T&L 2900: Readings in American History, Part 2

The purpose of this course is to connect teachers of American History to the North Dakota Social Studies Content Standards in a meaningful way. Participants will utilize informational and nonfiction texts to expand their content area expertise. Participants will analyze and evaluate a selected text that pertains to one or more of the following eras and/or guiding topics in American History:

  • Era 1: Creation and Foundation of United States Government (1754 - 1814)
    • Guiding Topics: French-Indian War, British Parliamentary Acts, Boston Massacre, Boston Tea Party, 1st and 2nd Continental Congresses, Declaration of Independence, Treaty of Paris, Articles of Confederation, United States Constitution, Federalist Papers, Anti-Federalist viewpoint, Bill of Rights, Development of early political parties (Jefferson vs. Hamilton), Precedence in the presidency, Louisiana Purchase, Monroe Doctrine, pertinent Supreme Court cases and laws, treaties, emergence of third parties, Alien and Sedition Acts, War of 1812.
  • Era 2: Growth and Division in the Union (1814 - 1877)
    • Guiding Topics: Women's suffrage movement, Second Great Awakening, abolition, temperance, Economic and social impacts of slavery, 3/5 Compromise, Missouri Compromise, tariffs, sectionalism, Compromise of 1850, Manifest Destiny, Mexican-American War, Texas Independence, Gadsen Purchase, Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, gold rush, popular sovereignty, Indian Removal Act, Plains Indian Wars, DawesAct, Election of 1860, slavery, secession, Emancipation Proclamation, assassination of Abraham Lincoln, 13th - 15th Amendments, reconstruction plans, Jim Crow laws, migration from the south, Compromise of 1877.
  • Era 3: 1877 - 1941
    • Guiding Topics: Gilded Age, populist movements, labor strikes, Progressive Era economic, social, and moral reforms, development of Federal Indian policy, Industrialization, labor rights, mechanization, urbanization, inventions and innovations, public education, immigration, RAH 1 Spanish-American War, expansion into Asia and the Pacific, Neutrality, Zimmerman Note, Lusitania, Treaty of Versailles, use of propaganda, Stock market, consumer culture, isolationism, nativism, Red Scare, Roaring 1920s, Great Depression, Dust Bowl, New Deal.
  • Era 4: 1941 - 2001
    • Guiding Topics: Bombing of Pearl Harbor, Japanese internment, life on the home front, birth of the nuclear age, Wartime inflation, baby boom, stagflation in the 1970s, 1990s tech boom, etc., Yalta and Potsdam conferences, containment, Truman Doctrine, McCarthyism, wars in Korea and Vietnam, Advancements in military and computer technology, American Indian movement, Women's Rights movement, Civil Rights movement, Mexican- American Labor Movement, 1960s assassinations, Pentagon papers, Watergate scandal, Clinton impeachment, Vietnam protest movement, conservative revolution.
  • Era 5: 2001 - Present
    • Guiding Topics: 9/11 attacks, United States conflict in Afghanistan, Iraq, and other Middle Eastern regions; the use of monetary, military, and diplomatic influence; involvement in international organizations (i.e., United Nations) Domestic topics: debate between domestic security and individual liberties, social and cultural impacts of domestic terrorist attacks, Social media, medical advancements, career opportunities, Congressional debates regarding immigration and differentiate between different residency statuses (immigrant, refugee, migrant worker, asylee).
This course is repeatable, but a new text must be utilized.

 Session Details

Schedule: Contact the IOR for session start and end times.
Attached Credit (1 credit, S/U grade) : $50.00 (Coupon Required)

Cancellation Policy

If UND receives the Course Withdrawal Form 7 or more calendar days before the learning event start date, the fee paid to UND Professional Development for Educators minus a $35 processing fee will be refunded. If the fee paid to UND is less than $100 the processing fee will be waived. NO REFUNDS are available if a withdrawal notification is received 6 or less calendar days before the learning event start date.

Instructor or Facilitator

Name Additional Resources
Erik Kolb