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Mahomet-Seymour Schools

Curriculum

Social Studies - US History

 

Colonial America

 

The learner will be able to know and understand Native American cultures.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand Spanish / French colonies.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the English colonies.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand colonial society.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand colonial government.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand acts of trade & navigation.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand slavery.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand Indians in the English colonies.

 

  

 

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Pre-Revolutionary America

 

The learner will be able to know and understand origins of separatism from Great Britain.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand Franco-British rivalry in 18th century.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand French & Indian War.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand changing British colonial policy.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand civil disobedience by Americans against Great Britain.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand escalation of Anglo-American conflict.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the First Continental Congress.

 

  

 

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American Revolution

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the beginning of the Revolutionary War.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the Campaigns of the Revolutionary War.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the peace following the Revolutionary War.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the Influence of the American Revolution.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the Articles of Confederation.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand problems in foreign affairs following the Articles of Confederation.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand issues in the west.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the Constitutional Convention.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand ratification of the Constitution.

 

  

 

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United States Constitution

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the legislative branch of U.S. Government.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the executive branch of U.S. Government.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the judicial branch of U.S. Government.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the Bill of Rights.

 

  

 

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Early Republic

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the first president.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand types of early legislation.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand Hamiltons Program.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the constitutional controversy of Strict v. Loose Construction.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the first political parties.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the election of 1800.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to understand the establishment of the Federal Capital.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the importance of the third president, Thomas Jefferson.

 

  

 

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Foreign Entanglements

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the Tripolitan War.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the Louisiana Purchase.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand internal divisions in the U.S. in the early 19th century.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand Indian wars of the early 19th century.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand problems with neutral rights during the Napoleonic Wars.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand War of 1812.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the effects of War of 1812.

 

  

 

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Jacksonian Democracy

 

The learner will be able to know and understand nationalist legislation of the 1820's.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand nationalist Supreme Court decisions.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand foreign affairs & treaties of the 1820's.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the Monroe Doctrine.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand spread of the industrial revolution.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand cotton culture.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand settlement of the Northwest Territory.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the Missouri Compromise.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand Jacksonian Democracy.

 

  

 

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Manifest Destiny & Succession

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the westward movement (1835-1860).

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand treaties of 1840's & 50's.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the Oregon trail and settlement of Texas.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the Mexican War.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the compromise of 1850.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the industrial "take-off" of the 1850's.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the south before the Civil War.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the U.S. role in opening China & Japan.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand events of the 1850's led to Secession and Civil War.

 

  

 

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Civil War and Reconstruction

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the changing nature of War.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand naval operations of the Civil War.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand campaigns of the Civil War.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand behind the lines during the Civil War.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand government in the Civil War.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand slavery and the Civil War.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand reconstruction.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the importance of the 14th and 15th Amendments.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the end of reconstruction.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand foreign affairs during the Civil War.

 

  

 

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Industrial Growth

 

The learner will be able to know and understand factors of industrial growth.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand characteristics of big business.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand types of monopoly.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand John D. Rockefeller & the Standard Oil Co.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand Andrew Carnegie and the Carnegie Steel Co.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand growth of cities 1865-1900.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the growth of Prosperity and Leisure 1865-1900.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand growth of Education 1865-1900.

 

  

 

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The Trans-Mississippi West

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the difference between the "wild west" and the real west.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the impact of Railroads.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the destruction of the cultures of the Plains Indians.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand how the cattle industry became big business.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the end of the frontier as a place in the U.S.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the settlement of the Great Plains.

 

  

 

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Imperialism

 

The learner will be able to know and understand Western Expansion into the third world between 1875-1900.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know understand the United States' move towards empire.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the role of the Spanish - American War in creating an empire for the U.S.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the obligations & problems that the acquisition of an empire entailed for the U.S.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand western involvement in China.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the impact of Imperialism on U.S. politics.

 

  

 

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Progressivism

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the impact of the Theodore Roosevelt on foreign affairs.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand how Panama and the Panama Canal were created.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand Roosevelt's foreign policies.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand Roosevelt's domestic policies.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand Roosevelt's "New Nationalism" and Woodrow Wilson & the "New Freedom".

