Weatherford College & Granbury High School


    Instructor:  Cindy Leatherman                                             Email: cindy.leatherman@granburyisd.org     

    Tutorial Times: Tuesday 4:30-5:30


    Course Description:  A survey of the social, political, economic, cultural, and intellectual history of the United States from the pre-Columbian era to the Civil War/Reconstruction period. United States History I includes the study of pre-Columbian, colonial, revolutionary, early national, slavery and sectionalism, and the Civil War/Reconstruction eras. Themes that may be addressed in United States History 1301 include: American settlement and diversity, American culture, religion, civil and human rights, technological change, economic change, immigration and migration, and creation of the federal government.  

    Co-Requisites and Pre-Requisites:  TSI Reading


    Course Learning Objectives: 

    Upon completion of the course, students will:

    1. Create and argument through the use of historical evidence.
    2. Analyze and interpret primary and secondary sources.
    3. Analyze the effects of historical, social, political, economic, cultural, and global forces on this period of United States history.

    Textbook: U.S.: A Narrative History by Davidson, Delay, Heyrman, Lytle, Stoff; McGraw-Hill, 8th Edition    ISBN: 9781259712272    Day One Access will put the ebook on Canvas.


    The last day that a student may drop this class with an undisputed “W” is November 7th.  If you choose to drop this class, it is your responsibility to contact Weatherford College to drop the class.  You must have a withdrawal form signed by the student and instructor.



    Students in Dual Credit History will receive two grades.  The high school Skyward grade will be made of 60% minor grades (Connect Assignments and quizzes) and 40% major grades (exams and research paper).  The high school grade will be calculated on a six weeks schedule according to GISD policy.  The college grade will be calculated on a semester schedule in CANVAS.  The college grade is comprised of the categories Exams (50%), Research Paper Assignments (30%), Connect Assignments (10%), and Quizzes (10%).  There will be 3 major exams, two research paper assignments (pre-writing and the paper), and an optional extra credit assignment.  The extra credit assignment will be an additional 2% of the average.

    The student is testable over all material covered by lecture, supplement, or reading assignment whether the student has been present or absent from class.  Students that register late should be aware that the testable material starts from the first day of lecture – not from the day of registration.  Should you miss an exam, you will be given an opportunity to take a makeup exam that will be different from the exam taken by students on the scheduled exam date.  It would be wise never to miss the regular exam.  The make-up exam must be scheduled with the instructor for before or after school.  Once a date/time for a make-up exam has been set, there will be no making up the make-up exam. 

    All exams in this class must be completed within the allotted time once an exam has begun (no more than one hour).

    The Research Paper will require the student to use only the sources supplied by the instructor.  Students must evaluate those sources following the directions (similar to an annotated bibliography).  Students must also submit a thesis statement, outline, and works cited page as a pre-writing grade.  The final research paper must be submitted through Canvas.  Late research papers will constitute a deduction of 15 points per day and will not be accepted after two days past the due date.  Papers emailed directly to the instructor on the evening the paper is due will not be accepted.  If you cannot upload your paper into the Canvas classroom, you must email the instructor before 5:00 PM on the due date.


    GRADING SCALE:  A  =  90 and above; B  =  80 to 89; C  =  70 to 79; D  =  60 to 69; F  =  59 and below



    Class interruption by cell phones will NOT be tolerated.  The student is expected to attend all classes for the entire length of the class.  Tardy Policy: The first tardy will result in a warning.  The second and following tardies will constitute a parent contact.  A student will receive a disciplinary referral to an assistant principal on his/her third tardy to class. 

    Inclement Weather:  We will follow GISD policy.


    Academic Integrity: Academic integrity is fundamental to the education mission of Weatherford College and the College expects its students to maintain high standards of personal and scholarly conduct.  Academic dishonesty of any kind will not be tolerated.  Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, cheating on an examination or other academic work, plagiarism, collusion, and the abuse of research materials.  There is an absolute zero tolerance on academic dishonesty of any kind.


    Student Intellectual Property Rights: A student shall retain all rights to work created as part of instruction or using College District technology resources.


    Report of Concern: If you have an academic concern with the instructor or the class, talk to your instructor first. If you are not satisfied with that, your next step is to contact the Weatherford College Department Chair or Program Director. He or she will determine the next course of action. If you are still unsatisfied, you may contact the Dean or the Academic Vice-President. All non-academic concerns should go through Student Services.


    ADA Statement:  Any student with a documented disability (e.g. learning, psychiatric, vision, hearing, etc.) may contact the Office of Disabilities located in the Welcome Center, room 121, in the Academic building on the Weatherford College Weatherford Campus to request reasonable accommodations. Phone: 817-598-6350 Office Location: Office Number 125 in the Academic Building Weatherford College 225 College Park Drive Weatherford, TX


    Hope Statement: Any student who faces challenges securing their food or housing and believes this may affect their performance in the course is urged to contact the Office of Student Development and Wellness for support. After business hours you can contact campus police at 817-771-3535.  Furthermore, please notify the professor if you are comfortable in doing so. This will enable them to provide any resources that they may possess.




Last Modified on August 17, 2022