Last Exam

by Dr. H - May 8th, 2018

Exam #4 will take place on Monday, May 14 at 8:30 am in the Eager Auditorium. As before, you may bring 1 8.5×11″ notes page.

Study Guide here

Unit 4: US since the 1950s

by Dr. H - April 13th, 2018

In our last unit, we explore the history of the United States since the 1950s. This unit includes a final Skillbuilder, Constitutions Module #3, and a project about American recent history, due on May 4.

Exam #4 (not a final, just the 4th unit exam) will take place on Monday May 14 at 8:30 in Eager Auditorium.

Link from Wednesday, April 11 – “Two Ford Family” commercial

Handout for Wednesday, April 11 – Questions for Chapter 25

Link from Friday, April 13 – Eyes on the Prize, Part I (it’s a 6-part series, highly recommended viewing)

Link for Wednesday, April 18 – Excerpt from JFK Inaugural speech and Sam Cooke, Change Gonna Come

Links for Wednesday, April 25 – All in the Family and Foner on Conservatism

Links for Monday, April 30 – George HW Bush Defines “New World Order” (Sept 1990) and Interactive Map of 200 Years of US Military Deployments (ABC News Australia)

Guidelines for History Now Project (topic due Mon 4/30, project due Fri 5/4)

Link for Wednesday, May 2 – “The World in a TShirt” project (NPR / Planet Money)

Link for Friday, May 4 – George W. Bush Addresses the Nation on 9/11/01 and Obama 2016 WHCD

Supplemental Reading for Monday May 7: The Culture Wars Are Dead and Bill Gates on How the World Will Change by 2030

Unit 3 – World War II, Cold War

by Dr. H - March 19th, 2018

Welcome back from Spring Break! This week we will study World War II (Chapter 23), and your Evidence-Based Paper is due on Friday, March 30. Next week we explore how the Cold War began (Chapter 24). The Unit 3 test is on Monday April 9 in Sullivan Room 320.

You don’t need to bring your book to class on our two Document Workshop days – I’ll have documents to hand out in class for us to work from.

Handout: Chapter 23 Questions (World War II)

Handout: Atlantic Charter / Everybody’s War (Mon, March 26) – Link to Film “Everybody’s War“. Link to “The Power of Art” about the Guernica painting

Handout: Executive Order 9066 (Wed, March 28)

Links: 99% Invisible Podcast “Manzanar” on Japanese internment camps; VE Day from BBC (1945, as read in 1995, 10 min); End of WW2 (AP Archive, 3 min); American Experience, “America and the Holocaust” (1.5 hours)

Handout: Chapter 24 Questions (Cold War)

Exam 3 Study Guide – Exam is on April 9 in Room S-320

Chapter 22: Depression, New Deal (and Spring Break)

by Dr. H - March 10th, 2018

This week before Spring Break we explore the 1930s — economics, culture, and politics (Chapter 22). You are also completing the second Constitutions Module and making progress on your Evidence-Based Paper. Continue reading →

…and we’re cancelled for Wed March 7

by Dr. H - March 6th, 2018

The University will be closed on Wed, March 7 due to snow. Continue reading →

Unit 2: 1870s-1920s (Chapters 17-21)

by Dr. H - February 14th, 2018

Note: Constitution Module #2 is now up, available until March 12 midnight.

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Unit 1: The World of Post-Civil War America, 1865-1900

by Dr. H - January 29th, 2018

Family of Nebraska “sodbusters” in 1886

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Chapter 14 – Reconstruction

by Dr. H - January 23rd, 2018

This week we consider the era of Reconstruction after the Civil War. Please bring your news article to Wednesday’s class to participate in discussion. Bring the textbook on Friday, as we will be working with the Document Project in class. Also, your first SkillBuilder is due Friday, using any document from Chapter 14.
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For Jan 22 – Reconstruction / Chapter 14

by Dr. H - January 19th, 2018

For Monday, Jan 22

Reading: Hewitt and Lawson, Ch 14 “National Reconstruction” and “Remaking the South.” Also: read / re-read the course syllabus. Constitutions Module #1 is open on Blackboard if you want to get going on that. Continue reading →

No Class – Snow Day, Wed 1/17

by Dr. H - January 17th, 2018

We all love a good snow day! But a snow day on the first day of class is a little disappointing since we won’t meet together in person until Friday 1/19 and I don’t want us to get too far behind. So, please – today, take care of these tasks: Continue reading →