COURSE CONTENT The course includes the study of geography, history, and culture of the United States of America. American history from the colonial period to present day will be covered, with an emphasis on the impact of the U.S. Constitution.
CLASS MATERIALS Students are required to bring to class materials which include textbook, notebook, notes and pen.
HOMEWORK Homework is assigned regularly. This includes readings, essay writing, and studying. Written homework may be made-up ONE day following return from a legal absence, or one day after the assigned day for partial credit.
TESTS Tests and/or quizzes are generally given weekly. Tests are based on notes, worksheets, and class discussions. Students will be given ample notification of testing dates, so they can organize and plan their work.
MAKE-UP WORK When students are absent they are expected to obtain work that has been completed in class. It is their responsibility to do so.
PROJECTS Projects will be assigned throughout the school year. The projects are designed to help students develop their research, writing, communication, and thinking skills. Students will be reading books related to the course content (ONE per quarter)
GRADING Quarterly grades will be computed as follows: 1/3 homework, class work and participation (which includes attendance in class); 2/3 tests and projects.
NYS TEST All students must take the United States History & Government NYS Regents Examination.