Welcome to American History!
United States History and United States History Honors
Ms. Mary Fillion
Assignments will be posted on Skyward.
Course Description: This course is designed to help the student understand their connection to the development of the United States by examining the past to prepare for their future as participating members of American society. Topics will include history, geography, economics, and political processes, religion, diverse cultures and humanities.
Content: During the course of the year we will cover the following periods: Civil War and Reconstruction, Westward Expansion, Industrial Revolution, Progressives, Age of Expansion/Imperialism, World War I, the Roaring 20’s, Great Depression, World War II, Cold War, Postwar Boom, New Frontier, the Great Society, Vietnam War, Civil Rights and Social Change, and the 80’s and 90’s.
· Loose leaf paper
· Writing utensil
Grading: Students will be evaluated each 9 weeks by tests/projects, quizzes, and classwork (see below for breakdown). For tests or quizzes, students earning a “C” or lower will be permitted to re-take if a remediation session is attended.
Tests/Projects= 50% Quizzes= 30% Classwork=20%
Make-up policy- If you are absent from class on the day of an assignment, test or quiz you will have one day from the first day of your return to school to complete the assignment. It is your responsibility to make arrangements to complete the missing work in a timely manner.
Classroom guidelines: Respect for each other is imperative for building community and cooperation.
1. We are Prompt
2. We are Prepared
3. We are Polite
4. We are Productive
1. It is important that you put your name on all work that is submitted. Name, date, and class period should be neatly written in the upper right-hand corner.
2. Cell phone policy: They need to be turned off and put away during class time. If you are caught with a cell phone during class time, it will be confiscated.
3. Cheating is unacceptable and the guidelines outlined in the student code of conduct will be enforced.
4. Late work may be submitted up to one day past the due date. If after one day, work is not submitted, a zero will be assigned.