Seminar preparation & coursebook readings

WEEK

TOPIC (coursebook readings & downloadable seminar materials)

   

7

7.1 Colonial Period (1606 - 1774)   SELF-STUDY


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

7.2 Towards Independence (1775 -1783)   IN-CLASS


  1. COURSEBOOK: A BIOGRAPHY OF AMERICA 4. The Cominng of Independence

8

8.1 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 Declaration of Independence (original text).doc
  3. SEMINAR ALTERNATIVE: The Bill of Rights (original text with a short introduction)


8.2 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

9

9.1 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


9.2 Years of Growth and the American Empire   IN-CLASS


  1. COURSEBOOK: A BIOGRAPHY OF AMERICA  15. The New City   ADDITIONAL SOURCE: OUTLINE OF U. S. HISTORY 7. Growth & Transformation   AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF USA 16. The Amerindians Last Stand, The Golden Door;
  2. SEMINAR: Years of Growth: The New City-seminar video worksheet.doc

10

10.1 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   AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF USA 19.The Reformers and Progressives
  2. SEMINAR: Andrew Carnegie: Wealth-article (original text).doc
  3. SEMINAR: Andrew Carnegie-biography.doc
 

10.2 War and Prosperity (1917 - 1929)   IN CLASS

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  1. COURSEBOOK: A BIOGRAPHY OF AMERICA 20. The Twenties   ADDITIONAL SOURCE: OUTLINE OF U. S. HISTORY 9. War, Prosperity & Depression   AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF USA  21. A War and Peace
  2. SEMINAR: Wilson Imagines a Better Future-article.doc
  3. SEMINAR: The Fourteen Points (original text).doc

11

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


  1. COURSEBOOK: A BIOGRAPHY OF AMERICA 21. FDR and the Depression   AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF USA  23. Crash and Depression
  2. SEMINAR: Depression and New Deal-seminar video worksheet 2005.doc
 

11.2 From Isolationism to Hiroshima: World War II   IN CLASS


  1. COURSEBOOK: A BIOGRAPHY OF AMERICA 22. World War II   ADDITIONAL SOURCE: ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF USA  25. The Arsenal of Democracy
  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

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12.1 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 
 

12.2 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