American History I Honors: The Founding Principles will begin with the European exploration of the new world through Reconstruction. Students will examine the historical and intellectual origins of the United States from European exploration and colonial settlement to the Revolutionary and Constitutional eras. Students will learn about the important political and economic factors that contributed to the development of colonial America and the outbreak of the American Revolution as well as the consequences of the Revolution, including the writing and key ideas of the U.S. Constitution. The Founding Principles will guide students as they study the establishment of political parties, America’s westward expansion, the growth of sectional conflict, how that sectional conflict led to the Civil War, and the consequences of the Civil War, including Reconstruction.
Rules and Expectations
- Come to class on time and prepared.
- Respect others and their property.
- No food in the classroom.
- No drinks other than bottled water in the classroom.
- No hats, hoods-up, earphones, phones, etc.
- Once class begins, do not leave your seat without permission.
- Each student will have five bathroom passes; not to be used first or last 15 minutes of class.
- If you miss class, please see me for any make-up work.
- Textbooks will remain in classroom. Textbooks can be checked out.
- 3-ring binder and notebook paper
- Pen or Pencil
- Markers/Colored Pencils
- 60 % of 9 Weeks Grade:
- Projects and Papers
- 40% of 9 Weeks Grade:
- Review Sheets
- Daily Work
- Class Participation
- Final Exam Required – 20% of Final Grade
- All students will have the opportunity to retest. Retests must be taken within 10 days of test being returned to student. The higher of the two test scores will be counted.
- Late work will be accepted. Points will be deducted for each day the assignment is late.