Syllabus COURSE: American History I
TEACHER: Mrs. Sarah Kline
TEXT: The American Journey: Early Years COURSE DESCRIPTION:
American History I will expose students to history from the beginnings of America to the pre-Civil War era (mid 1800s). Students will explore many of the events from this time period, which has shaped our nation. This journey will be chronological in order with the exception of current events, which we will discuss from time to time. Students will be involved in many different projects throughout the year; these may include art, research, writing, map study, and presentations in front of the class. Some of the projects will be completed individually, while others will involve groups.
1.Tests: Teacher-generated tests will be administered at the end of each unit of study. In general, tests will be worth 50-100 points. Any combination of multiple-choice, completion, short-answer, true/false, and essay questions may be used on any test.
2.Quizzes: Will be announced and will be weighted at 30% of the overall grade.
3.Homework Assignments: Homework will be assigned throughout each unit. Any homework assignment may be collected for a grade.
4.In-Class Assignments: Various in-class assignment and projects will be completed during each unit. Any in-class assignment may be collected for a grade.
5.Notebooks: All students are required to have a notebook to record daily notes and sample problems.
6.Quarter Grades: Your quarter grade will be determined by dividing the total number of points earned by the total number of points possible.