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WELCOME!. Advanced United States History 2 Mr. Stewart [email protected] My apologies…. I am sorry that I am unable to meet you at the 2014 “Back to School Night” because of a very important family matter. Please contact me at my email address if you have any questions or concerns.

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welcome

WELCOME!

Advanced United States History 2

Mr. Stewart

[email protected]

my apologies
My apologies…
  • I am sorry that I am unable to meet you at the 2014 “Back to School Night” because of a very important family matter.
  • Please contact me at my email address if you have any questions or concerns.
  • [email protected]
us history 2
US History 2
  • Thematic/Chronologicalstudy of 20th century American History
  • Foreign Affairs:
  • Imperialism, World War 1, World War 2, Cold War, Post-Cold War foreign policy, US in the Post-Cold War World
  • Domestic Affairs:
  • Liberalism and Progressive Reform, Conservative Reaction of the 20s, Depression/New Deal, Post War conformity of the 50s, Turbulent 60s, Contemporary America
  • KEY POINT:
    • To analyze and understand the consequences of HUMAN DECISIONS.
classroom practice
Classroom Practice
  • The course is challenging.
  • We want students to analyze the consequences (both good and bad) of human decisions.
    • Example: What were the consequences of Japan’s decision to attack the United States at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941?
  • Students will be challenged to recognize the relevance of history and think like historians.
  • Students are expected to be prepared daily and will be held accountable.
  • The students are asked to analyze primary and secondary sources for guided classroom discussions, including non-print sources.
assessments
Assessments
  • HEAVY emphasis on writing!
  • Homework assignments and daily preparation
    • Note cards, reading quizzes
  • In class writing activities
  • Notebook essays
  • Document analysis
  • Historical fiction/social history paper
  • Student prepared presentations
  • IB and Advanced Placement-type assessments
  • Content quizzes
  • Unit Tests
  • Class participation
expected outcomes
Expected Outcomes
  • Although this is NOT an Advanced Placement course, I strongly recommend the students in my Advance level US 2 course to take the AP US History exam which is offered in May ‘15.
  • Since the course is challenging, it’s expected that students will become more responsible and independent.
  • Students will improve their verbal and writing skills.
  • Critical thinking and analytical skills will improve.
  • The students will be challenged to make decisions and defend them using logic, reasoning and evidence as support.
  • My MHS website.
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