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This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of U.S. events from the age of exploration to modern times. The focus will be on the events that helped shape the economic and social institutions as well as their effect on the United States. The course will begin with a review of U.S. History through the Civil War period and will then move into Reconstruction to the present.
Text: The Americans: Reconstruction to the 21st Century
A Reading Study Guide and electronic version of the text will be used heavily
Standards Based Grading Policy:
According to school guidelines, students are expected to master each of the standards specified in the previously mentioned content areas for this subject. Grades for this course will be based entirely on the mastery of these standards as demonstrated on formative and summative assessments. No portion of the course grade will be obtained from bonus, additional assignments, etc. It is expected behavior that each student will prepare for these standards through completing the assigned reading, completing the standards based assignments, and participating in class discussion/activities.