WWWWWH of History?• Who? • With the – Who makes it? Who is it about? person sitting• What? next to you, BRAINSTORM! – What is included? What is not included? • Be ready to• When? share! – When does history take place?• Where? – Where does history happen?• Why? – Why do we study it?• How? – How do we study it?
Themes• What is a theme? – Big Ideas that stretch across time and place – Connect all of history
Immigration and MigrationImmigration – the action of coming to live permanently in a foreign country.Migration – the movement of persons from one country or locality to another.How has immigration/migration altered American History? In what ways? (Discuss with a partner) – Human migration – forced or voluntary – Trade – War – Cultural Diffusion – process by which inventions, beliefs, and customs pass from one group of people to another.
The Pursuit of Liberty: Freedom Is Not FreeFreedom - Absence of subjection to foreign domination or despotic government.Liberty - The state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on ones way of life.Evaluate the statement: “Freedom Is Not Free”
Federalism vs. Anti- FederalismThe ongoing debate over how much power a government should have. – Federalism – Power is shared between national and local governments (Constitutional Republic). – Anti-Federalism: Belief a national government will become all powerful and assume dictatorial powers.
One Nation Under God: Faith and American IdentityIs America a Christian nation?The role of religion in the nation’s past.Impact of religion on shaping a uniquely American identity and society.
Capitalism and EconomicGrowth: Efficiency vs. EquityEfficiency - Achieving maximum productivity with minimum wasted effort or expense.Equity - The quality of being fair and impartial: "equity of treatment”.Can an economy be both efficient and equitable?
Imperialism and ColonialismImperialism - A policy of extending acountrys power and influence throughdiplomacy or military force.Colonialism – the control or governinginfluence of a nation over a dependentcountry, territory, or people.How do these effect human relations andperceptions (how we understand)?
The Struggle for Civil Rightsand Equal Opportunity: Race, Gender, and Social JusticeThree of the central tenants of allhistorical inquiry: – Race – Divisions of humankind featuring distinct physical characteristics. – Gender – Distinct characteristics of masculine and feminine (not sex). – Social Justice - the distribution of advantages and disadvantages within a society
History’s “Big” Questions• Must people be displaced in order to form and build a nation?• Is the use of violence to achieve political ends or land and resources ever justified?• How should we interpret the Constitution? Is it a “living” document?
History’s “Big” Questions• Do the nation’s actions at home and abroad reflect the values expressed in our founding documents?• Should there be more or less government in the economy?• Under what circumstances is protest or rebellion against the government or other authorities acceptable?
History’s “Big” Questions• What is the proper role of a federal government? To what extent should it be responsible for the welfare of the people?• Is the United States a “Christian nation”?