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Instructor: Dr. Jerry Alan Sayers
E-mail: School: firstname.lastname@example.org
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,
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.
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.
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 studentís return to school. Tests may require a full class period, so always be present on test days!
Each student will keep a notebook divided into five sections:
1. Notes taken in class
4. Quizzes and Tests
5. Miscellaneous Papers
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
Each dayís 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.
AUG 3 NO SCHOOL
AUG 4 Homeroom
AUG 5 Introduction
AUG 6 Early America (1)
AUG 7 Manifest Destiny (2)
AUG 10 Manifest Destiny (2)
AUG 11 The Civil War and Reconstruction (3)
AUG 12 The Civil War and Reconstruction (3)(Presidents Quiz)
AUG 13 The Industrial Age (4.1)
AUG 14 The Industrial Age (4.1)
AUG 17 The Robber Barons and the Captains of Industry (4.2)
AUG 18 The Labor Movement (4.3)
AUG 19 The Labor Movement (4.3) (States Map Quiz)
AUG 20 Immigration and Urbanization (5.1-5.2)
AUG 21 The New South (6.1, 7.1)
AUG 24 The Wild West (6.2-6.3) (Physical Map Quiz)
AUG 25 Review
AUG 26 The Wild West (6.2-6.3)
AUG 27 The Populists (7.2-7.3)
SEP 1 The Progressive Presidents (8.4-8.5)
SEP 3 Review
SEP 4 Test 1: Rise of Industrial America (1877-1920) and The Progressive Era (1890-1920)
SEP 7 LABOR DAY (NO SCHOOL)
SEP 8 Imperialism (9.1-9.2)
SEP 9 The Big Stick (9.4)
SEP 10 The Philippine Insurrection and the Open Door (9.3)
SEP 11 The Great War (10.1)
SEP 15 The American Expeditionary Force (10.3)
SEP 16 The Lost Battalion
SEP 17 The Treaty of Versailles (10.3-10.4)
SEP 18 Review
SEP 21 Test 2: American Imperialism
SEP 22 The Business of America (11.1-11.2) (Capitals Quiz)
SEP 24 The Dark Side of the Twenties (10.4, 11.3)
SEP 25 Black Tuesday (12.1)
SEP 29 The Great Depression (12.2-12.3)
SEP 30 The New Deal (13.1-13.2)
OCT 1 The Welfare State (13.3-13.4) and Review
OCT 2 Test 3: The 1920s and the Great Depression
END OF TERM 1
DEC 14 Review
DEC 15 Review
DEC 16 Review
DEC 17 FINAL EXAMS 3rd and 4th Periods
DEC 18 FINAL EXAMS 1st and 2nd Periods