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Day 2: Course Organizer and American Dream

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Course Organizer and American Dream
Materials
- Notebook (have by Tuesday!)
- Pen/Pencil
- Course Organizer Sheet
- Lined sheet

Objectives
- I can organize the course
- I can analyze the American Dream

Opener
On your lined sheet answer the following question:

Why do you think many people see the US as a desirable (good) place to live around the world?
Course Organizer
Why: Organizes and previews the course as well as providing a road map for what we are going to cover this semester.
American Dream
On your lined sheet, draw a line under your previous response.

In your opinion,
what is the American Dream?

This is often debated and has changed over time. It means something different to each person.
Discussion Rules
1. Answer the prompt
2. Begin when the music starts
3. Stop when the music stops
4. Be prepared to share with the class
What is the American Dream?
Wild West: American Dream?
- Many white & black Americans were moving west
- Cheap land
- Escaping the South
- Individualism
- Native Americans pushed onto reservations or forced to assimilate
Discussion: How was some people's American Dream another people's American Nightmare?
American Dream: Frontier Thesis
American Nightmare: Assimilation and Reservations
American Dream: A Concept Map
On your concept map sheet, let's look at how to do a concept map.

We will be doing these throughout the course.

Why: Solidifies ideas and connects them together
(2:00)
-Go to the Frontier Thesis.
-Let's annotate.
S
- summarize in the margins
U
- underline/highlight important evidence
P
- put it all together (purpose)
-Flip your paper over.
-Let's annotate.
S
- summarize in the margins
U
- underline/highlight important evidence
P
- put it all together (purpose)
Discussion
With the people at your table, discuss how "The Frontier Thesis" is about the American Dream.

Discussion Rules:
1. Answer the prompt
2. Start talking when the music turns on
3. Stop talking when the music is off
4. Storm will call on groups to share
Discussion
With the people at your table, discuss how Native American's experience was about the American Dream.

Discussion Rules:
1. Answer the prompt
2. Start talking when the music turns on
3. Stop talking when the music is off
4. Storm will call on groups to share
Course Organizer
The fight for rights + refining the American promise
American History II
Course Progress Graph
Storm
January - June
Projects
Presentations
Tests
Quizzes
1. Did All Americans have access to the American dream?

(1) Does upward mobility exist in the US?
(2) How was the White Man's Burden been used to reinforce White supremacy?
(3) How much power should the Govt. have over the economy?
(4) How strong should the US military be?
(5) Is the American way the best way?
(6) Whats are the most effective for generating social change?
(7) What is more important, security or liberty?











Course Organizer
Loyalty
Positive Attitude
High Expectations
Reading
Writing
Research
Notes
Current Events
Concept Map
90-100 A
80-89 B
70-79 C
60-69 D
59- F

Income Inequality
White Man's Burden
Govt. v. Laissez Faire
Military Industrial Complex
Generating Change
American Exceptionalism
Security v. Liberty
1. Gilded Age
2. Imperialism
3. Boom and Bust
4. World War II
5. Cold War
6. Social Revolutions
7. Modern America
American History II










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