Welcome to US History I (1492-1877)
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
This course will adhere to Long Branch High School’s grading policy listed as follows:
- Summative Assessments = 70% of grade
- e. Exams, Essays, and Projects
- Formative Assessment = 30% of grade
- e. Homework, Quizzes, In-class activities