Gateway Regional High School

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Patricia Slater


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Course Description

        Welcome to US I! Together we are going to discover, analyze and explore the historical events starting with the era of Reconstruction of the United States after the Civil War through the second World War. The significant events, people and ideas of this period of history has shaped the country that we live in today.

This course will provide students the opportunity  to gain the knowledge and develop the skills that they will need to become civic minded adults and gain an appreciation for the history of the  country that they live in.

Course Expectations and Assessments-(subject to change based on student interest/needs)

        Year round Daily Notebook, DBQ essays, Online EdConnect quizzes and tests

MP 1 Modern Day Reconstruction, Westward Expansion brain trust

MP2 Modern Day Shark Tank/Modern Day Immigration statistics and policy

MP 3 : Imperialism Visual Metaphor, 1920s portfolio

MP 4:  Causes of Great Depression and New Deal writing/Modern Day New Deal/WWII portfolio

Course Policies 

        Homework: Homework will be given throughout the school year. Homework assignments may include but are not limited to writing assignments, geography practice, study guides, outlines etc. Every homework assignment should come to class completed on its designated due date. Homework will be checked for completion as well as for accuracy. Homework will not be calculated into a student’s grade but if the student completes the assignment they will receive a check mark in PowerSchool.

Late Work: Each day that an assignment is not handed in, 10 points will be taken from the possible grade. Work will not be accepted one week past its original due date. School trips and events do not excuse you from work that is completed in class. If absent due to a school event, the assignment will have the same due date as those that were in class.

Required and Recommended Materials 

Assistance -        Please contact with any needs or concerns. All student 504/IEPs will be honored and appropriate help/assistance will be provided to all students

Classroom Behavioral Expectations and Rewards/Consequences

1. RESPECT- Throughout the school year we will be covering a variety of subject matters. It is extremely important that everyone show respect towards every student and teacher and their opinion. We follow the golden rule in Room 406; Treat everyone the way that you would like to be treated.

2. Follow the Handbook- Students should follow the rules as they are described in the student handbook provided by Gateway.

3. 3 Strike Rule- When a student is exhibiting behavior that is inappropriate for the classroom. Students will be given a:

Extra Help/Assignment make ups/retakes

The Chill Corner

In the back right corner of the room, there will be a chill corner.

Students are allowed to use this area to chill if they feel overwhelmed, frustrated, angry, etc.

Rules for corner are posted in the area and must be followed, otherwise, student will be seen as taking advantage of the area and in violation of classroom and school expectations/policies.