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Social Studies Review


Section 1:

  1. Colonialism & Exploration3:14

A quick look at exploration and colonialism in America. Do you know where early civilizations came from? Do you know how cultural tribes were formed? What is the New World? What is colonization? What was the first established colony in America? Who were the Pilgrims? What did they do in America?

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2. The Revolutionary War2:22

A two-minute history of the Revolutionary War.When did the Revolutionary War begin? Why did it happen? Who were involved in the war? Who led the revolution? When was the turning point of the war? What is the Continental Army? When did America officially gain its independence?

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3. The Civil War4:04

Important things you should know about the Civil War. When the Civil War begin? Why did it happen? What happened in 1860? Who was President Abraham Lincoln? What is the Confederate State of America? What does secede mean? What were the major sources of conflict? Understand The Union vs. The Confederacy. What is the Emancipation Proclamation? What happened in 1865? What happened during the period of Reconstruction?

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4. Westward Expansion4:50

Understanding Westward Expansion: The Homestead Act of 1862 and The Frontier Thesis. How did the Western Expansion happen? Who were the first people to open the West? What is the Homestead Act of 1862? Who attracted the Homestead Act? What were the most lasting effects of the American Frontier? What is the Romantic Era? Why did every 3 out 5 homesteaders abandon their land? What were the changes in farm life? How did the cowboy life end?
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5. Industrialization & Immigration15:04

Industrialization, Urbanization, Immigration: The Changing American Nation from the Late 1800s to Early 1900s. What were the reasons for economic growth? Who was Henry Ford? What is the “laissez-faire” approach? What were the benefits of new technologies and business practices in this period? What were the percentages of immigrants by region of origin? What were the push and pull factors for immigrants? What was the journey across the Atlantic like? What is Steerage? What were Ethnic Enclaves? What does assimilation mean? What were the living conditions of immigrants back then? Who were the significant immigrants who went to America? Who were the leaders of the industry? What are Robber Barons? How did Americans treat immigrants back then?

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6. World War Two4:09

Events of World War 2.What was the state of the world prior to America joining the war? What is the Great Depression? What is Fascism? Who was Adolf Hitler? What happened during Hitler’s Reign? What happened in 1939? What happened on December 7, 1941? Who were the Allied Powers? Who were the Central Powers? What happened on June 6, 1944? When did Germany officially surrender?
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7. Cold War 9:42

Understanding the Cold War. What is the Cold War? When did it happen? How did the Cold War begin? What happened during the Cold War? How long did it last? What is the Warsaw Pact? What is the Red Scare? What are the SALT 1 agreements? What is the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty? When and how did the Cold War end?
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8. Civil Rights Movement5:52

A look into the History of the American Rights Movement. What is the significance of Plessy vs. Fergusson case? What were the Jim Crow laws? What is the NAACP? What is the Ku Klux Klan? When did the first integrated school open in the US? Who was Martin Luther King Jr.? What is the Voting Rights Act of 1965? Who was Malcolm X? What was the turning point of the fight for Civil Rights?

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Section 2: Civics & Government

1. Forms of Government3:53

The Different Forms of Government. What is a government? What are the different types of governments? What are the 3 main types of government? What is a democracy? What is an oligarchy? What is an autocracy? What is a monarchy? What is a dictatorship? What are socialism and communism?

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2. The Constitution13:03

The US Constitutional System. What is America’s Constitutional system? What are the Articles of Confederation? How did the Constitution of the United States come together? What compromises were made to pass it? What is Shays’ Rebellion? What are Federalist Papers? What is an Anti-federalist?

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3. Bill of Rights5:12

The Bill of Rights. What are Bill of Rights? What are the first 10 amendments of the Constitution?
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4. Levels & Branches of Government3:14

The History and Function of the American Government. What is a democracy? What are the three parts of the government? What is the function of each part? What are the 3 branches of the government? How do they work? What does the system of Checks and Balances do? What does veto mean?

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5. US Electoral System4:25

A Guide to the US Political System. How do elections work in the US? How do Americans choose their leaders? What is the role of the president? What is the function of the House of Representatives? What is the function of the Senate? How are the senators elected? How often are the elections held? What is the Electoral College?
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6. Role of the Citizen6:06

The Duties and Responsibilities of Each Citizen. What is the difference between duties and responsibilities? What are examples of duties? What are examples of responsibilities?

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7. Applying Author’s Reasonings and Evidence to Women’s Rights

The importance of understanding authors’ different reasonings using Women’s Rights topics to explain points. What factors influence authors to write historical documents? Why is it important to understand the author’s reasoning for creating a text, data, comic, poster, etc.? How do you spot and understand the authors’ different reasonings?

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8. Understanding the American Government4:00

Understand the history and function of the American government.What happened in 1776? Who elects a president? What does a “constituent” mean? What are the three parts of the government? What does the federal government do? What is federalism? What are the three branches of the government? How do the branches and levels of government work in America?
What does the executive branch consist of? How many terms can a president be elected? What does the executive branch do? What does the legislative branch consist of? How often are state representatives and senators elected? What is the System of Checks and Balance? What does veto mean?

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9. Applying Central Ideas and Conclusions of Historical Documents to World War II

A guide to reading historical documents using World War II topics as an example.What are the keys to reading historical documents? How do you determine the central idea? How do you find supporting details? How do you make inferences? How do you draw conclusions?

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10. Understanding the Economic Marketplace

Learning how to read informational text using economic marketplace as the main topic. What is a market place? What are producers? What are consumers? What does “supply and demand” mean? What is an inventory?

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11. The Fertile Crescent and Bodies of Water in Ancient World History

Excerpts from world history. What was the role of Egypt in ancient civilizations? How did they benefit from the Nile River? When did the Egyptian civilization prosper? What were the characteristics of Egyptian and Greek civilizations?

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