HONORS U.S. HISTORY OUTSIDE READING FOR UNITS 1 & 2: 1870 through World War I You must choose one of the books below to purchase and read during the first quarter of the year. You must bring in your copy of your chosen book on Monday, September 8, 2008 (5pts) o Bring in the book with your name, Honors US History, teacher name on inside cover Get reading immediately: o As you read, mark up the book and/or keep your own notes This is to be done independently You are encouraged to talk about the book with other students but ALL work you produce must be your own. This is important because your own insights are a key part of this assignment Kids on Strike, Susan Campbell Bartoletti Stories of child laborers and their fight for better working conditions Lyddie, Katherine Paterson Historical fiction of life of laborers in Lowell, Massachusetts The Great Adventure: Theodore Roosevelt and the Rise of Modern America, Albert Marrin Biography of Teddy Roosevelt Titan, Ron Chernow Story of John D. Rockefeller’s rise to economic giant Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, Dee Brown Native American’s struggles to remain free in the late 19th century U.S. The Jungle, Upton Sinclair Fiction written to expose the horrors of the meatpacking industry of Chicago My Antonia, Willa Cather Fiction – tells story of a young immigration and her family on the American frontier Twenty Years at Hull House, Jane Addams The autobiography of the reformer who fought to improve the lives of immigrants Up From Slavery, Booker T. Washington The autobiography of an African-American leader who fought for civil right at the turn of the 20th century Iron-Jawed Angels, Linda G. Ford The story of the final fight in the early 20th century for a woman’s right to vote. HISTORICAL BOOK REVIEW ASSIGNMENT All written work must be typed, double-spaced, 12 point font We will use Turnitin.com for all out of class writing assignments. ASSESSMENT: A. BOOK BASICS QUIZ – (15 points) Completion of graphic organizer covering basics of your chosen book Friday, September 26, 2008 B. WRITING COMPONENT: (30 points) APPLICATION OF THE ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS DUE DATE: Thursday, October 16, 2008 Choose any three (3) of the following four essential questions to answer: What does it mean to be an American? How have the concepts of progress and expansion shaped U.S. history? How has conflict, both internal and external, influenced the course of U.S. history? What is the role for the U.S. government in the lives of Americans? Ask yourself, “How would the author or the main character respond to these questions?” o Each question should be answered separately by critically analyzing the reading o You must cite passages from your book that support your argument o Be prepared to present and explain your answers in small group discussions o See rubric for details on assessment. C. GROUP BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION (10 points) o You will participate in small group “book club” discussions on your book o In the discussion you will complete a summary of what other participants have written and compare/contrast the various responses to the questions.