United States History from Post-Reconstruction to Present, v1

HS COURSE SYLLABUS

1.0 Carnegie Unit 

Instructor Information:

AH 201 TEXTBOOK

Rebecca Fava

Hi all!

My name is Rebecca Fava. I have taught for 8 years, and currently teach several Social Studies and English courses for HS.

I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee at Martin, my law degree from Ole Miss, and my MA in History from the University of Memphis.

My husband and I, along with our dog, live in the Memphis area. Please feel free to contact me with any questions at rtfava@olemiss.edu.

As this is an online course, it is very important that you check your Ole Miss email. That is how I will communicate with you! Thanks!

Contact Information:

If you have questions concerning the content of the course, you may contact the instructor directly using the email link in the "Communications & Tools" tab. NOTE: Whenever sending an email, please be sure to indicate your Course title and number in the subject line (ie, AP Art History).

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The University of Mississippi High School
P. O. Box 7959
University, MS 38677-0729

Phone: 662-915-1296
Fax: (662) 915-5138
E-mail: UMHS@olemiss.edu

Course Description

Welcome to United States history (1877 to the present). This course focuses on the role of the United States as it made the transition from a young nation to a leading nation in the global arena. All the lessons can be found under the Lessons tab at the top of this page. This course uses thematic units based on interwoven social, political, economic, and geographic changes in the United States from 1877 to the present. The student will trace the history of the United States from Reconstruction's end to the modern period.

Textbook Information:

Required Textbook:

Boyer, Paul, and Sterling Stuckey. American Nation in the Modern Era. Holt McDougal: 2005. Print ISBN 0-03-038821-X

It is the student's responsibility to order his or her textbook. Online textbook retailers such as Amazon.com, ABEbooks.com, or Half.com usually provide used textbooks at economical prices.

You must make sure you are ordering the exact book required in this syllabus.

Course Objectives:

Click this Course Standards link for a full list of the standards covered in this course.

Course Outline:

This course consists of 6 instructional units.

Units
Chapters Reading Assignments
Due for Grades
Syllabus and Syllabus Self Check Syllabus Self check and introduction post
1

Chapter 4: Reconstruction and the New South, 1865-1900

Textbook chapter, course notes, video
Self checks, Chapter evaluation
1

Chapter 5: The Western Crossroads, 1860-1910

Textbook chapter, course notes, videos
Self checks, Chapter evaluation
1

Chapter 6: The Second Industrial Revolution, 1865-1905

Textbook chapter, course notes, videos
Self checks, Chapter evaluation
1

Chapter 7: The Transformation of American Society, 1865-1910

Textbook chapter, course notes
Self check
1

Chapter 8: Politics in the Gilded Age, 1865-1900

Textbook chapter, course notes, video
Self checks
Unit One Evaluation Non-proctored open book evaluation
Project One Presentation
Exam 1 Proctored Exam To be scheduled and completed before proceeding
2

Chapter 9: The Age of Reform, 1897-1920

Textbook chapter, course notes, video
Self check
2

Chapter 10: Progessive Politicians, 1900-1920

Textbook chapter, course notes, videos
Self check
2

Chapter 11: America and the World, 1898-1917

Textbook chapter, course notes, videos
Self check
2

Chapter 12: World War I, 1914-1920

Textbook chapter, course notes, videos
Self check
Unit Two Evaluation Non-proctored open book evaluation
3

Chapter 13: A Turbulent Decade, 1919-1929

Textbook chapter, course notes, videos
Self check
3

Chapter 14: The Jazz Age, 1920-1929

Textbook chapter, course notes, videos
Self check
3

Chapter 15: The Great Depression, 1929-1933

Textbook chapter, course notes, videos
Self check
3

Chapter 16: The New Deal, 1933-1939

Textbook chapter, course notes, videos
Self check
Unit Three Evaluation Non-proctored open book evaluation
Project Two Presentation or Writing Project
Exam 2 Proctored Exam To be scheduled and completed before proceeding
4

Chapter 17: The Road to War, 1921-1941

Textbook chapter, course notes, videos
Self check
4

Chapter 18: Americans in World War II, 1941-1945

Textbook chapter, course notes, videos
Self check
4

Chapter 19: The Cold War, 1945-1960

Textbook chapter, course notes, videos
Self check
4

Chapter 20: American Society After World War II, 1945-1960

Textbook chapter, course notes, videos
Self check
Unit 4 Evaluation Non-proctored open book evaluation
Project Three Presentation or Writing Project
Exam 3 Proctored Exam To be scheduled and completed before proceeding
5

Chapter 21: The New Frontier and Great Society, 1961-1969

Textbook chapter, course notes, videos
Self check
5

Chapter 22: The Civil Rights Movement, 1960-1978

Textbook chapter, course notes, videos
Self check
5

Chapter 23: Struggles for Change, 1968-1975

Textbook chapter, course notes
Self check
5

Chapter 24: War in Vietnam, 1954-1975

Textbook chapter, course notes, videos
Self check
Unit 5 Evaluation Non-proctored open book evaluation
Project Four Presentation or Writing Project
6

Chapter 25: From Nixon to Carter, 1968-1980

Textbook chapter, course notes
Self check
6

Chapter 26: The Republican Revolution, 1980-1992

Textbook chapter, course notes
Self check
6

Chapter 27: Launching the New Millenium, 1990-2000

Textbook chapter, course notes
Self check
Unit 6 Evaluation Non-proctored open book evaluation
Exam 4 Proctored Exam To be scheduled and completed before proceeding

Grading:

GRADING SCALE

93 - 100% = A
85 - 92% = B
75 - 84% = C
70 - 74% = D
Below 69% = F

GRADING INFORMATION:

The grading format is as follows:

Self Checks 10%
Unit Evaluations 30%
Projects 20%
Exams 40%

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