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State/Local

State and Local
 

Course Outcomes:

·         Students will understand why the geography and location of Illinois was important for its development.

·         Students will analyze how Illinois and the settlers who lived here changed over time and the influences that resulted in these changes.

·         Students will identify key locations in Illinois on a map.

·         Students will identify significant time periods in Illinois history including early pioneers, Civil War, industrialization, Chicago.

·         Students will analyze the government systems of Illinois.

·         Students will understand the local history of Fulton County and Avon.

·         Students will build an academic vocabulary relating to state and local history terms.

 

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Course Schedule:

 

This course is to be used as a rough outline and is subject to change.

 

August 23:

Overview of Syllabus; introductory assignment

 

August 24:

Illinois Geography and map practice

 

August 26:

Local History Scavenger Hunt

Assign Family History project due Sept. 7

 

August 31:

Avon Local history research project due September 9

 

September 2:

Avon local history

 

September 7:

Avon local history

 

September 9:

Avon local history project due

 

September 10:

Native Americans in IL

Native American assignment due Sept. 21

 

September 14:

Native American presentations

 

September 16:

French Settlements

 

September 21:

Northwest Ordinance and Lewis and Clark

 

September 23:

Review for test: IL geography, Avon history, and early IL history

 

September 24: Homecoming

Test; New Madrid Earthquake

October 5:

Pioneers in IL

 

September 28:

IL Constitution

 

September 30:

IL government

 

October 7:

Review for test over pioneers and IL government

 

October 12:

Test; Black Hawk War

 

October 14:

Black Hawk War continued

 

October 19:

Bishop Hill

Utopian Community Project due October 22

 

 

October 21:

Nauvoo and Mormons

 

October 22:

Illinois and Michigan Canal and Morrill Land Grant

 

October 26:

John Deere

 

October 28: 11:30 dismissal (no afternoon classes)

Open Notes Test

 

November 2:

Underground Railroad in IL

 

November 4:

Abraham Lincoln

 

November 5:

Lincoln Douglas Debates

Campaign poster due November 9

 

November 9:

Lincoln in the White House

 

November 16:

IL and the Civil War

 

November 18:

Review for test

 

 

November 19:

Test; Chicago

 

 

November 23:

Chicago Fire

 

November 30:

Introduce Ethnic Villages

Ethnic Village Project due December 9

 

December 2:

Chicago

 

December 7:

Chicago

 

December 9:

Ethnic Village presentations; Railroads in IL

 

December 10:

Review for Final

 

December 14:

Final

 

December 16:

20th Century IL

 

December 17:

Civil Rights movement in IL

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
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