· 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.
This course is to be used as a rough outline and is subject to change.
Overview of Syllabus; introductory assignment
Illinois Geography and map practice
Local History Scavenger Hunt
Assign Family History project due Sept. 7
Avon Local history research project due September 9
Avon local history
Avon local history
Avon local history project due
Native Americans in IL
Native American assignment due Sept. 21
Native American presentations
Northwest Ordinance and Lewis and Clark
Review for test: IL geography, Avon history, and early IL history
September 24: Homecoming
Test; New Madrid Earthquake
Pioneers in IL
Review for test over pioneers and IL government
Test; Black Hawk War
Black Hawk War continued
Utopian Community Project due October 22
Nauvoo and Mormons
Illinois and Michigan Canal and Morrill Land Grant
October 28: 11:30 dismissal (no afternoon classes)
Open Notes Test
Underground Railroad in IL
Lincoln Douglas Debates
Campaign poster due November 9
Lincoln in the White House
IL and the Civil War
Review for test
Introduce Ethnic Villages
Ethnic Village Project due December 9
Ethnic Village presentations; Railroads in IL
Review for Final
20th Century IL
Civil Rights movement in IL