United States History 1st Quarter Learning Targets
1. I can identify the causes and effects of the Civil War.
2. I can explain the impacts of Westward expansion (1870’s – 1900).
3. I can explain the positive and negative impacts of Industrialization.
4. I can explain the goals of the Progressive Movement.
Vocabulary: Popular sovereignty, sectionalism, secession, assimilation, Manifest Destiny, labor union, urbanization, capitalism, demographics, immigration, suffrage, reform, patronage

United States History 2nd Quarter Learning Targets
1. I can identify the causes and effects of imperialism.
2. I can identify the causes and effects of World War One
3. I can identify the causes and effects of the Great Depression.

Vocabulary: deficit spending, imperialism, isolation, diplomacy, propaganda, reparations, speculation, inflation, public works


US History 3rd Quarter Learning Targets
  1. I can identify the factors leading to World War II.
  2. I can explain the impact of World War II on American society.
  3. I can define and explain factors of the Holocaust.
  4. I can identify the causes and the impact of the Cold War.
  5. I can explain how the fear of communism affected the United States.
  6. I can explain the impact of the post war economy on Americans.
  7. I can identify the "Great Society" and the impact it had on the United States.
Quarter 3 Vocabulary:
Appeasement, baby boomer, civil liberties, Cold War, conformity, consumerism, fascism, foreign policy, genocide, ideology, internment, materialism, McCarthyism, neutrality, propaganda

4th Quarter Learning Targets for United States History

1. I can identify US government interventions during the Civil Rights Movement.
2. I can identify the key Civil Rights groups and methods during the 1950's and 1960's.
3. I can explain the Watergate scandal and the impact it had on the United States.
4. I can explain the “arms race” and the impact it had on U.S. foreign and domestic policy.
5. I can explain the causes of U.S. Involvement in the Vietnam War and key factors that affected the success of the U.S. military effort.
6. I can describe the impact of President Carter's foreign policy.
7. I can explain the major beliefs of modern conservatism and the impact they had on the United States in the 1980s.
8. I can describe the impact the fall of the Soviet Union had on the United States.
9. I can describe the impact of globalization on the United States economy and its role in the world during the 1990s.
Quarter 4 Vocabulary:
attrition, affirmative action, boycott, civil disobedience, conservatism, credibilty, cynicism, desegregation, feminism, free enterprise, glass ceiling, globalization, impeachment, inflation, integration, judicial review, reverse discrimination, (de facto and de jure) segregation