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Instructor: 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
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.
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 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
2014 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.
Reading assignments and quizzes will be announced throughout the session. Be diligent in reading the textbook.
JAN 6 NO SCHOOL
JAN 7 NO SCHOOL
JAN 8 NO SCHOOL
JAN 9 Introduction
JAN 10 Early America (1)
FEB 3 The Wild West
FEB 4 The Wild West (6.2-6.3)
FEB 5 The Populists (7.2-7.3) (Physical Map Quiz)
FEB 6 The Progressives (8.1)
FEB 7 The Womenís Movement (7.1, 8.2) and Segregation and Civil Rights (7.1, 8.3)
FEB 10 The Progressive Presidents
FEB 11 Test 2: The Age of Reform (6-8)
FEB 12 NO SCHOOL *
FEB 13 NO SCHOOL *
FEB 14 NO SCHOOL *
FEB 17 Imperialism (9.1-9.2) *
FEB 18 The Big Stick (9.4), The Philippine Insurrection and the Open Door (9.3) *
FEB 19 The Great War (10.1) and America Prepares for War (10.1-10.2) *
FEB 20 The American Expeditionary Force (10.3) *
FEB 21 The Lost Battalion *
FEB 24 The Treaty of
Versailles (10.3-10.4) and Review *
FEB 25 Test 3: America Becomes a World Power (9-10) *
FEB 26 The Business of America (11.1-11.2) *
FEB 27 The Roaring Twenties and The Harlem Renaissance (11.4-11.5) *
and The Dark Side of the Twenties (10.4, 11.3) *
FEB 28 Black Tuesday (12.1) *
END OF TERM 3
APR 7 Desegregation
APR 8 Desegregation Begins (18.1-18.2)
APR 9 Black Power (18.2-18.3)
APR 10 Passing the Torch to a New Generation (19.1-19.2)
APR 11 The Great Society (19.3) (Study Guide Page 4 Quiz)
APR 14 The Domino Theory (20.1-20.2)
APR 15 The War in Vietnam (20.3-20.4) (Study Guide Page 5 Quiz)
APR 16 Primary Sources from the Vietnam War
APR 17 The Counterculture (21.1)
APR 18 Richard Nixon (20.5) (Study Guide Page 6 Quiz)
APR 21 Feminism and Immigration (21.2-21.3)APR 22 Review
APR 28 The
Reagan Revolution (23.1-23.2)
MAY 5 Review (States Quiz)MAY 6 Review (Presidents Quiz)
MAY 12 Review
MAY 13 Review
MAY 14 Review
MAY 15 Review
MAY 16 Review
MAY 19 Review
MAY 20 Review
MAY 21 Review
MAY 22 Review
MAY 23 Final Exams
MAY 26 NO SCHOOL
MAY 27 School
MAY 28 School