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    COURSE PROFILE 2014-2015 coleenhermes@npsri.net

        DEPARTMENT: Social Studies TEACHER: Mrs. Hermes Room 134

    COURSE TITLE: Advanced Placement United States History

    OBJECTIVES: AP US History is a college-level course in American political, economic and social history from colonial times to the present. This course is designed to prepare students to take the AP Exam given in May, 2015. Students will have an understanding and an appreciation of United States history and will be able to link historical background to current events in the United States. Common Core State Standards for ELA & Literacy in History/Social Studies will also be addressed.

    STUDENT REQUIREMENTS: Students are required to come to class ON TIME each day with a covered book, writing utensil, notebook and folder. Students are required to be attentive and respectful to the teacher and to each other. Students are also required to participate in National History Day.

    BOOKS, MATERIALS, SUPPLIES: Text-The American Pageant, notebook

    GRADING POLICY: Quarterly grades are based on a combination of work, including:

                   Homework/Classwork/participation   25%

                Assignment Sheet Vocabulary lists/Essays    20%

                       Quizzes/   25%

                        Tests 30%

    HOMEWORK: Students are required to read a section of text each night. In conjunction with the reading there are historical terms and vocabulary words that must be explained. Primary and secondary sources will be read and analyzed.  Written assignments, current events, and question sheets will also be required. Special NHD projects will be assigned.

    MAKEUP WORK: Students have 1 day to make up work for every 1 day absent. It is the student’s responsibility to determine what assignments were missed. If a student is found to have cut the class, a grade of zero will be given for that day’s work- this includes any tests, quizzes, projects that were due that day. 

    CLASSROOM RULES: Be responsible, Be respectful, Be safe...... 

        Students must be on time, and prepared for class.

        Students may not eat or drink in class.

        Students have limited use of the pass.

        Cell phones and other electronic devices are not allowed    

    Work must be turned in when it is due. No plagiarism!

    TIMES AVAILABLE FOR CONFERENCES, TUTORING: Daily Planning Period, Before or After School, etc.