Civil War to the Modern Age
Teacher: Genoyce Cicerone
Ashford University – B.A. Psychology
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to help the student understand their connection to the development of United States by examining the past to prepare for their future as participating members of American society. Topics will include history, geography, economics and political processes, religion, diverse cultures and humanities.
Contents of Study:
U.S. History Post Civil War:
- Reconstruction and its Aftermath
- Manifest Destiny
- The Western Frontier
- The Growth of Industry (The 2nd Industrial Revolution
- The New Immigrants
- Urbanization & Cultural Transformation
- The Progressive Era
- U.S. Imperialism
- World War I
- The Jazz Age/Roaring Twenties
- FDR & the Great Depression
- World War II
- The Cold War
- The Civil Rights Era
- Vietnam Era
- Modern America, the Search for Stability, & New Challenges
- one-inch binder with notebook paper or spiral notebook
- black or dark blue ink pen
- textbook: The Americans: Reconstruction to the 21st Century
Tests/Projects = 50% Quizzes = 25% Classwork/Notebook checks = 25%
A = 90 – 100, B = 80 – 89, C = 70 – 79, D = 60 – 69, F = 0 – 59
CLASSROOM GUIDELINES: Classroom behavior will be governed by the following policies. These are intended as guidelines to help build a sense of community and cooperation within the classroom
- We are Prompt
- We are Prepared
- We are Polite
- We are Productive
Behavior issues in class will be handled in a progressive manner.
1st offense – Student will be given the chance to take responsibility for the behavior and change it as needed
2nd offense – Contact to parent/guardian will be made through phone call or email
3rd offense – Referral to administrator
Extreme behavior issues will be referred to an administrator immediately
- Head your papers correctly: name, date & class period in the upper right hand corner. The title of the assignment goes on the 1st line.
- Cell phone policy: They are to be turned OFF and put away in a bag/backpack. If you are caught using a cell phone at any time it will be confiscated. If you are caught using it during a quiz or test if will not only be confiscated, but you will also receive a zero (0).
- If you are absent on a test day, you must make it up with in one week of your return to class. If you wish to re-take a test you must have completed and turned in a study guide on the day of the exam then you may do so during power hour.
- When you are absent YOU are responsible for obtaining the necessary make-up work. You may get the class notes from another student, visit my page on the school’s website, or see me at a scheduled time. I will NOT be available to give you the necessary make-up work during the regular class time.
- All homework and classwork will be completed in your notebook, unless otherwise instructed. You must have your notebook every day in class.
- Late Work. There will be no work accepted after last call. (Generally 1 week after assigned)
- There will not be retakes on tests!