• Marking Period One
    September and October
    We are learning to ...
    • Explain the impact of rapid urbanization on the environment and quality of life in cities.
    • Analyze the economic practices of various business organizations and explain the positive or negative impact of these practices.
    • Explain how events led to the creation of labor organizations that protect the rights of workers.


    Marking Period Two
    November, December and January
    We are learning to ...
    • Analyze the reasons for the policy of neutrality regarding World War I, and explain why the United States eventually entered the war.       
    • Analyze the Treaty of Versailles and the League of Nations from the perspectives of different countries.     
    • Explain how global competition by nations for land and resources led to increased militarism.    
    • Determine how technological advancements affected the nature of World War I on land, on water, and in the air.  
    • Assess the immediate and long-term impact of women and African Americans entering the work force in large numbers during World War I.    
    • Analyze the factors contributing to a rise in authoritarian forms of government and ideologies (i.e., fascism, communism, and socialism) after World War I.     


    Marking Period Three - Great Depression and WWII
    February, March and April
    We are learning to ...
    • Explain the main causes of the Great Depression.
    • Explain how the Dust Bowl affected life on the Great Plains.
    • Compare and contrast the methods of Hoover and Roosevelt in dealing with the Great Depression.
    • Explain the main goals of the New Deal.
    • Identify the men that rose to power in Europe prior to WWII.
    • Explain why the United States became involved in World War II.
    • Explain how Americans on the home front helped with the war effort.
    Marking Period Four -
    World War II and Holocaust
    We are learning to ... 

    Evaluate the effectiveness of international agreements following World War I in preventing international disputes during the 1920s and 1930s.

    Compare and contrast different perspectives about how the United States should respond to aggressive policies and actions taken by other nations at this time.

    Determine if American policies regarding Japanese internment and actions against other minority groups were a denial of civil rights.

    Analyze the decision to use the atomic bomb and the consequences of doing so.

    Assess the responses of the United States and other nations to the violation of human rights that occurred during the Holocaust and other genocides.

    Explain the role that geography played in the development of military strategies and weaponry in World War II.

    Analyze the roles of various alliances among nations and their leaders in the conduct and outcomes of the World War II.

    Compare the varying perspectives of victims, survivors, bystanders, rescuers, and perpetrators during the Holocaust.

    Explain how World War II and the Holocaust led to the creation of international organizations (i.e., the United Nations) to protect human rights, and describe the subsequent impact of these organizations.