Teaching the American People: Creating a Nation and Society

Topics: Native Americans in the United States, United States, Indigenous peoples of the Americas Pages: 184 (53927 words) Published: February 25, 2013
A Guide for Instructors
to accompany
Creating a Nation and a Society
Seventh Edition
Mark Simon
York College
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Table of Contents
The Active Teaching and Learning of History:
An Introduction to Teaching the American People 1
PART I. A Colonizing People, 1492-1776 7
Chapter 1 Ancient America and Africa 8
Chapter 2 Europeans and Africans Reach the Americas 13
Chapter 3 Colonizing a Continent in the Seventeenth Century 17 Chapter 4 The Maturing of Colonial Society 22
Chapter 5 The Strains of Empire 27
PART II. A Revolutionary People, 1776-1828 32
Chapter 6 A People in Revolution 33
Chapter 7 Consolidating the Revolution 39
Chapter 8 Creating a Nation 43
Chapter 9 Society and Politics in the Early Republic 47
PART III. An Expanding People, 1820-1877 51
Chapter 10 Economic Transformations in the Northeast and the Old Northwest 52 Chapter 11 Slavery and the Old South 56
Chapter 12 Shaping America in the Antebellum Age 60
Chapter 13 Moving West 64
Chapter 14 The Union in Peril 69
Chapter 15 The Union Severed 73
Chapter 16 The Union Reconstructed 78
PART IV. An Industrializing People, 1865-1900 83
Chapter 17 Rural America: The West and the New South 84
Chapter 18 The Rise of Smokestack America 89
Chapter 19 Politics and Reform 94
Chapter 20 Becoming a World Power 98
PART V. A Modernizing People, 1900-1945 103
Chapter 21 The Progressives Confront Industrial Capitalism 104 Chapter 22 The Great War 109
Chapter 23 Affluence and Anxiety 113
Chapter 24 The Great Depression and the New Deal 118
Chapter 25 World War II 124
PART VI. A Resilient People, 1945-1997 129
Chapter 26 Postwar America at Home, 1945-1960 130
Chapter 27 Chills and Fever During the Cold War, 1945-1960 135 Chapter 28 Reform and Rebellion in the Turbulent Sixties, 1960-1969 140 Chapter 29 Disorder & Discontent, 1969-1980 145
Chapter 30 The Revival of Conservatism, 1980-1992 150
Chapter 31 The Post-Cold War, 1992-2005 154
Selected Addresses of Film Distributors and Other Audiovisual Materials 159 References on Teaching History 161
“Motivating Students by Active Learning in History Classes” 165 v
“I believe that the greatest challenge confronting historians today is the challenge of the classroom. To meet it we shall have to give to teaching a higher place in our scale of values than we do today. . . . And—it goes without saying—we shall ourselves have to be the best teachers that we know how to be, the most humane, the most sympathetic, the most dedicated.” —Dexter Perkins...

References: A.H.A. Presidential Address
December, 1956
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