Table Discussion Groups:



  • Table 1: Siwon Kim, Andrew Kim, Kimmie Casto
  • Table 2: Daniel Lee, DJ Lee, Da Yea Song

  • Table 5: Brian Oh, Sean Park, Nick Kim
  • Table 6: Sung Bin Heo, Joshua Lee, Holly Yoo

Google Doc Notes:

Unit 1:
8/11 Why Learn American History?
8/13 American Geography
8/18 Colonizing the Americas
8/27-The Atlantic Slave Trade
Unit 2:
9/3: The French and Indian War
9/17: The Election of 1800
Unit 3:
Unit 4:
Civil War Project Pages:
Table 1
Table 2
Table 5
Table 6
Unit 5:
Unit 6:

question.jpgEssential Questions:

Unit 1:
1. Why did various groups colonize in the New World?
2. How did early settlers overcome their problems with the Natives, land and climate?
3. How were points of view different between the colonists, British, Native American, and African?
Unit 2:
1. What causes colonies to rebel against their mother countries?
2. What is necessary in governing a new nation?
3. How can liberty be implemented without causing chaos?
Unit 3:
1. How did population growth influence the emerging nation?
2. How did Americans respond to changes in their societies?
3. How was the role of sectionalism influencing the country?

Unit 4:
1. What events and ideas led up to the Civil War?
2. What effect did the Civil War have to the American economy?
3. What changes were made to the daily lives of people during the Civil War and Reconstruction Era?

Unit 5:
1. What is the difference between a Robber Baron and a Captain of Industry?
2. What determines the value/worth of a person in society?
3. How did American Culture change during the Gilded Age?

Unit 6:


1. What were the results of the rise of Imperialism during the turn of the 20th Century?
2. How was Progressivism advocated by its various proponents during the turn of the 20th Century?
3. How did WWI affect America socially, economically and politically?

Unit 7:
1. What effect did WW1 have on America?
2. How would you characterize the mood of the 1920s?
3. Could the Great Depression have been avoided?
4. How could the Great Depression be solved?

Unit 8:
1. What are the causes of World War II, could these causes have been prevented?
2. How did WWII influence minority groups?
3. Why is the period between 1945 and 1989 called a Cold War?
4. What influence did the Cold War have on American culture?

Unit Objectives:

Unit 1:
A. Compare Old World and New World Cultures
B. Identify the groups who "colonized" the Americas and explain why they colonized
C. Evaluate the similarities and differences of the British colonies
D. Analyze the Culture of Colonial America
E. Explore the reasons the Colonies developed tensions with Great Britain
Unit 2:
A. Issues and Ideas behind the Revolution
B. The War for Independence
C. Developing a New Government System
D. Development of Political Parties
E. Western Expansion
Unit 3:
A. American Cultural Development
B. Westward Expansion
C. Innovation and Invention
D. Sectional Development
E. Reforming Society
Unit 4:
A. Cultural and Political Differences
B. Dividing a Nation
C. War Tactics
D. Effects on the Home-front
E. The End of the War
F. Reconstruction Policies
G. Life after the War
Unit 5:
A. The Expansion of Industry
B. Workers' Rights
C. Gilded Age Politics
D. Urban Changes
E. Societal Changes
F. Minority Groups
Unit 6:
A. International Competition
B. America as a World Power
C. Progressivism
D. Women's Suffrage
E. Beginnings of World War I
F. America in WWI
Unit 7:
A. Social Characteristics
B. Cultural Clashes
C. Political Changes
D. Consumerism
E. Effects of the Great Depression
F. The New Deal
Unit 8:
A. Causes of WWII
B. American involvement in WWII
C. America on the Homefront
D. Cold War Developments
E. 1950s Culture

Unit Pages:

Unit 1: Orgins of a New Society
Unit 2: Balancing Liberty and Order
Unit 3: An Emerging Nation
Unit 4: Division and Uneasy Reunion
Unit 5: Expansion Rewards and Costs

Unit 6: On the Brink of Change
Unit 7: Boom Times and Hard Times
Unit 8: Hot and Cold War
Unit 9: Period of Turmoil and Change
Unit 10: Continuity and Change