Text Book -- Pacemaker United States History by Globe Fearon
This course is a study of United States History from the industrial revolution to the present. A connection is developed between issues of the past, and their influence on the present. Emphasis is placed on the development of industry and westward expansion, World War I, the 1920's, the depression, World War II, the Communist threat and the Cold War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Civil Rights Movement, Viet Nam, the Space Race, and current issues facing today’s United States.
Units covered include: Americans Move West, Becoming a World Leader, Years of Uncertainty, The Unites States in Crisis, A Changing Society, Years of Change (1960-1975), Forward to the Future (1976-present)
STATE CONTENT STANDARDS ADDRESSED
INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS USED
Text: United States History; Publisher: Globe Fearon
Laptops: This is an e-Learning class. Laptops will be assigned for classroom use only to all students who have a District Internet Permission Form on file with the school.
Software: MS Office, MS Publisher, MS FrontPage, and other software as it becomes available.
Internet: available only to those students who have District Internet Permission Form on file with the school. The Internet will be used extensively for research projects.
Videos: A variety of videos are used to supplement units taught in the program.
Supplemental materials: Assorted workbooks, textbooks, web sites and related materials as they become available are used throughout the course to supplement the curriculum.
Should you have any questions or concerns about any of the Instructional Materials used in this course, please contact me at the above referenced number or E-mail address.
Grades are based on total points achieved on assignments. A participation grade is issued daily, and is affected by absences and tardiness.
The grading scale used is: A 90 +%; B 80 - 89%; C 70 - 79%; D 60 - 69%; F 0 - 59%.
Late assignments are not accepted without prior approval.
Homework is periodically assigned along with specific due dates. Original work is expected (a zero grade is issued for copied work). Late assignments are not accepted without prior approval.
See school policy in Student Handbook.
Basic classroom policy:
Attendance and Punctuality
Regarding absences and extenuating circumstances, see school policy in Student Handbook. Extra credit is periodically issued. (Students will not pass the class based solely on the completion of these assignments!)
MATERIALS REQUIRED OF STUDENTS
Students are expected to come to class prepared to work. They will need a notebook, lined paper, pencils and pens daily.
NOTE: We follow school rules and policies in this classroom.
The following are not allowed in the classroom:
For students who need extra help (or just a quiet place to get work done), SLz’s Study Center is open every day at lunch and after school till 5 pm. Teachers and peer tutors are always available to help with assignments, check out laptops, and sell school supplies. The Study Center is in room xx, which you can reach directly by calling 317-xxxx after 3:15.
This class syllabus is for your review. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at the referenced phone number or via e-mail. Also, should you have e-mail access, please send me a blank e-mail so that I can save your address. By doing so, I will be able to communicate directly with you on your student's progress.
Thank you, Mr. Rodrigues
Class: United States History
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POINT VALUE: 20