American History
Fall 2013

 

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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: United States History:  Reconstruction to the Present by Emma J. Lapsansky-Werner et al., Pearson Prentice Hall, Boston:  2009.

Objective: The purpose of this course is to examine the history of the United States from 1877 to the present in so that students may appreciate their heritage, understand their world, and be prepared to be successful citizens as adults.


Evaluation:

1.   Most classwork and homework assignments count as one grade each.

2.   Quizzes count as two grades each.

3.   Notebooks checks count as three grades each.

4.   Projects and presentations count as five grades each.

5.   Tests count as five grades each.

6.   The final exam will count as a regular test grade.

7.   The end of course exam counts as 25% of the term 4 grade.
   
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! 

Notebook:
Each student will keep a notebook divided into five sections:
    1.    Notes taken in class
    2.    Maps
    3.
    Worksheets
    4.
    Quizzes and Tests
    5.    Miscellaneous Papers

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

 

2013 Spring Session

 

Each day’s topic is followed by the corresponding chapter or chapter and section number or numbers in parentheses.  If you miss a day, please read those sections in the chapter.

 

In case of inclement weather, lecture dates may move back one day for each day missed. 

 

Reading assignments and quizzes will be announced throughout the session.  Be diligent in reading the textbook.

 

AUG  5    Homeroom

AUG  6    Introduction

AUG  7    Early America (1)

AUG  8    Manifest Destiny (2)

AUG  9    The Civil War and Reconstruction (3)

 

AUG 12    The Industrial Age (4.1)

AUG 13    The Robber Barons and the Captains of Industry   (4.2) (Presidents Quiz)

AUG 14    The Labor Movement (4.3)

AUG 15    The Labor Movement (4.3)

AUG 16    Immigration and Urbanization ( (5.1-5.2)

 

AUG 19    The Gilded Age (5.3)

AUG 20    Review

AUG 21    Test 1:  The Growth of America (1-5)

AUG 22    The New South (6.1, 7.1)  

AUG 23    The Wild West (6.2-6.3) (States & Capitals Map Quiz)

 

AUG 26    The Wild West (6.2-6.3)

AUG 27    The Populists (7.2-7.3) (Physical Map Quiz)

AUG 28    The Progressives (8.1)

AUG 29    The Women’s Movement (7.1, 8.2)

AUG 30    Segregation and Civil Rights (7.1, 8.3)

 

SEP  2    LABOR DAY (NO SCHOOL)  

SEP  3    The Progressive Presidents (8.4-8.5)

SEP  4    The Progressive Presidents (8.4-8.5)

SEP  5    Review

SEP  6    Test 2:  The Age of Reform (6-8)

 

SEP  9    Imperialism  (9.1-9.2)

SEP 10    The Big Stick (9.4)

SEP 11    The Philippine Insurrection and the Open Door (9.3)

SEP 12    The Great War (10.1)

SEP 13    America Prepares for War (10.1-10.2)

 

SEP 16    The American Expeditionary Force (10.3)

SEP 17    The Lost Battalion

SEP 18    The Treaty of Versailles (10.3-10.4)

SEP 19    Review

SEP 20    Test 3:  America Becomes a World Power (9-10)

 

SEP 23    The Business of America (11.1-11.2)

SEP 24    The Roaring Twenties and The Harlem Renaissance (11.4-11.5)

SEP 25    The Dark Side of the Twenties (10.4, 11.3)

SEP 26    Black Tuesday (12.1)

SEP 27    The Great Depression (12.2-12.3)

 

SEP 30    The Great Depression (12.2-12.3)

OCT  1    The New Deal (13.1-13.2)

OCT  2    The Welfare State (13.3-13.4)

OCT  3    Review

OCT  4    Test 4:  The Great Depression and the New Deal (11-13)

 

 

END OF TERM 3

 

SPRING BREAK

 

OCT 14    The Rise of Totalitarianism (14.1-14.2)

OCT 15    A Date Which Will Live in Infamy (14.1-14.3)

OCT 16    Turning the Tide (14.3-15.2)

OCT 17    The Allied Victory (15.3)

OCT 18    The Holocaust (15.4)

 

OCT 21    The Post-War World (15.5)

OCT 22    Review

OCT 23    Test 5:  World War II (14-15)

OCT 24    The Cold War (16.1)

OCT 25    The Korean War (16.2)

 

OCT 28    The Arms Race and the Red Scare (16.3-16.4)

OCT 39    The Baby Boom (17.1-17.2)

OCT 30    A Vast Wasteland (17.3-17.4)

OCT 31    Review

NOV  1    Test 6:  The Cold War (16-17)

 

NOV  4    Desegregation Begins (18.1-18.2)

NOV  5    Desegregation Begins (18.1-18.2)

NOV  6    Black Power (18.2-18.3)

NOV  7    Passing the Torch to a New Generation (19.1-19.2)

NOV  8    The Great Society (19.3) (Study Guide Page 4 Quiz)

 

NOV 11    The Domino Theory (20.1-20.2)

NOV 12    The War in Vietnam (20.3-20.4) (Study Guide Page 5 Quiz)

NOV 13    Primary Sources from the Vietnam War

NOV 14    The Counterculture (21.1)

NOV 15    Richard Nixon (20.5) (Study Guide Page 6 Quiz))

 

NOV 18    Feminism and Immigration (21.2-21.3)

NOV 19    Review

NOV 20    Test 7:  Civil Rights and Vietnam (18-21)      

NOV 21    Watergate (22.1)      

NOV 22    Ford and Carter (22.2-22.3) (Study Guide Page 1 Quiz)

 

NOV 25    The Reagan Revolution (23.1-23.2)

NOV 26    The End of the Cold War (23.3-23.4)

NOV 27    THANKSGIVING

NOV 28    THANKSGIVING

NOV 29    THANKSGIVING

 

DEC  2    The End of the Cold War (23.3-23.4)

DEC  3    The New World Order and the War on Terror (24) (Study Guide Page 2 Quiz)

DEC  4    Review

DEC  5    Test 8:  Late 20th Century and the New Millennium (22-24)

DEC  6    Review (Study Guide Page 3 Quiz)

 

DEC  9    Review

DEC 10    Review (Presidents Quiz)

DEC 11    Review

DEC 12    End of Course Exam

DEC 13    Review

 

DEC 16    Review

DEC 17    Review

DEC 18    Review
DEC 19    FINAL EXAMS 1st and 2nd Periods
DEC 20    FINAL EXAMS 3rd and 4th Periods

 

 

CHRISTMAS

 


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