Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. Social Studies Education University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Masters of School Administration North Carolina State University
Mr. Rodney Honeycutt
Hello. I am a proud graduate of South Johnston High School and I am excited to be in my 30th year teaching history at this school!
Fall 2020 Schedule
1st PD- Planning
2nd PD American History 1 (qwkdh5u)
3rd PD Honors American History 1 (5fgfd6x)
4th PD American History 1 (kxld22o)
I will be using Google Classroom to facilitate virtual learning. The Google class codes are in parentheses next to the course period.
AMERICAN HISTORY I
COURSE SYLLABUS – FALL SEMESTER 2020
Why take this course? There are so many reasons why you should take this course, not least because you need it to graduate. Studying American History allows us to understand who we are as individuals and as a nation. By studying the past we get a greater appreciation for the present.
Course Description: American History I: The founding principles will begin with the European exploration (1492) of the new world and with Reconstruction (1877). Students will examine the historical and intellectual origins of the United States from European exploration and colonial settlement to the Revolutionary and Constitutional eras. Students will learn about the important political and economic factors that contributed to the development of colonial America and the outbreak of the American Revolution as well as the consequences of the Revolution, including the writing and key ideas of the US Constitution. American History I: The founding principles will guide the students as they study the establishment of political parties, America’s Westward Expansion, the growth of sectional conflict, how that sectional conflict led to the Civil War, and the consequence of the Civil War, including Reconstruction.
Teacher:Rodney Honeycutt Office: Classroom 4220. My planning period is the 1st Block. Telephone: 919-894-3146 (ext: 5630)
Parents, please send me your email address so that I may be better able to communicate with you.
Remediation/Office Hours: Wednesdays 8:00AM-4:00PM
We will use Google Classroom as the platform for this class.
HONORS: Students who are taking this course for Honors credit will be required to complete additional assignments, modified assignments, and modified tests.
Rules and Expectations for Remote/Virtual History
- Check in DAILY or early with your teacher. You may be asked to complete an attendance form, answer a discussion question, or complete an assignment as proof of your daily attendance. If you do not check in with one of these methods, you will be marked absent.
- If you are marked absent, you will be expected to attend a mandatory remediation period during the week.
- You MUST communicate with your teacher about any attendance issues that may arise ASAP!! It is YOUR responsibility to make up your absences and the work assigned during the week!!
- Online Conduct and Responsibility
- All work for the week will be due on Friday by 1:00pm. It is imperative that you follow the pacing guide set by your teacher so you do not fall behind. Time management is key!!
- You are encouraged to work ahead in your course work but it is not required. If work is not submitted on time, there will be a grade reduction implemented for each late assignment.
- All work submitted needs to be in your OWN thoughts and words. Cheating from a website or app, copying from websites, plagiarizing, or sharing answers with other students will not be tolerated and any work submitted will not be accepted→ a zero will be earned for each assignment found to be unoriginal.
- Each unit will include a set of powerpoint notes. It is encouraged that you take notes from these slides to help you absorb the information to better understand the concepts. If you feel like you can read off of the powerpoint without creating your own notes, there will be no grading penalty, however, you will have assessment questions or assignments from the notes to gauge your understanding.
- Grades WILL be assigned to work that you are expected to complete throughout the semester.
- New material will be posted every Friday afternoon. The due date for that material will be the following Friday. Failure to be on pace will result in a grade deduction. For example, if you are 1-7 days late, the maximum grade you will receive will be a 75. If you are two weeks or more late with submitting, the maximum grade you will receive will be a 50.
- Weight of Class Grades are as follows:
- Quizzes/Discussions/Classwork/Homework: 60%
- Tests/Projects: 40%
- Final Exam is 20% of the final course grade.
4. Assignments you submit should be of high QUALITY, meaning it WILL be graded for accuracy, not just completing the work. You should do your best on each assignment. Make sure you do quality work with correct grammar, punctuation, capitalization and spelling. Citation of your research will often be asked as well.