Julianne Papetsas One Semester Course
History 3 is a survey of U.S. history for ESL students. It takes them through the highlights of American history from the age of the explorers through WWII. The students are expected to take thorough notes during lectures and study these notes carefully. They will leave this class with knowledge of the timeline of American history, who the major figures were, the U.S.'s involvement in global affairs, and how and why it came to be the country it is today. Geography, vocabulary, reading and listening comprehension, discussion skills, and research are some of the many additional skills acquired in this course.
-American History Reader(provided)
- reading and listening comprehension
- discussion skills
- critical thinking, research, and open response writing
- understanding of people, places, and major events in American history, as well as causes/effects
- students must come to class everyday prepared with books
- frequent absences are inexcusable
- polite, respectful and attentive attitude expected toward teacher and peers
- all home-work and class-work assignments must be completed to best of ability
- participation is a MUST!
- no cheating
- Quizzes:1/3 of the semester's grade will be based on unit quizzes that test the students' knowledge of information learned in class. No make-ups. The lowest grade will be dropped at the end of the semester.
- Midterm/Final:1/3 of the grade will be based on a cumulative midterm and a final that is on all material since the midterm. No make-ups.
-Projects:1/3 of the grade will be based on projects that include creativity, research, presentation, and opinion writing. Late projects lose 10 points each day.
- Homework, Participation, and Daily Preparation:Failure to fulfill these requirements will be a detriment to the final grade. Exceptional fulfillment will serve as a bonus.