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Course Syllabus

Published on 8/21/2015

George Ranch High School

United States History Syllabus 2017-2118

Teacher: Derek Zerber

Email: Dzerber@lcisd.org

 

Course Description: In this course, students will focus on the social, political, economic, cultural, and intellectual history of the United States from the Civil War/Reconstruction era to the present. United States History examines industrialization, immigration, world wars, the Great Depression, Cold War and post-Cold War eras. Themes that may be addressed in United States History include: American culture, religion, civil and human rights, technological change, economic change, immigration and migration, urbanization and suburbanization, the expansion of the federal government, and the study of U.S. foreign policy.

Needed materials: For this course, students will need the following;

* Pencils and Pens

* Sprial notebook

* Folder with pockets

****It is important that your student has these materials by the end of the first week of school. It will allow students to start out the year organized and will help them in keeping up with the material we cover in class. It is also important they have this information when they get ready for the STARR test in US History at the end of this school year.

 

 

 

 

1st Six Weeks

      *Ideas the Shaped America

      * The Western Frontier

      * Business and Politics of the Gilded Age

      *Immigration and Urbanization

2nd Six Weeks

        *Progressive Era Amendments

        *Expansionism

        *WWI

3rd Six Weeks

          *Political, Economic, and Social Issues in the 1920’s

          *The Great Depression

4th Six Weeks

  • The New Deal
  • Causes and Effects of WWII
  • Beginnings of the Cold War
  • America in the !950’s

    5th Six Weeks

  • Civil Rights Movement
  • New Frontier and The Great Society
  • The Vietnam War
  • STAAR Review

     

    6th Six Weeks

  • STARR Testing
  • 1970’s and 1980’s
  • 1990’s to present

 

Grading Guidelines:

Daily Work and Quizzes- 40%

Tests/Major Projects- 60%

Late Work;

-20 one day late

- 50 two days late (after two days it will become a zero)

 

Grades may be reassessed during tutorial hours with a grade of no higher than a 70%. A reassessment must be completed within one week of the graded test or assignment.

 

Students can only turn in late work if the assignment needs to be completed outside of classroom time. For the most part, students will be given ample amount of time to complete their work during class time. If they do not work during class time on their assignments when they need to, they will be given a grade of zero. For the most part, students in my class will not be given much homework to do outside of the classroom. This is why they need to do the work required when they are in the classroom. With US History a STAAR tested area, it is important they pay attention and do the required work when they come to class. I want all my students to be successful and I will do whatever I can to help them academically grow and learn.

Thank You! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Social Studies Tutorial Times

Published on 8/21/2015

 

 

Social Studies Tutorial Times

Teacher

Room

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Anderson

1304

 

7:40-8:10

 

7:40-8:10

 

Baker

2428

3:45-4:15

 

3:45-4:15

 

 

Baranski

2441

7:40-8:10

 

7:40-8:10

 

 

Beisel

1309

7:40-8:10

 

7:40-8:10

 

 

Bromburg

1311

7:40-8:10

 

 

7:40-8:10

 

Burrow

2434

 

7:40-8:10

3:45-4:15

 

 

Conway

2436

 

7:40-8:10

 

7:40-8:10

 

Davis

1442

 

3:45-4:15

 

7:40-8:10

 

Dunn

1448

 

 

3:45-4:15

 

7:40-8:10

Eheman

1443

 

3:45-4:15

 

3:45-4:15

 

Fairhurst

1304

 

3:45-4:15

 

 

3:45-4:15

Janecek

1439

 

 

7:40-8:10

7:40-8:10

 

Jenkins

1446

7:40-8:10

 

 

7:40-8:10

 

Jones

1310

 

 

7:40-8:10

 

7:40-8:10

Pierce

1441

 

7:40-8:10

7:40-8:10

 

 

Reyes

1437

3:45-4:15

3:45-4:15

 

 

 

Richarson

1441

 

7:40-8:10

 

 

7:40-8:10

Spradlin

2436

 

7:40-8:10

7:40-8:10

 

 

Wilkening

2442

 

3:45-4:15

 

 

3:45-4:15

Wood

1444

 

7:40-8:10

 

3:45-4:15

 

US History Daily Notes

Published on 10/1/2013

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Mr. Derek Zerber
Social Studies Tchr Hs

Welcome to US History! I have come all the way up from 5th grade to teach this year so get ready for an interactive classroom!! I love watching student produced projects. "Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it." Edmund Burke

Tutorial Times Monday,Wednesday,Friday during A lunch

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