American Studies

 

Units of Instruction

Unit 1
Tradition and Rebellion:
Accepting Personal and Communal Responsibility

Unit 2
Before Citizenship:
The Quest for Recognition of Humanity

Unit 3
The Reckoning:
Falling Short of the Ideal

Unit 4
Renewed Purpose:
Quest for a Place to Belong

CONTACT US

Jacquelyn Whiting:
MsW.JBHS "at" gmail.com

jwhiting "at" region9ps.org

Sarah Hart
shart "at" region9ps.org

 

Syllabus 2014-15

Reading Strategies: Primary Sources, Secondary Texts

Organizers for Reading Primary Sources: written source, map, cartoon

Writing Resources: Writing Group Protocol, Check your Grammar

 

 

On-Line Resources:
National Archives Digital Vaults
Digital History: Comprehensive on-line US history text
History and Archaeology from Smithsonian Magazine
Themes from Gilder Lehrman

HistoryMatters online survey course in US History
Library of Congress and American Memory
100 Milestone Documents
American Studies at University of Virginia
Yale Avalon Project

National Archives
Resources from PBS

Recommended Texts:
Howard Zinn, A People's History of the United States


Rubrics:
analytical writing
exploratory
achievement
Complexity
Community
Communication

 

Calendars:
Aug-Sept, October, November, December, January, February, March, April, May, June

 

Students in Action
stay tuned for 2014-2015 pictures