In this course, we will explore the history of the United States from Colonialism through Reconstruction. Students will be exposed to a variety of learning experiences such as: lecture/note-taking, project-based learning, and evaluation of primary and secondary sources.
Students should follow the instructions for the Bell Ringer immediately upon entering the classroom.
Students will be graded on the total points system outlined in the LaVega Junior High School- George Dixon Campus student handbook.
LATE WORK WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED!
Quizzes and Exams
The majority of possible points will come from quizzes and exams. Students should be prepared to take a short quiz (10-20 points) following each topic and to take exams over every unit (100 points).
Students will be given 7 days’ notice prior to every unit exam.
Exam Study Materials:
Exams will primarily be multiple choice, but students should be prepared for multiple select and extended response items as well.
o COLONIAL AMERICA - LIFE IN A NEW LAND 1587-1763
o AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE - RESTLESSNESS TO REBELLION 1763-1783
o WRITING THE CONSTITUTION - CREATING A MORE PERFECT UNION 1783-1791
o EARLY REPUBLIC - ADDRESSING CHALLENGES 1789-1828
o AGE OF JACKSON - DEMOCRACY EXPANDS 1820s-1830s
o WESTWARD EXPANSION - FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA 1780s-1850s
O INDUSTRIALIZATION AND REFORM - INNOVATION BRINGS CHANGE 1800s - 1850s
O SECTIONALISM - GROWING DIVISION 1820s - 1850s
O CIVIL WAR- THE ENDANGERED UNION 1860-1865
O RECONSTRUCTION - REBUILDING THE UNION 1865-1877
O RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES - LIFE IN A DEMOCRACY
O STAAR Review