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1 " Knowledge will forever govern ignorance: and a people who mean to be their own Governours, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives." - James Madison, August 4, 1822

2 U.S. History Steven M. Hammerman, NBCT MrH@hammermanshistory.com www.hammermanshistory.com Facebook: Hammerman's History

3 Goals Self readiness Comprehend American history with an ability to create and test a hypothesis with using reason and evidence to support a thesis High school/AP preparedness

4 Goal #1 - Self Readiness How do we meet our goals? Student dedication to learning through self and peripheral awareness Parent dedication to learning through involvement and support

5 Goal #2 - Comprehend American history with an ability to create and test a hypothesis while using reason and evidence to support a thesis Look at history through the eyes of those that lived it including the "things & stuff" people left, said, and wrote. Students will use artifacts, primary, and secondary sources to study the people of the past and the decisions they made Students will learn how to search & find, observe, reflect, and question the "things & stuff" they find. How do we meet our goals?

6 Using Observe, Reflect, and Question, students discover history.

7 Goal #3 - High School/AP Preparedness Students will have an opportunity to use & practice with numerous and diverse tools, skills, & resources to meet todays Common Core Standards. How do we meet our goals?

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9 Goal #3 - High School/AP Preparedness Students will have an opportunity to use & practice with numerous and diverse tools, skills & resources to meet todays Common Core Standards. By mastering goals #1 & #2, students will have the know-how, ability and skills necessary to navigate competitive high school (AP's) How do we meet our goals?

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11 Mastery of Goal #3 include the students ability to create original pieces of work.

12 Now, the Fun part American history is a collection of choices. Some good, some ugly

13 Pre-history in the America's European Discovery & Settlement The First Ways of War Colonial Growth, Expansion and Insurrection Building of a Republic Agrarian v. Industrial Manifest Destiny and the change of Culture(s) The Slave Question and a House Divided Reconstruction - Did it Ever Happen? Topics for Discussion

14 History Alive The Revolutionary, Experience. May 23 - 30 What's in Your Neighborhood JA Finance

15 The end!


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