American History
Fall 2016


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Instructor
   Dr. 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.


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! 

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   


2016 Spring Session

 

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 23    The Progressives (8.1) (Vocabulary Quiz 1)

AUG 24    The Womenís Movement (7.1, 8.2)

AUG 25    Segregation and Civil Rights (7.1, 8.3) 

AUG 26    The Progressive Presidents (8.4-8.5) (Vocabulary Quiz 2)

 

AUG 29    The Progressive Presidents (8.4-8.5)

AUG 30    Review

AUG 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 12    America Prepares for War (10.1-10.2) (Vocabulary Quiz 3) 

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 22    The Roaring Twenties and The Harlem Renaissance (11.4-11.5) (Vocabulary Quiz 4)

SEP 23    The Dark Side of the Twenties (10.4, 11.3)

SEP 24    Black Tuesday (12.1)

 

SEP 26    The Great Depression (12.2-12.3) (Vocabulary Quiz 5)

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

 

 

FALL BREAK

 

 

OCT 10    The Rise of Totalitarianism (14.1-14.2)

OCT 11    The Rise of Totalitarianism (14.1-14.2)

OCT 12    A Date Which Will Live in Infamy  (14.1-14.3)  (Vocabulary Quiz 6)

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 19    The Holocaust (15.4) & The Post-War World (15.5)

OCT 20    The Cold War (16.1)

OCT 21    The Korean War (16.2) (Vocabulary Quiz 7) 

 

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  4    Desegregation Begins (18.1-18.2) (Vocabulary Quiz 8a)

 

NOV  7    Desegregation Begins (18.1-18.2)

NOV  8    NO SCHOOL 

NOV  9    Black Power! (18.2-18.3) (Vocabulary Quiz 8b)

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 17    Richard Nixon (20.5) & Watergate (22.1)

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 28    The Reagan Revolution  (23.3-23.4)  (Vocabulary Quiz 9) 

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

 

CHRISTMAS

 


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