Theme III: Redefining the Ideal

Purpose: To know that as the United States became increasingly industrial the ideals were redefined to meet the needs of a diverse society and global community

Essential Question: How and why do societies change?

HUSH February 2009

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Review Manifest Destiny

 

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Schema: What is the significance of the Turner Thesis?

 

HW:

The American Ideal?

Imperialism, Evolution and Social Darwinism

View: The Forgotten Philippine-American War (you tube)

 

Promoting the Ideal Internationally:

 

How did European Imperialism influence American foreign policy in the early 20th century?

What was the anti imperialist argument?

How did indigenous peoples respond to imperialism?

What are the key elements of Big Stick, Dollar, and Moral Diplomacy?

How did early 20th century diplomacy establish the foundation for modern foreign policy?

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Imperialism

Schema: Types and Development of Man, 1904 World's Fair

Know: Social Darwinism, Evolution,  Imperialist v Anti Imperialist Argument; Indigenous response to imperialism

Understand: 19th Century Imperialism used "science" to justify colonialism and expansion while Anti- Imperialists relied on the founding documents and Constitution to support their claims.

Do:

Discuss: Imperialism, Evolution and Social Darwinism

Analyze/ Write Poetry:

Poetry Activity

HW: Begin  Found Poem

Read Kipling, the ‘White Man’s Burden,’
and 21st Century US Imperialism

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Begin Diplomacy:

EQ: What are the key elements of Big Stick, Dollar, and Moral Diplomacy?

Know (then and now):

  • Big Stick
  • Dollar
  • Moral

Understand: early 20th century diplomacy establish the foundation for modern foreign policy

Do: ID Examples of B/D/M diplomacy( then and now) and discuss significance

HW Found Poem and Diplomacy Chart

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Share Found Poem and discuss current Examples of B/D/M diplomacy( then and now) and discuss significance

 

 

HW:

Review: Indian American History, Manifest Destiny, The Closing of the West, colonialism, imperialism/anti imperialism and diplomacy

TR/Wilson Film: If the link does not open go to http://www.learner.org, create an account, log in and scroll down to the the film...Enjoy!

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Essay Assigned Due March 9th

 

HW: Read McCormick's: Public Life in Industrial America  and respond to the questions posted.

 

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Theme III: Redefining the Ideal

Essential Question: How and why do societies change?

Public Life in Industrial America:

How did the industrial revolution solidify class division in America?

HW: Finish McCormick and View and take notes on the following power point:

 

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February 2008

Justice for All?

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Booker T. Washington

 

 

 

 

Ida B. Wells Barnett

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Reconstruction

Discuss:

  • Plessy v. Ferguson
  • Separate but Equal: Jim Crow Laws
  • Rise of Violence:  Lynching

 

HW: Lynching excerpt (warning -- this is disturbing)

 

 

 

 

W.E.B. Dubois

 

Race: Hidden Racism in 'The Heart of Whiteness'
Author and journalism professor Robert Jensen says racism will never end in America as long as whites are in denial about the sometimes invisible, unspoken inequalities created by a legacy of white supremacy. (Useful for seminar)

 

 

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Jim Crow:In class reading/qs

 

HW: Finish Zinn Chapter 9 (Due Friday):

  • How can the reality of slavery (as it was to a human being who lived inside it) ever really be described?
  • Are the conditions of slavery as important as the existence of slavery?

 

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Without Sanctuary

"History exists where memory once was, but these pictures conjure something too much like a memory, something secreted away that refuses keep still or become history."

"They are about our history, who we are. We claim [as Americans] that we always held ourselves to a higher standard. These were not in my history books when I was a kid. They raise questions about what we teach about our own history."

HW: 1 page response to Without Sanctuary.

Intro Essay -- think about how you will argue this.

 

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  1. Without Sanctuary debriefing

 

 

  • Strange Fruit: music  as catalysts for thought, action and  social change.
     

HW:

What was Du Bois' purpose and how did he go about achieving that purpose? Was he successful? Why/Why not?

 Hate Crimes

 

 

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Cont. with Jim Crow:

Racial Etiquette: The Racial Customs and Rules of Racial Behavior in Jim Crow America
 

 

Eyewitness to Jim Crow:
Joseph Holloway Remembers 1961

James Byrd (1998)

 

HW:

Emmitt Till 1955 (you tube)

Milam and Bryant Confession in LOOK (murder of Emmitt Till)

HW: Prepare for Seminar: Can Hare be Outlawed? Socratic Method

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"The line between punishing hate and protecting speech and free thought can be difficult to draw."

You will participate in a Socratic Seminar to determine: Can hate be outlawed?

Use all materials from this unit to support your position.

 

Public Life in Industrial America

Consequences of Industrialization 1877-1917

Chronology of the Gilded Age

How the Other Half Lives

On the Lower East Side

 

 

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Test

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God wept; but that mattered little to an unbelieving age; what mattered most was that the world wept and still is weeping and blind with tears and blood. For there began to rise in America in 1876 a new capitalism and a new enslavement of labor.  W.E.B. Dubois

Introduce Industry Unit

 Begin reading McCormick Public Life in Industrial America

Due Thursday

 

 

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Which America will dominate the new century? Capital or labor?

View:  Capital and Labor

 

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Discuss McCormick Assignment

 

HW: Essay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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HW: Progressive America: Muckrakers

Answer: What is a Muckraker? How did/do they affect change in society? Identify 2 historical and 2 current muckrakers and take notes on the social ills exposed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Urban Experience in Chicago

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American Castles

 

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American Castles

Child Labor in America (Photographs)

 

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Computer Lab

Creating the "American Dream" 

View and take notes on the following power point:

Complete the following (finish for HW)

  1. Attack on the Meat Packers: Upton Sinclair's The Jungle
  2. "Would you like spinal cord with that?"
  3. Progressive America: Muckrakers

Answer: What is a Muckraker? How did/do they affect change in society? Identify 2 historical and 2 current muckrakers and take notes on the social ills exposed

If you have already completed the above assignments research a current muckracker  individual/issue to share with the class.

Who:

What:

Why:

Obstacles:

Outcome:

Your opinion:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Discuss Current Issues/Example of muckraker literature and press. Effective? Why or why not.
  • Child Labor in America

 

 

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Progressive Era HW Quiz

 

(I have the Flu - hopefully I  will see you tomorrow)

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Social Darwinism

Gospel of Wealth

White Man's Burden

Types and Development of Man, 1904 World's Fair