US HISTORY II
INSTRUCTOR: JASON MIDDLEBROOKS SHAPIRO
CLASSROOMS: WEST HALL 704, 705, 801, 804 & 805
9/27 BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT***
I will not be able to attend Back to School night. I encourage all interested parents or guardians to contact me via email and we can arrange a time to speak about the course; including expectations, grading, class procedure etc. ___________________________________________________________________________________
SYLLABUS, THEMES & GRADING POLICY: (CLICK BELOW)
(EXCERPT FROM SYLLABUS BELOW)
Outline of Content Area:
The Development of the Industrial United States (1870-1900) (Review of USI intended to set up 20th century) Approximately one week
The Emergence of Modern America
Part I—Progressive Reforms (Through beginning of October)
Part II—American Imperialism (Through End of October)
Part III—World War I (Through Beginning of November)
Part IV—The Roaring Twenties. (Through End of November)
III. The Great Depression and World War II
Part I: The Great Depression and New Deal (Through January)
Part II: World War II and The Holocaust (Through Midterms)
Postwar United States (1945-early 1970s)
Part I: The Cold War (Through Middle of February)
Part II: The 1950s (Through End of February)
Part III: The 1960s (Through Middle of March)
Part IV: Civil Rights and Social Change (Through End of March)
Part V: Vietnam (Through Middle of April)
Contemporary United States (1968-the present)
Part I: The Nixon, Ford, and Carter Years (Through End of April)
Part II: The New Conservativism (1980-1992) (Through Middle of May)
Part III: Embarking on the 21st Century (1992-the present) (1st week of June)
Minor Assessments (Class work, Participation, Homework, Quizzes) 30%
Major Assessments (Tests, Projects) 70%
Notebook or binder, pen, pencils, open mind
Google Classroom will be used for all work unless otherwise noted.
Late assignments will be assessed a 10% grade deduction per class day.
Assessments missed due to absence will be made up upon return to class. No exceptions.
If a class is missed and student returns on assessment day student will take the assessment.
All class assignments are posted to Google Classroom.
Parents or guardians will be notified if student receives a test score of 64%, is not meeting class goals, or for other issues.