HIST-1301-02 - US History I
Lamar State College - Port Arthur
House Bill 2504
Spring 2016 Course Syllabus
HIST-1301-02 - US History I
|Instructor||Copple, Monteel Strickland|
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|Course Description||A survey of the social, political, economic, cultural, and intellectual history of the United States from the pre-Columbian era to the Civil War/Reconstruction period. United States History I includes the study of pre-Columbian, colonial, revolutionary, early national, slavery and sectionalism, and the Civil War/Reconstruction eras. Themes that may be addressed in United States History I include: American settlement and diversity, American culture, religion, civil and human rights, technological change, economic change, immigration and migration, and creation of the federal government.|
|Required Textbooks||AMERICAN HISTORY: A Survey,Volume I, 14th Edition, Alan Brinkley, author, McGraw-Hill Publishing Company.|
|Attendance Policy||Students are expected to attend class. Role will be taken and an attendance grade will be given.|
|Course Grading Scale||90 - 100=A 80 - 89=B 70 - 79=C 60 - 69=D Below 59 = F|
|Determination of Final Grade||Students will be given three major exams, four quiz or map grades equal to a major exam, and the attendance grade which adds to 500 points. This will be discussed further in class/|
|Final Exam Date||May 8, 2016 - 11:00 AM|
Week 1: Course introduction and syllabus review. 40,00 years of history in 40 minutes will be discussed and mercantilism defined
Week 2: Chapter 4 outline passed, lecture, and notes presented concerning the French and Indian War and the American colonies until revolution. First article, passed and introduced.
Week 3: Chapter 5 notes, outline, and war chart passed. Discussion of the revolution and independence. Pass first review sheet for first exam. Add map of thirteen original colonies to be labeled.
Week4: Continue discussion of first article and assign quiz date. Begin prep for it. Begin chapter 6.
Week 5. Take quiz over article. Work with the documents of freedom as per chapter 6. Prepare for and assign major exam date.
Week 6: Finish all previous notes and reteach. Begin Chapter 7 with an introduction to Jefferson. Get adequate notes and continue review sheet discussion. Begin Presidential biographies CD's. Take first major exam.
Week 7: Return test, check scores. Pass teacher-made notes for chapter 8. Pass second article, "The Trail of Tears" and set quiz date. Introduce chapter 9 and pass outline for lecture. Pass second exam review sheet
Week 8: Continue with Jackson's tenure in office. Review terms and questions for upcoming exam. Memorize first ten presidents.
Week 9: Pass fill-in notes for chapter 10. Complete and discuss. Administer second exam .
Week 10: Return exam and reteach. Prepare for "Trail of Tears" quiz. Advance to chapter 11. Continue presidential CD's and view the "Slave Diaries."
Week 11: Culminate work assigned in week 10.
Week 12: Pass third article, "Cholera." Do jot notes for chapter 11.
Week 13: Finish lecture and notes on 12 and prepare for chapter 13. Pass outline and map of Confederacy to be labeled and colored as directed. Pass Chapter 13 lecture notes and outline
Week 14: Take reading quiz, finish chapter 13, and introduce the Ken Burn's series on the Civil War. Begin discussion of CD and information in the chapter.
Week 15: Conclude assigned work, discuss and update averages and prepare for final exam.
Week 16: Administer final exam.
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||Due dates are assigned in class and subject to change depending on class schedule.|
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
Week 1: Historical review of the formation of the original thirteen colonies
Week 2: Chapter 4 assigned. First article, assigned and distributed. (First quiz grade) Cover chapter 4 in lecture.
Week 3: Finish chapter 4, French and Indian war and move to Chapter 5 revolt and revolution. Pass progress chart.
Week 4: Discuss article and prep for quiz, Move on to Chapter 6, the writing of the constitution and formation of a new government. Memorize three documents that are the foundation of our government. Introduce Presidential Biographes by the History Channel. Quiz
Week 5: Pass second exam review sheet. Move on to chapter 7,and introduce Jeffersonianism. Begin discussion of review terms and assign exam date.
Week 6: Review, test and score. Review scores and reteach.
Week 7: Pass second article, "Trail of Tears," and introduce. Pass teacher made notes for chapter 8 and discuss. Pass review sheet for second exam.
Week 8: Introduce chapter 9, Jackson,and parallel the article. Assign a quiz date and continue notes on Jackson. Play biography of Jackson. Prepare for Spring Break
Week 9: Continue with notes and lecture Week 10: Finish chapter 9 and move to chapter 10, fill in notes. Take second quiz. Begin discussion of 10 and other chapters to be tested.
Week 11: Detailed review and prep for exam 2. Score, return and reteach.
Week 12: Begin chapter 11 and see the CD "Slave Diaries." Week 13: Finish chapter 11 notes and do "jot" note for chapter 12. Pass review for final exam and assign map work and last article, "Cholera." Pass teacher made notes for chapter 13 and discuss. Set day for map turn in and last quiz date.
Week 14: Assign chapter on the Civil War. View part of the Ken Burn's series on the topic.
Week 15: Culminate the class. Finish all class discussions and get all work in the grade book.
Week 16: Give final
|Course Student Learning Outcomes||
PSLO ALPHA: Reading skills - Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.
Identifies all main ideas, supporting details, and vocabulary in reading material; demonstrates a full understanding of the reading.
PSLO 1: Critical Thinking Skills – Uses creative thinking, innovation, inquiry and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information.
Creatively identifies problem, argument, or issue (to determine extent of information needed); differentiates the facts from opinions as relates to situation; constructs possible solutions or prediction or consequences; uses logical, sound reasoning to justify conclusion.
PSLO 2: Communication Skills – Demonstrates effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and/or visual communication.
Expresses a strong thesis; organizes information with effective transitions & sequencing of ideas; uses substantial, logical & specific development of ideas; details are relevant, original, credible and correctly documented when appropriate to show an effective development and interpretation of ideas; and presents ideas in appropriate mode of expression for the task.
PSLO 5: Social Responsibility Skills - Expresses intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities.
Identifies cultural characteristics (including beliefs, values, perspectives and/or practices); demonstrates knowledge of civic responsibility; provides evidence of experience in civic- engagement activities; and describes what she/ he has learned as it relates to a reinforced and clarified sense of civic identity in local, regional, national, or global communities; and shows awareness of one’s own culture in relation to others.
SLO 6: Personal Responsibility Skills – Integrates choices, actions and consequences in ethical decision-making.
Recognizes ethical issues when presented in a complex, multilayered (gray) context; recognizes cross- relationships among the issues; discusses in detail/ analyzes core beliefs; the discussion has greater depth and clarity showing the independent application of ethical perspectives/ concepts to an ethical question accurately; and is able to consider full implications of the application.
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|Additional Information||I don't tolerate cell phones and headphones very well. If you prefer these, you have told me just how important the class and my teaching is to you. You may leave the classroom. You can't do two things at the same time and do either one well. Remember the grade you make in this class goes on your transcript and remains FOREVER. That text is done in a couple of seconds. Do not come to the class late. If you enter after lecture has begun, come forward at the end of the class and give me a reason. As you receive an attendance grade, be sure I amended the attendance chart.|
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