This course is an indept analysis of the history of our great nation, the United States of America. We begin at the Age of Exploration and journey into the Reconstruction Era. Course content include a study of Early Exploration, Colonization Period, The American Revolution and The Civil War. We analyze key historical leaders, documents and evidence that has shaped our lives over the years. Students develop their ability to think clearly and critically, to ask research significant questions, to read and interpet historical artifacts and material and to express their ideas in a logical, concise manner.
Discovering Our Past: A History of the U.S: Published by McGraw Hill/Glencoe. WEB BASED TEXTBOOK SUPPORT: http://www.glenco.mcgraw-hill.com Students will be issued an individual copy of the text to take home. Class sets will be used in school.
These materials must be brought to school daily: black/blue pen, notebook paper, U.S. History Binder/ Notebook with dividers, highlighters, color pencils and one pack of copy/printer paper.
U.S History Binder/ Notebook Dividers: Students two inch binder/notebook must contain the following dividers: Do Now, Vocabulary, T-Notes, Home Learning and Literacy Block Assignments.
Evaluations will include: projects, written assignments, tests, journals, technology based activities, and class participation. Students will be notified in advance of upcoming tests, projects and activities.
CLASS GRADING POLICY:
Academic, effort and conduct grades will be issued every 9 weeks. Progress reports will be sent home each 9 week term. Class Assignments 30% Projects 15% Test 30% Home Learning 5% Quizes 20%
A = 90 - 100 B = 80 - 89 C = 70 - 79 D = 60 - 69 F = 59 - 0
Students are expected to follow the AMS Code of Student Conduct and Classroom Rules at all times. Consequences for conduct violations are as follows:
Effort grades will be assigned based on the student completing all assignments in a timely manner.
HOME LEARNING POLICY
: Home learning will be given at least 3 days a week. Students are expected to complete all home learning assignments. Students are responsible for copying the home learning into their agendas. All home learning will be reviewed and opportunities for correction will be provided in class. Home learning will include book reports, technology component(s) and projects.
Students are responsible for obtaining missed notes and assignments from the teacher. Every attempt will be made to place important assignment information on the teacher website.
Parents are encouraged to check their childs progress online through the Parent Internet Viewer (PIV) which is located on the Miami-Dade County Public Schools Parent Portal- http://myportal.dadeschools.net Please visit Student Services to obtain the required 6 digit PIN number in order to access this site.
Please call 305-654-2727 Ext: 2145 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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