TITLE OF COURSE
Social Studies, U.S. History 9th Grade
Two semesters/One Full Credit
(*3 Social Studies Credits Required to graduate)
REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION
Planning Hour- _______________
Phone #- 591-5483
Students to have attained at least 10th grade status
Course Description and Overview of Content
This course will survey major events in American history concentrating on the past 140 years. As part of this study, the contributions of all Americans will be emphasized. Political, economic, and social developments will be analyzed as well as America’s advancement to the position of a world leader. Students will be able to understand, analyze, and interpret historical concepts and events. Students will understand the role that history has played in the development of the world that we live in today.
Course Goal/ Intended Outcomes
1. By the end of this course, the student will be able to pass a comprehensive exam on the basic concepts and facts from the State of Michigan and National Standards and Benchmarks.
2. The student will meet the Performance and Exit Behaviors set forth by C/A School District
3. The student will understand the meaning and concepts of the Core Democratic Values.
4. The student will be able to identify and explain the significant events and people that shaped the development the U.S. as a nation.
Required Text and Materials
*Student textbook- The Americans (2007))
*Notebook or folder, pen or pencil, some special supplies will be necessary occasionally ie. colored pencils, markers, poster board etc..
**Materials are needed EVERYDAY!
Format and Activities
Lecture, cooperative learning, silent reading, guided reading, journals, research papers and classroom assignments, etc.
Grading Practices and Procedures
1. Students will be graded on point system by the following; Tests/Quizzes, Interactive notebook/Focuses, Participation and daily assignments.
2. The two marking periods represent 80% of your grade (ongoing grade) and the final cumulative exam is worth 20% of your semester grade.
3. If absent, it is the student’s responsibility to get missed work. Check with other students, assignment sheet or ask the teacher before or after school. The student will have one day plus one to make up the work, as per the student handbook.
4. Make up tests are scheduled after school and must be made up within two weeks or a grade of "0" will be given.
The grading scale is:
90-93 = A-, 94-100 = A range
80-83 = B-, 84-86 = B range, 87-89 = B+ range
70-73 = C-, 74-76 = C range, 77-79 = C+ range
60-63 = D-, 64-66 = D range, 67-69 = D+ range
Below 60 = Failing
Attendance is crucial if you are to learn. I will obey all rules set forth in the CA Student Handbook and I expect you to do the same. A deduction from your participation points will result in the event of unexcused lateness and absences. Daily attendance and punctuality are expected and will result in greater student success.
Classroom Rules and Procedures
In addition to the guidelines in the CA Handbook, I expect that we follow these simple rules:
1. Be Prompt—On time and in seat; Ready to learn
2. Be Prepared—Required materials everyday
3. Be Respectful—To other students, the teacher, yourself
4. Participate!—Follow the rules, pay attention
**These simple rules will be enforced and added to if necessary!
**There will be numerous discussions, so have an open mind and respect others opinions. You are all young adults and are expected to behave in accordance with that title.
Plagiarism, copying, cheating or being an accessory to plagiarism, copying or cheating will NOT be tolerated and a ZERO will be given to all parties with no chance of make up! Cheating may result in failing the SEMESTER!!
We will at times use the library and the internet. Please remember to sign and date the Proper Usage form in the Handbook. (Place your AUP in the Media Center)
1. Everyone has choices. You are responsible, you will be held accountable for your choices.
- Students who require additional help may make an appointment to meet after school on designated days.
- All assignment will be turned in with a COMPLETE heading or points will be deducted and frequent infractions may result in a “0” given. (Name, Date, Assignment and Class)
September 17 , 2013
Ch. 7 Review
Us Hist. 3rd Hour
“Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.”
“Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.”
“No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.”
“Speak when you're angry,
and you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret.”
Lawrence J. Peter
“Do what you can with what you have where you are.”
“You cannot plow a field by turning it over in your mind.”
“Be a good listener.
Your ears will never get you in trouble.”
Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. Barack Obama
“Complaining is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but gets you nowhere.”
“Do not confuse listening with paying attention.”
“Winners simply do what others will not.”