Huntsville City Schools Instructional Guide Course: American History 1877 to present Grade: 11



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Huntsville City Schools

Instructional Guide

Course: American History 1877 to present

Grade: 11

*Additional resources to be used with the 11th grade curriculum can be found on the Huntsville City Schools website. They are categorized by topics. Please review these resources before presenting them to your class to assure they meet your personal preferences. These were provided by the pacing guide committee.

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Pacing Recommendation / Date(s) Taught

1st Nine weeks

40 instructional days

3 test days




ALCOS 1:

Explain the transition of the United States from an agrarian society to an industrial nation prior to World War I.

ACT Quality Core C.1.A. Evaluate the impact of new inventions and technologies of the late nineteenth century.

ACT Quality Core C.1.B. Identify and evaluate the influences on business and industry in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

ACT Quality Core C.1.C.

Identify labor and workforce issues of the late nineteenth century, including perspectives of owners/managers and Social Darwinists.



ACT Quality Core C.1.D.

Explain the challenges and contributions of immigrants of the late nineteenth century.



ACT Quality Core C.1.E.

Explain the causes and impact of urbanization in the late nineteenth century.



ACT Quality Core C.1.G.

Identify and evaluate the influences on the development of the American West.



ACT Quality Core C.1.H. Analyze significant events for Native American Indian tribes, and their responses to those events, in the late nineteenth century.


I can

*analyze the factors that led to industrialization and explain how inventions changed American lives.

*assess the problems of 1800’s workers and the impact of labor unions and strikes on big business.

*identify the push/pull factors of immigration and the challenges associated with the immigrant.

*explain the causes of urban growth in the late 1800’s and how technology improved life.

*describe the African-American impact in the South and how the southern economy changed during the late 1800’s.

*evaluate the differences in responses between Native Americans and settlers to events in the late 1800’s.

*assess the impact of the railroad on the West.

*summarize the impact of the Indian wars on the West.


Pearson text: Chapter 4-6

20

ALCOS 2:

Evaluate social and political origins, accomplishments, and limitations of Progressivism.

ACT Quality Core C.1.F.

Compare and contrast the experiences of African Americans in various U.S. regions in the late nineteenth century.



ACT Quality Core C.2.A.

Identify and explain significant issues and components of the Populist movement and their impacts.



ACT Quality Core C.2.B.

Explain the origins and accomplishments of the Progressive movement.




I can

*describe the experiences of African Americans in the changing South.

*explain the system of segregation that evolved in the late nineteenth century.

*describe the experiences of African Americans in the North in the late nineteenth century.

*analyze the problems farmers faced in the late nineteenth century and describe the groups they formed to address these problems.

*assess the goals and impact of the Populist party.

*identify the causes of the Progressive Movement.

*explain the issues addressed by the Progressive Movement and analyze the need for change.

*analyze how Progressives advocated for change.

*analyze the accomplishments of the Progressive Movement and evaluate the legacy of the Progressive Era.

Pearson text: Chapter 7-8

8

ALCOS 3:

Explain the United States' changing role in the early twentieth century as a world power.

ACT Quality Core C.2.D.

Evaluate, take, and defend positions on the various U.S. foreign policies in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.



ACT Quality Core C.2.E.

Analyze the causes and consequences of the Spanish-American War.



ACT Quality Core C.2.F.

Identify and evaluate the factors that influenced U.S. imperialism in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and the ensuing debate over imperialism.





I can

*identify the key factors that encouraged America to expand during the age of imperialism.

*analyze the U.S. decision to annex Hawaii.

*analyze the causes of the Spanish-American War.

*evaluate the consequences of the Spanish-American War.

*evaluate the viewpoints of Imperialists and Anti-Imperialists.

*examine U.S. Imperialism in East Asia and analyze the effects of the Open Door Policy.

*analyze the effects of Roosevelt’s “big stick” diplomacy.

*evaluate the foreign policies of Woodrow Wilson regarding Imperialism.

Pearson text: Chapter 9

12

2nd nine weeks

40 instructional days

4 test days



ALCOS 4:

Describe causes, events, and the impact of military involvement of the United States in World War I, including mobilization and economic and political changes

ACT Quality Core D.1.A.

Identify and analyze the causes and significant events of World War I and their impact; evaluate the impact of the Treaty of Versailles.



I can

*identify the causes of World War I.

*explain the reasons why the U.S. entered the war on the side of the Allies.

*describe the characteristics of trench warfare.

*analyze how the American government mobilized the public to support the war effort.

*describe how World War I affected Americans on the home front.

