STATES HISTORY THROUGH FILM
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Instructor: Dr. Jerry Alan Sayers
E-mail: School: firstname.lastname@example.org
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, particularly focusing on events after 1865 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
3. Long-term Research Projects and
Presentations (test grade)
Homework, Classwork and other Daily Grades (20% of a test
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 Spring 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.
JAN 7 NO SCHOOL
JAN 8 Introduction
JAN 14 The
Settlement of New England (Massacre at Mystic)
Signed Parent Letter, & Fee due
JAN 21 NO SCHOOL
JAN 24 Test 1: Colonial America
JAN 29 SNOW DAY
FEB 13 Test 2: The American Revolution
FEB 20 The Civil War (Antietam)
FEB 22 Abolishing Slavery (Lincoln)
FEB 25 Abolishing Slavery (Lincoln)
End of Term 3
MAR 22 The 1920s *
APR 19 NO SCHOOL
MAY 22 Final Exam Review
MAY 23 Final Exams
MAY 24 Final Exams