Welcome to American History I!
This semester, we will be traveling back in time as we explore the beginnings of this country. We will practice thinking as historians as we analyze information concerning the time period from exploration to Reconstruction. The following concepts will be our main focus: Turning points, Exploration, Settlement, Movement, Expansion, Conflict, Compromise, Freedom, Equality, Power, International Affairs, Foreign Policy, War, Progress, Crisis, and “the American Dream”.
In a “nutshell”, we will analyze our country’s past to prepare for our country’s future!
1. Bring all necessary materials. (See Supply list)
2. Be in your seat, ready to work when the tardy bell rings.
3. Be recognized before speaking.
4. Show respect and be polite.
5. Respect other people’s property.
Assessments 30%......activities to reinforce material discussed,quizzes, etc.
Professionalism 30%.... participation, daily activities
Paper: straight edge in a binder or spiral bound with straight edge tear out and
Pens or Pencil
color pencils (optional)
Highlighter (strongly recommended)
(optional: hand held pencil sharpener)
Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Planning: 4th Period