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Mr. Burnham U.S. History

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Room: 158

CSHS Phone # (254)836-1771

School Email: rburnham@chinaspringisd.net

Planning/Conference:  8th  period

Tutoring:  MON-FRI before school from 7:25 – 7:55 A.M.

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION: In United States History Studies Since 1877, which is the second part of a two-year study that begins in Grade 8, students study the history of the United States from 1877 to the present. Historical content focuses on the political, economic, and social events and issues related to industrialization and urbanization, major wars, domestic and foreign policies, and reform movements, including civil rights. Students examine the impact of geographic factors on major events and eras and analyze their causes and effects. Students examine the impact of constitutional issues on American society, evaluate the dynamic relationship of the three branches of the federal government, and analyze efforts to expand the democratic process.  Students use critical-thinking skills and a variety of primary and secondary source material to understand and interpret the past, including multiple points of view and historical context.

UNIT’s IN U.S. HISTORY TO BE STUDIED THIS YEAR:


§  Developing American Identity

§  Gilded Age 1877-1898: Creating a Modern America

§  Progressive Era 1898-1920 : Domestic Reform

§  Progressive Era 1898-1920: The US Emerges on the World Stage

§  The Twenties and the Great Depression 1929-1939

§  World War II 1939-1945 America’s Impact

§  Cold War 1947-1991 Different Ideologies

§  Civil Rights Movement 1945-1970 Liberty and Justice for All

§  Return to Conservatism 1970-1990

§  1990’s to Present: Dealing with Challenges Home and Abroad


 

STUDENTS’ RESPONSIBILITES:

·         Be On Time

·         Be Prepared

·         Be Respectful

·         Have FUN Learning

·         1 RULE: DO RIGHT!!

 

 

 

MATERIALS:

·         Pen , pencil, colored pencils, fluorescent markers

·         Tissue paper or Germ-X for +5 on 1st Test.

·         Spiral Notebook: 81/2 X 11 and at least 100 pages. 

·         3 – Ring Binder

·          Textbook: United States History since 1877 –

Classroom Set.


 

 

 

 


TARDIES:

·        Tardies will be handled according to school policy.

·        If you arrive late to class you are expected to take a seat and begin work quietly.

·        Class disruptions will not be tolerated.

 

 

ABSENCES/ MAKE UP WORK

·        Absences and Make up work will be handled according to school policy.

·        ALL MAKE UP WORK IS THE STUDENT’S RESPONSIBILITY.

·        Always feel free to ask a classmate or check with teacher for missed assignments


 


LATE ASSIGNMENTS:

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1 day late _-25___

2 days late _-50__

 
Late work will be handled according to department policy.  

 

 

     GRADING POLICY:

Daily grades: _50%_

Test grades: _50%_

 
 

 

 



LEAVING CLASS:

·         Each student will be given 1 pass per six weeks.  Once they have used that pass, they will not be allowed to leave the classroom.  Those students who do not use their passes will get bonus points of their choice at the end of the six weeks (either 20 points towards a daily grade, 6 points towards a quiz grade, or 3 points towards a test grade).

 

DISCIPLINARY STEPS: I expect every student to come to class prepared to put forth his/her best effort with the goal of doing what is necessary to achieve success.  In addition to following the Student Handbook rules, students are expected to exhibit professionalism and respect.  Violation of these rules and expectations will result in the following disciplinary actions:

·    Stage 1        Verbal Warning

·      Stage2         Student-Teacher Conference

·    Stage 3        Detention and/or Parent or Guardian Contact

·    Stage 4        Referral

 

BYOD policy:  A student is only able to use their device with classroom teacher permission for educational purposes.   If students do not follow this procedure their device will be taken and turned into the office.   DEVICES ARE NEVER ALLOWED DURING TESTING!  Students can NEVER record (audio or visually) myself or other students during class without permission from teacher.

KEYS TO SUCCESS:

·         Be attentive during class period

·         Complete daily classroom assignments

·         Being prepared for class

·         Working well with partners and groups to maximize learning

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