• U.S. History Syllabus

    Mr. Kreutz


    Online Textbook Website:

    U.S. History 2008

    Access Code: BE717A02E30E8C9310B8


    Perry High School Mission Statement

    Every student will graduate from Perry High School with
    a foundation of knowledge and skills for future success.



    This course is designed to inform students about who they are as citizens of the United States and how the past events have shaped the world we live in today. Students will be given the skills and background needed to appreciate the past and help prepare them to play an active role in society.


    Topics of Study:

    Early Civilization

    Emergence of the Modern United States & WWI

    Exploration and Colonization

    Great Depression

    Revolution and the New Nation

    WW II and Postwar United States

    Westward Expansion

    Korean, Vietnam, and Cold Wars

    Civil War and Reconstruction

    Contemporary United States


    Classroom Policies and Procedures:



    • Follow all classroom/school rules.
    • Show up to class on time and prepared: complete all homework, read all assignments, and have proper materials needed for class.
    • Be respectful of others’ opinions: You do not have to agree with your peers, but you must show respect towards your classmates at all times.
    • Personal electronic devices are not  allowed to be used/seen in class (ex: cell phones, music players, etc.), unless being used for a class project. Instructor determines the consequences.
    • No food, gum, or drinks are allowed in class except for water.
    • No hats or hoods can be worn indoors.
    • Do not write in/on books or desks.
    • Dress code to be enforced. (see Perry Pumas handbook)
    • Sign out for restroom break – Student is responsible for behavior when outside the classroom.








    • The length of assignments will vary daily, but the students should expect homework on a regular basis and may consist of text book reading, supplementary (internet) sources, and work sheets.
    • Students will be assessed through the use of quizzes, unit tests, essays, discussions, and projects.



    • Each student will be required to participate on a daily basis in class discussions. In order to do this, you must be present and punctual. Participation is a means to validate one’s ideas, learn from others, and practice the articulation of ideas.
    • Notes will be taken regularly and all class work will be saved in The Historian’s Handbook.

          (1 inch binder) The Historian’s Handbook will be assessed in class regularly.

    • KBAT’s – “Know and Be Able To” assignments will be written in a spiral notebook in sequence.


    • Semester grades will be computed as follows: Quarter 1 = 40%, Quarter 2 = 40% and the final exam will count towards 20% of the students’ semester grade.
    • 100-90% = A   89-80% = B     79-70% = C     69-60% = D     59% and below = F


    Late work/Absent Work:

    • If you are absent the day an assignment is given, you will have the same amount of days to complete the assignment as the rest of the class. You will hand in the assignment on your own accord or it will be a zero; I will not ask for it. If you decide to turn an assignment in late, the 1st day it will count for a maximum of 50%, after that it will be counted as a zero.
    • If you are absent from a quiz or test, you are responsible for coming to me and setting up a make-up date within one week of the assessment. If you fail to do this, you earn a zero on the assessment. It is your responsibility to come to me. All make ups must be completed before or after school. Make-up exams cannot be taken during class.
    • If you are having trouble at home, if you are unable to complete an assignment due to technical issues, or if you are struggling to stay ahead in school for any particular reason, please talk to me. I will always be an open ear, but you must express your concerns or your grades will suffer because of it. I will do what I can to work with you and assist you in any way that I deem fair.


    * Teacher reserves the right to modify syllabus as needed.


    General Note: It will be your responsibility to take charge of your own learning and rely less on others to do it for you.  
    Make every effort to follow directions and to complete all work as assigned, on the date due.

    All students are expected to take a risk and try to do their best in order to learn their place in the world and how they can make a difference in the lives of others by applying their knowledge and skills to their future careers.


    Required supplies: For all History students at Perry HS.

    1 – College ruled “composition” book.