High School US History - Spring Quarter
Teacher: Stephanie Berry
Cost: $330 or $310 if taking 2 or more classes. Can be split into 3 equal payments
two hour class
Mat Fee: $30
Homework: reading and writing. This class that is designed to last a full year. Reading must be done weekly at home and there will be weekly homework assignments.
This class is designed to cover all of the US History High School requirements, but also ensure that students have a fabulous foundation in the pivotal events in our country. It is designed as a year long course covering the migration of Native Americans to present time. Because we will only get to be together for 30 weeks, there will be learning that is done outside of the class. This class is designed to be multi-media in approach with an emphasis on reading & interpreting complex text and writing. We will watch movie excerpts that are a combination of Hollywood movies and documentaries. When we watch Hollywood movies, we will be looking at the impact of the movie, how accurately they portrayed history, and the impact of learning history using this medium. In each quarter, we will be working on both group projects and individual projects with an objective of helping students support their ideas with historical knowledge, synthesis of information, and an understanding of historical patterns. In short, the class will support students starting to make connections between all of their historical studies.
Our Spring quarter will cover the Gilded Age and Industrialization, Imperialism and WWI, our involvement in WWII and it's aftermath, the Cold War, Our Civil Rights Movement, America's role as a World Power in the 20th Century, the 1960's, 70's and 80's. We will read excepts from The Jungle to understand the horrible living conditions of new immigrants to America, watch movie excepts from The Great Gatsby to see the excess of the 1930's, and learn how to use excel as we simulate the Great Stock Market Crasy. We will re-create the Cuban Missile Crisis to understand the genius of President Kennedy, watch movie excerpts from All The President's Men to relive the agony of Watergate, and so much more! Join us as we finish up our study of American History!