• United States and Virginia History Syllabus

    Mr. Clark, Room 65 

    Fall 2020

     

    In this class, you will see that history is just one big story.   This semester we will learn about the story of how we came to be the nation we are today.  There were many points in the story where if something had happened differently, we would be a very different nation.  Think about it in terms of your own life.  You have an interesting story, and you would be a different person if any part of that story were changed.

     

    Objective: The students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the political, economic, and social development of the United States through the use of historical and geographical analysis.



    Grade Categories

     

    Tests/Quizzes 50% (Major Grades)

    Bellwork 10% (Participation)

    Homework 20% (Minor Grades)

    Classwork 20%( Minor Grades)

    These percentages are approximate based on previous years. Our pace and activities may result in these percentages changing slightly. 



    -As we navigate through our alternate schedule, instruction in this course will be greatly different. I will only see some of you twice a week and the other’s, I will not see you at all. Given the circumstances, all instruction and assignments will be in Canvas. This is not my preferred method of instruction but we all must be flexible in these uncertain times. There will be lots of opportunities for you to demonstrate your knowledge of VA/US History and lots of opportunities to gain and enhance this knowledge. Together we can make this a great year!

    First Nine Weeks

     

    Settlement and Colonization         VUS 1 a-g, VUS 2, VUS 3             

    Creating a Nation & 

        the Revolutionary War               VUS 1 a-g, VUS 4 a-c                   

    The Constitution                              VUS 1 a-g, VUS 5 a-d                  

    The Young Republic                       VUS 1 a-g, VUS 6 a-c, VUS 7 a-b   




    Sectionalism and the Civil War     VUS 1 a-g, VUS 6c, VUS 7 a-b       

    Reconstruction and Segregation    VUS 1 a-g, VUS 7c, VUS 8 a-b       

    Industrialism and Urbanization     VUS 1 a-g, VUS 8 a 

      



    Second Nine Weeks                        

    Immigration                                       VUS 1 a-g, VUS 8 a-d                  

    Progressivism                                    VUS 1 a-g, VUS 8 a-d, VUS 9 a   

    Imperialism and World War I       VUS 1 a-g, VUS 9 a-c                     

    The Roaring 20’s & the 

         Great Depression                        VUS 1 a-g, VUS 9 a-c                   

    World War II                                     VUS 1 a-g, VUS 10 a-d, 

                                                                 VUS 1 a-c                                   

    Cold War                                            VUS 1 a-g, VUS 12 a-d               

    Civil Rights                                        VUS 1 a-g, VUS 13 a-b                

    Post Cold War through Present      VUS 1 a-g, VUS 14                      

     

    This schedule is subject to change at the teacher’s discretion.

     

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    Psychology Syllabus

    Fall 2020

    Mr. Clark

    Room 65

     

    Psychology Pacing Guide with Virtual Virginia

     

    Unit

    Topics w/in the Unit

    National Standards

    Time Frame

    Introduction & History of Psychology

    So let's get started by taking a look at the story of psychology! In this module, you will explore the history of psychology, the development of several modern perspectives in psychology, and the research methods used to gather scientific data for psychological study.

     

    1 week

    Biological Basis for Behavior

    As psychologists and scientists continue to study the brain and the nervous system, the importance of the biological perspective (the perspective in modern psychology that focuses on the brain, nervous system, and the science of behavior and mental processes) becomes more and more evident.

     

    3 weeks

           

    Sensation & Perception

    This process of sensing the information from the outside world, and perceiving it usually goes off without a hitch, but if there are specific physical problems (such as damage to sense organs, such as the eyes) or particularly tricky information that our brains cannot make sense of (like an optical illusion) the process can become disrupted. 

     

    2 weeks

    Learning and Memory

    Both learning and memory are important aspects of the human experience as they shape our behaviors and responses. For this reason, contemporary psychologists have devoted a great deal of time and effort to researching how both processes work. In this module, you will do the same!

     

    2 weeks


    Individual Development through the Life span


    Developmental psychology is a domain of psychology that studies physical, cognitive, and social change throughout the life span.

     

    3 weeks

    Personality Development

    Motivations are feelings or ideas that cause us to work toward a goal. In addition emotion theories are closely related to motivation theories and can be quite fascinating in themselves.

     

    2 weeks

           

    Social Psychology

    Most of the concepts you have previously learned about have focused on the individual—but social psychology focuses on groups. Specifically, social psychology explores how we think about, interact with, and behave around other people.

     

    2 weeks

           

    Psychological Disorders and Therapy 

    Here we will explore the abnormal and treatment as we take a close look at psychological disorders—that is, those harmful dysfunctions in which behavior is judged to be atypical, disturbing, maladaptive, and unjustifiable?

     

    2 weeks



    Grade Categories

     

    Tests, Quizzes and Projects Major 50%

    Classwork/Homework Minor 40% 

    Bellwork Participation 10%

    These percentages are approximate based on previous years. Our pace and activities may result in these percentages changing slightly.

     

    -As we navigate through our alternate schedule, instruction in this course will be greatly different. I will only see some of you twice a week and the other’s, I will not see you at all. Given the circumstances, all instruction and assignments will be in Canvas. This is not my preferred method of instruction but we all must be flexible in these uncertain times. There will be lots of opportunities for you to demonstrate your knowledge of VA/US History and lots of opportunities to gain and enhance this knowledge. Together we can make this a great year!




    1. COURSE GOALS:
    2. Provide students with a foundation in the basic theories and principles of psychology.
    3. Offer opportunities for self-understanding as students learn underlying factors that influence behavior.
    4. Strengthen students analytical and critical thinking skills utilizing research methods in psychology.
    5. Enable students to apply principles of behavior to their own interpersonal relationships.