*explain how the U.S. military contributed to the Allied victory in the war.

*describe the goals of Wilsons’ Fourteen Points.

*analyze the decisions made at the Paris Peace Conference and evaluate the impact of the Treaty of Versailles.

*explain the reasons why the United States Senate refused to ratify the treaty ending World War I.

Pearson text: Chapter 10

14

ALCOS 5:

Evaluate the impact of social

changes and the influence of key figures in the United States from World War I through the 1920s, including Prohibition, the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, the Scopes Trial, limits on immigration, Ku Klux Klan activities, the Red Scare, the Harlem Renaissance, the Great Migration, the Jazz Age, Susan B. Anthony, Margaret Sanger, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, W. C. Handy, and Zelda Fitzgerald. (Alabama)

ACT Quality Core C.2.C.

Analyze the efforts to achieve women’s suffrage in the early twentieth century.



ACT Quality Core D.1.B.

Describe and evaluate the impact of scientific and technological innovations of the 1920s.



ACT Quality Core D.1.C.

Identify and evaluate the impact of new cultural movements on American society in the 1920s.



ACT Quality Core D.1.D.

Identify the characteristics of social conflict and social change that took place in the early 1920s.



*evaluate the tactics women used to win the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment.

*explain the impact of Henry Ford and the automobile on American society.

*describe and evaluate the impact of scientific and technological innovations of the 1920’s.

*compare economic and cultural life in rural America to that in urban America.

*analyze the clash of traditional and modern values that occurred in America during the 1920’s.

*explain the successes and failures of the Eighteenth Amendment.

*analyze the racial and economic policies of Marcus Garvey.

*describe and evaluate the new popular culture that evolved in American society during the 20’s.

*describe the significant people and accomplishments of the Harlem Renaissance.

*analyze the themes explored by writers of the Harlem Renaissance.

Pearson text: Chapter 11

10

ALCOS 6:

Describe social and economic conditions from the 1920s through the Great Depression regarding factors leading to a deepening crisis, including the collapse of the farming economy and the stock market crash of 1929

ACT Quality Core D.1.E.

Identify and explain the economic factors that contributed to the stock market crash of 1929 and the Great Depression.



I can

*explain the weaknesses of the U.S. economy during the 1920’s.

*explain how the stock market crash contributed to the coming of the Great Depression.

*examine the spread of unemployment in America.

*evaluate the impact of the Great Depression on rural America.

*explain the human and geographical factors that created the Dust Bowl.

*explain and evaluate President Hoover’s response to the Great Depression.









Pearson text: Chapter 12

8

ALCOS 7:

Explain strengths and weaknesses of the New Deal in managing problems of the Great Depression through relief, recovery, and reform programs.

ACT Quality Core D.1.F.

Explain the economic, environmental, and social impact of the Great Depression on American society.



ACT Quality Core D.1.G.

Evaluate the impact of the New Deal on various elements of American society (e.g., social, political, environmental, economic).



I can

*analyze the impact Franklin D. Roosevelt had on the American people after being elected.

*describe the problems that were a part of the First New Deal and their immediate impact.

*identify and evaluate critical responses to the New Deal.

*discuss the programs of social and economic reform in the second New Deal.

*describe the impact of Roosevelt’s court-packing plan on the course of the New Deal.

*describe how the New Deal affected different groups in American society.

*evaluate the legacy of the New Deal.



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3rd nine weeks

40 instructional days

3 test days



ALCOS 8:

Summarize events leading to World War II, including the militarization of the Rhineland, Germany's seizure of Austria and Czechoslovakia, Japan's invasion of China, and the Rape of Nanjing.

ACT Quality Core E.1.A.

Describe circumstances at home and abroad prior to U.S. involvement in World War II.



I can

*summarize the major events leading to WWII.

*analyze the impact of Nazism, Fascism and Communism on the conflicts in Europe.

*evaluate the changes in U.S. foreign policy after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

*describe the roles of the significant leaders of WWII.

*analyze the British policy of appeasement and the role of the policy in the invasion of Poland.

Pearson text: Chapter 14

10 days

ALCOS 9:

Describe the significance of major battles, events, and consequences of World War II campaigns, including North Africa, Midway, Normandy, Okinawa, the Battle of the Bulge, Iwo Jima, and the Yalta and Potsdam Conferences.

ACT Quality Core E.1.B.

Identify the significant military and political aspects of World War II.



ACT Quality Core E.1.C.

Analyze dimensions of the Holocaust and the Allies’ response to the Holocaust and war crimes.



