Course Description 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.

     End of Course Exam – EOC The U.S. History EOC Assessment measures student achievement of the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (NGSSS), as outlined in the U.S. History course description.  The EOC will consist of 60 multiple choice questions and will be administered in May of 2018.  The EOC is a computer based test, paper based versions are available for students needing accommodations, as stated in their IEP or 504 plan.

    Course Outline

    1st Quarter:                

    • Civil War and Reconstruction                                                                       
    • Transformation of the United States (Industrialization, Gilded Age, Progressivism)          
    • Imperialism / WWI                                                                                        

    2nd Quarter:               

    • Interwar Period (1920’s – Great Depression / New Deal)                                        
    • World War II                                                                                                   

    3rd Quarter:                

    • Origins of the Cold War                                                                                              
    • Civil Rights Movement                                                                                             
    • 1950’s – 1960’s                                                                                                         

    4th Quarter:                

    • 1970’s (Vietnam, Watergate)            
    • 1980’s – Modern Day (Conservative Resurgence, Terrorism, Global Economy)    


    Gateway to U.S. History

    ISBN – 978-0-9894845-0-3

    Class Supplies

    • Paper
    • Pen / Pencil
    • Colored Pencils
    • Ear Buds

     Grades / Grading Scale

     Grades will be include:

    • Vocab Quiz                                                                                                
    • Unit Test
    • Daily Assignments
    • Projects


    1. Exams, essays, and other assignments are graded using a point scale.
    2. Semester grades are calculated according to the CCPS matrix.
    3. Cheating is not tolerated and any assignment that found to have unauthorized assistance will receive a grade of ZERO.

     Classroom Procedures / Expectations

    Tardy Policy

    • The school wide tardy policy will be strictly enforced.
    • Students must be in the classroom and in their assigned seat before the last bell rings.
    • All students entering the classroom after the bell and without a pass will be marked tardy.


    Attendance / Make Up Work

    When a student misses a class it is their responsibility to acquire the missed work.  DO NOT ask me for missed work during class time.  Students may see me before or after school.  Students may also access the class website to print handouts and notes. A missed test or quiz can be made up before or after school.  Please schedule a time to take the test or quiz.

    Late Work:

    10% will be taken off all assignments for each day the work is late. 

    Cell Phone / Electronic Devices

    Cell Phones and/or electronic devices will be stored in backpacks.  The use of electronic devices is prohibited unless the teacher gives explicit permission. Habitual offenses will result in the phone being confiscated and turned into the dean’s office with a referral.

    Student Planner

    Students will be required to have their student planner daily.

    Student planner will act as hall pass.

    Students out in the hall without planner will be sent back to class


    Be respectful of yourself, fellow classmates, teachers, and school.

    Following this one simple expectation will help you cover 99.9% of all that is asked from you at Charlotte High School.