PSHS – United States History | Semester 1
First Days Back – Course Description & Syllabus
Mr. Billo | firstname.lastname@example.org | Office-124
This course is a survey of U.S. History, beginning in the late nineteenth century. It investigates the study of presidential administrations, significant movements, and other major events with a focus on the social, economic, and political aspects of America’s past. Students are expected to think critically in order to participate in classroom discussions and produce written analysis of primary and secondary source documents.
PSD 202 & PSHS policies are to be respectfully observed. In addition, students are encouraged and expected to build a reality that reflects their class period’s Shared Vision of the classroom. Students will otherwise give their respect and attention to Mr. Billo, when appropriate.
LATE WORK & TEST CORRECTION:
Students are encouraged to resubmit every assignment and correct every exam for which they wish to increase their score. The gradebook will reflect the student’s highest earned score for that assignment or assessment.
Test corrections can be completed
Each lesson of this course will include a variety of learning activities. Coursework will include audio-visual presentation, cooperative learning, discussions and debates, lecture, reading and writing tasks, and other activities. Moreover, there will be periodic summative assessment. Students will be scored based on cumulative points earned in each weighted category, as listed in the course score breakdown, below.
A (100 - 90%); B (89 – 80%); C (79 – 70%); D (69 – 60%); F (59 - 0%)