United States History 11th Grade Mindmap

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1. The Great Depression

1.1. Describe the financial issues of the late 19th and early 20th centuries that led to the establishment of the Federal Reserve and the weakness of crucial sectors of the economy in the late 1920s. (HSS Standard 11.6.1

1.2. Understand the main causes of the Great Depression and the steps taken by the Federal Reserve, Congress, Herbert Hoover, and Franklin D. Roosevelt to combat it. (HSS Standard 11.6.2)

1.3. Analyze the effects of and the controversies which arose from New Deal economic policies and the expanded role of the federal government in American society and the economy since the 1930s. (HSS Standard 11.6.4)

2. The Founding of a Nation

2.1. Discuss the Enlightenment and the rise of democratic ideas in the early days of the Thirteen Colonies. (HSS Standard 11.1.1)

2.2. Understand the events which took place in the American Revolution and the drafting of the Constitution. (HSS Standard 11.1.2)

2.2.1. ACTIVITY: In the form of an entry-level assessment, students will be tapping into prior knowledge pertaining to the United States Constitution. Upon entering class, students will be given a blank piece of paper and be told they will have five minutes to write down as much information as they possibly know about the Constitution. Once the five minutes is up, the teacher and students will have a group discussion about the Constitution and its significance to American history.

2.3. Examine the effects of the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the Industrial Revolution leading into the late 19th century. (HSS Standard 11.1.4)

3. Industralization

3.1. Know the effects industrialization had on both living and working conditions in the United States. (HSS Standard 11.2.1)

3.2. Describe the growth of cities due to industrialization and how they were divided according to race, ethnicity, and class. (HSS Standard 11.2.2)

3.3. Examine the rise of urban political machines and their effect, and ultimately how it was responded to by immigrants and middle-class reformers. (HSS Standard 11.2.4)

3.4. Discuss the creation of trusts and cartels due to corporate mergers and the economic and political policies of industrial leaders. (HSS Standard 11.2.5)

3.5. Understand the economic development of the United States and its emergence as a major industrial power. (HSS Standard 11.2.6)

3.6. Examine the effect of political programs and activities by the Populists and the Progressives. (HSS Standard 11.2.8 & 11.2.9)

4. The Role of Religion

4.1. Describe the contributions different religious groups had on American (HSS Standard 11.3.1)

4.2. Analyze the great religious revivals and the leaders involved in them such as the First and Second Great Awakening, the Civil War Revivals, and the Social Gospel Movement. (HSS Standard 11.3.2)

4.3. Examine specific instances of religious intolerance towards groups in the United States. (HSS Standard 11.3.3)

4.4. Discuss the expanding religious pluralism in the United States and more specifically California as a result of significant immigration in the 20th century. (HSS Standard 11.3.4)

4.5. Describe the principles of religious liberty found in the Establishment and Free Exercise clauses of the First Amendment in the United States Constitution. (HSS Standard 11.4.4)

5. Becoming a World Power: The Early 20th Century

5.1. List the purpose and effects of the Open Door Policy. (HSS Standard 11.4.1)

5.2. Examine the Spanish-American War and American expansion in the South Pacific. (HSS Standard 11.4.2)

5.3. Discuss the role America played in both the Panama Revolution and the building of the Panama Canal. (HSS Standard 11.4.3)

5.4. Describe Theodore Roosevelt's Big Stick diplomacy, William Howard Taft's Dollar Diplomacy, and Woodrow Wilson's Moral Diplomacy. (HSS Standard 11.4.4)

5.4.1. ACTIVITY: In the form of a formative assessment, students will be completing a web quest assignment using Google Chromebook laptops. On an assignment posted on their Canvas website, students will be given links to different articles discussing the different policies of Roosevelt, Taft, and Wilson. Using a three-columned worksheet provided to them, students will describe the details of each President's policy to understand the similarities and differences. After being given ample time to complete the web quest, students will be called on by the teacher to talk about what they have learned.

5.5. Analyze the political, economic, and social effects of World War I on the American home front. (HSS Standard 11.5.5)

6. The Roaring Twenties

6.1. Discuss the specific policies of Warren Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hoover. (HSS Standard 11.5.1)

6.2. Examine the passage of the Eighteenth Amendment of the Constitution and the Volstead Act (Prohibition). (HSS Standard 11.5.3)

6.3. Analyze the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment and women's changing roles in American society. (HSS Standard 11.5.4)

6.4. Describe the Harlem Renaissance and new trends growing in literature, music, and art. (HSS Standard 11.5.5)

6.5. Trace the growth of ration and movies and the effects they played in the worldwide diffusion of popular culture. (HSS Standard 11.5.6)

7. World War II

7.1. Examine the origins of American involvement in the war, specifically honing in on events prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor. (HSS Standard 11.7.1)

7.2. Explain the Allied wartime strategy, specifically at major battles such as Midway, Normandy, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, and the Battle of the Bulge. (HSS Standard 11.7.2)

7.2.1. ACTIVITY: In the form of a summative assessment, students will be grouped into groups of four to six students. Each group of student will be assigned a specific battle from World War II, prepare a poster, and present a short oral presentation (about five minutes long) about the battle that has been assigned to their group.

