Presentation on theme: "Concepts Found in U.S. History (GA D.O.E. Connecting Themes/Enduring Understandings)"— Presentation transcript:
Concepts Found in U.S. History (GA D.O.E. Connecting Themes/Enduring Understandings)
The focus of this important first unit is on concepts and themes that the student will be exposed to in U.S. History, rather than addressing specific content standards. – These concepts and themes are organized according to the Cultural Approach to History
Culture The student will understand that the culture of a society is the product of the religion, beliefs, customs, traditions, and government of that society. George Whitfield Preaching at a 1839 Methodist camp meeting
Production, Distribution, and Consumption The student will understand that the location, customs, beliefs, and laws of the society affect the production, distribution, and consumption of goods/services produced by the society. 1913 Experimenting with mounting body on Model T chassis. Ford tested various assembly methods to optimize the procedures before permanently installing the equipment.
Culture The student will understand that the culture of a society is the product of the religion, beliefs, customs, traditions, and government of that society. Photograph of Andy Warhol Purchasing Cambell’s Soup. Warhol’s painting of Cambell’s Soup Cans defined a generation of art.
Individuals, Groups, and Institutions – The student will understand that the actions of individuals, groups, and/or institutions affect society through intended and unintended consequences. Malcolm X, March 12, 1964
Beliefs & Ideals The student will understand that the beliefs and ideals of a society influence the social, political, and economic decisions of that society. Native Americans on the “Trail of Tears”
The student will understand that when there is conflict between or within societies, change is the result. Conflict & Change “The Battle of Gettysburg,” Hand-painted Lithograph
The student will understand that technological innovations have consequences, both intended and unintended, for a society. Technological Innovation
The student will understand that distribution of power in government is a product of existing documents and laws combined with contemporary values and beliefs. Distribution Of Power The Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution
The student will understand that in a democracy, rule of law influences the behavior of citizens, establishes procedures for making policies, and limits the power of government. Rule of Law Polish Police's Anti-Riot Detachment, filming a gathering. The film could later be presented during a trial as evidence, or used in Police training. A water cannon is seen in the background.