• Social Studies/North Carolina History Syllabus



    Mr. Barry A. Stevenson









    Course Description-- This course consists of the study North Carolina history as one of the fifty states of the United States. The focus and emphasis will be on the Common Core Essential Standards .It will also incorporate current events and world affairs.



    Class Goals:



    1. Analyze important geographic, political, economic, and social aspects of life in the region prior to the Revolutionary Period.


    2. Trace the causes and effects of the Revolutionary War, and assess the impact of major events, problems, and personalities during the Constitutional Period in North Carolina and the new nation.


    3. Identify key events and evaluate the impact of reform and expansion in North Carolina during the first half of the 19th century


    4. Examine the causes, course, and character of the Civil War and Reconstruction and their impact on North Carolina and the nation.


    5. Evaluate the impact of political, economic, social, and technological changes on life in North Carolina from 1870 to 1930.


    6. Analyze the immediate and long-term effects of the Great Depression and World War II on North Carolina.


    7. Analyze changes in North Carolina during the postwar period to the 1970's.


    8. Evaluate the impact of demographic, economic, technological, social, and political developments in North Carolina since the 1970's.


    9. Explore examples of and opportunities for active citizenship, past and present, at the local and state levels.



    Materials Needed for Class:



    One spiral notebook, colored pencils, loose-leaf paper, black or blue ink pen, and pencil.  We will be completing many in class projects throughout the year in which different materials may be added to the above list. 




    Guidelines for Success and Class Rules



    1. Be prepared and on time for class.



    2. Be respectful to everyone and their property.



    3. Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.



    4. Use time wisely and stay on tasks.



    5. Follow all TJMS expectations.



    6. Complete all assigned homework and projects, and class work.



    7. Participation in class discussions and assignments.



    Grading Schedule-















    F- 59 and Below



    Late or missing assignments –After an assignment is missed or late, students will lose 10 points per day that the assignment is late. 


    Major Assignments and Projects- There will be several assignments and projects due throughout the year. Criteria and dates due will be included in project information to follow.



    Expectations: Teacher believes that all students must work up to their potential. In order for students to do their best, they must participate in their learning. Teacher will facilitate learning by being firm, fair, and consistent.