WELCOME TO u.s.history 

Ms. SANDRA gainey 

ATTENTION  PARENT/GUARDIAN AND STUDENTS - 

 

                             ANY STUDENT SENT HOME FOR COVID (ILLNESS, QUARANTINE, OR SYMPTOMS)                                            PLEASE EMAIL ME FOR ASSIGNMENTS!!!

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August 31-September 4:Review Syllabus, Review Class Rules/Procedures, Review Teacher/Parent/Student agreement, complete "all about me".   Return ALL forms (signed by parent/student) to class for a participation grade!           ASSIGNMENT - Complete Review Topic-Connecting with Past Learnings (The Civil War).

 

September 7-11: Review Anticipation Guide/Topic 1.1/Reconstuction (1865-1877), Review Outline/Topic 1.1, Read Topic 1.1/Plans for Reconstruction on Clash. Note-taking (outline summary or 2-Column, Note-Taking Study Guide), vocabulary wordsearch/wordpuzzle, Section assessment questions (TDQs), Quiz: Topic 1.1; Bio-Lincoln /Johnson

 

September 21-25: continued from week 2 (due to Hurricane Sally)

September 28-October 2: Read Topic 1.1/Reconstruction Changes the South, Note-taking (outline summary or 2-Column, Note-Taking Study Guide), vocabulary wordsearch/wordpuzzle, Section 1.2 Assessment questions (TDQs), Quiz: Topic 1.2 

October 5-9. Read Topic 1.3/Reconstruction's Impact, Note-taking (outline summary or 2-Column, Note-Taking Study Guide), vocabulary wordsearch/wordpuzzle, Section 1.3 Assessment questions (TDQs), Quiz: Topic 1.3 

October 12-16: Read Topic 1.3/Reconstruction's Impact, Note-taking (outline summary or 2-Column, Note-Taking Study Guide), vocabulary wordsearch/wordpuzzle, Section 1.3 Assessment questions (TDQs), Quiz: Topic 1.3 

October 19-23: continued from week

October 26-30: continued from week. Catch up week

November 3-6: RTopic 1/Reconstruction, Cloze Activity, Jeopardy review, Test, EOC practice

November 9-13: Reconstruction Review - Jeopardy, TEST/Reconstruciton. EOC Practice

November 16-20: Topic 2.2/Big Business Rises, note-taking, Vocabulary wordsearch/wordpuzzle; Primary Source/Biography, Quiz Topic 2.2

November 23-24: Continued from last week

November 30-4 Dec: Topic 2.1/Innovation Boosts Growth, note-taking, Vocabulary wordsearch/wordpuzzle; w/s-Geography and History, Quiz Topic 2.1

7 -11 Dec: continued from last week

14 -17 Dec: Topic 2.3/IThe Organized Labor Movement; note-taking, Vocabulary wordsearch/wordpuzzle; Biography-Labor Leaders; Quiz Topic 2.3

4 -8 Jan 2021: Topic 2.4/New Immigrants; Note-taking, Vocabulary wordsearch/wordpuzzle; w/s-Viewpoints-Immigration and Urbanization; Quiz Topic 2.4

11-15 Jan 2021: Review for Semester Exam

19-22 Jan 2021: Review for Semester Exam; Semester Exam- THURSDAY 21 JAN2021

26-29 Jan 2021: Topic 2.5/A Nation of Cities; Note-taking, Vocabulary wordsearch/wordpuzzle; graphic organizer-Outline Map-Major Cities, Quiz Topiic 2.5

1-5 Feb 2021: (cont'd from last week) Topic 2.5/A Nation of Cities; Note-taking, Vocabulary wordsearch/wordpuzzle; graphic organizer-Outline Map-Major Cities, Quiz Topic 2.5; then Read Topic 2.6/New Ways of Life and outline.

8-12 Feb 2021:  Vocabulary wordsearch/wordpuzzle; Reading a Chart/Consumerism; Interpreting a Political Cartoon-The Gilded Age; Primary/Secondary source-The Gilded Age; Quiz-Topic 2.6/New Ways of Life.

16-19 Feb 2021:  (cont'd from last week) Vocabulary wordsearch/wordpuzzle; Reading a Chart/Consumerism; Interpreting a Political Cartoon-The Gilded Age; Primary/Secondary source-The Gilded Age; Quiz-Topic 2.6/New Ways of Life. 

22-26 Feb 2021:  E.O.C. practice Review (Topic 2)

1-5 Mar 2021:  E.O.C. practice Review (Topic 2),

8-12 Mar 2021:  Test Topic 2, Read Topic 3.1/American Indians Under Pressure, Vocabulary wordsearch/wordpuzzle, Test Topic 2, Read Topic 3.1/American Indians Under Pressure, Vocabulary wordsearch/wordpuzzle

15-19 Mar 2021:  Vocabulary wordsearch/wordpuzzle, Map-Indian Relocation/Points of View: Trail of Tears, Quiz 3-1.

