World History I


United States and Virginia History


Kecoughtan High School


Mr. Harrington

(757) 848-2116

[email protected]

Length of Course: One year

Materials Required: Textbook (

The Americans

, McDougall Littell)

Notebook (Loose leaf 2“ binder with three sections)

Folder (For handouts, returned assignments, tests, etc.)


The United States and Virginia History course encompasses all 400+ years of our nation and state’s history. This is a very broad survey course. There will be an SOL exam in May.

Course Overview

1 st

9 Weeks

I. Early America: Exploration to Colonization

II. Declaration of Independence and American Rev.



2 nd

9 Weeks

Founding Documents and Political Parties

U.S. in the early 1800’s



Growing tensions and divisions 1820-1860

U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction

2.5 Weeks

1.5 Weeks

2 Weeks

2 Weeks


Review and Semester Exam

3 rd

9 Weeks

U.S. in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s

VIII. Sp./Am. War/WWI/Treaty of Versailles




4 th

9 Weeks

Roaring ‘20’s and Great Depression 1930’s

WWII/Geneva Convention and Holocaust

Post WWII/Cold War/Collapse of Communism

2 Weeks

3 Weeks

3 Weeks

1 Week

2 Weeks

2 Weeks

2 Weeks

2 Weeks

XII. Civil Rights and Contemporary U.S.

SOL Review and Test

XIII. Post SOL Activities

Review and Semester Exam

3 Weeks

3 Weeks

2 Weeks

1 Week

For each unit there will be a unit test, vocabulary assignments, quizzes, and classwork.

Actual Semester Exam dates will be announced separately as early as possible.

9-Week Grades

40% = Tests and Projects

25% = Quizzes

30% = Classwork/HW

5% = Benchmark

Grading Policy

Semester Grades

40% = 1 st

9 Week grade

40% = 2 nd

9 Week grade

20% = Semester Exam

Grading Scale

In accordance with Hampton City Schools Policy

Rules and Procedures



Students will show respect to their classmates, teachers, and all others in the classroom.

This means you will

raise your hand to be recognized

, you will

not get out of your seat without permission

, and you

will be attentive at all times




Students will come to class prepared

. This means that you will have all your supplies, and assignments, and will be ready to work. Failure to do so will affect your grade.


. Once class begins, students will not be permitted to leave class unless it is an emergency.

Students will remain seated until dismissed. Students are to be judicious with their use of the bathroom. This privilege should not be abused.


. Students will maintain an organized notebook with this signed syllabus as the first page.

Random notebook checks will affect your grade.

Your Notebook will be divided into three sections. Notebook order is as follows:

- Section 1 - Notes

- Section 2 - Vocabulary

- Section 3 - Graded Work (tests and quizzes)


. Homework assignments will be turned in at the beginning of the period. If you turn in work late, you will lose ten (10) points per day for every day you fail to turn it in. This does not mean the next class meeting, it means the next day.


There will be daily reading assignments for homework as well as vocabulary words. Students will take periodic quizzes during the class periods on the reading assignments and learned material.

7. If a student is absent, it is their responsibility to obtain and complete the reading assignment. Quizzes given on this assignment will be taken with the entire class.


. Assignments missed due to absence must be collected the day you return. This is your responsibility. Depending on the length of the absence, we will determine how much time you have to make up the work.


I am here to help you. Feel free to ask questions. I am available in Classroom C13 before and after school if there are any questions.

Your first participation grade will be to read/sign this page and have your parent/guardian read/sign it as well. This is so we all understand what is expected of you. When you bring the signed syllabus, I will sign it as well. This syllabus is to be the first page in your notebook. If it is missing, you will lose participation points.


Student Name (Print)


Student Signature


Parent/Guardian Signature


Teacher Signature