Unit Plan Utilizing the Lithuanian Cultural
Joseph Houser & Shane Dennison
**Course: American History (1877-Present), Grade: 10th grade
1. “People in Societies” outlined in Ohio Social Studies Content Standards will be encompassed.
2. Furthermore the ‘History” Strand Standards will be heavily covered throughout this unit.
3. “Geography” Strand Standards will be incorporated in this unit.
The “Social Studies Skills and Methods Standard” Strand emphasized by
the State of
K-12 Social Studies Grade-Level Indicators
Students use materials drawn from the diversity of human experience to analyze and interpret significant events,
patterns and themes in the history of
the effects of industrialization in the
b. Immigration and child labor and their impact on the labor force;
9. Analyze the major political, economic and social developments of the 1920s including:
d. Immigration restrictions, nativism, race riots and the reemergence of the Ku Klux Klan;
12. Explain major domestic developments after 1945 with emphasis on:
d. Immigration patterns.
People in Societies
Students use knowledge of perspectives, practices and products of cultural, ethnic and social groups to analyze the impact of their commonality and diversity within local, national, regional and global settings.
the effects of immigration on society in the
a. Housing patterns;
b. Political affiliation;
c. Education system;
e. Labor practices;
Students use knowledge of geographic locations, patterns and processes to show the interrelationship between
The physical environment and human activity, and to explain the interactions that occur in an increasingly
3. Analyze the geographic processes that contributed to changes in American society including:
Social Studies Skills and Methods
Students collect, organize, evaluate and synthesize information from multiple sources to draw logical conclusions. Students communicate this information using appropriate social studies terminology in oral, written or multimedia form and apply what they have learned to societal issues in simulated or real-world settings.
Thinking and Organizing
1. Determine the credibility of sources by considering the following:
a. The qualifications and reputation of the writer;
b. Agreement with other credible sources;
c. Recognition of stereotypes;
d. Accuracy and consistency of sources;
e. The circumstances in which the author prepared the source.
2. Critique evidence used to support a thesis.
3. Analyze one or more issues and present a persuasive argument to defend a position.