United States History and Geography B

United States History and Geography B

civil rights

Extra Credit

Extra credit can be obtained in several ways.  First, there will be extra credit readings that can be completed using the extra credit reading worksheet: Extra Credit Article.doc. Readings will be announced in class or posted on the website below and are worth 5-15 points depending on the article and the quality of work turned in.  A maximum of 50 points per trimester can be earned in this way.

Finally, students can come to class before or after school to review the last test they have taken.  If they write two sentences correcting their wrong answers (one for a correction, one to explain why the answer is correct), they can earn 10 extra credit points.  This process can be completed after every test (except for the final exam).

Course Content

U.S. History & Geography B covers the years 1939-Present and is broken into the following units:

Remember thatyou must be logged into your school Google email account to access manyof the resources below.  Do so by going to gmail.com and log inusing your studentname@wbsdweb.com and then the password you use to loginto the computers at school.

Unit 4: The Cold War
Part 1: The Cold War Begins
    Unit 4 Part 1 Vocabulary
    Unit 4 Part 1 Learning Targets 
             Learning Target Notes
        FDR vs. Hitler Reading and Graphic Organizer
        Topic 7 Section 7 FBI Notes
        History and Guilt Reading Questions/Notes
              Holocaust & Slavery Reading
              Nuremberg Laws & Jim Crow Reading
        Band of Brothers Episode 9 Viewing Questions
        German War Guilt Notes and Reading
        Topic 7 Section 6 and 8 FBI Notes
        World War II Conferences Organizer
             Notes for Organizer
       United Nations and the UDHR Reading and Questions 
       Atomic Bomb Debate Notes and Reading/Organizer
       WWII Science and Technology Website
               Top 10 List Activity
       Topic 8, Section 1 Reading Notes
       Crash Course Video: 
Cold War
       Origins of the Cold War Notes 
       Origins of the Cold War Documents/Questions
       Cold War Map ActivityMap of Asia and Map of Europe
       Topic 8, Section 2 Reading Notes
       Price of War Video and Questions
       Topic 8, Section 3 Reading Notes
       "Sky Wars"- Eisenhower and the U-2 Incident Reading and Questions
       President Eisenhower, the CIA, and Guatemala Reading and Questions
       Eisenhower's Farewell Address Video
                Farewell Address Transcript
                Farewell Address Questions
       Topic 8, Section 4 Reading Notes
Nuclear Attack Notes/Questions
                 Bert the Turtle Video
                 Good Housekeeping Article
       Anti-Communism in the 1950s Reading and Questions
       Unit 4 Part 1 Crossword Vocabulary Review
       Unit 4 Part 1 Binder Checklist
Part 2: Vietnam and Its Aftermath
   Unit 4 Part 2 Vocabulary
   Unit 4 Part 2 Learning Targets
          Learning Target Notes
   Unit 4 Part 2 Study Guide
         Topic 10, Section 1 Reading Notes
         Kennedy Foreign Policy Notes
         JFK Inaugural Address Transcript
         Berlin Crisis Reading and Graphic Organizer
         Topic 10, Section 2 Reading Notes
         Vietnam War by Ken Burns: Episode 1 "Deja Vu" Worksheet
         Escalation in Vietnam Worksheet Packet
         Vietnam War by Ken Burns: Episode 4 "Resolve" Worksheet
         Soldiers Experiences: Excerpts from The Things they Carried by Tim O'Brien and 
                 Graphic Organizer (Warning: the excerpts are unedited for content)
          Topic 10, Section 3 Reading Notes
          End of Vietnam Atlas Activity
                 Atlas Pages: page 108, page 109, page 67, page 101
          Crash Course Video: Cold War in Asia
          Anti-Vietnam War Movement Documents and Graphic Organizer
          My-Lai Massacre Reading and Questions
           Topic 10, Section 4 Reading Notes
          End of Vietnam War and Protest Music Notes
          1968 with Tom Brokaw Video and Graphic Organizer
          Topic 11, Sections 5 and 6 Reading Notes
          Nixon and Detente Notes
          Nixon's "Visit to China" Document and Questions
          Unit 4 Part 2 Binder Checklist
          Unit 4 Part 2 Crossword Vocabulary Review

