• This year we will focus on the study of American history from the Exploration and Colonization Period to the Reconstruction Period following the Civil War. You 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.


    In order for me to do my job (teach) and you to do your job (learn) it is important that the established school and classroom rules be followed at all times. To be successful in my classroom I expect everyone to be on time and ready to work and to treat others as they would like to be treated.


    During the year you can expect to have a variety of assignments. Among them are required DBQ (Document Based Question) and RWA Assessments. You will be expected to keep track of your Guided Reading Workbook (GRW) and class folder. Our textbook, United States History: Beginnings to 1877, is available online for you to use. Necessary school supplies include: a Duo-Tang folder, pens, pencils, highlighters, and colored pencils.


    Your grade will be based on the following breakdown:

    • Homework: 10%
    • Classwork/Quizzes/RWAs: 50%
    • Tests/Projects/Presentations: 40%


    Grading Scale:

    A: 90-100%

    B: 80-89%

    C: 70-79%

    D: 60-69%

    F: 0-59%