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Instructor: Dr. Jerry Alan Sayers
E-mail: School: email@example.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,
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 1 NO SCHOOL
AUG 2 Homeroom
AUG 3 Introduction
AUG 4 Early America (1)
AUG 5 Manifest Destiny (2)
AUG 8 The Civil War and Reconstruction (3)
AUG 9 The Industrial Age (4.1) (Presidents Quiz)
AUG 10 The Industrial Age (4.1)
AUG 11 The Robber Barons and the Captains of Industry (4.2)
AUG 12 The Labor Movement (4.3)
AUG 15 The Labor Movement (4.3)
AUG 16 Immigration and Urbanization (5.1-5.2)
AUG 17 The New South (6.1, 7.1) (States Map Quiz)
AUG 18 The Wild West (6.2-6.3)
AUG 19 The Wild West (6.2-6.3) (Physical Map Quiz)
AUG 22 The Populists (7.2-7.3)
AUG 24 The Womenís Movement (7.1, 8.2)
AUG 25 Segregation and Civil Rights (7.1, 8.3)
AUG 29 The Progressive Presidents (8.4-8.5)
AUG 30 ReviewAUG 31 Test 1: Rise of Industrial America and The Progressive Era
SEP 1 Imperialism (9.1-9.2)
SEP 2 A Splendid Little War (9.2)
SEP 5 LABOR DAY (NO SCHOOL)
SEP 6 A Splendid Little War (9.2)
SEP 7 The Big Stick (9.4)
SEP 8 The Philippine Insurrection and the Open Door (9.3)
SEP 9 The Great War (10.1)
SEP 13 The American Expeditionary Force (10.3)
SEP 14 The Lost Battalion
SEP 15 The Treaty of Versailles (10.3-10.4)
SEP 16 Review
SEP 19 Test 2: American Imperialism
SEP 20 The Business of America (11.1-11.2) (Capitals Quiz)
SEP 23 The Dark Side of the Twenties (10.4, 11.3)
SEP 24 Black Tuesday (12.1)
SEP 27 The Great Depression (12.2-12.3)
SEP 28 The New Deal (13.1-13.2)
SEP 29 The Welfare State (13.3-13.4) and Review
SEP 30 Test 3: The 1920s and the Great Depression
END OF TERM 1
OCT 10 The Rise of Totalitarianism (14.1-14.2)
OCT 11 The Rise of Totalitarianism (14.1-14.2)
OCT 13 Turning the Tide (14.3-15.2)
OCT 14 Turning the Tide (14.3-15.2)
OCT 17 The Allied Victory (15.3)
OCT 18 The Allied Victory (15.3)
OCT 20 The Cold War (16.1)
OCT 24 The Korean War (16.2)
OCT 25 The Arms Race and the Red Scare (16.3-16.4)
OCT 26 The Domino Theory (20.1-20.2)
OCT 27 The War in Vietnam (20.3-20.4)
OCT 28 Primary Sources from the Vietnam War
OCT 31 Review
NOV 1 Test 4: World War II and the Cold War
NOV 2 The Baby Boom (17.1-17.2)
NOV 3 A Vast Wasteland (17.3-17.4)
NOV 7 Desegregation Begins (18.1-18.2)
NOV 8 NO SCHOOL
NOV 10 Passing the Torch to a New Generation (19.1-19.2)
NOV 11 The Great Society (19.3)
NOV 14 State exam practise test
NOV 15 The Counterculture (21.1)
NOV 16 Feminism and Immigration (21.2-21.3)
NOV 18 Ford and Carter (22.2-22.3)
NOV 21 The Cold War in Film
NOV 22 The Cold War in Film
NOV 24 THANKSGIVING
NOV 25 THANKSGIVING
NOV 26 THANKSGIVING
NOV 29 State Testing
NOV 30 The End of the Cold War (23.3-23.4)
DEC 1 The New World Order (24.2-24.23) *
DEC 2 State Testing *
DEC 5 The War on Terror (24.4)
DEC 6 State Testing *
DEC 7 Test 5: The Modern United States *
DEC 8 Review
DEC 9 Review
DEC 12 Review
DEC 13 Review
DEC 14 Review
DEC 15 FINAL EXAMS 3rd and 4th Periods
DEC 16 FINAL EXAMS 1st and 2nd Periods