6.1 The student will explain how, following the Civil War, massive immigration, combined with the rise of big business, heavy industry, and mechanized farming transformed American life, with emphasis on: *Western settlement and changing federal policy toward the Indians; *Why various immigrant groups came to America, some of the obstacles they faced, and the important contributions they made; and *The growth of American cities, including the impact of racial and ethnic conflict and the role of political machines.
The Civil War Home Page
Civil War Soldiers Museum
Selected Civil War Photographs Home Page
African American History
This page contains information about African Americans after the Civil War.
Freetown Villiage Home Page
The Keetoowah Society and the Avocation of Religious Nationalism in the Cherokee Nation, 1855-1867
6.2 The student will analyze and explain Americans' responses to industrialization and urbanization, with emphasis on: *Muckraking literature and the rise of the Progressive Movement; *Women's suffrage and temperance movements, and their impact on society; *Child labor, working conditions, and the rise of organized labor; *Political changes at the local, state, and national levels; and *Improvements in standards of living, life expectancy, and living conditions.
A Trip to the Past- The Industrial Revolution
Susan B. Anthony House
Annie Smith Peck
6.3 The student will describe and analyze the changing role of the United States in world affairs between 1898 and 1930, with emphasis on: *The Spanish-American War; *The Panama Canal; *Theodore Roosevelt's "Big Stick Diplomacy;" *The United States' role in World War I; *The League of Nations; and *Tariff barriers to world trade.
William McKinley and the Spanish-American War
Images of War and Empire
The Unkindest Cut- The Panama Canal
The Rough Riders
AITLC Guide to Theodore Roosevelt
World War I- Trenches on the Web
Versaille Treaty Contents
6.4 The student will describe the ideas and events of the 1920's and 1930's, with emphasis on: *Literature, music, dance, and entertainment; *The Harlem Renaissance; *Impact of the automobile; *Prohibition, speakeasies, and bootlegging; *The impact of women's suffrage; *Racial tensions and labor strife; and *Urban and rural electrification. The Harlem Renaissance
The Harlem Renaissance
American Temperance and Prohibition
6.5 The student will explain the Great Depression and its effects, with emphasis on : *Weaknesses in the economy, the collapse of financial markets in the late 1920's, and other events that triggered the Great Crash; *The extent and depth of business failures, unemployment, and poverty; *The New Deal and its impact on the Depression and the future role of government in the economy; *and Personalities and leaders of the period, including Will Rogers, Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt, and Charles Lindbergh.
New Deal Network
Will Rogers Home Page
Aviation: Charles Lindbergh
AITLC Guide to Franklin Roosevelt
6.6 The student will analyze and explain the major causes, events, personalities, and effects of World War II, with emphasis on: *The rise of Fascism, Nazism, and Communism in the 1930's and 1940's and the response of Europe and the United States; *Aggression in Europe and the Pacific; *Failure of the policy of appeasement; *The Holocaust; *Major battles of World War II and the reasons for Allied victory; and *Major changes in Eastern Europe, China, Southeast Asia, and Africa following the war.
Lest We Forget
HyperWar: WWII on the WWW
Cybrary of the Holocost
Anne Frank Online
A Teacher's Guide to the Holocost
Yahoo! Directory for the Holocost
World War II in Europe Timeline
GI- WWII Commemoration
6.7 The student will describe the economic, social, and political transformation of the United States since World War II, with emphasis on: *Segregation, desegregation, and the Civil Rights Movement; *The changing role of women in America; *The technology revolution and its impact on communication, transportation, and new industries; *The consumer economy and increasing global markets; *Increases in violent crime and illegal drugs; *Effects of increased immigration; *The impact of governmental social and economic programs and the Cold War on the growth of federal income tax revenues and government spending and the role of the Federal Reserve System; *Effects of organized religious activism; and *Political leaders of the period, trends in national elections, and differences between the two major political parties.
Brown vs. The Board of Education
Timeline of the American Civil Rights Movement
The Cold War Museum
National Civil Rights Museum
6.8 The student will describe United States foreign policy since World War II, with emphasis on: *The Cold War and the policy of communist containment; *Confrontations with the Soviet Union in Berlin and Cuba; *Nuclear weapons and the arms race; *McCarthyism and the fear of communist influence within the United States; *NATO and other alliances, and our role in the United Nations; *Military conflicts in Korea, Vietnam, and the Middle East; and *The collapse of communism in Europe and the rise of new challenges.
NATO Official Homepage
Kids and Korea
Korean War Museum
The War of Vietnam
Vietnam Photo Portfolio
14 Days in October- The Cuban Missle Crisis
Trinity Atomic Web Site
The Pershing Weapon System and its Elimination
6.9 The student will interpret patriotic slogans and excerpts from notable speeches in United States history since 1877 including "Ask not what your country can do for you, . . " . . . December 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy," "I have a dream . . .," and "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!"
History Channel Speeches
JFK Photo History
Audio of MLK,Jr.
6.10 The student will develop skills for historical analysis, including the ability to: *Identify, analyze, and interpret primary sources (artifacts, diaries, letters, photographs, art, documents, and newspapers) and contemporary media (computer information systems) and to make generalizations about events and life in United States history since 1877; *Recognize and explain how different points of view have been influenced by nationalism, race, religion, and ethnicity; *Distinguish fact from fiction by examining documentary sources; *Construct various time lines of United States history since 1877 including landmark dates, technological and economic changes, social movements, military conflicts, and presidential elections; *and Locate on a United States map all 50 states, the original 13 states, the states that formed the Confederacy, and the states which entered the Union since 1877.
The History Net
United States History
Colonial North America
Historical Maps of the United States
Exploration and Discovery (maps)
6.11 The student will develop skills in discussion, debate, and persuasive writing by evaluating different assessments of the causes, costs, and benefits of major events in recent American history such as World War I, the New Deal, World War II, the Korean War, the Conservative Movement, the Civil Rights Movement, the War on Poverty, and the Vietnam War
Archiving Early America
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