Unit 10/11 Plan
The Age of Jackson 1824-1844
Society, Culture and Reform 1820-1860
Monday, January 4: Discourse Failure (In Which We Become Hysterical About Mobocracy) & Bonapartism
Please note that this lecture will not address the political details of the time period. We will be talking about what it means – so know the background and be prepared to link to the modern political world.
Wednesday, January 6: DBQ day
Wednesday Bonus Class (2:30-3:30): The Seneca Falls Convention
Thursday Breakfast meeting: Common Man: The Artistic Revolution
Friday, January 8: The Ferment o’ Reform: Search for a Third Way!
Ferment o’ Reform organizer
Monday, January 11: Test on Jackson and Reform
Due Monday, January 4: Amsco 10 notes and mc (should already by done). Read and take notes on Bailey 13 (no reading guide: Try it on your own this time!)
Due Wednesday, January 6: Reread the Amsco overview of DBQs.(xxvii-xxix)
Complete Bailey workbook 13.
Due Friday, January 8:
Amsco 11, notes and mc.
Log onto the blog and write a haiku about one of the Amsco identifications. First come, first serve. Have fun with this.
Identify Amsco Stuff
Tueting’s a monster!
Complete the Bailey 15 reading guide.
Due Monday, January 11:
Complete the crossword puzzle (this will be a beast!)
Finish the Ferment o’ Reform organizer (if necessary)
Study for the test.
Essays (750-1000 words)
1) Explain how the Book of Mormon modified traditional Christian doctrine.
2) Describe the Millerite movement and compare it with one other Millenialist movement.
3) Using quotes from Walden Pond, illustrate how Thoreau’s masterpiece reflected Transcendentalist belief.
4) Rent and review “Last of the Mohicans.” Even though the story takes place during the French and Indian War, explain how it also reveals the romanticism of the early Nineteenth Century. This will be your second viewing of this work, so avoid looking at the history that is being portrayed; I want you to pay attention to how the romanticism of the early Nineteenth Century influences HOW the history is portrayed (Americans are new an different, etc.)
5) Place “The Scarlet Letter” in the context of the early Nineteenth Century. How did prevailing beliefs influence Hawthorne’s writing?
6) Describe the condition of the mentally ill in America before and after the work of Dorothea Dix.
7) Make a chart comparing the four utopian movements described in AMSCO. Have at least ten points of comparison.
8) Illustrate the ideal woman, according to the “cult of domesticity.” Have at least ten elements that you discuss and show that you have completed outside research.
9) Compare the goals of the American Colonization Society, the American Anti-Slavery Society, the Liberty Party, and the violent abolitionists.
10) Find three painting by George Caleb Bingham and explain why they are a good representation of genre painting.
11) Compare George Caleb Bingham’s work with that of one of the painters from the nationalistic school (Gilbert Stuart, et. al.)
Primary Source Analysis:
12) Put together a group of two or three people who can sit down and read Thoreau’s “Civil Disobedience” together. Answer the questions with the packet.
Al Gore’s Intertubes:
13) Find a modern day utopian community and create a poster showing how it shares values with the utopian societies of the 1820s-1850s. Many of these “intentional communities” have a strong web presence.
14) Wednesday, January 6: The Seneca Falls Convention
15) TBA: The Quintessentially American Religion: Mormonism (With guest Q & A with Mr. Stratford)
16) Common Man: Artistic Revolution
American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House (New York Times Notable Books) by Jon Meacham
The Age of Jackson (Back Bay Books (Series)) by Arthur Meier Schlesinger Jr.
The Portable Thoreau (Penguin Classics) by Henry David Thoreau and Carl Bode
The Birth of American Feminism: The Seneca Falls Woman's Convention of 1848 by Virginia Bernhard and Elizabeth Fox-Genovese
Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women's Rights Movement (Pivotal Moments in American History) by Sally McMillen
William Lloyd Garrison and the Fight Against Slavery: Selections from The Liberator (The Bedford Series in History and Culture) by William Lloyd Garrison and William E. Cain
All on Fire: William Lloyd Garrison and the Abolition of Slavery by Henry Mayer
The Wisdom of Crowds by James Surowieki (I have copies available)