House Bill 2504 Spring 2012 Course Syllabus HIST-1301-01 - American History - History of the United States, 1763 to 1877
Spring 2012 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.|
|Attendance Policy||Students are expected to attend class. Role will be taken and an attendance grade will be given commensurate with a major exam.|
|Course Grading Scale||90 - 100 = A 80 - 89 = B 70 - 79 = C 60 - 69 = D Below 59 = F|
|Determination of Final Grade||Students will be given three major exams, four quiz grades equal to a major exam and the attendance grade which adds to 500 points|
|Final Exam Date||May 16, 2012 - 8:00 AM|
Week 1: Course introduction and syllabus review. 40,00 years of history in 40 minutes will be discussed and mercantilism defined
Week 2: Chapter 4outline, lecture, and 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 note, outline, and war chart passed. Discussion of the revolution and independence. Pass first review sheet for first exam.
Week4: Continue discussion of first article and assign quiz date. Begin prep for it. Begin chapter 6.
Week 5. Take quiz over "Sunrise" article. Work with the documents of freedom as per chapter6. Prepare for and assign major exam date.
Week 6: Finish all previous notes and reteach. Begin Chapter 7 with an introduction to Jefferson and his time.Get adequate notes and continue review sheet discussion. Begins Presidential biographies CD's. Take first major exam.
Week 7: Return test, check scores. Pass teacher-made notes for chapter 8. Pass second article, "The Trail of Tears" and set quiz date. Introduce chapter 9 and pass outline for lecture.
Week 8: Continue with Jackson's tenure in office. Review terms and questions for upcoming exam.
Week 9: Administer second exam and pass fill-in notes for chapter 10.
Week 10: Return exam and reteach. Prepare for "Trail of Tears" quiz. Advance to chapter 11. Continue presidential CD's and view the "Slave Diaries."
Week 11: Culminate work assigned in week 10.
Week 12: Pass third article, "Cholera." Do jot notes for chapter 12
Week 13: Finish lecture and notes on 12 and prepare for chapter 13. Pass outline and map of Confederacy to be labeled and colored accordingly. Pass final exam review.
Week 14:Take reading quiz, finish chapter 13, and introduce the Ken Burn's series on the Civil War. Begin discussion of CD and information in the chapter.
Week 15: Conclude assigned work, discuss and update averages and prepare for final exam.
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
Week 1: Historical review of the formation of the original thirteen colonies
Week 2: Chapter 4 assigned. First article, "Sunrise at Philadelphia"assigned and distributed. (First quiz grade) Cover chapter 4 in lecture.
Week 3: Finish chapter 4, French and Indian war and move to Chapter 5 revolt and revolution. Pass progress chart.
Week 4: Discuss article and prep for quiz, Move on to Chapter 6, the writing of the constitution and formation of a new government. Memorize three documents that are the foundation of our government. Introduce Presidential Biographes by the History Channel. Quiz
Week 5: Pass second exam review sheet. Move on to chapter 7,and introduce Jeffersonianism. Begin discussion of review terms and assign exam date.
Week 6: Review, test and score. Review scores and reteach.
Week 7: Pass second article, "Trail of Tears," and introduce. Pass teacher made notes for chapter 8 and discuss. Pass review sheet for second exam.
Week 8: Introduce chapter 9, Jackson,and parallel the article. Assign a quiz date and continue notes on Jackson. Play biography of Jackson. Prepare for Spring Break
Week 9: Spring Break
Week 10: Finish chapter 9 and move to chapter 10, fill in notes. Take second quiz. Begin discussion of 10 and other chapters to be tested.
Week 11: Detailed review and prep for exam 2. Score, return and reteach.
Week 12: Begin chapter 11 and see the "Slave Diaries. Dismiss for Easter break
Week 13: Finish chapter 11 notes and do "jot" note for chapter 12. Pass review for final exam and assign map work and last article, "Cholera." Pass teacher made notes for chapter 13 and discuss. Set day for map turn in and last quiz date.
Week 14: Assign chapter on the Civil War. View part of the Ken Burn's series on the topic.
Week 15: Culminate the class. Finish all class discussions and get all work in the grade book.
Week 16: Give final
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|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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