Drew's Class

Civics

 

Understanding United States history is essential for the continuation of our democratic society. This course will help students make connections between their world and the rich heritage of United States history. The course is designed as a survey of American history with an emphasis on colonial America (1607ó1775) and the formation of our government.† Instruction is differentiated and uses both a thematic and chronological approach.

 

 Text:† United States History, Pearson

 

Class Expectations: Students will leave this class with the ability to: think critically, analyze and process information skillfully, communicate their thoughts effectively while directing themselves down the path to becoming knowledgeable, contributing members of society.

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Course Syllabus

Unit 1: Europeans Establish Colonies [CH 2]

†††††††††† †††††††††† †††††††††† - Englandís Southern Colonies [Sec. 3]

†††††††††† †††††††††† †††††††††† - The New England Colonies [Sec. 4]

†††††††††† †††††††††† †††††††††† - The Middle Colonies [Sec. 5]

 

Unit 2: A Look at the Constitution [CH 3]

†††††††††† †††††††††† †††††††††† - Wars of Empire [Sec. 4]

 

Unit 3: The American Revolution [CH 4]

†††††††† †††††††† †††††††† - Causes of the Revolution [Sec.1]

†††††††††† †††††††††† †††††††††† - Declaring Independence [Sec. 2 + 3]

†††††††††† †††††††††† †††††††††† - Warís End and Lasting Effects [Sec. 4]

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Unit 4: Creating the Constitution [CH 5]

†††††††† †††††††† †††††††† - A Confederation of States [Sec.1]

†††††††††† †††††††††† †††††††††† - Drafting the Constitution [Sec. 2]

†††††††††† †††††††††† †††††††††† - Ratifying the Constitution [Sec. 3]

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Unit 5: The New Republic [CH 6]

†††††††† †††††††† †††††††† - Government and Party Politics[Sec.1]

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