U.S. History: Reconstruction to Present Day America
Students will understand that...
The concept of Progressivism improved our country;
Segregation was still legal in the 20th Century;
Women gain power in the U.S.;
The U.S. becomes a world power;
The U.S. enters world politics during World War 1.
Evaluate if immigrants ever have an easy time entering society.
Analyze if segregation made sense in a modern society.
Examine if women in the U.S. have gained equality.
Analyze if the U.S. sphere of influence helped their neighbors prosper.
Determine if the world looked upon the U.S. as an equal partner in world politics.
Students will know…
How progressivism changed the country;
Women finally get to vote;
That the U.S. continues to gain more territory through various ways;
That the U.S. could cure diseases and could engineer the Panama Canal;
That the U.S. joined in world politics.
Students will be able to…
Students should be able to take the information that is learned and connect it to everyday life. This includes practical knowledge of the economy, government systems and how the past is still seen throughout today’s world in which they live..