ERIC Number: ED430843
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Crossroads: A K-16 American History Curriculum. The High School Curriculum. [Part Four.]
Council for Citizenship Education, Troy, NY.; Niskayuna School District, NY.; Sage Colleges, Troy, NY.
This U.S. history curriculum guide, based upon the historical essays written by Richard B. Bernstein, is intended for students in grades 9 - 12 and refines and extends the understanding of U.S. history that students have acquired to date. Students are challenged to venture into historical explorations and analyses in order to compare and contrast historians' changing explanations of the past, and to engage in the various forms of historical data and evidence. The guide is divided into twelve units: (1) "A World of Their Own: The Americas to 1500"; (2) "Contact: Europe and America Meet, 1492-1620"; (3) "The Founding of New Societies, 1607-1763"; (4) "What Was the American Revolution? 1760-1836"; (5) "The Ambiguous Democracy, 1800-1848"; (6) "'Now We Are Engaged in a Great Civil War,' 1848-1880"; (7) "'What, Then, is This American?' 1865-1900"; (8) "Waves of Reform, 1880-1921"; (9) "Boom and Bust, 1921-1933"; (10) "The Age of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1933-1945"; (11) "Leader of the Free World, 1945-1975"; and (12) "A Nation in Quandary, 1975--." Each unit is comprised of the content to be covered, a teacher's rationale, a table of contents, and detailed lessons and activities. (LB)
Descriptors: European History, High Schools, History Instruction, Language Arts, Library Research, Literary Devices, Social Studies, United States History
Council for Citizenship Education, Russell Sage College, Troy, NY 12180; Tel: 518-244-2363 (Part Four, $16.50; complete curriculum, $65).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement and Reform of Schools and Teaching (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Citizenship Education, Troy, NY.; Niskayuna School District, NY.; Sage Colleges, Troy, NY.
Note: For other documents in the Crossroads series, see SO 029 662-667.