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.
- Civil War and Reconstruction
- Transformation of the United States (Industrialization, Gilded Age, Progressivism)
- Imperialism / WWI
- Interwar Period (1920’s – Great Depression / New Deal)
- World War II
- Origins of the Cold War
- Civil Rights Movement
- 1950’s – 1960’s
- 1970’s (Vietnam, Watergate)
- 1980’s – Modern Day (Conservative Resurgence, Terrorism, Global Economy)
Gateway to U.S. History
ISBN – 978-0-9894845-0-3
- Pen / Pencil
- Colored Pencils
- Ear Buds
Grades / Grading Scale
Grades will be include:
- Vocab Quiz
- Unit Test
- Daily Assignments
- Exams, essays, and other assignments are graded using a point scale.
- Semester grades are calculated according to the CCPS matrix.
- Cheating is not tolerated and any assignment that found to have unauthorized assistance will receive a grade of ZERO.
Classroom Procedures / Expectations
- 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.
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.
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.