Unit 5: The Height of Liberalism

Part 1: The Affluent Society and Its Challenges
    Unit 5 Part 1 Vocabulary
    Unit 5 Part 1 Learning Targets
    Unit 5 Part 1 Study Guide
           Topic 8, Section 5 Reading Notes
           America: Superpowers Video and Worksheet
           Age of Affluence Notes
           Suburbia: Levittown Reading and Assignment
           Topic 8, Section 6 Reading Notes
           Culture of the 1950s and 1960s Notes 
                  Reaction to Teen Culture Quotes
           Topic 8, Section 7 and Topic 11, Section 1 FBI Notes
           The Other America and Poverty Culture
                  Income Inequality Video
           Topic 9, Section 1 FBI Notes
           Civil Rights in the 1950s Crash Course Video
           Ideals of the Civil Rights Movement DBQ
           Topic 9, Section 2 FBI Notes
           A Time for Justice Video and Questions
‚Äč           Effects of Brown vs. Board of Education Reading and Graphic Organizer
                 How the Other Fifth Lives New York Times Opinion Article 

Part 2: Struggles for Equality
    Unit 5 Part 2 Vocabulary
    Unit 5 Part 2 Learning Targets
    Unit 5 Part 2 Study Guide
            Topic 9, Section 3 FBI Notes
           Malcolm X Movie Questions
           Two Societies Worksheets
           Topic 9, Sections 4 & 5 Reading Notes
           Great Society Notes, Video, and Discussion
                   Document Analysis
                   Graphic Organizer
           Topic 11, Sections 2 & 3 Reading Notes
           Women in American Politics Reading
           Women in the 1950s Notes
                  Document Analysis
                  Graphic Organizer
           Equal Rights Amendment Scavenger Hunt
           1960s Crash Course Video
           Cesar Chavez Document Based Question 
                   Paragraph Assignment Directions
          Topic 9, Sections 4-5 FBI Notes
          Great Society PPT Notes and Document Analysis
          Unit 5 Presidential Foreign Policy Review Worksheet

Unit 6: Resurgence of Conservatism
Part 1: Conservative Backlash
    Unit 6 Part 1 Vocabulary
    Unit 6 Part 1 Learning Targets
    Unit 6 Part 1 Study Guide
          History of the Republican Party 1854-2016 Video
          Topic 12, Sections 1 & 2 Reading Notes
          Rise of Conservatism Crash Course Video
               Rise of Conservatism DBQ
          Ronald Reagan's Domestic Policies
                   Crash Course Video: The Reagan Revolution
          Topic 12, Section 3 Reading Notes
          Gorbachev, Reagan, and the End of Cold War Worksheets
                   Crash Course Video: The Reagan Revolution
                   Ronald Reagan "Tear Down this Wall" Speech Transcript and Video
          Topic 12, Section 4 and Topic 13, Section 2 Reading Notes
          Searching for the Roots of 9/11 Video
Part 2: Contemporary Issues
    Unit 6 Part 2 Vocabulary
    Unit 6 Part 2 Learning Targets
    Unit 6 Part 2 Study Guide
          Topic 11, Section 4 and Topic 13, Section 1 Reading Notes
          Globalization and Its Reactions FBI Notes
          Modern Presidents Video Worksheet
                   Consumer Movement: Story of Stuff
          NAFTA PPT Notes and Worksheets
          How Baby Boomers Broke America Article
          Liberalism vs. Conservatism Essay Directions
                    Lib vs. Con Chart
                    Liberal vs. Conservative Quiz

Final Exam Review Timeline Assignment