Unit #4 - American Imperialism
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Unit #5/Six Weeks TEST
Review & Prepare for Unit #5/Six Weeks TEST
Monday, Oct. 14
Tuesday, Oct. 15
Wednesday, Oct. 16
Thursday, Oct. 17
Friday, Oct. 18
Monday, Oct. 21
Tuesday, Oct. 22
Wednesday, Oct. 23
Thursday, Oct. 24
Friday, Oct. 25
These three days will
be used to review the
information and
skills presented in
this unit and
measure the
objectives learned.
**Note: Any assignments NOT completed in class will be considered HOMEWORK**
Daily Activities
Monday, Oct. 28
Tuesday, Oct. 29
Unit #5 Daily Lessons (Subject to change)
**Note: Any assignments NOT completed in class will be considered HOMEWORK**
Unit Objectives
Unit Objectives
Unit #4 - American Imperialism
(2) History. The student understands traditional historical points of reference in U.S. history from 1877 to the present. The student is expected to:
    (A) identify the major eras in U.S. history from 1877 to the present and describe their defining characteristics;
    (B) explain the significance of the following years as turning points: 1898 (SpanishAmerican War), 1914-1918 (World War I), 1929
           (the Great Depression begins), 19391945 (World War II), 1957 (Sputnik launch ignites U.S.-Soviet space race), 1968 (Martin Luther
           King Jr. assassination), 1969 (U.S. lands on the moon), 1991 (Cold War ends), 2001 (terrorist attacks on World Trade Center and the Pentagon),
           and 2008 (election of first black president, Barack Obama).
(4) History. The student understands the emergence of the United States as a world power between 1898 and 1920. The student is expected to:
    (A) explain why significant events, policies, and individuals, including the Spanish-American War, U.S. expansionism, Alfred Thayer Mahan,
            Theodore Roosevelt, and Sanford B. Dole moved the United States into the position of a world power;
    (B) evaluate American expansionism, including acquisitions such as Guam, Hawaii, the Philippines, and Puerto Rico; (C) identify the causes of
           World War I and reasons for U.S. entry;
    (D) understand the contributions of the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) led by General John J. Pershing, including the Battle of Argonne Forest;
    (E) analyze the impact of machine guns, airplanes, tanks, poison gas, and trench warfare as significant technological innovations in World War I on the
           Western Front;  
    (F) analyze major issues raised by U.S. involvement in World War I, including isolationism, neutrality, Woodrow Wilson's Fourteen Points, and the
          Treaty of Versailles
(12) Geography. The student understands the impact of geographic factors on major events. The student is expected to ;
    (A) analyze the impact of physical and human geographic factors on the Klondike Gold Rush, the Panama Canal, the Dust Bowl, and the levee failure
           in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
(15) Economics. The student understands domestic and foreign issues related to U.S. economic growth from the 1870s to 1920.
    The student is expected to:
    (C) explain how foreign policies affected economic issues such as the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, the Open Door Policy, Dollar Diplomacy,
            and immigration quotas; and
    (D) describe the economic effects of international military conflicts, including the Spanish  American War and World War I, on the United States.
(18) Government. The student understands changes over time in the role of government. The student is expected to:
    (B) explain constitutional issues raised by federal government policy changes during times of significant events, including World War I, the Great
           Depression, World War II, the 1960s, and September 11, 2001;
(23) Citizenship. The student understands the importance of effective leadership in a constitutional republic. The student is expected to:
    (B) explain the importance of Congressional Medal of Honor recipients such as Army First Lieutenant Vernon J. Baker, Army Corporal Alvin York,
           and Army Master Sergeant Raul "Roy" Perez Benavidez.
(26) Science, technology, and society. The student understands the impact of science, technology, and the free enterprise system on the economic
    development of the United States. The student is expected to:
    (B) explain how specific needs result in scientific discoveries and technological innovations in agriculture, the military, and medicine;
This unit will cover the growth and expansion of the United States from the 1890s
until the end of World War I.  Students will analyze the events surrounding the
Spanish American War.  They will also study American territorial growth and
foreign policy around the turn of the century.  The class will learn about the roles of
influential people such as Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and others.  
Students will investigate the significance of the building of the Panama Canal.  They
will investigate America's emergence as a world power and its role in World War I.
DBQ: American Imperialism
World War I in Europe
World War I at Home
Spanish American War &
America's New Empire
Government Policy and Manifest Destiny
Versailles and the Fourteen Points
Reading: Ch 12-1
Reading: Ch 14-4
Reading: Ch 14-2
Reading: Ch 14-3
Reading: Ch 12-3
Reading: Ch 12-2
Reading Review
Reading Review
Reading Review
Reading Review
Reading Review
Reading Review
Beginnings of World War I
Reading: Ch 14-1
Reading Review
Sergeant York
DBQ: American Imperialism
Study Guide
Understanding & Correcting Test Mistakes
Last Day to Turn in Missing Work
Without the 30% Discount
Events of WW I
American Expansion
Manifest Destiny
Should We?
Spanish American
War Chart
New Empire
Homework, Enrichment, and Alternate Assignments
DBQ: American Imperialism
DBQ: American Imperialism
Events of WW I
Events of WW I
Read: Chapter 5-1
Imperialist Vision
Read: Chapter 5-2
Span/Amer War
Read: Chapter 5-3
New American Diplomacy
Read: Chapter 7-1
US Enters WWI
Read: Chapter 7-2
The Homefront
Read: Chapter 7-3
A Bloody Conflict
Read: Chapter 7-4
The War's Impact
Visually Based
Document Based
Wednesday, Oct. 30
Thursday, Oct. 131
Friday, Nov. 1
Holiday - No Classes
Holiday - No Classes