Verse of the Week
Books of the Week
President Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime by Lou Cannon
President Reagan: The Triumph of Imagination by Richard Reeves
When Character Was King: A Story of Ronald Reagan by Peggy Noonan
The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism by Paul Kengor
From the Cold War to a New Era: The United States and the Soviet Union, 1983 – 1991 by Don Oberdorfer
"USHER" stands for "United States History 11, Regular" and is the name of the 11th grade United States History survey course at The Covenant School.
I have three goals for USHER students; they can be abbreviated as “3 S’s”:
1. Survey the main themes and trends of U.S. History. We go from "Boats to Bush," or from 1492 to 2002.
2. Develop and improve historical skills.
3. Use Scripture to interpret American History
Monday, May 2, 2016: The End of HistorySocial and political changes in the 1970s
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 to Wednesday, May 4, 2016: Morning in AmericaExplores the main themes of Ronald Reagan's Presidency.
Thursday, May 5, 2016: Peace Through StrengthSurveys Ronald Reagan's challenges at home and abroad in his second term.
HW: "Role of a Lifetime"
Friday, May 6, 2016: Anticommunist America Test1942 - 1972
Monday, May 9, 2016: New World OrderGeorge Bush deals with global challenges in the aftermath of the Cold War.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 to Wednesday, May 11, 2016: It's the Economy, Stupid!Bill Clinton pursues unpopular policies that lead to a Republican takeover in Congress.
Circular Discussion: "The Contract with America"
Thursday, May 12, 2016: Revenge of the RepublicansDomestic violence in America, the Clinton Impeachment, and the 2000 Election.
Friday, May 13, 2016: The War on TerrorSurveys the Bush Administrations' responses to the 9-11 attacks.
Historical Figure of the Week
Economic and cultural crises in the 1970s left many Americans wondering whether America's best days were behind them. The former actor and governor of California, Ronald Reagan, did not believe so, and his sunny optimism and absolute confidence in America's destiny as a beacon of freedom in a world of tyranny inspired many others to believe that the future was not so bleak. Despite weaknesses in domestic policy, controversial economic agendas, and a major political scandal, Reagan was extremely popular and influential in reshaping the course of American government.
The second semester research paper on the American Dream / American Exceptionalism is still a go for all History classes. Outlines will be due to me on Friday, 29 April.