Seminar preparation/downloadable materials

WEEK

TOPIC/MATERIALS

1

Colonial Period (1606 - 1774)



  1. Colonial period-seminar video worksheet

2

Towards Independence (1775 -1783)



  1. Declaration of Independence-original text
  2. Declaration of Independence-seminar activity

3

The Formation of a National Government (1777 -1791)

4

Westward Expansion: Manifest Destiny

 

 

  1. Westward Expansion: Gone West-seminar video worksheet.doc

5

The Civil War and Reconstruction (1861 - 1877)

6

Years of Growth: American Empire

7 

Discontent and Reform

8 

War and Prosperity (1917 - 1929)


  1. Fourteen Points Speech-original text
  2. Wilson Imagines a Better Future-article

9

Depression and the New Deal (1929 -1941)



  1. Depression and New Deal-seminar video worksheet

10

From Isolationism to Hiroshima: World War II.


  1. Conflicting Historical Viewpoints-Why Was Atom Bomb Used on Japan
  2. Origins of Cold War, Diplomatic Crossroad-Atomic Bomb at Hiroshima, 1945

11

Cold War and Conflict Abroad: America in the Fifties

12

America in the Sixties and Early Seventies