Andrews Classes in Social Studies
Woodbury High School
Mr. Andrews - US History
AP US History
American Pageant Notes
Notes for American Pageant
Pageant Practice Tests
Pageant Lecture Notes
The goal of social studies is to develop well informed young people who hold democratic values, are prepared to participate in the life of their community and country, and who accept responsibility for human actions and conditions. We seek to build knowledge and skills in students that will foster constructive engagement in civic and social processes.
This course examines the transformation of America from the initial European explorations into North America to the present. An emphasis is placed on interpreting documents, mastering a significant body of factual information, and writing critical essays. Throughout the course particular attention is placed on developing themes concerning political, economic, cultural and social institutions with each period of American history studied.
Topics explored include life and thought in colonial America, revolutionary ideology, constitutional development, Jefferson and Jacksonian democracy, nineteenth-century reform movements, Manifest Destiny, the Civil War and Reconstruction, immigration and industrialization and there impacts on society, Progressivism, America as a World Power, WWI, the Jazz Age, the Great Depression and New Deal, WWII, the Cold War, the post-Cold War era, and the United States at the beginning of the twenty-first century.
-Unit I: Colonial History to 1763--Chapters 2-5
-Unit II: The American Revolution (1763-1783)-- Chapters 6-8
-Unit III: Creating a Nation (1781-1828) -- Chapters 9-11
-Unit IV: Transformation of the United States (1801-1828) --Chapters 12-14
-Unit V: Shaping America in the Antebellum Age (1828-1850) --Chapters 15-17
-Unit VI: The Civil War Era (1850-1877) --Chapters 18-22
-Unit VII: An Industrializing People (1865-1900) -- Chapters 23-26
-Unit VIII: The Progressive Era (1900-1917) -- Chapters 28-29
-Unit IX: Foreign Policy and World Power (1898-1920) -- Chapters 27 and 30
-Unit X: The Roaring Twenties and Great Depression (1920-1940) -- Chapters 31-33
-Unit XI: The United States and World War II -- Chapters 34-35
-Unit XII: Post-War America and the Cold War (1946-1960) -- Chapters 36-37
-Unit XIII: The Storm and Stalemate (1960-1969)-- Chapters 38-39
-Unit XIV: The United States and the End of the Cold War -- Chapters 40-42
Kennedy's American Pageant: This is a great resource for students to help review key concepts, ideas, events, and people of U.S. History!
It is an expectation that students enrolled in AP U.S. History will take the AP U.S. History Exam in May. Students have an opportunity to earn college/ university credits based on the score they achieve on the exam. Colleges and universities set their own criteria for how many credits students may earn based on their exam score.
United States History A
This is a review of the highlights of American history from the Jacksonian period through the end of World War I. Students will examine the events that have shaped our nation into the world power we are today.
United States History B
This is a review of the highlights of American history from the end of World War I to the present. Students will examine the events that have shaped our nation into the world power we are today.
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