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Instructor: 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.
MAR 16 The Rise
of Totalitarianism (14.1-14.2)
APR 13 Test 5: World War II (14-15) *
APR 14 Pilot Test *
APR 15 The Cold War (16.1) *
APR 16 The Korean War (16.2) *
APR 17 The Korean War (16.2) *
APR 20 The Arms Race and the Red Scare (16.3-16.4) *
APR 21 The Baby Boom (17.1-17.2) *
APR 22 A Vast Wasteland (17.3-17.4) *
APR 23 Review *
APR 24 Test 6: The Cold War (16-17) *
APR 27 Desegregation Begins (18.1-18.2) *
APR 28 Desegregation Begins (18.1-18.2) *
APR 29 Black Power! (18.2-18.3) *
APR 30 Social and Cultural History of the 1960s and 1970s *
MAY 1 Passing the Torch to a New Generation (19.1-19.2) *
MAY 4 The Great Society (19.3) *
MAY 5 The Domino Theory (20.1-20.2) *
MAY 6 The War in Vietnam (20.3-20.4) *
MAY 8 The Counterculture (21.1) *
MAY 11 Richard Nixon (20.5) *
MAY 12 Feminism and Immigration (21.2-21.3) *
MAY 13 Review *
MAY 14 Test 7: Civil Rights and Vietnam (18-21) *
MAY 15 Watergate (22.1) *
MAY 18 Ford and Carter (22.2-22.3) *
MAY 19 The Reagan Revolution (23.1-23.2) *
MAY 20 The End of the Cold War (23.3-23.4) *
MAY 21 The New World Order & the War on Terror (24) & Review *
MAY 22 Test 8: Late 20th Century & the New Millennium (22-24) *
MAY 25 NO SCHOOL
MAY 26 Review *
MAY 27 Final Exams *
MAY 28 Final Exams *
MAY 29 NO SCHOOL