8th Grade U.S. History
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008-2009

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Instructor:    Jerry Alan Sayers

E-mail:        School:  sayersd@jcschools.org
               Home:    dusty@sayersnet.com

Course Web Page:    http://www.sayersnet.com/history

Textbook:    The American Republic by Appleby, et al., McGraw-Hill, Columbus, Ohio:  2009.

Objective: The purpose of this course is to examine the history of America from the earliest American Indians to 1877.  It will particularly focus on the formation of the United States and the development of the political, economic, and social institutions that shape our nation today.  The course will also investigate Tennessee's role in the formation and development of the United States.

Evaluation:
   
1.Most classwork, homework, and quizzes count as one grade each.
2.Notebooks checks count as four grades each.
3.Projects count as five grades each.
4.Tests count as five grades each.

Extra credit will not be assigned to improve a grade. 

Work is late if it is not ready to be handed in at the beginning of class (unless otherwise instructed).  Late work will receive a penalty of 5 points per day, and must be submitted within five days of the due date.  Missed tests must be made up within three days of a student’s return to school. Tests may require a full class period, so always be present on test days! 

Rules:
1.Be in assigned seat when bell rings.
2.Have class materials ready and personal put away when bell rings.
3.Only speak with permission.
4.Be respectful of others.
5.Turn in work on time.
6.Keep the room tidy.
7.Only leave the room with a hall pass.
8.Quid pro quo  

 
2009 Spring Session


JAN  5    NO SCHOOL
JAN  6    Review Constitution and Bill of Rights
JAN  7    Washington Becomes President
JAN  8    Financial Problems and the Whiskey Rebellion
JAN  9    New States, Foreign Relations, and Indian Affairs

JAN 12    Adams versus Jefferson
JAN 13    War with France and the Alien and Sedition Act
JAN 14    The Jeffersonian Revolution of 1800
JAN 15    John Marshall's Supreme Court  (Map Quiz)
JAN 16    The Louisiana Purchase

JAN 19    NO SCHOOL
JAN 20    SNOW DAY
JAN 21   
The Barbary Wars and Conflict with Britain
JAN 22    Tecumseh and Harrison
JAN 23   
The War of 1812

JAN 26   
Review
JAN 27    Test 8
JAN 28    The Industrial Revolution
JAN 29    A Transportation Revolution and Westward Expansion
JAN 30    Technological Advancement and the Expansion of Slavery

FEB  2    TCAP Writing Assessment Demographics

FEB  3    TCAP Writing Assessment
FEB  4    SNOW DAY
FEB  5    The Era of Good Feelings
FEB  6    The Missouri Compromise

FEB  9   
The Election of 1824
FEB 10    Junior Achievement
FEB 11    The Election of 1828
FEB 12    Andrew Jackson
FEB 13    The Trail of Tears

FEB 16   
Jackson's Legacy
FEB 17    Review
FEB 18    EXPLORE Test Meeting
FEB 19    Test 9
FEB 20    Texan Independence

FEB 23    Junior Achievement

FEB 24    Manifest Destiny (Map Quiz)
FEB 25    Junior Achievement
FEB 26    The Mexican-American War
FEB 27    The Gold Rush and the Settlement of Utah

MAR  2   
Life in the Northern Cities
MAR  3    Four Year Plan meeting
MAR  4    Life on the Southern Plantations
MAR  5    Junior Achievement
MAR  6    The Anti-Slavery Movement

MAR  9   
The Compromise of 1850 and Bleeding Kansas
MAR 10    New Political Parties
MAR 11    Career Fair
MAR 12    Review
MAR 13    Test 10

SPRING BREAK

MAR 23    The Election of 1860

MAR 24    The Civil War Begins
MAR 25    Western Battles of 1862
MAR 26    Eastern Battles of 1862
MAR 27    The Emancipation Proclamation


MAR 30    Chancellorsville and Gettysburg

MAR 31    Sherman's March
APR  1    Appomattox
APR  2    The Assassination of Lincoln
APR  3    Reconstruction under Johnson and Johnson's Impeachment

APR  6   
Congressional Reconstruction
APR  7    Life under Reconstruction and the End of Reconstruction
APR  8    Review
APR  9   
Test 11
APR 10    NO SCHOOL

APR 13    Review
APR 14    TCAP
APR 15    TCAP
APR 16    TCAP
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APR 20    TCAP
APR 21    The Spirit of Reform
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MAY 24    NO SCHOOL
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MAY 28    SUMMER BREAK





This page last updated 22 May, 2009.