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Learning and Credit Options: Virtual Scholars
Course number: 2721OR2
Course title: US History 2 (Semester 2)
Subject: Social Studies
Grade Level(s): 10
This United States History course consists of the following content area strands: United States History, Geography, and Humanities. The primary content emphasis for this course pertains to the study of United States history from World War II to the 2000s.. Students will be exposed to the historical, geographic, political, economic, and sociological events which influenced the development of the United States and the resulting impact on world history. So that students can clearly see the relationship between cause and effect in historical events, students should have the opportunity to review those fundamental ideas and events which occurred before the end of Reconstruction.
Priority Standards and Final Proficiencies:
This course is a standards-based course. All students will be exposed to CCSS or Oregon state 10 standards--below are the standards that mastery must be shown in order to earn credit.
SS.9-10.HK.6 Analyze ideas critical to the understanding of history, including, but not limited to: populism, progressivism, isolationism, imperialism, communism, environmentalism, liberalism, fundamentalism, racism, ageism, classism, conservatism, cultural diversity, feminism, and sustainability.
SS.9-10.CS.G.8 Evaluate how human cooperation and competition for resources shape the earth's political, economic, physical, and social environments.
SS.9-10.CS.H.2 Construct, support and refute interpretations of history using political, social, economic, and cultural perspectives by drawing from a variety of primary and secondary sources.
SS.9-10.RH.3 Analyze in detail a series of events described in a text; determine whether earlier events caused later ones or simply preceeded them.
SS.9-10.CS.SSA.28 Analyze characteristics, causes, and consequences of an event, issue, problem, or phenomenon.
SS.9-10.HK.5 Examine and evaluate the origins of fundamental political debates and how conflict, compromise, and cooperation have shaped national unity and diversity in world, U.S., and Oregon history.
SS.9-10.HK.9 Identify historical and current events, issues, and problems when national interests and global
Schedule of Units Covered:
Differentiation/Accessibility Strategies and Support (TAG, ELL,SpEd, other):
Accommodations based on IEP and 504 will be adhered to with guidance from case manager. Case manager approval is required for a student to take a VS course.
Instruction and assessments are created and delivered with a mind to multiple learning styles; it is with active cognition that teachers build material for students who learn in many different ways.
Career-Related Learning Experiences
Essential Skills and Required Work Samples:
Being a standards-based course, work will need to be scored at “Successful” or higher in order to earn credit.
Students are expected to submit work in each course weekly. Students can learn at their own pace; however, students must follow their course calendar and make progress in the course every week. Students are required to complete self-checks, practice lessons, multiple choice questions, projects, discussion-based assessments, and discussions. Students are expected to:
When teachers, students, and families work together, students are successful.
This course is a standards-based course.
Course lessons and assessments are targeted to a specific set of CCSS/Oregon state standards. Students will be expected to score at the “Successful” level or higher in order to be marked proficient in each assessment. Students are expected to complete all assessments in the course.
If a student scores “Work In Progress” on an assessment, they will be able to revise and resubmit it for re-scoring.
Final grades in Virtual Scholars are determined using the VS Proficiency Matrix.
PLAGIARISM is strictly monitored.
From the PPS Student Acceptable Use Guide:
Students will not plagiarize works that they find on the Internet. Plagiarism is taking the ideas or writings of others and presenting them as if they were original to the student.
Students will respect the rights of copyright owners. Copyright infringement occurs when an individual inappropriately reproduces a work that is protected by a copyright. If a work contains language that specifies appropriate use of that work, the student should follow the expressed requirements. If the student is unsure whether or not they can use a work, they should request permission from the copyright owner.
Students will adhere to the regulations outlined in the PPS Student Acceptable Usage guide
Safety Issues and Requirements