(336) 757-3305 office
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Ardmore Hall 223
Lapsansky-Werner, Emma J., et al. United States History. Boston: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2008.
Carson, Rachel. Silent Spring. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2002.
Sinclair, Upton. The Jungle. Tucson, AZ: See Sharp Press, 2003.
Course Description and Objectives
The study of United States History in the 11th grade is designed as a survey course and a continuation of the Civics and Economics curriculum. This course begins with the administration of George Washington and the overall curriculum continues to current times. The focus is to provide students with a framework for studying political, social, economic and cultural issues, and for analyzing the impact these issues have had on American society. This course goes beyond memorization of isolated facts to the development of higher level thinking skills, encouraging students to make historical assessments and evaluations.
· Test — 40%
· Project — 30%
· Quiz — 20%
· Edmodo/Notebook — 10%
A 3-ring binder is required to organize notes. The first 9 weeks, second 9 weeks, and final exam will be averaged together for a final grade.
100 – 93 (A), 92 – 85 (B), 84 – 77 (C), 76 – 70 (D), 69 – 0 (F)
Late assignments may be accepted, but for a maximum grade of 80.
If you are absent, it is your responsibility to get notes and make-up work upon return to school.
Office Hours and Tutoring
I will be available 8:00 – 9:00 every morning, and in the afternoons upon request.