• United States History Syllabus 2019-2020

    Teacher: Jhared Marshall          Email: jamarshall@alvinisd.net         Google Classroom Code: vddj2e Remind 101: @USHistMHS to 81010   Tutorials:  Monday and Wednesday 3-3:30 

    Course Description: In this course, students will focus on the social, political, economic, cultural, and intellectual history of the United States from the Civil War/Reconstruction era to the present. United States History examines industrialization, immigration, world wars, the Great Depression, Cold War and post-Cold War eras. Themes that may be addressed in United States History include: American culture, religion, civil and human rights, technological change, economic change, immigration and migration, urbanization and suburbanization, the expansion of the federal government, and the study of U.S. foreign policy.

    Required materials: For this course, students will need the following;

    • Pencils and Pens
    • 1 subject notebook for daily warm ups 
    • 1 1/2 inch binder 
    • Box of tissue or hand sanitizer

    ****It is important that your student has these materials by the end of the first week of school. It will allow students to start out the year organized and will help them in keeping up with the material we cover in class. It is also important they have this information when they get ready for the STARR test in US History at the end of this school year

    Class Expectations

    1. Respect yourself, the teacher & others
    2. Put forth your best effort at all times
    3. Be prepared for class each day
    4. Follow directions when given
    5. Pay attention, participate and ask questions
    6. Preserve a positive learning environment
    7. Take responsibility for your actions

    Class Guidelines

    1. Turn off cell phones & electronic devices
    2. No food or drink, except water
    3. Arrive to class on time & ready to learn
    4. Never line up at the door before dismissal; Remember, I dismiss you, not the bell.
    5. Do not cheat, plagiarize, or copy work
    6. Use polite and appropriate language
    7. Do your best work & turn it in on time 

    Class Procedures 

    1. Turn in homework/ class assignments to the proper bin
    2. Pick up after yourself before you leave
    3. Get missed work from absent bin, talk to your group, then ask the teacher

    Grading Guidelines:

    Daily Work and Quizzes- 50%

    Tests/Major Projects- 50%

    Late Work

    -10 one day late

    - 20 two days late 

    - 30 three days late (after three days it will become a zero)

    Students who fail to turn in multiple assignments will be assigned to Mav Lab. Failure to attend Mav Lab will result in disciplinary action. 

    Grades may be reassessed during tutorial hours or in Mav Lab for a grade up to a 70%. A reassessment must be completed within one week of the graded test or assignment. There is one designated make up day at the end of each nine weeks. Students will be given the opportunity to reassess, turn in or receive (for extra credit) up to 2 alternative assignments for partial credit.  Make up days are held at the discretion of the teacher and will be decided on a case to case basis. 



    I look forward to an awesome year learning and working with you! Feel free to contact me via email if you have any questions or concerns.  


    Coach Marshall


    Parent Information Sheet


    The expectations, rules, and procedures of my classroom are intended to keep the classroom environment safe, orderly, and to maximize student learning. By signing this document I am agreeing to follow all class and campus rules, failure to do so will result in disciplinary action per campus/ district guidelines.  Please return a signed copy of the syllabus by Friday August 23, 2019. 


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