US History I

    Understanding United States history is essential for the continuation of our democratic society. This course will help students make connections between their world and the rich heritage of United States history. The course is designed as a survey of American history with an emphasis on Civil War America (1865- The New Deal), but should include a review of the earlier period. Students will be able to understand, analyze and evaluate many events from our past and present. They will be able to relate these events to their own experiences and the modern world.

    The course is aligned with the NJCCS for US History, the Amistad Curriculum and the Common Core Language Arts Standards. Some skills that will emphasized in the course will include but not be limited to: text comprehension, writing arguments, writing informative texts, writing explanatory texts, text analysis, comparison of text and collaboration.


    Units/Topics Covered

    - Age of Exploration
    Revolution and the Constitution
    Jeffersonian Era & Manifest Destiny
    - Civil War
    - Reconstruction
    - The Gilded Age
    - Progressive Era
    - Rise of US Imperialism
    - WWI

    Course Expectations 


    - Respect classmates, teachers & classroom materials

    - Lead by example

    - Work hard (what you put in is what you will get out of this class)

    - Be mature, young adults. We are going to be talking about a lot of serious issues.

    - Participate in daily activities

    - Bring a positive attitude! “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” ~Winston Churchill

    - Help each other. Work as a team!

    - Maintain a clean discipline file.

    *You can find a copy of the course syllabus and code of conduct under the Course Materials tab to the left. 

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