现代美国

A Complete Unit Plan for 美国历史上 in Middle School or High School

最后一个单位 美国历史课程 涵盖了 现代美国, beginning with the Watergate Sc和al 和 continuing through our current political scene, affairs with the Middle East, 和更多的!

This will be the unit where students can connect what they have learned throughout 美国历史上 to America today. 的活动, 课程计划, 和 interactive materials will make this unit an interesting 和 engaging one.  

You can get every lesson plan 和 resource for the unit here, or join Students of History to immediately access every lesson 在线.

 

The unit begins with a look into the controversial Nixon presidency 和 his Watergate sc和al. A  彻底的幻灯片 和 guided notes (with Google 幻灯片 和 "flipped classroom" video also) takes students through the entire sc和al. A short video clip is also available before students investigate a primary source for a deeper look into how the sc和al took down a presidency.

 Lesson two of the unit has students review 和 compare 总统的政策 for each modern administration. Students compare 和 contrast policies 和 platforms in 组 or at stations to get a better look at how American politics has evolved over the past few decades  .

The next lesson helps students to underst和 America in the 90’s 和 the Clinton presidency. 一个神奇的 演示文稿 和 guided notes (with Google 幻灯片 和 video) details the changes that took place in the 90s along with Clinton’s policies 和 the controversial actions that had him impeached. An interactive notebook or digital notebook activity can be used as an exit ticket or concluding activity. 

The next few lesson helps students to underst和 the complicated history of America's involvement in the Middle East. 另一个深入 演示文稿 (引导笔记, 幻灯片, 和 video) 涵盖了 the history of America's actions in the Middle East, from World War 2 through to the rise of ISIS. Video clips are also available to ensure students underst和 the conflicts, 组, 和 agreements involved.

The tragedy of 9/11 is the subject of the next lesson. Students work in 组 to go through a collaborative September 11th interactive timeline. This activity helps students piece together the chaos 和 fear Americans felt that morning. They can also view acts of heroism through several video clips 和 conclude with a reading activity on the long-term impact of this terrible day

Globalization is the main focus of the following lesson, which details organizations like the UN 和 the EU. Students work together in 组 on a World Organizations Project to help them underst和 the role 和 purpose of various interactional organizations. The lesson concludes with students working on one of several reading or map worksheet options on trade agreements 和 globalization. 

The next lesson helps students to underst和 modern immigration. A 演示文稿 和 guided notes 涵盖了 the shifting policies 和 impact of immigration into the United States. 下面这个, there are several video options before students followed by a digital notebook resource or worksheet on America's shifting population. 

Impeachment is the main topic of the next lesson. 有一个 impeachment case studies activity which has students working together to look at the the three presidential impeachments as well as governors 和 other officials who have been removed from office. Video clips are available for after the case students 和 the lesson also allows time for class discussion.

  The 现代美国 unit concludes with a look at one of the most controversial modern issues - the Black Lives Matter movement. This lesson 涵盖了 a sensitive subject 和 should always be h和led carefully 和 thoughtfully. Students review some of the major developments that brought BLM to the forefront. For each, students reflect on how they would react 和 what actions (if any) they would take.

A printable or Google Doc 单位包 和 数字笔记本设置 can be used throughout the unit for remediation or extension activities. 

The unit concludes with several review resources followed by an 可编辑的测试, with a Google Forms version also available for easy grading.

You can use the links above to download any resource individually 和 see reviews from teachers who've used them. 整个单位可以 在这里下载 并立即保存 你的桌面. You can also access the lessons 和 resources through a subscription, which 授予您访问 to the ENTIRE 美国历史课程.

If you’re unsure which option might be best, you can read about the differences between subscriptions 和 TpT here.

美国历史上单位