Some notes are the same as those used in earlier semesters, while some are updated more frequently.  Be sure to check the date on each page.

* Recently updated or uploaded items are marked with a red asterisk. *

Proud Sponsor of Rocky Mount Museum and Historic Site
Click for more information
Rocky Mount Museum
   Dr. Jerry Alan Sayers

E-mail:        School:  sayersd@jcschools.org
               Home:    dusty@sayersnet.com

Course Web Page:    http://www.sayersnet.com/history

None assigned; printed or on-line reading assignments will be provided throughout the semester.

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

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:

A:  93-100
B:  85-92
C:  75-84
D:  70-74
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! 



  1. Be in assigned seat when bell rings.
  2. Have class materials ready and personal items put away when the 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  

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 8     Introduction       

JAN 9     The Settlement of Virginia (The New World)

JAN 10    The Settlement of Virginia (The New World

JAN 11    The Settlement of Virginia (The New World); The Settlement of New England (Massacre at Mystic)


JAN 14    The Settlement of New England (Massacre at Mystic) Autobiography, Signed Parent Letter, & Fee due

JAN 15    The Salem Witch Trials (The Crucible) 

JAN 16    The Salem Witch Trials (The Crucible)  

JAN 17    The Middle Colonies  and The French and Indian War  (The Captives)

JAN 18    The French and Indian War (The Last of the Mohicans)


JAN 21    NO SCHOOL                    

JAN 22    The French and Indian War (The Last of the Mohicans)

JAN 23    The French and Indian War (The Last of the Mohicans) *

JAN 24    Test 1:  Colonial America *

JAN 25    Taxation without Representation (John Adams)  *


JAN 28   

JAN 29   

JAN 30   

JAN 31   

FEB 1       


FEB 4     

FEB 5    

FEB 6    

FEB 7    

FEB 8    


FEB 11         

FEB 12   

FEB 13         

FEB 14   

FEB 15   


FEB 18    

FEB 19    

FEB 20   

FEB 21   

FEB 22                


FEB 25   

FEB 26     

FEB 27       

FEB 28   

MAR 1    


MAR 4    

MAR 5    

MAR 6     

MAR 7      

MAR 8    

     End of Term 3






MAR 18   

MAR 19    

MAR 20   

MAR 21    

MAR 22   


MAR 25            

MAR 26       

MAR 27   

MAR 28    

MAR 29    


APR 1     

APR 2     

APR 3    

APR 4    

APR 5    


APR 8    

APR 9    

APR 10   

APR 11     

APR 12    


APR 15   

APR 16   

APR 17    

APR 18   



APR 22   

APR 23    

APR 24    

APR 25              

APR 26    


APR 29    

APR 30       

MAY 1    

MAY 2    

MAY 3    


MAY 6    

MAY 7    

MAY 8    

MAY 9    

MAY 10   


MAY 13   

MAY 14   

MAY 15   

MAY 16   

MAY 17   


MAY 20   

MAY 21   

MAY 22    Final Exam Review

MAY 23    Final Exams

MAY 24    Final Exams


This page last updated 19 January, 2019.
Powered by Hot Air