• Course Descriptions:

    United States History (U.S. History) 9-12 Course – The grade 9-12 United States History course consists of the following content area strands: United States History, Geography, and Humanities. The primary content emphasis for this course pertains to the study of United States history from Reconstruction to the present day. Students will be exposed to the historical, geographic, political, economic, and sociological events, which influenced the development of the United States and the resulting impact on world history. So that students can clearly see the relationship between cause and effect in historical events, students should have the opportunity to review those fundamental ideas and events, which occurred before the end of Reconstruction.

    Course Outline:

    1. First Semester
      1. Quarter One (American History until 1877)
        1. Native Americans and European Exploration
        2. Colonial America and Birth of the United States
        3. Sectionalism, Secession, and the Civil War
        4. Reconstruction and Reunion
      2. Quarter Two
        1. Industrialization, Immigration and Gilded Age
        2. Populism and Progressivism
        3. American Imperialism
        4. The First World War
    2. Second Semester
      1. Quarter Three
        1. Roaring Twenties
        2. Great Depression and New Deal
        3. World War II
        4. Cold War Beginnings
      2. Quarter Four
        1. Late Cold War Period
        2. Civil Rights Movements
        3. The First Gulf War
        4. Modern American History


    Gateway to U.S. History

    ISBN – 978-0-9894845-0-3


    Student Evaluation:

    1. Tests will be worth 100 points.
    2. Students will complete four projects through out the year, each worth 100 points.
    3. In class assignments will vary in scoring.
    4. Extra Credit will only be given at the discretion of the teacher, but every student will be given an opportunity earn Extra Credit points.


    Grading Scale:

              A = 100-90

                B = 89-80

                C = 79-70

                D = 69-60

                F = 59 and below


    Classroom Expectations

    All rules stated in the Charlotte County Public Schools Code of Conduct book will be enforced in this classroom.  Each student is responsible for knowing the rules and adhering to them.  In addition to these rules, the following are my personal expectations for your behavior in my classroom. 


    1. Be seated in your desk when the tardy bell rings. If you are late to class, you are expected to have a pass. No electronic devices!


    1. Bring the appropriate texts, materials, and assignments to class each day. Each student should have a 3 ring binder with dividers.


    1. Demonstrate respect for school property as well as for others’ personal property. My desk, computer, and personal belongings are off limits to students unless permission is granted.


    1. Students are expected to sit up (no heads on desks) throughout the class period. No student shall sit upon the top of any desk.


    1. The Golden Rule… Your teacher and your peers will treat you with respect. You are expected to treat other students and the teacher respectfully.

          6.  NO electronic devices in use during class. Unless teacher provides permission.