House Bill 2504 Fall 2011 Course Syllabus HIST-1301-01 - American History - History of the United States, 1763 to 1877
Fall 2011 Course Syllabus
HIST-1301-01 - American History - History of the United States, 1763 to 1877
|Instructor||Copple, Monteel Strickland|
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|Course Description||Survey of United States history through reconstruction.|
|Required Textbooks||AMERICAN HISTORY: A Survey, Volume I, 13th Edition. Alan Brinkley, author. McGraw-Hill Publishing Company, 20|
|Attendance Policy||Students are expected to attend class. Role is checked daily and a grade commensurate with an exam is given.|
|Course Grading Scale||90 - 100 = A 80 - 89 = B 70 - 79 = C 60 - 69 = D Below 59 = F|
|Determination of Final Grade||Students will have three major exams, four quiz grades equal to a major exam, and an attendance grade. These combine for 500 total points.|
|Final Exam Date||December 14, 2011 - 8:00 AM|
Week 1: Course introduction and syllabus review. 40,000 years of history in 40 minutes will be discussed and mercantilism will be defined
Week 2: Chapter 4 outline, lecture, notes presented concerning the French and Indian War and the American colonies until revolution. First article. "Sunrise at Philadelphia" passed and introduced.
Week 3: Chapter 5 notes, outline and war chart passed. Discussion of the revolution and after independence discussed. Pass review sheet for first exam.
Week 4: Continue discussion of first article and prep for quiz. Begin Chapter 6.
Week 5: Take quiz over "Sunrise" article. Work with the documents of freedom as per chapter 6. Prepare for major exam after chapter 7.
Week 6. Finish all notes from previous chapters and introduce chapter 7, Jeffersonian democracy. Get notes and finish review sheet and prepare for first major exam. Begin CDs of presidents.
Week 7. Return exam, check scores. Use teacher made notes for chapter 8. Pass second article for testing, "The Trail of Tears." Introduce chapter 9 with notes and lecture over Jackson. Pass second review sheet
Week 8. Continue with Jackson. Discuss article. Talk about terms and events to be covered on second exam
Week 9. Introduce chapter 10 and use fill in notes to cover information
Week 10. Review for and take second exam. Return and reteach
Week 11. View the "Slave Diaries," and introduce chapter 11. Continue CDs of the biographies of the presidents.
Week 12. Finish chapter 11. Pass third article, "Cholera." Introduce and set quiz date. Do "jot notes" for chapter 12.
Week 13. Finish lecture and notes on slavery and chapter 12. Pass final exam review sheet. Do as much as possible to set up reading test for week 14 a it is shortened by Thanksgiving.
Week 14: Take reading quiz, continue CDs on presidents and pass Chapter 13 notes for highlighting. Chapter 13 is a lengthy chapter.
Week 15: Finish discussion of chapter 13. Assign fourth activity, map work and learning of Confederate states. Get notes and introduce Ken Burns' series on the Civil War. Items from this video will be on the final so attendance is encouraged.
Week 16: Conclude course and prepare for the final exam
Week 8. Pass second article, "The Trail
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
Week 1: Historical review of formation of colonies
Week 2: Chapter 4 assigned. "Sunrise at Philadelphia" assigned for 25 point quiz.
Week 3: Cover chapter 5, the Revolution and independence.
Week 4: Talk about possibilities for questions from article and begin chapter 6. Learn the documents of our democracy
Week 5: The quiz will be given this week on Wednesday. Close attention will be given to the Declaration, Constitution, and Bill of Rights. We may try something special in conjunction with Drama classes
Week 6. Talk about Jefferson and depicted in the video. Contrast him with Washington and Adams.
Week 7: Take first major exam. Score, return, and reteach.
Week 8: Pass second article, "The Trail of Tears." Work on Chapter 8
On Friday begin the "Age of Jackson" and tie him to the article with Chapter 9
Week 9: Assign second major exam for week 10. Distribute chapter 10 fill in notes for completion
Week 10: Review for and take second major exam. Score,return and reteach. Take second quiz
Week 11: This week's topic is the issue of slavery
Week 12: Third article, "Cholera," introduced. Review for final exam also passed.
Week 13. Explain the concept of "jot notes" for chapter 12. Pass chapter 13 for highlighting
Week 14: this is a holiday week. Take quiz on third article.
Week 15. Assign map as fourth activity for 25 point grade. View first CD of Ken Burn's series, "The Civil War." Examine tenants of reconstruction for chapter 15.
Week 16. Turn in map work and prepare for final exam
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
Associate of Arts
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scientific principles needed to complete task
|Course Student Learning Outcomes||
Relate the events that led to the exploration and colonization of early America
Summarize reasons for colonial discontent and actions that led to revolution and independence
Demonstrate and understanding of our documents of democracy
Describe our foreign policy as it developed in the 19th century
Analyze stages of economic development as the United States became an industrialized nation
Realize the causes of sectionalism as they moved us toward civil war
Discuss the major features of Reconstruction and their political impact
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