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand Woodrow Wilson's reforms.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand abuses that brought about Progressivism.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand types of direct democracy.

 

  

 

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World War I

 

The learner will be able to know and understand Woodrow Wilson's foreign policy.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the causes and progress of World War I in Europe.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand United States neutrality in 1914.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the entry and role of American in World War I.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand World War I at home.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand Wilson & the Fourteen Points.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the Treaty of Versailles and its consequences.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the aftermath of World War I in the United States.

 

  

 

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The Twenties

 

The learner will be able to know and understand domestic policy in the 1920's.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand foreign policy in the 1920's.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the economy of mass consumption in "The Golden Twenties".

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the emergence of the "familiar everyday world" of the 20th century in the 1920's.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the "automotive revolution" of the 1920's.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the growth of mass communications in the 1920's.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand why agriculture in the U.S. was in trouble in the 1920's.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand new directions in society in the United States in the 1920's.

 

  

 

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Great Depression

 

The learner will be able to know and understand pre-depression politics in the U.S.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the causes of "the great crash".

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand foreign affairs during the Great Depression.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the U.S. at rock bottom during the Great Depression.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand prophets & their solutions during the Great Depression.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the Election of 1932 and Franklin Roosevelt's promise of a new deal.

 

  

 

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Illinois Constitution

 

The learner will be able to know and understand historical events leading to Illinois statehood, and how many constitutions and state capitals Illinois has had.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the Bill of Rights in the he Illinois Constitution.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the legislative branch of Illinois government.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the executive branch of Illinois government.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the judicial branch of Illinois government.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know the elected executive officials of the state of Illinois.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know the legislative and representative district, in which you live, and your senator and representative.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the three ways in which the Illinois Constitution may be changed.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know specific facts relevant to the U.S. flag.

 

  

 

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New Deal

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the goals of the New Deal.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand reforms in banking, securities, currency.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand New Deal reforms in agriculture.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand New Deal reforms in industry & labor.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand New Deal relief agencies and their goals.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the TVA and its goals.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand controversies surrounding the New Deal.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand New Deal changes in Indian policy.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the second phase of the New Deal.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand how the Supreme Court was placed "on trial" during the New Deal.

 

  

 

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World War II

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the good neighbor policy.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand European relations with the U.S. in the years prior to World War II.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the rise of fascism in Europe and Japan, and how it helped cause World War II and the Holocaust.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the outbreak of World War II and events through U.S. entry into the war.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand global warfare in the Pacific War during World War II.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the home front in WWII.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand events leading to the birth of the United Nations.

 

  

 

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Cold War & the 1950's

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the causes and participants in the Cold War.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand United States prosperity in the years following World War II.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the Korean War.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand fear of Communist Subversion in the 1950's.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the policies of Eisenhower's Administration.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the Supreme Court decisions of the Warren Court.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the "affluent society" of the 1950's.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand U.S. foreign policy and events in Europe, Africa, Asia & the Middle East.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand domestic changes & the Civil Rights movement in the U.S.

 

  

 

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1960's & 70's

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the election of 1960-"The New Frontier".

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the assassination of Kennedy & Johnson's goals as president - "The Great Society".

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand Johnson's foreign policy and the Vietnam war Buildup of 1964.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand why 1968 was a turning point in the U.S.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the consequences of the Election of 1968 and Nixon's foreign policy.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand Nixon's domestic policy.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the Ecology Movement.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to know and understand how the "Imperial Presidency" of Richard Nixon led to his resignation from office.

 

  

 

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1980s 1990s

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the roots of the new conservatism.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the presidency of Ronald Reagan.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the Presidency of George H. W. Bush.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the end to the cold war.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand our foreign policy and involvement in the Middle East.

 

The learner will know and understand the Presidency of President William Clinton.

 

  

 

 

  

 

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2000s

 

The learner will know and understand the Presidency of George W. Bush.

 

The learner will know and understand the attack of 9/11/01 and US foreign and Domestic policy following the attack.

 

 

 

  

 

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