American History
Spring 2010

 

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Instructor   Jerry Alan Sayers

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

Student Teacher: Brandi McCloud
E-mail:         
zbnh13@goldmail.etsu.edu

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 15% of the course 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  

 


2010 SPRING SESSION U.S. HISTORY

 

JAN 4 ADMINISTRATIVE DAY
JAN 5 SNOW DAY
JAN 6
WELCOME: INTRO, CLASS RULES, SEATING CHARTS
JAN 7 REVIEW:
Early America (1) *
JAN 8 SNOW DAY

JAN 11 REVIEW: Manifest Destiny (2) *
JAN 12 REVIEW:
The Civil War and Reconstruction (3) *
JAN 13 PRE-TEST
JAN 14 TECHNOLOGY AND INDUSTRIAL GROWTH (4.1)
*
JAN 15 RISE OF BIG BUSINESS (4.2)
*

JAN 18 NO SCHOOL
JAN 19 ORGANIZED LABOR (4.3)
*
JAN 20 NEW IMMIGRANTS AND URBANIZATION (5.1, 5.2)
*
JAN 21 SOCIAL AND CULTURAL TRENDS (5.3)
The Great Train Robbery AND REVIEW *
JAN 22 UNIT TEST #1 CHAPTERS 1-5

JAN 25 THE NEW SOUTH (6.1)
JAN 26 WESTWARD EXPANSION AND TRANSFORMING THE WEST (6.3) (6.2)
JAN 27 SEGREGATION AND SOCIAL TENSIONS/ STRUGGLE AGAINST DISCRIMINATION (8.3, 7.1)
JAN 28 POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC CHALLENGES /FARMERS AND POPULISM (7.2,7.3)
JAN 29 THE DRIVE FOR REFORM (8.1)

FEB 1 WOMEN MAKE PROGRESS (8.2)
FEB 2
ROOSEVELT’S SQUARE DEAL (8.4)
FEB 3 WILSON’S NEW FREEDOM (8.5)
FEB 4 REVIEW
FEB 5 UNIT TEST # 2 CHAPTERS 6-8

FEB 8 THE ROOTS OF IMPERIALISM (9.1)
FEB 9 THE SPANISH AMERICAN WAR (9.2)
FEB 10 THE UNITED STATES AND EAST ASIA (9.3)
FEB 11 THE UNITED STATES AND LATIN AMERICA (9.4)
FEB 12 THE WAR BEGINS IN EUROPE (10.1)

FEB 15 AMERICA ENTERS THE WAR (10.2)
FEB 16 THE AMERICAN HOME FRONT (10.2)
FEB 17 WILSON’S PLAN FOR A PERMENENT PEACE/EFFECTS OF THE WAR & A RETURN TO NORMALCY (10.3, 10.4)
FEB 18 REVIEW
FEB 19 UNIT TEST # 3 CHAPTERS 9-10

FEB 22 CULTURE OF THE 1920S (11.3, 11.4, 11.5)
FEB 23 PROBLEMS OF THE 1920S (11.1, 11.2, 11.3)
FEB 24 AMERICAN CONFIDENCE AND THE STOCK MARKET CRASH (11.1)
FEB 25 CAUSES OF THE GREAT DEPRESSION (12.1)
FEB 26
AMERICANS FACE HARD TIMES /HOOVER’S RESPONSE FAILS (12.2, 12.3)

MAR 1 FDR OFFERS NEW RELIEF AND RECOVERY /THE SECOND NEW DEAL (13.1, 13.2)
MAR 2 EFFECTS OF THE NEW DEAL/CULTURE OF THE 1930S (13.3, 13.4)
MAR 3 REVIEW
MAR 4 UNIT TEST # 4 CHAPTERS 11-13
MAR 5
DICTATORS AND WAR (14.1)

MAR 8 FROM ISOLATION TO INVOLVEMENT/ AMERICA ENTERS THE WAR (14.2, 14.3)
MAR 9 THE ALLIES TURN THE TIDE (15.1)
MAR 10 THE AMERICAN HOME FRONT (15.2)
MAR 11 VICTORY IN EUROPE AND THE PACIFIC (15.3)
MAR 12 THE HOLOCAUST (15.4)

MAR 15 EFFECTS OF THE WAR (15.5)
MAR 16 REVIEW
MAR 17 UNIT TEST #4 CHAPTERS 13-15 (14-15)
MAR 18
THE COLD WAR BEGINS (16.1)
MAR 19 THE KOREAN WAR (16.2)

MAR 22 THE COLD WAR EXPANDS /THE COLD WAR AT HOME (16.3, 16.4)
MAR 23 AN ECONOMIC BOOM /A SOCIETY ON THE MOVE (17.1, 17.2)
MAR 24 MASS CULTURE AND FAMILY LIFE (17.3)
MAR 25 DISENT AND DISCONTENT (17.4)
MAR 26 REVIEW


MAR 29 UNIT TEST # 5 CHAPTERS 16-17
MAR 30
EARLY DEMANDS FOR EQUALITY ( 18.1)
MAR 31 THE MOVEMENT GAINS GROUND/NEW SUCCESSES AND CHALLENGES (18.2, 18.3)
APR 1
KENNEDY AND THE COLD WAR KENNEDY’S NEW FRONTIER (19.1, 19.2)
APR 2 JOHNSON’S GREAT SOCIETY (19.3)


APR 5
ORIGINS OF THE VIETNAM WAR /U.S. ENVOLVEMENT GROWS (20.1, 20.2)
APR 6 THE WAR DIVIDES AMERICA (20.3)
APR 7 THE WAR’S END AND IMPACT /NIXON AND THE COLD WAR (20.4, 20.5)
APR 8 REVIEW
APR 9 UNIT TEST # 6 CHAPTERS 18-20

APRIL 12- 16 SPRING BREAK

APR 19 THE COUNTER CULTURE/ THE ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT (21.1, 21.4)
APR 20
THE WOMEN’S RIGHT MOVEMENT /THE RIGHTS REVOLUTION EXPANDS (21.1, 21.3)
APR 21 NIXON AND WATERGATE (22.1)
APR 22 THE FORD AND CARTER YEARS (22.2)
APR 23 FOREIGN POLICY TROUBLES (22.3)

APR 26 THE CONSERVATIVE MOVEMENT GROWS (23.1)
APR 27
THE REAGAN REVOLUTION (23.2)
APR 28 THE END OF THE COLD WAR (23.3)
APR 29 FOREIGN POLICY AFTER THE COLD WAR (23.4)
APR 30 THE COMPUTER AND TECHNOLOGY REVOLUTIONS (24.1)

MAY 3 THE CLINTON PRESIDENCY (24.2)
MAY 4 GLOBAL POLITICS AND ECONOMICS (24.3)
MAY 5 THE GEORGE W. BUSH PRESIDENCY (24.4)
MAY 6 AMERICANS LOOK TO THE FUTURE (24.5)
MAY 7 REVIEW

MAY 10 UNIT TEST # 7 CHAPTERS 21-24
MAY 11
MAY 12
MAY 13
MAY 14

MAY 17
MAY 18
MAY 19
MAY 20 REVIEW
MAY 21 REVIEW

MAY 24 EXAMS
MAY 25 EXAMS

 



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