The New Colossus
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
–Emma Lazarus, 1883
2015 US Syllabus
1500 – 1880 Colonial America until Reconstruction
1850 – 1920 Industrial America
1850 – 1920 Imperial America and The Great War
1919 – 1939 The Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression
1929 – 1950 World War II and the Early Cold War
1956 – 1975 The Sixties, Civil Rights, and Vietnam
1976 – 2000 Modern America
The following is a tentative list for the Map Quizes during the semester weeks. Every Friday we will have a quiz with at least 15 questions and one bonus. There are several maps in the textbook and student planner that may be used to study by. In addition, there are currently over twenty different smartphone apps and websites for studying maps. These links (National Maps and Eduplace) have a wonderful collection of PDF files to download.
Group 2: Rocky Mts, Appalachian Mts, The Great Lakes, Red R, Missouri R, Ohio R, Mississppi R, MN, IA, MO, AR, LA, AL, MS, TN, KY, IL, IN, OH, MI, WI
Group 4: Everything west of Mississippi River.
Group 5: Everything east of Mississippi River.
Europe Map Quizzes (Blank Map)
Group 1: Spain, Portugal, Andora, France, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourge, United Kingdom (Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland), Ireland, Atlantic Ocean, English Channel, Strait of Gibraltar, Pyrenees Mts, the Alps
Group 2: Iceland, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Russia (Kaliningrad), Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland, Ukraine, Austria, Czech Republic, Belarus, Slovakia, Hungary, Baltic Sea, North Sea
Group 3: Romania, Moldova, Bulgaria, Albania, Greece, Turkey, Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia, Cyprus, Black Sea, Adriatic Sea, Ionian Sea, Aegean Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Seine River, Danube River
Middle East Map Quiz (Blank Map 1 and Blank Map 2)
Group 1: Turkey, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Iraq, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, UAE, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Black Sea, Caspian Sea, Strait of Hormuz, Gulf of Aden
Group 2: Jordan, Israel, Palestine (Gaza Strip, West Bank) Lebanon, Egypt, Sudan, Morocco, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Suez Canal, Sinai Peninsula, Red Sea, Dead Sea, Persian Gulf, Tigris River, Euphrantes River, Nile River, Jordan River