Hutchinson Central Technical High School

Course Syllabus

 


Course Name: US HISTORY AND GOVERNMENT REGENTS

Instructor: Mrs. Manley            Contact Time: 10:27-11:08 or 12:27-1:08         Phone Ext: 1308

 

Grading Policy
My grades are done using a total points earned system. Included in each quarter are grades for homework assignments, quizzes, tests, and a participation grade. If students are not prepared for class their participation grade will be lowered. Students are to bring a three-ring binder (2.5 inches-with loose leaf paper to write on),book, or review book (we will purchase one later in the year for the regents examination in June). All points for each student are totaled and then divided by the total points that could have been earned. For example a student may have earned 853 points of 1,000 possible points for the quarter. The grade for the student would then be 85.3%.

Late assignments will have points deducted!
TEXTBOOK - AMERICA : Pathways To The Present: Prentice Hall



 

 

Homework Policy
The Buffalo Board of education requires homework. Students will be given at least three homework assignment per week. Some of these assignments may include worksheets, questions from the book, essays, and current event articles from the newspaper. All homework will be graded and collected. Failure to complete assignments in a timely manner may result in detention. If a students hands in late work they will be penalized 5 points per day. If a students does not hand in the assignment they will receive a grade of zero which will significantly lower their average. Students can find homework assignments on my Buffalo Public Schools Teacher Webpage in the calander section.

**** Classwork is very important and often graded (ticket out the door). Classwork may be individual or done in groups. Students will also be graded based upon their participation. If students actively participate it is more likely that they will be successful in the class.

 

 

Test Policy
Students will be tested at the end of each chapter. All tests consist of multiple choice questions and an essay. Each test is worth 100 points. Students will be given the date of the test 3-4 days ahead of time. Notes, worksheets, and textbooks should be utilized when studying for a test.

 

 

Quiz Policy
Students will be quizzed on the material at least once a week. All quizzes will be graded. Students should review notes every night (15 min.) to prepare for these quizzes. Students will be given ample notice for each quiz. I do not give surprise quizzes.

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Projects
Students may be assigned a project throughout the course of the year. Projects are worth 100 points.

 

 

Course Outline
This course will examine the political, economic and social events which shaped United States History from Colonial Times to the present. The blueprint for the course is the United States Constitution. It is imperative that students have a good foundation and understanding of this document, which has been the law of our land for over 200 years. At the end of the year (June) students will take a regents examination in this course. In order to pass the course and graduate from high school students must have a passing average of 65% (4 quarters) and score a 65% or higher on the regents exam. Major topics will include:

GEOGRAPHY AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE UNITED STATES

CONSTITUTIONAL FOUNDATIONS FOR THE UNITED STATES DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC

INDUSTRIALIZATION OF THE UNITED STATES

THE PROGRESSIVE MOVEMENT: RESPONSES TO THE CHALLENGES BOUGHT ABOUT BY INDUSTRIALIZATION AND URBANIZATION

AT HOME AND ABROAD: PROSPERITY AND DEPRESSION, 1917-1940

THE UNITED STATES IN AN AGE OF GLOBAL CRISIS

THE WORLD IN UNCERTAIN TIMES, 1950- THE PRESENT

*Students are required to have a three-ring binder with looseleaf paper for notes (notebooks will be collected and graded).

*We will be ordering review books in late January.

CLASS RULES

1. Be on time.

2. Be prepared.

3. Stay in your assigned seat.

4. Raise your hand when you wish to speak.

5. Respect your classmates.

CLASSROOM CIVILITY IS EXPECTED AT ALL TIMES!

Students can contact me at mmanley@buffaloschools.org. Also please visit my Buffalo Public Schools Teacher Webpage for important information.