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Ms. Taylor's U.S. History Class

Welcome to U.S. History from 1877 to the Present!
 

This course is designed to increase the student’s understanding of the United States History from 1877 to the present, its development and its institutions. The goals of the class are to develop (1.) an understanding of some of the principle themes in modern U.S. History, (2.) an ability to analyze historical evidence, and (3.) an ability to analyze and to express historical understanding in writing and other forms of communication.

 
Units/Eras of Study for the 4th 9 Weeks:
  • Unit 11: The Rise of Conservatism (1970s-Early 1990s)
  • Unit 12:  The United States, 1990s-Present
  • EOC Review
  • EOC Testing
  • End of the Year Projects:
    • Eras of U.S. History (Due: 5/12/17)
    • U.S. Constitutional Amendments (Due: 5/19/17)
  • Final Exams (See Exam Schedule on the right hand side of this page)
 
 
 
If you miss your scheduled final exam time this week: 
Students are required to make-up their final by Thursday, June 8th or it will be a zero (0) in the grade book. Please call Kandace Kaliszewski to reschedule your test at (936)890-1414 for a time.
 
Her hours in the summer are 7:30 am to 5:30 pm with an hour for lunch (Noon - 1:00 pm) Monday thru Thursday.
 
***The LAST day to turn in make up work and/or test corrections from the first 6 weeks of the 4th Grading Quarter was Friday, May 5, 2017.***
 
***The LAST day to turn in your Notebook for the 4th Quarter Notebook Check (Major Grade) is Monday, May 15, 2017. No exceptions will be made. Notebooks were DUE Wednesday, May 10, 2017.***
  
 
*** Grades are updated on Mondays and Fridays after school.***
 
 
***Effective Monday, April 17, 2017: Willis High School will return to the traditional A,B,C Lunch Schedule. Ms. Taylor's Tutorial Schedule for the remainder of the year is as follows:
After School Tutorials from 2:30-3:30 PM Monday through Thursday.*** 
 
***The LAST scheduled after school tutorials session was Tuesday, May 16, 2017.***
 
 
 

 

 

 

  
in early and modern U.S. History, (2.) an ability to analyze
historical evidence, and
(3.) an ability to analyze and to express historical unders
tanding in writing and other
forms of communication
 

Recent Posts

EOY Last Week of School- Day 5

Friday, May 26, 2017:

Announcements/Reminders for classes this week.

Grades and Attendance were cut off for junior exam exemptions in my class on Friday, May 19 2017.
The only work/grades I will be accepting this week are Spring Semester Reviews and Final Exams. All other work/assignments are now closed.
**Students were made well aware of this policy in advance and no exceptions will be made.**

*Reminder- The Bell Schedule has adjusted and we are on an alternate bell schedule while final exams take place today through Friday.*

EOY Last Week of School- Day 4

Thursday, May 25, 2017:

Announcements/Reminders for classes this week.

Grades and Attendance were cut off for junior exam exemptions in my class on Friday, May 19 2017.
The only work/grades I will be accepting this week are Spring Semester Reviews and Final Exams. All other work/assignments are now closed.
**Students were made well aware of this policy in advance and no exceptions will be made.**

*Reminder- The Bell Schedule has adjusted and we are on an alternate bell schedule while final exams take place today through Friday.*

EOY Last Week of School- Day 3 (Exams Begin Today)

Wednesday, May 24, 2017:

Announcements/Reminders for classes this week.

Grades and Attendance were cut off for junior exam exemptions in my class on Friday, May 19 2017.
The only work/grades I will be accepting this week are Spring Semester Reviews and Final Exams. All other work/assignments are now closed.
**Students were made well aware of this policy in advance and no exceptions will be made.**

*Reminder- The Bell Schedule has adjusted and we are on an alternate bell schedule while final exams take place today through Friday.*

EOY Last Week of School- Day 2

Tuesday, May 23, 2017:
 
Announcements/Reminders for classes this week.

