U.S. History Syllabus

  • Goals

    To educate students about the history of the United States while integrating the Common Core Reading and Writing Standards. 

    History Topics

    U.S. Geography, Native Americans, Exploration and Discovery of North America, Colonization, American Revolution, U.S. Constitution, Westward Expansion and the Civil War

    Textbook

    Discovering Our Past: A History of the United States: Early Years

    Online Resources available.

    Grades

    Formative (20% of grade)   Summative (80% of grade)
    *Daily Work                        *Projects/Writing Assignments
    *Homework                        *Tests

    Reassessment Policy – There will be an opportunity to re-take assessments to improve proficiency.  Students will be asked to show evidence of additional work before a re-take is given.  Work will be accepted up to one week prior to the end of the grading period.  Work needs to be turned in on time for full credit. 

    Communication

    Please feel free to contact me about any concerns you may be having.  To check your student’s progress please check the Infinite Campus portal at the district website. 

    Suggested Materials

    • History notebook + folder
    • Pen/pencil
    • Highlighters (2 different colors) and colored pencils would be helpful