History (Social Studies)

This year we will be studying US History up until 1865.  This class will include many activities, including:  discussions, projects, quizzes and/or tests, worksheets, and videos.  As with all of our classes, this class will go right into activity when we start the school year on August 28.  Our main textbook will be provided at:  http://www.mrlocke.com/US_History/book.html, though there will be plenty of other supplementary materials.

Depending upon your learning pace, each of the following topics should be take about 4 to 7 days to master.  Listed in the order in which they will be studied, here are the following topics which you will learn:

1.  Prehistoric Humans:  August 28

2.  The Rise of Civilizations:  September 1

3.  Native American Society on the Eve of British Colonization:  September 6

4.  Britain in the New World:  September 12

5.  The New England Colonies:  September 18

6.  The Middle Colonies:  September 22

7.  The Southern Colonies:  September 27

8.  African Americans in the British New World:  October 3

9.  The Beginnings of Revolutionary Thinking:  October 9

10.  America's Place in the Global Struggle:  October 12

11.  The Events Leading to Independence:  October 19

12.  E Pluribus Unum:  October 24

13.  The American Revolution:  October 30

14.  Societal Impacts of the American Revolution:  November 3

15.  When Does The Revolution End?:  November 9

16.  Making Rules:  November 15

17.  Drafting the Constitution:  November 21

18.  Ratifying the Constitution:  November 28

19.  George Washington:  December 1

20.  Unsettled Domestic Issues:  December 7

21.  Politics in Transition:  Public Conflict in the 1790s:  December 13

22.  Jeffersonian America:  A Second Revolution?:  December 19

23.  The Expanding Republic & The War of 1812:  January 3

24.  Social Change and National Development:  January 9

25.  Politics and the New Nation:  January 15

26.  The Age of Jackson:  January 18

27.  The Rise of American Industry:  January 24

28.  An Explosion of New Thought:  January 29

29.  The Peculiar Institution:  February 2

30.  Abolitionist Sentiment Grows:  February 8

31.  Manifest Destiny:  February 15

32.  An Uneasy Peace:  February 20

33.  "Bloody Kansas":  February 26

34.  From Uneasy Peace to Bitter Conflict:  March 1

35.  A House Divided:  March 6

36.  The War Behind the Lines:  March 12