• Welcome to US History I (1492-1877)

     

    Course Overview:

    United States History I is designed as a survey course, beginning with the Colonization and Settlement of the United States and continuing to the development of the United States as an industrial nationThis course provides student with a framework for studying political, social, economic and cultural issues and for analyzing the impact these issues have had on American society.

     

    Course Objectives:

    Chronological Thinking:

    • To compare present and past events to evaluate the consequences of past decisions and apply lessons learned.
    • Analyze how change occurs through time due to shifting values and beliefs as well as technological advancements and changes in the political and economic landscape.

    Spatial Thinking:

    • Construct various forms of geographic representations to show the spatial patterns of physical and human phenomena.
    • Relate current events to the physical and human characteristics of places and regions.

    Critical Thinking:

    • Distinguish valid arguments from false arguments when interpreting current and historical events.
    • Evaluate sources for validity and credibility and to detect propaganda, censorship, and bias.

    Presentational Skills:

    • Take a position on a current public policy issue and support it with historical evidence, reasoning, and constitutional analysis in a written and/or oral format.

     

    Student Evaluation

    This course will adhere to Long Branch High School’s grading policy listed as follows:

    Excellent

    92-100

    Good

    84-91

    Fair

    77-83

    Poor

    70-76

    Failure

    0-69

     

    • Summative Assessments = 70% of grade
      • e. Exams, Essays, and Projects

     

    • Formative Assessment = 30% of grade
      • e. Homework, Quizzes, In-class activities