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Mari Elam

U.S. History

Ms. Elam                                                                                                                             2016-2017            

DHH U.S. History

 

GOALS and OBJECTIVESThis one year comprehensive course is designed to encourage growth in the following History-Social Science Content Standards and areas.

  • Analyze the causes and effects of nationalism in the contemporary world.
  • Increase their understanding of the principles of the U.S. Constitution and appreciate how the U.S. Constitution has transformed the nation.
  • How early European exploration and colonization resulted in cultural and ecological interactions among previous unconnected people.
  • How political, religious, and social institutions emerged in the English colonies.
  • The impact of the American Revolution on politics, economy, and society.

CONTENT:  AGS U.S. History Textbook, maps, articles from magazines, newspaper, DVD’s (media), and other realia.

 

SUGGESTED MATERIALS:

 

1. a notebook

2. pen or pencil

 

CLASSWORK AND HOMEWORK:

 

1.  Head and title your homework and class work at the top of the page:

 

                EXAMPLE:    Jennifer Lopez

                                         U.S. History - per. 2 

                                         September 8, 2016

 

2. Homework will be checked or collected every day, but there will be NO homework on Fridays.  If your homework is late, you have until the end of that week to hand it in for partial credit.

 

TESTS AND QUIZZES:

You must have an excused absence to make-up a test.  A missed test or quiz will count as a 0%.

 

GRADING WILL BE ON A POINT-BASED SYSTEM FOCUSING ON:

  • Tests & Quiz                                       25%
  • Class work & Participation          25%   
  • Homework                                          25%
  • Projects                                                25%

 

GRADING POLICY:

 

Policies and rubrics are standard within the Deaf/HH Program.  Scoring guides, expectations and reasonable due dates will be established when assignments are given.  Assignments will be modified and graded according to individual students abilities and cognitive level.

 

A = 90% and above     D = 60%-69%

B = 80% - 89%                F = below 60%

C = 70% - 79%

 

EXPECTED CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR AND CLASSROOM RULES*:

  • Use Sign Language at all times
  • Have good attendance and be on time
  • Respect yourself and others, as well as others possessions
  • Try your best and do your own work
  • Obey school rules

*Noncompliance of school/classroom rules may result in one or more of the following consequences:  Lunch detention, phone call home, additional assignments, being banned from DHH fieldtrips and events

 

You can reach me by phone at school (562) 425-1281 ext. 3214  or email me at melam@lbschools.net .     My conference hours  are Monday through Friday, during period 5.  I am available to meet with you in person, but since I often have IEP meetings during this time, please be sure to make an appointment so I can devote all of my attention to your concerns.                            

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