Syllabus for Chapter 3 – U.S. History
Chapter 3 – Creating a Modern America
California State Standards 11.2, 11.2.1, 11.2.2, 11.2.3, 11.2.4, 11.2.5, 11.2.6, 11.2.7, 11.2.8, CST 1,CST 4, HR 1, HI 1, HI 2, HI 3, & HI 4
Students need to focus in their reading:
how economic systems shape society
the processes, patterns, and functions that determine where people settle
why people engage in politics to solve problems
how the U.S. became an industrialized society
why people migrated to America
the similarities and differences of urban and rural life
I can explain how the United States became and industrialized nation after the Civil War.
9/10 Monday –
Learning Target – I can explain the growth of American after the Civil War.
Lecture on the growth of America after the Civil War.
Materials needed: Brief outline of the chapter.
9/11 Tuesday -
Learning Target – I can summarize how the Transcontinental Railroad impact the growth of America.
Students will research the building of the Transcontinental Railroad that was built in the 1800s. They will find out the Act that was passed authorizing the construction, the route that was agreed upon, the number of miles it covered, the number of casualties that were encountered, the cost of the project, how long it took to build, and how much time it saved in shipping goods across the country.
Materials needed: Textbook/laptop, U.S. map
9/12 Wednesday –
Learning Target – I can show how working conditions in America were in the 1890s.
Students will watch a video on the rise of labor in America. They will use a notecatcher to list the important information they got from the video. They will then list the concerns that they viewed and share those concerns with the class. Students will also read a short clip from the book The Jungle. They will take notes on the working conditions the main character was going through.
Materials needed: video, notecatcher
9/13 Thursday –
Learning Target – I can create a map showing the type of immigration in America in the early 1900s.
Students will create a map showing were immigrants came from and where they settled. They will list, on a map, the number of immigrants that came from various countries and where they settled in the U.S. They will also look-up reasons they came to America.
Materials needed: http://spartacus-educational.com/USAE1900.htm
9/14 Friday –
Learning Target – I can write and opinion on whether or not the growth of cities benefited America.
Students will look at the growth of cities in the early 1900s. We will look at the change of population from a rural country to an urban country and the impact this change had on the...