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Dual Credit U.S. History

Ms. Whitney Taylor

Room: A115

U.S. History 1301/1302 DC; U.S. History 1877-Present

E-mail: wtaylor@willisisd.org- This is the best form of contact because I am usually able to respond in a more timely manner.


Conference Period: 1st Period; 7:20-8:13 AM & by appointment

Tutorial:  M- F 2:40-3:15; & by appointment



 Textbook for DC for Fall 2017 -Give me Liberty!  Vol. 1 by Eric Foner, 5th Edition. 

This textbook must be purchased (or rented) prior to the start of school- you will need it by Monday, August 21. This book can be purchased either online or at the LSC Bookstore. There is one edition that is acceptable for the course - 5th edition; the copyright date for this edition is 2017.  You will need a hard copy of the textbook, so you can make annotations, etc. (if you are renting the textbook, students can use post-it notes for annotations throughout the semester). No digital/ebook formats of this text will be acceptable for class. 

*Make sure you check all of your options when it comes to buying or renting textbooks- I always found it helpful to check online before going to the bookstore, especially when it came down to keeping things cost effective.*

5th Edition, Vol. 1 Textbook Cover:

5th Edition Vol. 1 ISBN: (978-0393603422)

Historical Monographs Fall 2017: These two readings will be required outside readings for the course this semester. You will have to purchase these books online; they will not be available at the LSC Bookstore. You may also buy these selections in either paperback or ebook format for class.  

Shaara, Michael. The Killer Angels: The Classic Novel of the Civil War (The Civil War 1861-1868 Book 2) Ballantine.




Sheriff, Carol. The Artificial River: The Erie Canal and the Paradox of Progress, 1817-1862. Bedford. 





Please note the following information regarding the Willis High School Homework, Late Work and Retesting Policies:
Homework Policy for Pre-AP/AP/DC Courses:
Students in Advanced Academic courses should expect homework on a frequent, if not nightly basis throughout the marking periods.

Late Work Policy 10th ,11th, 12th grade Pre-AP/AP/DC Courses:

Daily Work= No late daily work accepted

Major Work = -25 Points PER DAY, Nothing accepted after 2 days


Retest Policy for Pre-AP/AP/DC Courses:

No retesting opportunities will be available for these courses.

**Assignment grades are entered into Ms. Taylor's online grade book on Mondays and Fridays after school.**