Historical content focuses on the political, economic, and social events and issues related to industrialization and urbanization, major wars, domestic and foreign policies, and reform movements, including civil rights.
Students examine the impact of geographic factors on major events and eras and analyze their causes and effects.
(2) To support the teaching of the essential knowledge and skills, the use of a variety of rich primary and secondary source material such as biographies, autobiographies, landmark cases of the U. Supreme Court, novels, speeches, letters, diaries, poetry, songs, and artworks is encouraged. Regester; (B) discuss historical reasons why the constitution has been amended; and (C) evaluate constitutional change in terms of strict construction versus judicial interpretation. The student understands the concept of American exceptionalism.
Motivating resources are available from museums, historical sites, presidential libraries, and local and state preservation societies. The student is expected to: (A) discuss Alexis de Tocqueville's five values crucial to America's success as a constitutional republic: liberty, egalitarianism, individualism, populism, and laissez-faire; (B) describe how the American values identified by Alexis de Tocqueville are different and unique from those of other nations; and (C) describe U. citizens as people from numerous places throughout the world who hold a common bond in standing for certain self-evident truths. The student understands efforts to expand the democratic process.
Students analyze the impact of technological innovations on American life.