High School American History

Kristi Lockwood

Course Time:
This course is offered on Thursdays.

Course Pre-Requisites:

  • This course is open to 10th-12th grade students.


Course Texts:


  • American History: Observations & Assessments from Early Settlement to Today
    by James P. Stobaugh
    ISBN-  9780890516447   




Course Description:
We live in turbulent times, and it is more important than ever to have a firm understanding of
from where we have come, and how the United States became what it is today.

Taught from a Biblical worldview, this course will help students gain an understanding of the forces, issues, and events that have shaped the United States, and the people who made it happen.  As such, this is a critical-thinking style course, not simply a regurgitation of facts. Although, that will happen, too.  :-)

Course Class Time:

  • Each class session will begin with a short quiz.

  • Class time will be spent on discussion, lesson review, lecture, and group activities.

Course Homework Requirements: 

  • Weekly Homework will consist of reading a chapter in the student text, helpfully
    divided into four sections, and completing assigned comprehension questions.

  • Some weeks will include in-depth questions or research topics.

  • Students will take a test on Schoology at the end of each quarter.

  • Approximately 4-6 times per semester, students will be asked to research and
    discuss a current event.

  • Students will complete one project at the end of each semester,
    consisting of a written portion and a presentation.




Late Policy:

  • In order to receive full credit work must be received by midnight of the due date.  

  • Half credit given if received by midnight, Wednesday, of the following week.

  • Zero points given if received after that, except in case of illness, or if other
    arrangements have been made.




  • 30%  homework

  • 20%  quizzes

  • 30%  unit test

  • 20%  projects


  • Students will also be given a participation grade for each semester,
    which will be weighted as a unit test.
    Participation means coming to class prepared, i.e. chapter read,
    homework completed, and contributing to class discussion.

Specific Requirements: 

  • Internet access and a reliable printer are required.

  • Students will periodically be asked to bring a laptop or tablet to class.



Course Supplies: 

  • textbook

  • three-ring binder, with front and back pockets for handouts,
    and a clear front cover sleeve for their syllabus

  • loose leaf, college-ruled paper

  • blue or black pens




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