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Hammond Middle School 1 2009-2010 Course Syllabus
Welcome to 7th grade US History 1877 to the Present. This year, we will be exploring how the United States transformed after the Civil War from an agricultural nation to one of the most powerful industrial nations in the world. Materials: Textbook: The American Nation: 1877-Present. Each student will receive a copy of the textbook to be brought home to use as supplementary support during the course. Some assignments may be given from this textbook. Binder: Each student will create an interactive binder throughout the course. This binder will contain all of the necessary notes, handouts, tests, assignments and other materials needed to be successful. This binder will be graded several times each quarter to ensure that all students are maintaining their work. Grades: Student grades will be determined using the following criteria: Tests: Quizzes: Classwork: Homework/Binder: Projects Quarter tests Total: 25% 15% 15% 10% 25% 10% 100%
Evaluation: Students will be evaluated in various ways including quizzes, tests, classwork assignments, warm ups, projects, and binder checks. Turn in assignments on time: All assignments, including homework and projects are to be turned in on time. Grade deductions will be taken on any late assignments.
Expectations: Each student is expected to come to class with a positive attitude, ready to learn. In order to be successful, students must come to class EVERYDAY with their Interactive Binder, containing loose-leaf paper, and a pen or pencil. Teachers will not supply students with paper or writing utensils. Be prepared: Bring materials to class. Be respectful: Treat others and yourself with respect. You show this with what you say and how you act. Be on time: When you arrive late, you miss important information! Absences If you are absent, it is YOUR responsibility to find out what work you missed. You are also responsible for filling in the pages of your Interactive Binder on those days you are absent. You should ask a classmate for the missed assignments and pages, or use the class binder to see what you missed. YOU are responsible to schedule a time to take any missed tests or quizzes. How to reach the teachers: You can contact me or Mr. Bengtson by writing a note in the student agenda, calling 703-461-4105 and leaving a message, or e-mailing us at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. We are available to meet with you ________
Content: Below you will find a brief outline of the content we will be exploring during the school year in US History II.
Quarter One Geography States/Regions/Cities The Great Plains Physical Features Inventions and adaptations Reasons for Westward Expansion o Native American conflicts & struggles Immigration Reasons for increased immigration o Efforts to solve problems • Racial Segregation Jim Crow Laws Booker T. Washington & WEB Dubois • Growth of Cities Reasons why cities developed Challenges faced in cities Industrial Revolution Inventions and growth of industries Big Business Negative Effects of Industrialization Progressivism Women’s Suffrage Temperance Movement Spanish American War Quarter Two • World War One o Reasons for US involvement o Sides in the War o US Leadership and effects of the War • Impact of Electrification on the US • Impact of the Automobile • Prohibition • Great Migration • The Roaring 20s o Art, literature and music • • The Harlem Renaissance o Art, literature and music The Great Depression o Causes o Impact on Americans o Features of the New Deal
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Quarter Three • World War Two o Causes of World War Two o Sides in WWII o American Involvement o Major Events o The Holocaust o Results of WWII • US Economy after WWII • The Cold War o Origins o Major Conflicts Korean War Cuban Missile Crisis Vietnam War o Collapse of Communism in Europe Quarter Four • Civil Rights Movement o Effects of segregation o Leaders of the Movement o Supreme Court decisions • Women’s Rights Movement • Impact of new technology on American life • SOL Review • Final research project