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Honors United States History I
Mrs. Dailey
Room 320 - Period Not teaching 2014-2015
 
Syllabus
Description:

Honors United States History I, Fall Semester, will incorporate topics from colonial time through the ratification of the Constitution and how it is applied through the Federalist presidencies.   The Second Semester will incorporate topics the first presidents through the Civil War and Reconstruction.  Through the focus of Essential Questions, we will discuss the creation of the United States through themes of geography, economics, religion and government.  Students will become familiar with the Maine State learning Results and soon the Common Core for Social Studies and demonstrate the meeting of selected standards in the completion of projects, DBQs and in class work.  This is two one-semester classes.

 
Expectations:

Course Expectations:

LATE WORK:  If the work is to prepare for the next day’s class, I will be clear about this and the work is expected to be complete.  Otherwise it is a zero (0).

            If the work is longer term and it is late, you will have 2 weeks to turn it in for 70% of the earned grade.  If you turn it in more than 2 weeks late, you may earn only 50% of the earned grade. 

 

Absences:

Ø  The school policy is clearly defined in your assignment notebook/ student handbook.

Ø  Students who have trouble with attendance will have trouble passing this class.  Most of the material needed on major assessments is material we discussed during class, not in a textbook.

Ø  Students are responsible for making up any assignments immediately after being absent.  Any unexcused absence (skipping class or school) will result in disciplinary action by the administration.

        Ø   Please do not hesitate to ask questions! 

I work well with one rule of thumb – COMMUNICATE – I am really reasonable when I know what is going on! 

 

 
Grading Policy:

1.              Formative and Summative assignments will be given with a scoring guide, instructions and class time with which to ask questions or work on the assignment.

2.              Grading:

Tests/Quizzes: 15%

Homework: 25%

Projects/Summative Assessments: 25%

Document Based Question: 20%

Journal/Reaction: 15%

 
Assignments:

Assignments are posted in advance on PowerSchool. This may be the best way to know if your student has homework due.