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U.S. History Syllabus

 

 

 

 

 

Huffman Middle School

Huffman Independent School District

 

Course Syllabus

2019 - 2020

 

Teacher

Wade Tillery

Course Name

U.S. History

Room

109

Email

wtillery@huffmanisd.net

School Phone

(281)324-2598

Conference Days & Times

Monday, Tuesday and Friday (9:54 – 10:40)

Thursday (7:20 – 8:47)

Materials

Composition notebook

Binder (2inch)

Color pencils

Markers

Scissors

Elmer’s Glue (liquid)

Pencils

Resources / Books

Mastering the 8th Grade TEKS

Expectations

The purpose of this course is to build your confidence in social studies and to reinforce the knowledge and skills you are learning in U.S. History with Mr. Tillery. The expectation for all students is Level 3 performance on STAAR. 

Attendance

Make-up Work:

Student is responsible to get assignments only after an excused absence.

 

Huffman ISD Policy:

Regular attendance and punctuality shall be required of every student. Students have the responsibility to take advantage of their educational opportunity by attending all classes daily and on time unless circumstances prevent them from doing so.

 

Assignments

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Homework

We will do a variety of learning experiences in our class!  Classwork will include hands-on activities, writing assignments to help clarify your thinking, interactive study games, and practice to help you master the objectives.

 

Homework will be assigned as needed.  Ten points will be deducted for each day it is late.

 

 

 

Grading Rubric

 

 

Category

Percent of Grade

Daily Grade

50%

Test and Projects

50%

*Test and or Classroom Assignments

NO TEST CORRECTIONS OR REDO OF ASSIGNMENTS.

I do not believe in this as it impairs students not to meet expectations by not prioritizing and nor studying.  My reviews will be same TEKs as the test (Mirror the test).

All assignments are done in class with appropriate class time and/or accommodations, therefore all students will have ample “in class time” to complete classroom assignments unless student is not managing their time.

 

Objectives

In Grade 8, students study the history of the United States from the early colonial period through Reconstruction. Historical content focuses on the political, economic, religious, and social events and issues related to the colonial and revolutionary eras, the creation and ratification of the U.S. Constitution, challenges of the early republic, the Age of Jackson, westward expansion, sectionalism, Civil War, and Reconstruction. Students describe the physical characteristics of the United States and their impact on population distribution and settlement patterns in the past and present. Students analyze the various economic factors that influenced the development of colonial America and the early years of the republic and identify the origins of the free enterprise system. Students examine the American beliefs and principles, including limited government, checks and balances, federalism, separation of powers, and individual rights, reflected in the U.S. Constitution and other historical documents. Students evaluate the impact of Supreme Court cases and major reform movements of the 19th century and examine the rights and responsibilities of citizens of the United States as well as the importance of effective leadership in a constitutional republic. Students evaluate the impact of scientific discoveries and technological innovations on the development of the United States. Students use critical-thinking skills, including the identification of bias in written, oral, and visual material.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acknowledgement of Syllabus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope that you will find this class interesting,

Informative —and fun! You and I will be working very hard to develop new skills and understand new concepts this year to be successful in the STAAR. I strongly believe in challenging students through a variety of activities that will make history “come alive”.

 

 

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