I can

*describe significant battles of WWII.

*locate the major battles of WWII on a globe.

*describe the major military strategies of WWII.

*evaluate the reasons for and the results of the atomic bomb drop.

*identify the war crimes of WWII and the consequences resulting from the crimes.

Pearson text:

Chapter 15

10 days

ALCOS 10:

Describe the impact of World War II on the lives of American citizens, including wartime economic measures, population shifts, growth in the middle class, growth of industrialization, advancements in science and technology, increased wealth in the African-American community, racial and ethnic tensions, Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944 (G. I. Bill of Rights), and desegregation of the military.

ACT Quality Core E.1.D.

Evaluate the social, political, and economic impacts of World War II on the home front.



ACT Quality Core E.1.E.

Identify and evaluate the scientific and technological developments in America during and after World War II.



I can

*evaluate the impact of the G.I. Bill on the post-war economy.

*describe the impact of WWII on the post-war economy, population, technology and racial tensions.





ALCOS 11:

Describe the international role of the United States from 1945 through 1960 relative to the Truman Doctrine, the Marshall Plan, the Berlin Blockade, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

ACT Quality Core E.1.F.

Analyze the social, cultural, and economic changes at the onset of the Cold War era.



ACT Quality Core E.1.G.

Analyze the origins of the Cold War, foreign policy developments, and major events of the administrations from Truman to present.



I can

*explain Cold War policies and issues.

*locate areas of conflict during the Cold War from 1945-1960.

*describe the international role of the U.S. during the Cold War era.

Pearson text:

Chapter 16

14

ALCOS 12:

Describe major initiatives of the John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson Administrations.

I can

*describe the major foreign events of the Kennedy administration.

*explain the foreign policy of the Johnson administration.

*analyze the causes and effects of the Bay of Pigs invasion, the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Berlin Crisis.

Pearson text:

Chapter 19

10

4th nine weeks

40 instructional days

5 test days



ALCOS 13:

Trace the course of the involvement of the United States in Vietnam from the 1950s to 1975, including the Battle of Dien Bien Phu, the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, the Tet Offensive, destabilization of Laos, secret bombings of Cambodia, and the fall of Saigon.

ACTQualityCoreE.1.H.

Describe and evaluate the political and social impact of the Vietnam War.



I can

*analyze the course of U.S. involvement in Vietnam from the 1950’s-1975.

*explain the creation of North and South Vietnam.

Pearson text:

Chapter 20

7

ALCOS 14:

Trace events of the modern Civil Rights Movement from post-World War II to 1970 that resulted in social and economic changes, including the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School, the March on Washington, Freedom Rides, the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing, and the Selma-to-Montgomery March. (Alabama)

ACT Quality Core E.2.C.

Identify the events and influential individuals of the civil rights, human rights, and counterculture movements and assess their impact.



I can

*evaluate the role of the federal government in the modern Civil Rights Movement.

*explain the contributions of individuals and groups in the modern Civil Rights Movement (i.e., NAACP; MLK, Jr.; Thurgood Marshall; SCLC; CORE; James Meredith).

*describe the impact of African American entrepreneurs on the modern Civil Rights Movement.

Pearson text:

Chapter 18

14

ALCOS 15:

Describe changing social and cultural conditions in the United States during the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s.

I can

*assess the causes and effects of the feminist movement, recession, the Arab oil embargo and the technical revolution.

Pearson text:

Chapter 21

7

ALCOS 16:

Describe significant foreign and domestic issues of presidential administrations from Richard M. Nixon to the present.

ACT Quality Core E.2.A.

Analyze major domestic issues and responses of the administrations from Truman to present.



ACT Quality Core E.2.B.

Evaluate the impact of innovations in technology and communication on American society.



ACT Quality Core E.2.D.

Evaluate the impact of changes in the national economy on contemporary American society.



ACT Quality Core E.2.E.

Identify the major contemporary social, environmental, and political issues (e.g., immigration, global warming,

terrorism), the groups involved, and the controversies engendered by those issues.

ACT Quality Core E.2.F.

Assess increasing global interdependence, the potential for conflict, and the U.S. role in world events in the present and future.



I can

*analyze Nixon’s policy of détente’, the Watergate scandal and the pardon of Nixon.

*assess the Iranian hostage crisis, Reaganomics, and the end of the Cold War.

*evaluate the impact of the impeachment proceedings against President Bill Clinton.

*analyze the terrorist attack of 9-11-2001.

*discuss the election of the first African American president.

Pearson text:

Chapter 22-24

7

* To be completed by school teams for English and Math


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