• Century High School – United States History

     

    Instructor: William M. West            Office Hours/Tutorial: Before 7:00 am and/or by appointment.

     

    COURSE DESCRIPTION:

     

    United States History is a course designed to chronologically examine major tuning points in American history in the twentieth century. Content will present the Foundations of American Political and Social Thought (the significant events in the founding of the nation and its attempts to realize the philosophy of government described in the Declaration of Independence; the role religion played in the founding of America, its lasting moral, social and political impacts, and issues regarding religious liberty); Industrialization and the United States Role as a World Power (the relationship among the rise of industrialization, large-scale rural-to-urban migration, and massive immigration from Southern and Eastern Europe; the rise of the United States to its role as a world power in the twentieth century); the United States Between World Wars (the major political, social, economic, technological, and cultural developments of the 1920s; the different explanation for the Great Depression and how the New Deal fundamentally changed the role of the federal government); World War II and Foreign Affairs (America’s participation in World War II; United States foreign policy since World War II); and Post-World War II Domestic Issues (the economic boom and social transformation of post-World War II America; the development of federal civil rights and voting rights; the major social problems and domestic policy issues in contemporary American society).

     

    PRIMARY TEXT:

     

    Appleby, Joyce, Alan Brinkley, Albert S. Broussard, James M. McPherson and Donald A. Ritchie. United             States History & Geography: Continuity & Change. Columbus, Ohio:McGraw-Hill Education,             2019.

     

    GRADING (cumulative):

     

    25% - Daily Class Activity and Participation

    45% - Unit Exams

    30% - Midterm/Final

     

    A+ = 97 – 100                        B+ = 87 – 89                        C+ = 77 – 79                        D+ = 67 – 69

    A = 93 – 96                        B = 83 – 86                        C = 73 – 76                        D = 63 – 66

    A- = 90 – 92                        B- = 80 – 82                        C- = 70 – 72                        D- = 60 – 62

                                                                                                    Below 60% is failing

     

    DISCIPLINE:

     

    Century’s Tardy/Attendance Policy, Honor Code, and Expected School-wide Behavioral Results will be followed.

     

     

    No late work will be accepted.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:

     

    C.P. United States History Units

     

    1. U.S. History Standard 11.1: Analysis of the significant events in the founding of the nation and its attempt to realize the philosophy of government described in the Declaration of Independence.

     

    1. U.S. History Standard 11.3: Analysis of the role religion played in the founding of America, its lasting moral, social and political impacts, and issues regarding religious liberty.

     

    III. U.S. History Standard 11.2: Analysis of the relationship among the rise of industrialization, large-scale rural-to-urban migration, and massive immigration from Southern and Eastern Europe.

     

    1. U.S. History Standard 11.4: The rise of the United States to its role as a world power in the twentieth century.

     

    1. U. S. History Standard 11.5: Analysis of the major political, social, economic, technological, and cultural developments of the 1920s.

     

    1. U. S. History Standard 11.6: Analysis of the different explanations for the Great Depression and how the New Deal fundamentally changed the role of the federal government.

     

    VII. U. S. History Standard 11.7: Analysis of America’s participation in World War II.

     

    VIII. U.S. History Standard 11.9: Analysis of U. S. foreign policy since World War II.

     

    1. U. S History Standard 11.8: Analysis of the economic boom and social transformation of post-World War II America

     

    1. U. S. History Standard 11.10: Analysis of the development of federal civil rights and voting rights.

     

    1. U. S. History Standard 11.11: Analysis of the major social problems and domestic policy issues in contemporary American society.