22-26 Mar 2021:  Vocabulary wordsearch/wordpuzzle, Quiz 3-2

30 Mar -2 Apr 2021Read Topic 3.3/Corruption Plagues the Nation, Vocabulary wordsearch/wordpuzzle, biography-Ulysses Grant/Grover Cleveland, Quiz Topic 3.3

5-9 Apr 2021:  Quiz Topic 3.3; Read Topic 3.4/Farm Issues and Populism, Vocabulary wordsearch/wordpuzzle, giography-McKinley, Quiz, Topic 3.4

12-16 Apr 2021:  continued from last week

26-30 Apr 2021:  Review Topic 3.4/Farm Issues and Populism, Topic 3 EOC Practice/DBQ, TEST-Topic 3

10-15 May 2021:  EOC Practice/DBQ, Topic 4-America Comes of Age, World War I and the 1920s (1914-1929)

24-28 May 2021:  DBQ, Topic 7-World War II (1931-1945)

1-4 June 2021:  DBQ, Topic 8-Postwar America (1945-1960)

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 CURRICULUM: The course enables students to understand the development of the United States within the context of history with a major focus on the post-Reconstruction period.  Students will use knowledge pertaining to histoy, geography, economics, political processes, religion, ethics, diverse cultures, and humanities to solve problems in academic, civic, social, and employment settings.

 

Due to the curriculum and content of this course, aspects of new, non-traditional, or unfamiliar cultural practices and norms will be presented to students as a part of the class. The purpose of allowing students to observe various types of behaviors, clothing, and values is to offer a global perspective on many cultures, so that they may gain an appreciation and understanding for the influence of culture on beliefs and actions of specific groups of people.   

 

Students will be regularly assessed (tested) on material learned using these standards.  This course has a semester, teacher-generated exam.    

      

Students will complete assignments on a daily basis.  Class work automatically becomes homework if not completed by the end of the period.  All work is due the following day. (Exceptions are absent students, ESE, ELL, or 504 students with extended time).  

   

GRADING POLICY:   My policy is that 70% of the grade will be based on quizzes and tests, 30% on classwork/homework.  Students who have an excused absence from school will have 5 school days to make up their work. A “Z” or zero will be placed in the grade book for missing work and will remain until the absence is excused and the work is made up. It is the responsibility of the student to get any missed work due to an absence, complete it, and turn it in for a grade.    

 

PHONE:   833-3614. If I am teaching, your call will be forwarded to my voicemail.  Just leave a message.  I will return your call during my planning period or at the end of the day. 

 

EMAIL:   Choctaw’s web page will give you a link where you will be able to send me an email message.  I will respond during my planning period or at the end of the day. My email address is gaineys@okaloosaschools.com. NOTE - STUDENTS SHOULD ACCESS THEIR SCHOOL EMAIL REGULARLY.

 

OTHER COMMUNICATION:   On Choctaw’s web page, you will find the following links to me (1) my teacher webpage, (2) my teacher online assignment folder, and (3) and/or Google Classroom through Class link.  

 

CONFERENCE:   All parent/teacher conferences are scheduled through the Guidance  office at 833-3614. It is my suggestion that the student attend the conference.

 

 DISCIPLINE:   The students will be receiving and reviewing the school district’s Code of Conduct and Choctaw High School’s Discipline Action plan (in the agenda/planner book).  In addition, my class will review specific Class Rules and Procedures. My plan, based on the infractions are as follows: 

1)Verbal warning 

2)Private consult. 

3)Parent contacted 

4)Office referral 

 

SUPPLIES:  Students will need a folder/binder or notebook, paper, and pencils.     

 

HOMEWORK HELP:   Students who may be experiencing difficulty understanding the subject matter (classwork, homework, or studying for a quiz/test) may request help by simply asking.  Tutoring is Tuesdays through Thursdays from 2:00-3:00. Students should consult with their parent/guardian regarding the day they choose to stay after school for assistance. 

 

EXTRA CREDIT:  There will be many opportunities for extra credit each quarter.  Students will be informed of each opportunity. 

 

ABC OF SUCCESS 

 

A—attendance matters.  If You’re not IN SCHOOL, you're NOT learning. 

B—Behavior matters.  If you are misbehaving (and get sent out of class), you’re not learning. 

C—Completing all ASSIGNMENTS LEADS to LEARNING WHICH LEADS TO good grades WHICH LEADS TO PASSING THIS CLASS!!!