explain the other requirements that States use or have used as voting qualifications.
Wednesday: 1.Describe the tactics often used to deny African Americans the right to vote despite the command of the 15th Amendment. 2.Understand the significance of the civil rights laws enacted in 1957, 1960, and 1964. 3.Analyze the provisions and effects of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Thursday: 1.Examine the problem of nonvoting in this country. 2.Identify those people who typically do not vote. 3.Examine the behavior of those who vote and those who do not. 4.Understand the sociological and psychological factors that affect voting and voter behavior.
Friday: 1.Explain why the nominating process is a critical first step in the election process. 2.Describe self-announcement, the caucus, and the convention as nominating methods. 3.Discuss the direct primary as the principal nominating method used in the United States today. 4.Understand why some candidates use the petition as a nominating device.
Week of 11/20 Lesson Objectives
Monday: 1. Analyze the consumer revolution and the bull market of the 1920's. 2. Compare the different effects of the economic boom on urban and rural America.
Tuesday: 1. Analyze how the policies of Presidents Harding and Coolidge favored business growth. 2. Discuss the most significant scandals during Harding’s presidency. 3. Explain the role that the United States played in the world during the 1920s.
Wednesday: 1. Compare economic and cultural life in rural America to that in urban America. 2. Discuss the changes in U.S. immigration policy in the 1920s.
Thursday: 1. Discuss the successes and failures of the Eighteenth Amendment 2. Analyze the goals and motives of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920's.
Friday: 1. Trace the reasons that leisure time increased during the 1920s. 2. Analyze how the development of popular culture united Americans and created new activities and heroes.
1.Explain why the nominating process is a critical first step in the election process. 2.Describe self-announcement, the caucus, and the convention as nominating methods. 3.Discuss the direct primary as the principal nominating method used in the United States today. 4.Understand why some candidates use the petition as a nominating device.
1.Analyze how the administration of elections in the United States helps make democracy work. 2.Define the role of local precincts and polling places in the election process. 3.Describe the various ways in which voters can cast their ballots. 4.Outline the role that voting devices play in the election process.
1.Explain the issues raised by campaign spending. 2.Describe the various sources of funding for campaign spending. 3.Examine federal laws that regulate campaign finance. 4.Outline the role of the Federal Election Commission in enforcing campaign finance laws. 5.Distinguish hard money from soft money.
1.Examine the term public opinion and understand why it is so difficult to define. 2.Analyze how family and education help shape public opinion. 3.Describe four other factors that shape public opinion.
1.Describe the challenges involved in measuring public opinion. 2.Explain why scientific opinion polls are the best way to measure public opinion. 3.Identify the five steps in the polling process. 4.Understand the problems in evaluating polls. 5.Recognize the limits on the impact of public opinion in a democracy.
Week of 11/27 Lesson Objectives
American History: Monday: 1. Discuss the advancements of women in the 1920s. 2. Analyze the concept of modernism and its impact on writers and painters in the 1920s.
Tuesday: 1. Analyze the racial and economic philosophies of Marcus Garvey. 2. Trace the development and impact of jazz.
Wednesday: 1. Discuss the themes explored by writers of the Harlem Renaissance. 2. Describe the impact of the leaders and their actions during the Harlem Renaissance.
Thursday: 1. Analyze the impact Franklin D. Roosevelt had on the American people after becoming President. 2. Describe the programs that were part of the first New Deal and their immediate impact.
Friday: 1. Identify critical responses to the New Deal.2. Discuss the impact of the New Deal on America's working class
American Government: Monday: 1.Understand the difference between the direct and indirect approaches of interest groups. 2.Describe how lobbyists influence the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government.
Tuesday: 1.Examine how interest groups use grass-roots lobbying. 2.Identify how interest groups use media, propaganda, and political campaigns to influence public opinion and policy.
Wednesday: 1.Explain why the Constitution provides for a bicameral Congress. 2.Explain the difference between a term and a session of Congress. 3.Describe a situation in which the President may convene or end a session of Congress.
Thursday: 1.Explain how House seats are distributed and describe the length of a term in the House. 2.Explain how House seats reapportioned among the States after each census.
Friday: 1.Describe a typical congressional election and congressional district 2.Analyze the formal and informal qualifications for election to the House.
Week of 12/04 Lesson Objectives
American Government: Monday: 1.Examine the role of the mass media in providing the public with political information. 2.Explain how the mass media influence politics. 3.Understand the factors that limit the influence of the media.
Tuesday: 1. Will remember, understand, analyze, evaluate, and create. 2. Will learn chapter 8 and 9 material by composing questions with answers and use the quiz-quiz trade strategy to learn by peer coaching. Wednesday: 1.Describe the role of interest groups in influencing public policy. 2.Compare and contrast political parties and interest groups. 3.Explain why people see interest groups as both good and bad for American politics.
Thursday: 1.Explain how the American tradition of joining organizations has resulted in a wide range of interest groups. 2.Describe four categories of groups based on economic interests.
Friday: 1.Outline the reasons other interest groups have been created. 2.Identify the purpose of public-interest groups
Week of 12/11 Lesson Objectives
American Government: Monday: 1.Compare the size of the Senate to the size of the House of Representatives. 2.Describe how senators are elected.
Tuesday: 1.Explain how and why a senator’s term differs from a representative’s term. 2.Describe the qualifications for election to the Senate.
Wednesday: 1.Identify the personal and political backgrounds of members of Congress. 2.Describe the duties performed by those who serve in Congress. 3.Describe the compensation and privileges of members of Congress.
Thursday: 1.Describe the three types of powers delegated to Congress. 2.Analyze the importance of the commerce power. 3.Summarize key points relating to the taxing power.
Friday: 1.Explain how the bankruptcy and borrowing powers work. 2.Explain why the Framers gave Congress the power to issue currency.
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