U.S. II Advanced Honors American History
The study of the history of the United States in Grade 11 continues the journey begun in Grade 10
through the economic, geographic, social and political development of the United States. Beginning
with the post-Reconstruction United States and its shift into a more industrialized society, the course
continues through the twentieth century to the present. Students are involved in a chronological
study of major events, issues, movements, and leaders of the United States through the present from
both a national and an Alabama perspective.
Alabama Course of Study
Students will have had American history both in the fifth and sixth grades
and a semester of civics during their seventh grade year. They will also
have completed a one semester course in the Tenth grade covering the
United States History to 1877.
Sources of Objectives:
Alabama Course of Study, Social Studies, 2004.
Alabama High School Graduation Exam Objectives
Text: The Americans Reconstruction to the 21st Century
Publisher: McDougal Littell
As prescribed in the Alabama Course of Study, chapters five through twenty-five will be covered
this term (time permitting). Each chapter has been broken down by section and sub section.
Students will be required to do daily reading outside of class. We will cover an extensive amount
of material each day, so it is very important for students to be prepared when they come to class.
Quizzes will be given frequently. Assignments are numbered and kept in a notebook. Notebooks
will be checked through the use of announced and unannounced notebook quizzes. Class work
and homework will be graded either for accuracy, completion, or both. Standards written for
review of the Alabama High School Graduation Exam will be covered daily in addition to the
Grade Determination Procedures:
Homework and Quizzes 15%
Classroom Activities 15%
Final Exam 10%
Attendance is a crucial part of a student’s success in class. If a student misses an assignment due
to illness they will have the allotted time as per the student handbook to turn
in the missed work. It is the student’s responsibility to ask for and complete all make-up work.
Due dates for class projects will be given well in advance. All assignments must be turned in by
due dates. Late work will not be accepted.
Upon notification by the student or parent, preferential seating, visual and auditory
enhancement will be allowed in the classroom setting for individuals requiring alternative
teaching methods and environmental accommodations. Orthopedic and electronic devices are
the sole responsibility of the learner and the parent/guardian.
A student entering this grade is expected to follow a simple set of expectations. The expectations
have been posted in the classroom and it is my expectation that students will follow them.
Students can expect the following in my class should he or she choose not to exhibit accepted
First offense: teacher/student conference
Second offense: parental notification
Third offense: office referral offense:
My scheduled planning is Fourth block this semester. I will be glad to meet
with any parent during that time. I will also meet before and after school
with notice. I am looking forward to a great semester with your child.
You may reach me at my school address: email@example.com Thank you.
Pencils, black or blue pens,
1 to 1 1/2 inch three ringed binder,
Loose-leaf paper (college rule) (No spiral notebooks)
10 to 12 dividers
(Supplies will need to be replenished during the term.)
Dear Parents and students,
Please find the link, which will direct you to sample questions, which will help
you begin to prepare for social studies portion of the Alabama High School
Graduation Exam. I also have several other items which I will supply to those juniors who have not
passed the graduation exam. These are only samples.
If you would like to donate any of the following items to my classroom I would be most grateful.
# 2 pencils or pens (black, blue or red)
There is a possibility that I will be able to schedule a field trip to the D-day Museum in New Orleans. This is
only a possibility based on my schedule and fuel costs. Any student who is not passing this class or who has
had a disciplinary referral (from any teacher) during this term will not be permitted to attend.
Please sign below indicating you have read the above information and return this portion of the syllabus
Thank you very much,