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Students will identify the influence of Greek architecture, law and Olympic Games on the U.S. as it became a nation and in the present day., ,
Students will learn the definition of a democracy and the principles of a democratic society (e.g., choosing leaders). They will study the origins of democracy in ancient Greece and compare/contrast direct democracy and representative democracy., ,
Students will study the colonists’ desire and struggle for independence, with emphasis on the role of Paul Revere in the fight for freedom. They will also learn about the rights and responsibilities that come with living in a democracy., , , , , , , ,
Students will learn about the three branches (executive, legislative, judicial) and the three levels (national, state, local) of government. They will discuss the U.S. Constitution and how it is the foundation of our democracy., , ,
Students will discuss the role of 19th Century Americans, especially Frederick Douglass, in the fight for freedom for all people living in the United States., , , , , , , ,
Students will study the freedoms Americans enjoy and the price of freedom. Students will identify and discuss some positive character traits of various Americans, past and present, who have expanded people’s rights and freedoms., , ,
Students will study the struggle for women’s rights in the 19th and early 20th centuries, with an emphasis on the role of Susan B. Anthony and her leadership in the women’s movement., , , , , , , ,
Students will learn about the major rivers and mountain ranges in the U.S. They will use maps to locate major physical features of U.S. geography., ,
Students will be introduced to latitude and longitude and will use a globe to locate the Equator, Prime Meridian and other lines of latitude and longitude. They will locate Greece on a world map.,
Students will study the role of Mary McLeod Bethune in the fight to provide education to African Americans, especially women. They will also discuss the right to an education and the responsibilities that accompany that right., , , , , , , ,
Students will identify and discuss some positive character traits of various historical figures in our nation’s past. They will discuss how cooperation and diligence helped create our nation and why those traits are important today., , ,
Students will learn about the goods and services provided by national, state and local government (e.g., schools, roads, police/fire protection, etc.). They will also learn how taxes pay for these goods and services.,
Students will study the life and presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, with an emphasis on the New Deal and America’s role in WWII., , , , , , , ,
Students will learn about the life of Eleanor Roosevelt, her role in the United Nations, and her work to secure human rights for people around the world., , , , , , , ,
Students will identify and discuss some positive character traits of various historical figures in our nation’s past. They will learn about the need for justice and tolerance in their neighborhood, their country and around the world., , ,
Students will learn about the four types of productive resources (i.e., natural, human, capital and entrepreneurship). They will discuss how resources are used to produce goods and services., , , ,
Students will study the interdependence of consumers and producers. They will discuss how goods and services are produced in various places, then exchanged by people living in those places., ,
Students will learn about the way goods and services are allocated by price in the marketplace. They will discuss supply and demand and the effects of scarcity on the prices of things people need and want.,
Students will study how the U.S. and other countries create their own currency for use as legal tender. They will learn about the Euro and other currencies from around the world.,
Students will learn about the costs and benefits involved in the choices people make about how to use their money. They will discuss spending, saving and charitable donations.
Students will study the life of Thurgood Marshall, his work on the Supreme Court of the U.S. and his role in civil rights., , , , , , , ,
Students will study the life and presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson, including his Great Society program and his role in civil rights., , , , , , , ,
Students will identify and discuss some positive character traits of various historical figures in our nation’s past. They will discuss the importance of respecting and accepting authority both in the past and in the present., , ,
Students will study the life of César Chávez and his struggle for workers’ rights. They will learn about the role of unions in American history and recent changes in American labor unions., , , , , , , ,
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Writing from Sources - Students will develop research and media skills using primary and secondary sources. We provide 2.0 digital tool suggestions for creating online products like videos, avatars, posters and slide shows.
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