US History I and II (9th and 10th Grade)

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Downloads of class documents available below.


What's going on in our classes?

US History I


The Arawak and Christopher Columbus.


We have began our course by looking at the lives of indigenous people before the arrival of Europeans. Students have explored whether the Europeans had any legitimate reasons to believe that the indigenous Americans were inferior, and therefore justified in removing and exterminating them. Students will then assess the legacy of Christopher Columbus and debate whether he was a hero or a mass murderer. Next, we will examine early European settlements in North America and examine the factors that led to the survival of the European colonies.

This class is composed of several essential questions that we will examine, discuss, debate, and answer throughout the school year. You can download a copy of these questions here.

Questions or comments may be sent to Mr. Gregory here.


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Sharecroppers in the Era of Reconstruction.

Sharecroppers during the era of Reconstruction.


We are beginning our course by reviewing the causes and consequences of the American Civil War. We will then move on the to era of Reconstruction and determine whether the lives of people of color improved during this time. Next, we will examine conflicts with Native Americans, specifically the Arapaho, Cheyenne, and Lakota tribes in the Battle of Little Bighorn. We will continue with an examination of immigration to the United States during the late 19th century.

This class is composed of several essential questions that we will examine, discuss, debate, and answer throughout the school year. You can download a copy of these questions here.

Questions or comments may be sent to Mr. Gregory here.