Seminar preparation & coursebook readings

WEEK

TOPIC (coursebook readings & downloadable seminar materials)

   

8

Colonial Period (1606 - 1774)   IN CLASS


  1. COURSEBOOK: A BIOGRAPHY OF AMERICA 1. The New World Encounters, 2. English Settlement   ADDITIONAL SOURCE: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF USA 1. First Americans 2. Explorers from Europe
  2. SEMINAR: Colonial period: Virginia & Massachussetts-seminar video worksheet.doc
 

Towards Independence (1775 -1783)   IN CLASS


  1. COURSEBOOK: A BIOGRAPHY OF AMERICA 4. The Cominng of Independence
  2. SEMINAR: Questions for the Declaration of Independence.doc
  3. SEMINAR: The Declaration of Independence (original text).doc

9

The Formation of a National Government (1783 -1791)   SELF-STUDY


  1. COURSEBOOK: A BIOGRAPHY OF AMERICA 5. A New System of Government  ADDITIONAL SOURCE: OUTLINE OF U.S. HISTORY 4. The Formation of a National Government
  2. SEMINAR: The Bill of Rights (original text with a short introduction)


Westward Expansion and Manifest Destiny   IN CLASS


  1. COURSEBOOK: A BIOGRAPHY OF AMERICA 6. Westward Expansion
  2. SEMINAR: Westward Expansion: Gone West-seminar video worksheet.doc
  3. VIDEO: Gone West

10

The Civil War and Reconstruction (1861 - 1877)   SELF-STUDY


  1. COURSEBOOK: A BIOGRAPHY OF AMERICA 9. Slavery, 10. The Coming of the Civil War, 11. The Civil War, ADDITIONAL SOURCE: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF USA 13. Reconstruction
  2. SEMINAR: The Strange Advent of Emancipation.pdf


Years of Growth and the American Empire   IN CLASS


  1. COURSEBOOK: 17. Capital & Labor   ADDITIONAL SOURCE: OUTLINE OF U. S. HISTORY 7. Growth & Transformation   ADDITIONAL SOURCE: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF USA The Amerindians Last Stand, The Golden Door;
  2. SEMINAR: Years of Growth: The New City-seminar video worksheet.doc

11

Discontent and Reform   SELF-STUDY


  1. COURSEBOOK: A BIOGRAPHY OF AMERICA  17. Capital and Labor  18. TR & Wilson   ADDITIONAL SOURCE: OUTLINE OF U. S. HISTORY 8. Discontent & Reform
  2. SEMINAR: Andrew Carnegie: Wealth-article (original text).doc
  3. SEMINAR: Andrew Carnegie-biography.doc
 

War and Prosperity (1917 - 1929)   IN CLASS


  1. COURSEBOOK: A BIOGRAPHY OF AMERICA 20. The Twenties   ADDITIONAL SOURCE: OUTLINE OF U. S. HISTORY 9. War, Prosperity & Depression
  2. SEMINAR: Wilson Imagines a Better Future-article.doc
  3. SEMINAR: The Fourteen Points (original text).doc

12

Depression and the New Deal (1929 -1941)   SELF-STUDY   


  1. COURSEBOOK: A BIOGRAPHY OF AMERICA 21. FDR and the Depression
  2. SEMINAR: Depression and New Deal-seminar video worksheet 2005.doc
 

From Isolationism to Hiroshima: World War II   IN CLASS


  1. COURSEBOOK: A BIOGRAPHY OF AMERICA 22. World War II   ADDITIONAL SOURCE: OUTLINE OF U. S. HISTORY: 11. The New Deal and World War II
  2. SEMINAR: Conflicting Historical Viewpoints-Why Was Atom Bomb Used on Japan.doc
  3. SEMINAR: Origins of Cold War, Diplomatic Crossroad-Atomic Bomb at Hiroshima, 1945.doc

13

Cold War and Conflict Abroad: America in the Fifties   IN CLASS


  1. COURSEBOOK: A BIOGRAPHY OF AMERICA 23. The Fifties   ADDITIONAL SOURCE: OUTLINE OF U. S. HISTORY 12. Postwar America
  2. SEMINAR: 12 McCarthyism-article.doc
  3. SEMINAR: 12 Senator Joseph McCarthy-article.doc
  4. SEMINAR: 12 Padesata leta-uryvok z knihy A Zemana.doc 
 

America in the Sixties and Early Seventies   SELF-STUDY


  1. COURSEBOOK: A BIOGRAPHY OF AMERICA 24. The Sixties   ADDITIONAL SOURCE: OUTLINE OF U. S. HISTORY 13. Decades of Change
  2. SEMINAR: Arsenal (video, Alistair Cooke's America