  • Grades and Attendance were cut off for junior exam exemptions in my class on Friday, May 19 2017.
  • The only work/grades I will be accepting this week are Spring Semester Reviews and Final Exams. All other work/assignments are now closed.
**Students were made well aware of this policy in advance and no exceptions will be made.**
 
*Reminder- The Bell Schedule has adjusted and we are on an alternate bell schedule while final exams take place today through Friday.*

EOY Last Week of School- Day 1

Monday, May 22, 2017:
 
Announcements/Reminders for classes this week.

  • Grades and Attendance were cut off for junior exam exemptions in my class on Friday, May 19 2017.
  • The only work/grades I will be accepting this week are Spring Semester Reviews and Final Exams. All other work/assignments are now closed.
**Students were made well aware of this policy in advance and no exceptions will be made.**
 
*Reminder- The Bell Schedule has adjusted and starting today, we are on an alternate bell schedule while final exams take place today through Friday.*

EOY Project 2- Day 5

Friday, May 19, 2017:
 
Announcements/Reminders for classes this week.
 
EOY Project #2: Amendments Book instructions and guidelines. This is for a major grade in the gradebook and is due on Friday, May 19, 2017 (TODAY) by the end of your class period. 6th period students have until the end of school today at 2:20 PM to turn their project in to me due to the alternate schedule. No late submissions of any kind will be accepted or graded.
 
*Reminder- The Bell Schedule has adjusted and starting today, we are on an alternate bell schedule while final exams take place today through next Friday.*

EOY Project 2- Day 4

Thursday, May 18, 2017:
 
Announcements/Reminders for classes this week.
 
EOY Project #2: Amendments Book instructions and guidelines. This is for a major grade in the gradebook and is due on Friday, May 19, 2017 (TOMORROW) by the end of your class period. No late submissions will be accepted. 
 
*Reminder-  TODAY, Thursday, May 18, 2017 is the last regular bell schedule day of classes before we transition to final exam bell schedules.*

EOY Project 2- Day 3

Wednesday, May 17, 2017:
 
Announcements/Reminders for classes this week.
 
EOY Project #2: Amendments Book instructions and guidelines. This is for a major grade in the gradebook and is due on Friday, May 19, 2017 by the end of your class period. No late submissions will be accepted. 
 
*Reminder- Thursday, May 18, 2017 is the last regular bell schedule day of classes before we transition to final exam bell schedules.*

EOY Project 1- Day 5

Friday, May 12, 2017:
 
*Final Notebook Check was Wednesday- pg.106-109; Clinton Administration through the Obama Administration Notes.*  Notebook Checks are now 2 days late if you were not absent on Wednesday. Monday, May 15, 2017 is the last day to turn in your notebook for the 4th Quarter Notebook Check (Major Grade). No exceptions will be made if you miss the submission deadline.
 
Instructions and reminders for EOY Project #1. Students will have the majority of class today to continue researching and working on their projects.  Projects are due to my inbox (wtaylor@willisisd.org) or submitted via USB drive by Friday, May 12, 2017 (TODAY) by the end of class/school day at 2:20 PM.

EOY Project 1- Day 4

Thursday, May 11, 2017:
 
*Final Notebook Check was YESTERDAY- pg.106-109; Clinton Administration through the Obama Administration Notes.* 
 
Instructions and reminders for EOY Project #1. Students will have the majority of class today to continue researching and working on their projects.  Projects are due to my inbox (wtaylor@willisisd.org) or submitted via USB drive by Friday, May 12, 2017 by the end of class/school day at 2:20 PM.

EOY Project 1- Day 3

Wednesday, May 10, 2017:
 
*Final Notebook Check today- pg.106-109; Clinton Administration through the Obama Administration Notes.*
 
Instructions and reminders for EOY Project #1. Students will have the majority of class today to continue researching and working on their projects.  Projects are due to my inbox (wtaylor@willisisd.org) or submitted via USB drive by Friday, May 12, 2017 by the end of class/school day.

     Ms. Taylor's Schedule: