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Learning Unit Schedule
Date
Learning Unit
Assignment
August 23-28
1.
Course Introduction
a.
Read syllabus
b.
Take syllabus practice quiz
c. Take HIST 1302 pre-test
August 29 –
September 5
2.
Reconstruction & the
New South
a.
Read chapters (Kennedy, Brief American Pageant, Ch. 22/ Reading the American
Past, 16-2 & 16-5)
b.
Learner engagement activity: Definitions & discussion forum
c.
Assignment: 600-800 word essay to TurnItIn
September 6-13
3.
Development of the
Western US
a.
Read Chapters (Kennedy, Brief American Pageant, Ch. 26/ Reading the American
Past, 17-3)
b.
Learner engagement activity: Picture analysis & post
c.
Assignment: 600-800 word essay to TurnItIn
September 14-21
4.
Industrialization,
1877-1920
a.
Read Chapters (Kennedy, Brief American Pageant, Ch. 24/Reading the American Past,
18-3)
b.
Learner engagement activity: Role playing & post
c.
Assignment: 600-800 word essay to TurnItIn
September 22-29
5.
Urban Life, 1877-
1920
a.
Read Chapters (Kennedy, Brief American Pageant, Ch. 25/Reading the American Past,
19-5 & 20-1)
b.
Learner engagement activity: Role playing & post
c.
Assignment: 600-800 word essay to TurnItIn
September 30 –
October 7
6.
US Politics in the
Gilded Age
a.
Read Chapters (Kennedy, Brief American Pageant, Ch. 23)
b.
Learner engagement activity: Definition & post
c.
Assignment: Multiple Choice Quiz & short answer
October 8-15
7.
The Progressive Era
a.
Read Chapters (Kennedy, Brief American Pageant, Ch. 27, 28 & 29/ Reading the
American Past, 21-2)
b.
Learner engagement activity: Timeline & post
c.
Assignment: 600-800 word “cause and effect” essay/thinkpiece to TurnItIn
October 16-23
8.
The First World War
a.
Read Chapters (Kennedy, Brief American Pageant, Ch. 30/ Reading the American
Past, 22-1)
b.
Learner engagement activity: Listing & post
c.
Assignment: Multiple Choice Quiz & short answer
October 24-31
9.
The US & the Roaring
‘20s
a.
Read Chapters (Kennedy, Brief American Pageant, Ch. 31 & 32/ Reading the
American Past, 23-1)
b.
Learner engagement activity: Role playing & post
c.
Assignment: 600-800 word essay to TurnItIn
November 1-8
10.
The New Deal Era
a.
Read Chapters (Kennedy, Brief American Pageant, Ch. 33/ Reading the American
Past, 24-1 & 24-3)
b.
Learner engagement activity: Definition & post
c.
Assignment: 600-800 word essay to TurnItIn
November 9-16
11.
The Second World
War
a.
Read Chapters (Kennedy, Brief American Pageant, Ch. 34 & 35/ Reading the
American Past, 25-4)
b.
Learner engagement activity: Listing & post
c.
Assignment: Multiple Choice Quiz & short answer
November 17-27
[extra days for
Thanksgiving]
12.
The Shifting US
Society, 1950-1990
a.
Read Chapters (Kennedy, Brief American Pageant, Ch. 37, 38, 39/ Reading the
American Past, 26-2 & 27-2)
b.
Learner engagement activity: Reflection & post
c.
Assignment: 600-800 word essay to TurnItIn
November 28-
December 6
13.
The US as a World
Power, 1950-1990
a.
Read Chapters (Kennedy, Brief American Pageant, Ch. 36, 40/ Reading the American
Past, 28-1 & 29-2)
b.
Learner engagement activity: Reflection & post + Post-test
c.
Assignment: FINAL: 800-1000 word essay to TurnItIn
NOTE: Course calendars, schedules, maps and
outlines are a good way to convey the structure of
the course, its modalities, types of
communication, learning activities and how they
will be assessed.
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