STATES HISTORY THROUGH FILM
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Instructor: Dr. Jerry Alan Sayers
E-mail: School: email@example.com
Course Web Page: http://www.sayersnet.com/history
Textbook: None assigned; printed or on-line reading assignments will be provided throughout the semester.
Objective: The purpose of this course is to use theatrical and documentary films to illustrate important or interesting topics in United States History, in order to supplement the United States History class curriculum.
Fee: The Social Studies Department collects a $5 fee payable in cash or a check made out to Science Hill High School.
Evaluation may include:
1. Objective Tests
2. Essay Tests
3. Long-term Research Projects and
Presentations (test grade)
4. Quizzes, Homework, Classwork and
other Daily Grades (20% of a test grade)
5. Short-term Research Projects and
Presentations (20% of a test grade)
6. The final exam will count as 15% of the semester grade.
The standard grading scale will be used:
F: Below 70
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 an hour and a half, so always be present on test days!
2019 Fall Session
In case of inclement weather, topics may move back one day for each day missed. If a quiz, test, or homework date is missed due to weather, students should be prepared to make it up or turn it in on the first day back in school.
AUG 5 Introduction
AUG 6 Introduction
AUG 12 Taxation
without Representation (John Adams) * Fee Due
Test 1: The American Revolution *
AUG 30 Slavery and the Anti-Slavery Movement (Amistad) *
SEP 2 LABOR DAY
SEP 5 The
Civil War (Antietam) *
SEP 6 The Civil War (Antietam) *
SEP 9 The Civil War (Glory) *
SEP 10 Immigration and Urbanization (Gangs of New York) *
SEP 11 Immigration and Urbanization (Gangs of New York) *
SEP 12 Immigration and Urbanization (Gangs of New York)
SEP 13 Abolishing Slavery (Lincoln) *
SEP 16 Abolishing Slavery (Lincoln) *
SEP 17 Abolishing Slavery (Lincoln) *
SEP 18 Test 2: Slavery and the Civil War *
SEP 19 American Imperialism (Rough Riders *
SEP 20 American Imperialism (Rough Riders *
SEP 23 American Imperialism (Rough Riders *
SEP 24 American Imperialism (Rough Riders *
SEP 25 The Kingdom of Hawaii (Princess Kaiulani) *
SEP 26 The Kingdom of Hawaii (Princess Kaiulani) *
27 Big Stick Diplomacy (A Man, a Plan, a
OCT 4 Test
3: America Becomes a World
NOV 5 NO SCHOOL
NOV 27 THANKSGIVING
NOV 28 THANKSGIVING
NOV 29 THANKSGIVING
DEC 19 Final Exams
DEC 20 Final Exams