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U.S. History

by Ray Burgess

Morris Community High School

Mr. Raymond Burgess

Phone: 942-1294 x3215 

US History     
Room 215

Email: rburgess@morrishs.org

This course is a chronological study of United States of America from Colonialism through World War II.  Students will discuss key periods of the American experience that have shaped our laws, morals, and our everyday lives.  The students will be asked to study the causes and effects of major social and political issues that have molded America.  This course is required for graduation.

The items listed must be brought to class everyday unless otherwise noted.  
1. American Anthem: Modern American History
2. Folder w/ paper & writing utensil


1. Follow directions the first time given.
2. Be respectful of others
3. Be in your assigned seat when the bell rings
4. Come to class with all materials
5. Remain in your seat until the teacher dismisses you
6. Have respect for school property

Grade Information:
Your grade is available on Powerschool.  I will update this weekly. If you have not received a login or password, please stop by the main office to access this information.  I do not print out grade sheets, so it is your responsibility to check your grade.

My job as an educator is to make sure you succeed as a student and as a person.  However, the majority of your success is up to you!  If you find yourself struggling in my class, please do not hesitate to speak with me.  I am available for class-work help before or after school (by appointment).  If possible, I can also give help during lunch.

End Note:
I look forward to being your instructor for the term.  My classes are meant to be challenging.  It is my goal to make sure you succeed, so work hard.  This class will go very smoothly if you keep up with class work, pay attention in class, and make an effort to learn!

                         Have a great year!

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