Weekly Syllabus

Week of Monday, August 25 through Friday, August 29

Monday, August 25, 2014 (30 minutes)

Topic Brief description of class and Mr. Lewis.

Homework: Make sure that you've acquired the textbook. Write a short essay about the person in American history who interests you the most, and why. The essay should be written on the class online forum, which will be demonstrated in class.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 (50 minutes)

Topic: Lecture on themes that will recur throughout the course: westward migration; regional conflict; racial conflict; economic conflict; America's role in the world; American exceptionalism.

Discussion of textbook and how to make the best use of it throughout the school year.

Homework: Read A People and a Nation pp. 919-923 (Clinton's Diplomacy).

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 (40 minutes)

Topic: Discussion of last night's reading.  Remember that participation is a major part of your grade!

Homework: Read AP&AN pp. 925-926; 928 (The Contested Election of 2000)-932 (Election of 2004).

Thursday, August 28, 2014 (50 minutes)

Topic: Discussion of reading. Let's try to build on yesterday's class and continue participating and trying to draw connections between the reading and current events.

Homework: Read AP&AN pp. 934-938 (Americans in the First Decade of the New Millennium).

Friday, August 29, 2014 (40 minutes)

Quiz: on the recent reading.

Topic: Introduction to this weekend's homework assignment

Homework: The full description of the project is located on the class forum.  The assignment is due to be submitted electronically by the start of class on Monday.