7.3. Identify the roles and sacrifices of individual American soldiers, along with the unique contributions of the special fighting forces. (HSS Standard 11.7.3)

7.4. Analyze the foreign policy of President Franklin D. Roosevelt during the war. (HSS Standard 11.7.4)

7.5. Discuss the constitutional issues which arose on the American home front, including the internment of Japanese Americans the restrictions on German and Italian immigrants living in the country; the response of Roosevelt's administration to the Holocaust; and the roles of women and African Americans in the wartime economy. (HSS Standard 11.7.5)

7.6. Describe the developments in aviation, weaponry, communication, and medicine along with the impact the war had on American industry. (HSS Standard 11.7.6)

7.7. Discuss the decision by President Harry Truman to drop the atomic bombs and what consequences came as a result of it. (HSS Standard 11.7.7)

7.8. Analyze the effect of massive aid given to Western Europe in the form of the Marshall Plan after the war to rebuilt itself. (HSS Standard 11.7.8)

8. Post-War America

8.1. Trace the post-war growth of the service sector, white collar, and professional sector jobs in business and government. (HSS Standard 11.8.1)

8.2. Describe the significance of Mexican immigration and its relationship to the agricultural economy, especially in California. (HSS Standard 11.8.2)

8.3. Examine the labor policy of President Harry Truman and the congressional reaction to it. (HSS Standard 11.8.3)

8.4. Analyze new spending by the federal government on defense, welfare, interest on the national debt, and federal and state spending on education, including the California Master Plan. (HSS Standard 11.8.4)

8.5. Describe the president's increased powers as a result of the Great Depression, World War II, and the Cold War. (HSS Standard 11.8.5)

9. Foreign Policy Post-WWII

9.1. Discuss the establishment and importance of the United Nations and International Declaration of Human Rights, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, and General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade and their importance in shaping modern Europe and maintaining the peace. (HSS Standard 11.9.1)

9.2. Understand the role of military alliances such as NATO and SEATO in deterring the threat of communist aggression and maintaining security during the Cold War. (HSS Standard 11.9.2)

9.3. Examine the origins and consequences of the Cold War, including events such as: the Truman Doctrine, the Berlin Blockade, the Korean War, the Bay of Pigs invasion and Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Vietnam War. (HSS Standard 11.9.3)

9.4. Analyze the role of President Ronald Reagan and other factors in the West's victory in the Cold War. (HSS Standard 11.9.5)

9.5. Describe American policy in the Middle East and its strategic, political, and economic interests, including those relating to the Gulf War. (HSS Standard 11.9.6)

10. Civil and Voting Rights

10.1. Explain how demands of African Americans helped produce a stimulus for civil rights, including President Roosevelt's ban on racial discrimination in defense industries in 1941, and how African Americans' service in World War II produced a stimulus for President Truman's decision to end segregation in the armed forces in 1948. (HSS Standard 11.10.1)

10.2. Examine key events in the evolution of civil rights such as: Dred Scott v. Sandford, Plessy v. Ferguson, Brown v. Board of Education, Regents of the University of California v. Bakke, and California Proposition 209. (HSS Standard 11.10.2)

10.3. Examine the significant roles of civil rights advocates, including Martin Luther King Jr.'s speeches such as "Letter from Birmingham Jail" and "I Have a Dream". (HSS Standard 11.10.4)

10.4. Discuss the diffusion of the civil rights movement of African Americans from the churches of the rural South and the urban North, and how they influenced the quests of American Indians, Asian Americans, and Hispanic Americans for civil rights and equal opportunities. (HSS Standard 11.10.5)

10.5. Analyze the passage and effects of civil rights and voting rights legislation and the Twenty-Fourth Amendment, with an emphasis on equality of access to education and to the political process. (HSS Standard 11.10.6)

10.6. Analyze the women's rights movement from the era of Elizabeth Stanton and Susan Anthony and the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the movement launched in the 1960s. (HSS Standard 11.10.7)

11. Contemporary American Society

11.1. Discuss the reasons for the nation's changing immigration policy, with an emphasis on how the Immigration Act of 1965 and successor acts have transformed American society. (HSS Standard 11.11.1)

11.2. Discuss the significant domestic policy speeches of post-World War II presidents such as Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Carter, Reagan, Bush, and Clinton. (HSS Standard 11.11.2)

11.3. Explain the constitutional criss originating from the Watergate scandal during the presidency of Richard Nixon. (HSS Standard 11.11.4)

11.4. Analyze the persistence of poverty and how different analyses of this influence issue welfare reform, health insurance reform, and other social policies. (HSS Standard 11.11.6)

11.5. Explain how the federal, state, and local governments have responded to demographic and social changes such as population shifts to the suburbs, racial concentration in the cities, Frostbelt-to-Sunbelt migration, international migration, decline of family farms, increase in out-of-wedlock births, and drug abuse. (HSS Standard 11.11.7)