7th Grade- US I
This course will cover American history from the pre- Columbian period up to and including the Civil War. We will explore the significant events and people that helped shape American history. Through weekly readings, various projects, current events, and class discussions/ debates this course will provide you with an intellectually stimulating and enjoyable class. er
1. Analyze how events are related over time.
2. Use critical thinking skills to interpret events, point of view, and context
3. Assess the credibility of primary and secondary sources.
4. Formulate questions based on information needs.
5. Use effective strategies for locating information.
6. Compare and contrast competing interpretations of current and historical events
5. Summarize information in written, graphic, and oral formats.
Types of assignments
Unit 1- Connecting With the Past: Our Colonial Heritage Beginnings to 1783
Unit 2- A New Nation 1777-1799
Unit 3- The New Republic 1800-1860
Unit 4- The Nation Expands 1790-1860
Unit 5- The Nation Breaks Apart 1861-1877
Test and Quiz Corrections
b. Research Papers
c. Oral Presentations
h. Charts/ Graphs
i. Novel – Journal Writing
If a student gets below an 84% on a test or quiz they have the opportunity for a "retake" and take the test over again to earn up to an 84%. Each student will be permitted to "retake" ONE test per marking period. There is no restriction as to the number of quizzes that can be "retaken".