Topics in American
The Beatles to Iraq
Grade level: 12
Length of Course: one semester – 1 credit
Prerequisites: United States History I & II
Students enrolled in this class will review contemporary American history issues beginning with the decade of the
1960’s and finishing with the war in Iraq. Samples of topics to be covered would include; the Kennedy assassination,
Vietnam War, social issues of each decade, Watergate, the Reagan Presidency, Desert Storm, the Clinton Presidency, and the
war and it’s aftermath in Iraq. These domestic and foreign events will help to complete the story of America.
Notebook & binder 15%
Three-subject spiral notebook
Three ring binder
Pens & pencils
All students enrolled in "Topics in American History are expected to come each
day with a positive attitude and
willingness to work cooperatively with others
willingness to contribute thoughts and ideas
Notebooks - All students will purchase a 3 subject notebook. Notebooks will be used on a daily basis, and be
collected and graded at the end of each 6 weeks grading period. All notebooks should be organized as follows;
Research - All
students will complete a research project of a topic to be assigned by the teacher. Specific details of the project will be
given at a later date. The project will account for 15% of the 6 weeks grade.
Visit the class web site at mhsamericanhistory.cabanova.com
or through the MHS homepage. The web site provides a virtual classroom to help you in case of an absence, or you are seeking
supplemental information. Check out the trivia.
It is the responsibility of each student to secure all make up work due to any absence. One class period will be
given for each day of absence. It is recommended that in the event of an extended absence (2 or more days), arrangements should
be made with the guidance office to have homework sent home. Also all students can access homework through my web site.
Participation points will be earned for each day you attend class. You can lose points due to absences, tardies,
sleeping, discipline or forgetting to bring supplies. Individuals that have excused absences will be given the opportunity
to make up lost participation points by completing an assignment chosen by Mr. Breske. participation points for other types
of violations can not be made up
On Line Text BookOur textbook, America Pathways to Present in available on line.
All students will be given information in class on how to access the book. This is a great tool to make use of.