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These are my grand-kids Peyten and Baylee. They started Pre-K here and are now in Troy ISD.
These are my grand-kids Peyten and Baylee. They started Pre-K here and are now in Troy ISD.

"The only thing we learn from history is that we learn nothing from history."

                            Fredrich Hegel


I am Russell Reinhardt, this is my 42nd year to teach.  This is my 24th year to be a member of the Holland High School Staff.  I graduated from Texas A&M with a History and Social Science Composite degree.

My wife, Joyce, and I have been married for 31 years, we have 2 sons, and 2 grandchildren.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me.

Email:  russellr@hollandisd.org

United States History Since 1877 Course Outline

The study of history helps society remember where society has been and where it is going.  Our own lives would be meaningless if one had no memory of who you were or what you had done.  Every society looks to its history for a sense of identity.  This course will look at events, through: text, maps, charts, graphs, political cartoons, and historical cartoons to see where our country has been and where it is going.  The student goal is to become prepared for the End of Course (EOC) that will be taken in the spring of next year.

The Course Units are:

  I.  Foundations: Background to American History Prior to 1877  

 II.  American Society in Transition

III.  Industrialization and the "Gilded Age"

IV.  The Progressive Era

 V.  America Builds an Empire

VI.  America in World War I

VII.  The "Roaring Twenties"

VIII.  The Great Depression and the New Deal

  IX.  America in World War II

   X.  America During the Cold War

  XI.  The Civil Rights Years

XII.   The Sixties: A Decade of Protest and Change

XIII.  Crisis and Resurgence, 1969-2000

XIV.  America in the New Millenium


Grades determination:  50% Exam and 50% Daily Work


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