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WHY STUDY UNITED STATES HISTORY

WHY STUDY THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES

Historical study serves at least three important functions:
1. To endow students with the knowledge and skills needed to participate effectively in public affairs;
2. To prepare students for the world of work;
3. To enrich students’ lives by fostering personal morale, dignity, and a commitment to others.

A society without a collective memory of its past cannot make informed decisions about its future. Historical study teaches students to take a “long view” of the problems that plague our society and the world, and to arrive at a more sophisticated understanding of the means by which such problems might be solved. In a democratic society, such as the United States of America, governmental efficiency depends in large part on the ability of citizens to weigh policy options against the experience of the past. Historical study also provides students with knowledge and skills that are indispensable in the workplace. Careers such as journalism, law, politics, international affairs, and business require some level of historical knowledge. Historical thinking skills, such as the ability to use a variety of data sources to form conclusions, are also applicable to the modern workplace, where employers now seek individuals who can engage in systematic modes of thinking.

Perhaps the most important function of historical study is the enrichment of the students’ understanding of the present in light of the past. History presents the compelling story of the human experience and provides students with many opportunities to identify with the struggles of past peoples. History enables students to see their place in the flow of time, their connection to the past, and their responsibility to future generations. This sense of belonging promotes personal morale, integrity, and dignity-qualities that contribute to productive work and responsible citizenship.

In New Jersey, high school students begin a more intensive study of history, practicing and learning to use the six cognitive skills referenced. All students must complete a legally required two-year course in United States and New Jersey History, including African-American history (NJSA 18A:35-12).

1. Learning Chronological Thinking:
2. Developing Historical Comprehension:
3. Learning to Do Historical Analysis and Interpretation:
4. Developing Historical Research Capabilities:
5. Developing the Capacity for Empathic Thinking:
6. Learning to Analyze Historical Issues and Decision-Making:
 

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KROLL ASSIGNMENTS WEEK OF 9/19/16

AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY (Period 1)6m6w8ro
read and think and jot down thoughts/reactions
SOCIOLOGY- HONORS- DUAL CREDIT (Period 3)yyw13jr
Read and take notes- chap 1- due 9/13
Read and take notes on chap 2-3- due 9/20
Read and take notes on chap 4- due 9/21
AP US HISTORY 2 (Period 4)v0u53fj
Summer was 16-18; bring notes 9/12
assessments on 16-18 could come at any time
REAL WORLD- FIN LIT AND CAREER (Period 7)gaxc5m
Read and take notes module 1- due 9/14
spending log card due on 9/21
US HISTORY 1 HONORS (Period 8)b13oasw
Summer was 1-3; bring notes 9/12
assessments on 1-3 could come at any time
 

cartoon analysis

 

WEEK OF APRIL 25, 2016- KROLL- MP4

PARCC TESTS AND AP REVIEW THIS WEEK

 

GAY STRAIGHT ALLIANCE

Tuesday May 3-

room 112 meeting at lunchtime-

 

YEARBOOK

Friday May 6

room 112  lunchtime 

 

POLITICAL CARTOON ANALYSES FOR US HISTORY 1H, USHISTRY 2G AND PERSPECTIVES ON POLITICS H

 

#1 DUE MAY 2

#2 DUE MAY 18

 

US HISTORY 1 HONORS- PERIOD 1   (days 1,4,5,6,7)

 

Test on chap 10 and 11-april 21 (day 6)

Let me know if you would like vocabulary or graphic organizer sheets

"Follow @apushhelp"

Great resource -online game for ap us history-www.bubbabrain.com

POLITICS- HONORS- PERIOD 3   (days 1,2,3,6,7)

 

Read and outline chap 14 and 15- parliamentary and presidential governments- notes due – mon 4/18 (day 3)

Test on chap 14 and 15 Thurs may 5 day 1

 

AP US HISTORY 2- PERIOD 4     ( days 1,2,3,4,7)

 

AP TEST IS FRIDAY MAY 6

Complete reading of “5 for a 5”

Great resource -online game for ap us history-www.bubbabrain.com
"Follow @apushhelp"

Always Be Reading :  AMSCO/PERFECTION LEARNING book.

 

FINANCIAL LITERACY- PERIOD 5  ( days 1,2,3,4,5) (MP3)

Read and outline module 4 (investing)- notes due mon april 11 (day 5)

Watch episodes of Mad Money on CNBC with Jim Crammer; watch several episodes and accumulate a list of 3 companies he recommends and why and 2 companies he says are not good investments and why- DUE april 19 (day 4)

Test on module 4 – Wed  May 4 (day 1)

Read and outline Module 5 – notes due may 8 (day 4)

 

US HISTORY 2 GENERAL- PERIOD 7   (days 3,4,5,6,7)

Read and outline chap 32, notes due fri apr 22 (day 7)

Test on chap 32-wed may 6 (day 3)