11.16 The student will interpret the significance of excerpts from famous speeches and documents in United States history, including “The Letter from Birmingham Jail,” “Speak softly and carry a big stick...,” “The Gettysburg Address,” and “The Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom.”
Throughout text and independent research
Inclusive time line on first page of each chapter for a total of 31. Each chapter also includes details of personalities with specific biographies listed on pp. 19, 40, 64, 80, 103, 122, 151, 173, 183, 204, 227, 245, 254, 280, 288, 303, 334, 351, 379, 386, 411, 442, 450, 479, 497, 515, 556, 581, 606, 625, 654
Student communicates above findings orally and refers to p. xvi for Writing About History.
(VA. Standards of Learning-U.S. History, cont.)
VIRGINIA STANDARDS OF LEARNING AGS UNITED STATES HISTORY11.18 The student will develop skills in discussion, debate, and persuasive writing with respect to enduring issues and determine how divergent viewpoints have been addressed and reconciled. Such issues include
civil disobedience vs. the rule of law;
slavery and its impact;
the relationship of government to the individual in economic planning and social programs;
freedom of the press vs. the right to a fair trial;
the tension between majority rule and minority rights;
problems of intolerance toward racial, ethnic, and religious groups in American society; and
the evolution of rights, freedoms, and protections through political and social movements.