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Mr. Timothy Malloy » Mr Malloy's U.S. History

Mr Malloy's U.S. History

Mr. Malloy/ Room D-202

email: timothy.malloy@manorisd.net

2018-2019

 

Purpose of the Course

You will be learning about our United States History from 1877 to the present time. You will be preparing for your final state test, the US History EOC.

 

Specific Objectives 

  • Analyze and Synthesize the events of US History from 1877 to present
  • Apply this information to current events and make predictions about the future
  • Prepare for the US History EOC, May 2019
  • Learn test-taking strategies that will enable you to be successful on any assessment
  • Increase reading and writing, and vocabulary skills

 

Text

The Americans (online version)

Mastering the TEKS (reference)

 

Schedule of Topics

 

8/20-8/27

Thinking Like A Historian

 

8/28-9/20

The West/Gilded Age

Major events that lead to American Exceptionalism and the Industrial Revolution

 

9/21-10/05

Progressive Era
Immigration, Inventions, Robber Barons, Reforms move our nation into the modern era

10/15-10/26

Rise of World Power

US Imperialism/WWI, the US expands its territories

10/29-11/09

Transition to Modern America

Post-WWI / Return to isolationism/Roaring 20’s

11/12-11/27

Great Depression/New Deal

Stock market crash, Dust Bowl, FDR, Recovery

11/30-12/11

Prelude to WWII

Events in the US that lead to WWII

12/17-1/11

World War II

American involvement in WWII and its aftermath

1/14-2/06

Cold War

US becomes a world power/Competition for world dominance with USSR

 

2/07-3/01

New Frontiers

The 1960’s/Kennedy/LBJ/Vietnam War

3/04-3/22

1970-1990

Nixon-Clinton/Cold War ends/technology for the 21st century

4/4-4/15

1990-present

 

4/08-5/03

EOC Review/Boot camp

Preparation for the EOC

5/06-5/10

EOC Testing

5/13-5/17

Changing America

21st Century

5/20-5/24

Finals

*Dates are subject to change 

 

Method of Instruction

 During this school year, in order to pass the class, you need to show up every day, be prepared and engaged.  I will be implementing various styles of teaching.  You will be expected to take notes, access our textbook The Americans, by utilizing your iPad, be involved in group work, group projects, discussions, debates, inquiry, writing, and reading.  This will class will give you the tools to make you more successful in school and pass your last state test.

 

 

 Method of Evaluation

 

Classwork

75%

Assessments

15%

Class participation/Homework

10%

 

Attendance

You are expected to attend class on time, every day!  Please refer to the attendance policy.   You have the number of days you missed to make up the assignment(s). After that time, it is late.  If you know in advance that you will be absent from my class, it is expected that you email me so we can make a plan to get you back on track.

 

Late Work Policy

Late work results in a maximum score of a 50% on that assignment. However, students are able (and encouraged to) attend tutorials to bring up their score. You can earn full credit on your late assignment by attending 1 hour of tutorials within the 6 week grading period.