Guest Hollow's High School American History Curriculum Year 2

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American History Year 2




Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

A Patriot’s History Spine Book

A Patriot's History of the United States: From Columbus's Great Discovery to America's Age of Entitlement, Revised Edition
A Patriot’s History

Chapter 19

Tax Cuts and Growth

Origins of the Vietnam Quagmire

The Crime of the Century

Lyndon Johnson, Champion Logroller
Note: LBJ’s affairs are discussed

Non-Fiction Books

Most Dangerous
Most Dangerous

Read the prologue and Part 1: Insider this week.
Note: You can choose to read this section however you like (unless your parent or teacher directs you to do otherwise). It’s 115 pages long. If you want, you can read about 23 pages per day (23x5=115), or you can split the reading up into larger chunks (or read it all on one day – perhaps on Friday), etc. Learning how to manage assignments on your own is a great skill for college and/or a future job! :-)

Fiction/Literature/Graphic Novels

Vietnam War Graphic History
The Vietnam War
A Graphic History

Prologue and Part 1
p. 3-19

Part 2
p. 31-62

Part 3
p. 63-83

Part 3
p. 83-104

Part 4
p. 105-126


Map Trek US Edition
Map Trek

p. 126 The Wars in Asia




p. 124 The Vietnam War

Study Guide

Study Guide/Workbook

Links from the study guide

Famous "Daisy" Attack Ad from 1964 Presidential Election

15 Logical Fallacies You Should Know…

Photo of execution

Extra Resources and Activities


Optional assignment – After reading about James E. Williams and his boat patrol in The Vietnam War A Graphic History, choose from the following:
Write a short story about the incident.
Create a poster honoring Williams and his crew.
Write a poem about the incident.
Write a pretend newspaper article about the incident.
Create a YouTube or PowerPoint presentation about the incident.
Design and draw or paint a patch that honors the members of the crew.
Come up with your own creative assignment! You may also choose a different incident from the Vietnam war for your assignment.

Recipe: Braised Pork with Eggs (Thịt Kho Nước Dừa) – This dish is sometimes made for (Tết) in Vietnam.


John F. Kennedy | 60-Second Presidents | PBS

John F. Kennedy (Aha's "TakeOnMe" Parody)

History of the Domino Theory

The Dark Shadow of Agent Orange | Retro Report | The New York Times
(10 min.)

John F. Kennedy - Assassination | Biography

Lunar New Year (Tết) in Vietnam


The Cold War in Asia: Crash Course US History #38
(13 min.)

Lyndon B. Johnson | 60-Second Presidents | PBS

The Great Society [Lyndon B. Johnson]

The My Lai Massacre | History

Vietnam War (Lil Pump's "Gucci Gang" Parody)

Top 100 Most Iconic Songs of the 60's
(16 min.)

Full-Length Videos

The Century: America's Time (2nd link here.) – 1960-1964 Poisoned Dreams

Start watching The Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novak.

Choose one (or more) of the following to watch:
From the Earth to the Moon
First Man
Apollo 13
The Right Stuff

Students interested in the medical field may want to watch: Children of Agent Orange (24 min.). Warning: Deformed children are shown and may upset some viewers.


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