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 10 The Civil War (Glory);
SEP 18 Abolishing Slavery (Lincoln)
SEP 19 Abolishing Slavery (Lincoln)
SEP 20 Test 2: Slavery and the Civil War
OCT 15 The Labor Movement (Matewan) *
OCT 16 Test 3:
America Becomes a World Power
OCT 17 The Labor Movement (Matewan)
OCT 18 The Labor Movement (Matewan)
OCT 25 The Jazz Singer *
NOV 5 NO SCHOOL
NOV 27 THANKSGIVING
NOV 28 THANKSGIVING
NOV 29 THANKSGIVING
DEC 19 Final Exams
DEC 20 Final Exams