Christina Webb

U.S. History and African American History
Girls Cross Country, Girls and Boys Track & Field
Northeast High School
E-mail: christina.webb@cmcss.net
Phone: (931) 648-5640

About Me

I enjoy working with students and helping them to reach their goals.


U.S. History Syllabus: 2016-2017

Christina Webb



Academic standards, chosen by the Tennessee State Board of Education, provide a common set of expectations for what students should know and be able to do at the end of a specific grade or course. Local school districts determine the order in which these state-mandated standards are addressed in their schools. For a breakdown of standard pacing and course objectives for U.S. History students in the Clarksville Montgomery County School System, please visit the Curriculum Navigator on the CMCSS homepage found at: http://curriculum.cmcss.net/public/index.aspx



It is the policy of the Clarksville Montgomery County School System to follow the dictates of state statues in the selection and use of all instructional materials. Parents or legal guardians may request to review any instructional materials used in the classroom of the parent or legal guardian’s child following the guideline set forth in Instructional Policy INS-A073 found at: http://www.cmcss.net/departments/instruction/departmentforms.aspx



The chart below outlines the units of study for U.S. History and possible major assignments or field trips that could be used to enhance student learning or solidify mastery of standards in each unit. This chart is not inclusive of every assignment for U.S. History, as additional or different assignments may be created based on the needs of students. Specific details for major assignments will be shared with students and parents or legal guardians as the standards related to the assignments are addressed in class.





Unit

Topic Possible Major Assignments Possible Field Trips

1 The Rise of Industrial America Unit I Assessment: 8/26

2 The Progressive Era and WWI Unit II Assessment: 10/7

3 The 1920s Unit III Assessment: 10/28

4 The Great Depression Unit IV Assessment: 12/16

5 Between the War & WWII Unit V Assessment: 2/1

6 The Cold War Unit VI Assessment: 3/3

7 Modern United States Unit VII Assessment: 4/13

8 Contemporary United States (1980-present) Unit VIII Assessment: 4/21

9 Contemporary Issues in the United States Unit IX Assessment:

5/24

CRQ State Writing Assessment February

State Assessment Window April 24 - 28

Final Exam School-wide May 19, 22,23.

Strategies and Assessments

The strategies used in this course are a mixture of interactive discussion (accompanied by PowerPoint presentations for visual aids), instructional videos, individual and group activities (mapping, analysis, internet exercises, and discussion/debate), Project-Based Learning and student projects. These methods are used to pique interest, break monotony, and promote student involvement.

The students will have access to the library or computer lab regularly throughout the year to help them along in their classwork/projects.

Assessment of student learning will consist of verbal reviews, successful completion of assignments according to assignment Rubrics, chapter quizzes, semester exams, and benchmark exams. The final assessment of the year is the EOC (End of Course).



Note:

This class is based on a Points-System. For example, all Major Assignments (Unit Tests, Writing Assignments, and Vocab Packets) are worth 100pts, but Class Assignments, Participation, and Homework can be worth 20pts. Your Quarter Grades will be calculated by how many points you earned out of total possible points. Points may vary and are to the discretion of Ms. Webb.



Class Expectations

#1 Enter class every day possible with a POSITIVE attitude ready to share your brilliance.

#2 Conduct yourself as the SCHOLAR you are to speak academically and think critically

#3 Be PRESENT. Come to class on time prepared with completed assignments, necessary materials, texts, handouts, or notes.

#4 Behave in a manner that exhibits PRIDE and a sense of OWNERSHIP for your own SUCCESS. Every assignment and every class contribution should be a reflection of the pride you take in YOUR education

#5 GROW as an independent and responsible student. You are responsible for YOU.

#6 Respect yourself, your classmates, and your teacher. If you don’t know what RESPECT looks like to others- Ask!


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Classroom Expectations

1.  Have Respect- students shows respect to other people physically and also respects people's different ideas, beliefs, cultures, and opinions

2.  Are Prepared- student comes to class with textbook, paper, and pencil/pen and ready to learn

3.  Works Diligently- students stay on task and completes assignments

4.  Keeps Control- does not fight and maintains control inside the classroom during discussion or independent assignments

5.  Shows Responsibility- good citizenship and this expectation is a culmination of the above expectations.