These courses are relatively new dual credit course trials by the TN Dept. of Ed.  They are designed to be rigorous and rich with information.  Rather than a huge amount of standards, World History and American History are designed to focus on Topics, with sub-standards, on which we are to focus.  Every student enrolled will take the state's Challenge Exam at the end of the semester.  This test will determine if the student gets college credit.  However, the class grade is NOT effected by this test- unless a child does not try OR if the student passes the test.  Hopefully this is a clear explanation of the adventure we are going to be taking.  Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Each student will also have to complete a final project after the Dual Credit test to satisfy local course requirements.
Supplies for class--
1 inch hard back binder
loose leaf paper
dividers- at least 5
pocket/regular folder
pencil/pen (NO red ink)
hi liter
colored pencils
**Requested**  (greatly appreciated!!)
Expo Dry Erase markers
Clorox Wipes/Desk Wipes
Germ X 
Clear tape
loose leaf paper

Monday- October 1

World History-
Notebook/Material check up
Notes 4.2- France under Louis XIV
cooperative graphic organizer 

American History-
Test- Unit 6 & 7 
Robber Baron project due!

Tuesday- October 2
World History-
Notes 4.3- Parliament Triumphs in England

American History-

Wednesday- October 3
World History-
4.4- Rise of Austria and Prussia

American History-
Definitions and checkpoint questions over Chapter 7- Gilded Age

Thursday- October 4
World History-
Section 4.5- Absolute Monarchy in Russia

American History-

Friday- October 5
Talent Show...2 hour late class schedule
World History- 
Chapter 4 test

American History-

Rules for this class are the same as those outlined in the Student handbook information. Guidelines, beginning with respect, are discussed and established.

The Grading scale for this class is 
50% Test
25% Quiz
25% Project/other

* Extra credit opportunities are given within the course to allow the students the most opportunities to get the best grade possible. These will be referred to as "optionals".  There will be NO "last minute" extra credit and each student is responsible for contacting Ms. Crisp within 3 days of an absence to get their make up work.  Failure to do so can result in a 0 (zero) grade on the assignment, activity, or test.

If you have questions, please call me at 823-5911 between 7:30-2:45 or email me at anytime at

Plans for this course are laid out and specific. However, it is impossible to foresee class interruptions, student understanding of topics, or any other potential issues. Therefore, all lesson plans, topics, and activities are subject to these potential issues.

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." ~ Nelson Mandela