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U.S. HISTORY (part 2 - Juniors)

Syllabus

U. S. HISTORY SYLLABUS: U.S. History – PART 2

Teacher: John M. Brown, Greenup County High School, 2015-16

ABOUT YOUR TEACHER: Mr. Brown

Email: john.brown@greenup.kyschools.us

On a personal note: I am a husband, father, grandfather, minister, farmer, avid reader, writer, and a passionate “history” and “politics” buff. Enthusiasm is contagious, and I hope to motivate you in your efforts in this class! I will treat you with dignity and respect, and expect the same in return. I want you to be very successful, and am excited about our year together!

COURSE INTRODUCTION

Welcome to Greenup County High School’s U. S. HISTORY class, a course designed to introduce students to an overview of our country’s history, from its beginnings to the modern era. We will examine a variety of sources documenting our past. We will be studying concepts and accumulating information about our history, while learning to carefully analyze and engage in critical thinking. I want you to understand and appreciate our past – your past! – for its effects upon our lives today are all around us!

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

-Bring a notebook, paper, and writing utensils to every class

-Diligent effort on the part of each student: I am here to help you succeed in it; determine you will work hard, and you will succeed!

-Work missed must be made up within the allowed time (number of days you were absent, plus one)

-Late work must be turned in by Friday of the week it is due, and points will be deducted.

-Responsibility: I am confident you can meet, and even exceed, the expectations I have for you.

-A positive attitude: we will embark on a study that will make us more responsible adults and citizens.

COURSE EXPECTATIONS:

-BE RESPECTFUL of your teacher, your classmates, yourselves;

-BE PREPARED for each class by doing your work conscientiously;

-BE PROMPT which means being on time and being ready;

-BE ATTENTIVE which means being alert and awake and being in class (go to the restroom between classes, unless some emergency arises; no cell phones or iPods in class);

-BE DILIGENT in your efforts; remember I want you to succeed and will do everything in my power to help you make it happen, not only as students or test-takers, but as human beings.

COURSE GRADES

Grades will be composed of

-Notebook (which will include your notes from discussion, vocabulary, study questions, study guide)

-Homework (when given)

-Quizzes and Exams (scheduled quizzes; “pop” quizzes; end of unit and other exams)

-Projects (including individual and groups projects; research papers; group efforts)

-Participation (which includes participation in class, participation in groups, bellringer work, exit slips)

-Extra credit (when offered and as needed, which can include independent research and study)

-End of Course (EOC) assessment (see note at end)

Grading Scale: 90-100% (A) 80-89% (B) 70-79% (C) 60-69% (D) 59%-below (F)

US pt. 2 Curriculum Map

1st 9 Weeks

COLONIAL AMERICA: 1 week

REVOLUTIONARY AMERICA: 1 week

U.S. CONSTITUTION: 1 week

ANTEBELLUM AMERICA: EARLY UNITED STATES: 1 week

CIVIL WAR & RECONSTRUCTION: 1 week

AN INDUSTRIAL NATION: 1 week

BECOMING A WORLD POWER: 1 week

ENTERING THE WORLD STAGE: 1 week

WORLD WAR I: 1 week

A WORLD CRISIS:

(chapter 8, section 1)

THE UNITED STATES IN WORLD WAR I:

(chapter 8, section 2)

THE HOME FRONT:

(chapter 8, section 3)

PEACE WITHOUT VICTORY:

(chapter 8, section 4)

2nd 9 Weeks

FROM WAR TO PEACE: 1 Weeks

POSTWAR HAVOC (chapter 9, section 1)

A NEW ECONOMIC ERA (chapter 9, section 2)

THE HARDING & COOLIDGE PRSEIDENCIES (chapter 9, section 3)

ROARING 20s: 2 Weeks

AMERICNA LIFE CHANGES (chapter 10, section 1)

THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE (chapter 10, section 2)

NEW POPULAR CULTURE (chapter 10, section 3)

