Tuesday, March 21, 2006

WH, Ch. 24, Sec. 4 Expansion of the U.S.

World History Chapter 24 Section 4 Expansion of the U.S.

Ch. 24 Section 4 Expansion of the United States

Guide for Reading (Questions, p. 622)

Map. p. 623
Caption, p. 625
Caption, p. 626
Caption, p. 627

1. Lesson Plan Focus

During the 1800s, the U.S. expanded across the continent to the Pacific Ocean. The slavery issue, economic differences between the North and South, and the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860 brought about the Civil War. Though slavery ended after the war, African Americans faced difficult times ahead. Starting in the late 1800s, reformers campaigned to extend suffrage to women and to protect the rights of workers.

2. In-Class Instruct, Archaeological teams of the 23rd Century

As a member of the archaeological team centuries down the road, your task is to uncover items that can be traced to the U.S. in the 1800s. As a member of a group assigned to the following areas, you are to find objects that fit in these categories:
1) From Sea to Sea
2) Expanding Democracy
3) Civil War and After
4) Economic Successes
5) Seeking Reform
Each group should list at least two items that it might find for their assigned topic. Then, the group is to write a descriptive paragraph for each item. The paragraphs should explain how each item is important for understanding life in the U.S. during the 1800s.

3. Close
Students should be able to generalize how the U.S. of 1900 was different from the U.S. of 1800.

Section 4 Review
Extra Credit #6-7

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