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American 1 History
Instructor: Mr. Stephen Carpenter Room: 406
American History examines the historical roots of significant events, ideas, movements that shaped the development of the US. Students will study major turning points that have shaped the our nation and explore a variety of concepts such as revolution, government, war, and technology. The goal of this course is for students to develop understandings of current issues and relate them to their historical, political, economic, geographical, and cultural contexts.
Each 9 Weeks, this is how the grading in the course will be broken down:
Tests: 30% Projects/Essays: 30%
Classwork/Bellringers: 20% Quizzes/: 20%
Classwork and homework will be assigned often and students will be expected to study materials on a regular basis. Students that fail to keep up with notes, classwork/homework, and reviewing their materials often usually do poorly in this class.
The FINAL course grade is calculated as follows:
1st 9 Weeks Grade: 40% of final grade
2nd 9 Weeks Grade: 40% of final grade
NC Final Exam: 20% of final grade
The state of North Carolina provides a statewide final exam for all high school World History classes; therefore, everyone must take the American 1 History Final Exam.
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Timeout: Progression of Consequences
2nd Offense: Parent Contact by Teacher
3rd Offense: Administrative Conference, 1 Day In-School Suspension
4th Offense: 2 Days In-School Suspension
5th Offense: 3 Days Out-of-School Suspension
Additional Offenses: Determined by Administration
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