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Honors American History I

Information For Parents & Students

3 months ago

Mr. Hollowell may be reached by email at hollowellje@gcs.k12.nc.us.  Students may also use the Haiku inbox.  He can be reached at the school at 919-528-5532, but be advised that he may be teaching class and unable to have a lengthy conversation during the school day between 8:30 AM-2:10 PM.


Parents wishing to schedule a conference may contact Mr. Hollowell at the information listed above.  He will generally be available before school and after school, but by appointment only, as his calendar is often booked with club meetings, faculty meetings, South Granville athletics events to cover, and other duties beyond teaching classes and grading assignments.  Parents may also attend scheduled Parent Conferences.


Tutoring is available by appointment only, for students that were absent and missed school, and/or for students wishing to have more content enrichment and remediation than the weekly remediation period allows.  Tutoring sessions, like parent conferences are by appointment only, because Mr. Hollowell's calendar is often booked with club meetings, faculty meetings, South Granville athletics events to cover, and other duties beyond teaching classes and grading assignments.


Fall 2019 Class Schedule:
1st Period:  Honors Civics & Economics
2nd Period:  Honors American History I
3rd Period:  Honors American History I
4th Period:  Planning


Spring 2020 Schedule
1st Period:  Honors Civics & Economics
2nd Period:  AP United States History
3rd Period:  Honors Civics & Economics
4th Period:  Planning


Bell Schedules
Monday Regular Schedule
1st Pd:  8:30-9:55
1st Pd Remediation:  10:00-10:25
2nd Pd:  10:30-12:05
3rd Pd:  12:10-2:00
4th Pd:  2:05-3:30

Tuesday Regular Schedule
1st Pd:  8:30-9:55
2nd Pd Remediation:  10:00-10:25
2nd Pd:  10:30-12:05
3rd Pd:  12:10-2:00
4th Pd:  2:05-3:30

Wednesday Regular Schedule
1st Pd:  8:30-9:55
2nd Pd:  10:00-11:35
3rd Pd:  11:40-1:30
3rd Pd Remediation:  1:35-2:00
4th Pd:  2:05-3:30

Thursday Regular Schedule
1st Pd:  8:30-9:55
2nd Pd:  10:00-11:35
3rd Pd:  11:40-1:30
4th Pd Remediation:  1:35-2:00
4th Pd:  2:05-3:30

Friday Regular Schedule
1st Pd:  8:30-9:55
2nd Pd:  10:00-11:35
3rd Pd:  11:40-1:30
Homeroom:  1:35-2:00
4th Pd:  2:05-3:30

Early Release Schedule
1st Pd:  8:30-9:20
2nd Pd:  9:25-10:20
3rd Pd:  10:25-11:20
4th Pd:  11:25-12:20

Two Hour Delay Schedule
1st Pd: 10:30-11:35
2nd Pd:  11:40-12:45
3rd Pd:  12:50-2:25 (Including Lunch)
4th Pd:  2:30-3:30


Grading Policy:  In accordance with board policy, the breakdown for grading is as follows:

Within a nine weeks grading period:
-Major Assessments (Tests) 60%
-Minor Assessments (Classwork, Quizzes, Class Discussions) 30%
-Homework 10%

Within the semester:
-First Nine Weeks:  40%
-Second Nine Weeks:  40%
-Final Exam:  20%


Classroom Rules/Discipline policy

BE ON TIME:  Promptness demonstrates a willingness to accept responsibility.  DO NOT LOITER OUTSIDE THE DOOR WAITING FOR THE TARDY BELL TO RING.  School policy requires a lunch detention for students that are tardy.

BE RESPECTFUL:  Treat others better than you hope to be treated.  Respect the rights and property of others.  Do not talk unless you are directed to do so.  Do NOT gossip about other teachers or students.  When making critical remarks during discussion or debate, be sure to disagree with an idea, rather than attacking the person who mentioned the idea.  Also, keep you hands, feet, and objects to yourself.

BE RESPONSIBLE:  YOU are responsible for YOU.  Be present in class both physically and mentally.  LISTEN, when your teacher is talking, or when other students are talking about course content.  Take notes.  Get your assignments done.  Study.  Do not wait until the last minute to check on making up missing assignments.  DON'T BE LAZY.  Take care of other business between classes.  "Maturity does not come with age, but with the acceptance of responsibility" -Anonymous

BE PREPARED:  Bring your computer, writing utensils, and paper to class every day.  Take notes.  Your notes will be your primary study tools for tests and quizzes.

The following behaviors are PROHIBITED:
-Inappropriate use of MacBook
-Inappropriate use of other electronic devices:  No cell phone use in class.  No headphones visible in class.  
-Writing on desks, chairs, walls, etc
-Tampering with the belongings of others
-Grooming in class
-Adjusting seats, air conditioning, or blinds without teacher permission
-Use of profane, vulgar, or any language deemed inappropriate by your teacher
-Disrespectful behavior toward adults
-Disrespectful behavior toward peers
-Interruptions of whole group discussion
-Cheating/Attempting to cheat:  including but not limited to multiple students submitting identical work, copying from websites, communicating or sharing answers during a test, using electronic devices during a test

CONSEQUENCES:

-Verbal reprimand

-Grade of Zero (0) for an assignment if a student is caught cheating

-Parent contact

-Apology in writing with parent signature

-Referral to school administration


Classroom Supply List
There are no special supplies required for this course.  However, there is the expectation that students will bring their laptop computer to class everyday, and be able to access saved documents relevant to class, such as the guided notes outlines, study guides, and assignments.  

