Social Studies 8 Part 2 will continue to take students on a journey through American history. This course will begin with the end of the post-Civil War Reconstruction, this course will teach students about important historical events through modern day. Students will begin by learning about the Old West, the mining and railroad industries, and the Nineteenth Amendment, which gave women voting rights. The course continues by discussing the Spanish-American War, World War I and II, the Great Depression, the Holocaust, the Korean War, and the Cold War. As students progress to contemporary history, they will learn about the Civil Rights Movement and Presidents Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Reagan. This course will also include a study of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and America's role in the global economy.
It is recommended that students successfully complete Social Studies 8 Part 1 or equivalent course work before enrolling in this course.
Unit 1: Essential Content and Skills
the growth and impact of railroads in the West.
the conflict between Native Americans and settlers.
the factors that led to the settlement of the Great Plains.
reasons why industry grew rapidly after the Civil War.
factors that led to the growth of cities in the late 1800s.
the immigrant experience in the late 1800s.
the political reforms that Progressives supported.
Unit 2: Essential Content and Skills
early attempts by the United States to expand in the Pacific.
the causes and outcomes of the Spanish-American War.
the reasons for building the Panama Canal.
the factors that led to World War I.
the Treaty of Versailles.
the changes in American culture that are associated with the automobile,
radio, and movies.
Unit 3: Essential Content and Skills
the economic problems that led to the Great Depression.
the 1932 presidential election.
the legacy of the New Deal.
the military aggression of Germany, Italy, and Japan.
the steps the United States took to prepare for war.
the changes in American society that began after World War II.
Unit 4: Essential Content and Skills
Brown v. Board of Education.
the presidency of Ronald Reagan and the end of the Cold War.
U.S. foreign policy after the Cold War.
the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and the impact of those
the role of the United States in the global economy.
recent patterns of change in American society.
Hall America: History Of Our Nation
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