GREAT DEPRESSION: 2 Weeks

THE GREAT CRASH (chapter 11, section 1)

AMERICANS FACE HARD TIMES (chapter 11, section 2)

HOOVER AS PRESIDENT (chapter 11, section 3)

NEW DEAL: 2 Weeks

LAUNCHING THE NEW DEAL (chapter 12, section 1)

SECOND NEW DEAL (chapter 12, section 2)

LIFE DURING THE NEW DEAL (chapter 12, section 3)

ANALYZING THE NEW DEAL (chapter 12, section 4)

3rd 9 Weeks

WORLD WAR II: 2 Weeks

EUROPE ERUPTS INTO WAR (chapter 13, section 2)

UNITED STATES ENTERS THE WAR (chapter 13, section 3)

MOBILIZING FOR WAR (chapter 13, section 4)

WAR IN THE PACIFIC (chapter 14, section 3)

HOME FRONT (chapter 14, section 4)

WORLD WAR II ENDS (chapter 14, section 5)

COLD WAR: 1 Week

THE IRON CURTAIN FALLS (chapter 15, section 1)

HEALING THE WOUNDS OF WAR (chapter 15, section 2)

SECOND RED SCARE (chapter 15, section 3)

KOREAN WAR (chapter 15, section 4)

POSTWAR AMERICA: 2 Week

EISENHOWER (chapter 16, section 1)

ATOMIC ANXIETY (chapter 16 section 2)

TELEVISION AGE (chapter 16, section 3)

NEW FRONTIER & GREAT SOCIETY: 2 Week

KENNEDY AND THE COLD WAR (chapter 17, section 1)

KENNEDY’S THOUSAND DAYS (chapter 17, section 2)

GREAT SOCIETY (chapter 17, section 3)

CIVIL RIGHTS: 1 Weeks

FIGHTING SEGREGATION (chapter 18, section 1)

VOTING RIGHTS (chapter 18, section 3)

CHANGES AND CHALLENGES (chapter 18, section 4)

MOVEMENT CONTINUES (chapter 18, section 5)

THE VIETNAM WAR: 1 Week

WAR DEVELOPS (chapter 19, section 1)

US SUPPORT AT HOME AND ABROAD (chapter 19, section 2)

1968 (chapter 19, section 3)

WAR ENDS (chapter 19, section 4)

A TIME OF SOCIAL CHANGE: 1 Week

WOMEN AND NATIVE AMERICANS (chapter 20, section 1)

LATINOS FIGHT FOR RIGHTS (chapter 20, section 2)

CULTURE AND COUNTERCULTURE (chapter 20, section 3)

A SEARCH FOR ORDER: 1 Week

NIXON YEARS (chapter 21, section 1)

WATERGATE TO FORD (chapter 21, section 2)

CARTER’S PRESIDENCY (chapter 21, section 3)

4th 9 Weeks

CONSERVATIVE ERA: 2 Weeks

REAGAN’S FIRST TERM (chapter 22, section 1)

REAGAN’S FOREIGN POLICY (chapter 22, section 2)

NEW WORLD ORDER (chapter 22, section 3)

LIFE IN THE 1980S (chapter 23, section 4)

INTO THE 21st CENTURY: 2 Weeks

CLINTON YEARS (chapter 23, section 1)

W. BUSH’S PRESIDENCY (chapter 23, section 2)

9/11/01 (chapter 24, section 3)

LOOKING AHEAD (chapter 24, section 4)

EOC REVIEW: 1 Week

IMPORTANT NOTE: Our U. S. History class is geared toward the END OF COURSE ASSESSMENT for U. S. History in May required of all juniors in Kentucky. Your score on this exam will be reflected in your final course grade.

CONCLUSION: I anticipate special guests and special projects that will help make our history come alive to you, and to explore ways to be more knowledgeable, conscientious, and involved. I am thankful to have you as part of this class!

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