United States History 1 is a 5 credit, full-year course fulfilling the United States History 1 graduation requirement. The course covers the American Experience from the age of exploration to the turn of the twentieth century. Students will learn about the Native American, African-American, and immigrant experience throughout this time period as well as allow students the opportunity to learn about the nation’s quest for independence and the formation of our Constitution.
A notebook, and a three-ring binder or folder.
Pen (blue or black) or pencil at all times.
Complete all assigned work ON TIME. Extenuating circumstances will be dealt with individually.
Please refer to the Piscataway High School Student Handbook and the Code of Student Conduct for specific rules and expectations related to district attendance policy, policy on cuts and lateness to class, cheating, plagiarism, and the use of electronic devices.
Your marking period grade will be based on earning points using a point system. The total number of points possible for each marking period grade is divided by the total number of points earned.
A.) Homework and Class work
Assignments may vary in points possible and type of assignment.
Late homework will not earn credit.
This grade will be based on effort and quality. Completing an assignment does not guarantee full credit.
Tests, quizzes, essays and projects vary in points.
A rubric will be given out with the requirements for each project & essay.
In accordance with school policy, the following grade distribution will be used to calculate the final grade for this course:
22% - First Marking Period
22% - Second Marking Period
22% - Third Marking Period
22% - Fourth Marking Period
12% - Final Examination
Homework: If the HW assignment is collected, you can hand it in 1 day late for ½ half credit. If the assignment is checked at the beginning of class no late HW is accepted.
Classwork: Class work is meant for just that, class – no late class work will be accepted.
Tests/Quizzes: You have one week from the time a test or quiz is administered to make up the test. If you have not made the effort to make up the test/quiz before, during, or after school IT WILL BE A ZERO.
**Side note** If you have a pass to see your counselor or are asked by another teacher to stop by their room during my class time you must come and see me first
Course Schedule: Scope and Sequence
Approximate Time Frame
Topics/Skills/Areas of Study
September/October – Marking Period 1
Unit 1: American Beginnings to 1783 (Chapters 1-3)