Pennsylvania History will broaden the student's view of the state of Pennsylvania. The course will uncover the different regions, water forms, resources, and inhabitants of Pennsylvania. It will also discuss how Pennsylvanians have many different cultures and religions. This course will take the student back to the days of the early settlers of Pennsylvania and will move through time to discuss contemporary Pennsylvanians, including their economics, values, religions, and government.
Unit 1: Essential Content and Skills
Pennsylvania’s eight regions to see how demographics and geographical
characteristics vary in each location.
the impact and influences that Native Americans had on the course of
historical events in Pennsylvania.
the effect of newly arriving European settlers to the Pennsylvania region
and look at how their role changed over time.
the religious patterns and reasons behind the foundation of the Pennsylvania
settlement patterns of different ethnic groups coming to Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania’s role in the wars fought in and around North America during
the eighteenth century.
Unit 2: Essential Content and Skills
the role Pennsylvania played in the French and Indian War while tracing
the events occurring within the colony.
Pennsylvania’s, and its people’s, role and contributions in declaring
independence from Great Britain, fighting the American Revolution, and
establishing a new government for the United States.
Pennsylvania’s role in the creation of the U.S. financial system.
specific Pennsylvanians’ roles in social, racial, and ethnic struggles of
and contrast the canal system and the steam locomotive in transporting
goods in and around Pennsylvania.
Unit 3: Essential Content and Skills
how Pennsylvania played a part in the abolitionist movement of the
the various influences Pennsylvania and its people had on the Civil War.
the impact the Industrial Revolution had on the lives of Pennsylvanians.
the resources and industries that boomed in Pennsylvania moving into the
the role bridge building played in the industries and cities of
the role various groups of Pennsylvanians played in the labor struggles of
the twentieth century.
Unit 4: Essential Content and Skills
the various trends and developments in the culture of Pennsylvania
throughout the twentieth century and into the twenty-first century.
the impact the Great Depression had on the lives of Pennsylvanians.
the advances and influential people of the tourism industry in
the changes in daily life for Pennsylvanians during World War II and its
the evolution of industry and the economy in Pennsylvania through the
events and shifts of the twentieth century.
the threats and effects of environmental issues facing Pennsylvania.
the various levels, branches, processes, and functions of Pennsylvanian
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