Important Dates

3 months ago

2019-2020 Final Exams
Fall Semester
1st Period:  Monday, January 13, 2020
2nd Period:  Tuesday, January 14, 2020
3rd Period:  Wednesday, January 15, 2020
4th Period:  Thursday, January 16, 2020
Make Up:  Friday, January 17, 2020

Spring Semester
1st Period:  Tuesday, June 2, 2020
2nd Period:  Wednesday, June 3, 2020
3rd Period:  Thursday, June 4, 2020
4th Period:  Friday, June 5, 2020
Make Up:  Monday, June 8, 2020

Syllabus/Pacing Guide

3 months ago

Each unit will typically be accompanied by at least 1 homework assignment, 1 classwork assignment, and 1 major assessment (unit test)


Unit 1: Colonial Beginnings (pre-history to 1765) - 9 days
-Pre-Columbian America
-Columbian Exchange
-Age of Exploration
-Spanish Conquistadors
-Triangular Trade
-French & British colonization of North America
-Jamestown, Plymouth colonies
-Indentured servitude, chattel slavery
-Three distinct regions of British North American colonies

Unit 2: The American Revolution (1765-1783) - 7 days
-Causes of the American Revolution
-European Enlightenment Philosophers
-Navigation Acts and Salutary Neglect
-Great Awakening
-Mercantilism
-French & Indian War
-Parliament's taxes and other restrictions on colonists
-Boston Massacre, Boston Tea Party, Sons of Liberty
-First & Second Continental Congress
-Declaration of Independence
-Turning points of the American Revolutionary War

Unit 3: The Critical Period (1777-1789) - 7 days
-Post-Revolution America
-Slavery after the Revolution
-Articles of Confederation
-Constitutional Convention
-US Constitution, ratification debate
-Bill of Rights

Unit 4: Establishing Federal Powers (1789-1817) - 8 days
-Federalist Period
-Hamilton's financial plan
-Strict vs. Loose interpretation of Constitution
-Whiskey Rebellion
-First American party system
-XYZ Affair, Alien & Sedition Acts, Virginia & Kentucky Resolutions
-Revolution of 1800
-Louisiana Purchase
-Embargo
-War of 1812

Unit 5: The Age of Jackson (1817-1844) - 8 days
-Era of Good Feelings
-American System
-Monroe Doctrine
-John Marshall court rulings
-Missouri Compromise
-Jacksonian Democracy
-Indian Removal Act
-Nullification Crisis
-Second American party system

Unit 6: Antebellum America (1835-1860) - 7 days
-Industrial Revolution in America
-Cotton Gin
-Erie Canal
-Other new inventions & developments
-Market Revolution in America
-Slavery & Sectionalism
-Slavery as a "necessary evil"
-Abolitionists
-American Colonization Society
-Second Great Awakening
-Antebellum Reform movements

Unit 7: Westward Expansion (1835-1861) - 8 days
-Manifest Destiny
-Texas War for Independence
-"54°40' or Fight!"
-Mexican-American War
-Wilmot Proviso
-California Gold Rush
-Compromise of 1850
-Underground Railroad
-Kansas-Nebraska Act
-Bleeding Kansas
-Dred Scott decision

Unit 8: The Civil War (1850-1865) - 8 days
-1860 Election
-Secession
-Fort Sumter
-Northern & Southern advantages
-Anaconda Plan
-Lincoln's stance on slavery (and how it changes)
-Bull Run
-Antietam
-Emancipation Proclamation
-Civil War Homefronts
-Copperheads
-Major military turning points of war
-Vicksburg
-Gettysburg
-Gettysburg Address
-Sherman's March
-Appomattox Courthouse
-Lincoln assassination

Unit 9: Reconstruction (1865-1877) - 8 days
-Restoring statehood to seceded states
-How to rebuild Southern economy?
-How to transition former slaves into freedom?
-Lincoln's 10% Plan
-Wade-Davis bill
-Black codes
-Amendments 13, 14, 15
-Freedmen's Bureau
-Radical Republicans
-Struggle between Congress & Andrew Johnson
-Military Reconstruction
-Tenure of Office Act
-Impeachment
-Resistance to Reconstruction
-Redeemers, Ku Klux Klan
-Carpetbaggers, Scalawags
-Compromise of 1877
-Sharecropping, Share-tenancy, Tenant-farming
-Jim Crow laws
-Disenfranchisement, poll taxes, literacy tests
-Grandfather clause

Unit 10: The Post-Civil War West (1862-1890) - 6 days
-Closing of the Frontier
-Homestead Act
-Transcontinental Railroad
-Naturalization Act
-Cattle Kingdom
-Open-range system vs. Barbed wire
-Boom towns
-Comstock Lode
-Sod houses
-Morrill Land Grant Act

Course Review - 5 days

Final Exams - 5 days

***Note:  The number of days spent on a unit (listed above) is subject to change:  The number of days listed are rough estimates recommended by curriculum specialists, and do not take into account changes in schedule due to events beyond the teacher's control that delay the course schedule, such as inclement weather closing or delaying school, class meetings, pep rallies, field trips or presentations involving large numbers of students, fire drills, lockdowns, mid-semester standardized testing such as the PSAT, Pre-ACT, ACT, etc.