Gateway Regional High School
Early American History/8th Grade
856-848-8200 ext. 3218
Units of Study:
Unit 1: Colonial Development
Unit 2: Colonial Identity
Unit 3: Road to Revolution
Unit 4: The American Revolution
Unit 5: Article of Confederation
Unit 6: New Nation
Unit 7: Sectionalism
Unit 8: Manifest Destiny
Unit 9: Civil War
Course Expectations and Assessments
1st Marking Period: #MyColonialLife Project, Unit 2 Assessment, Benchmark 1
2nd Marking Period: Unit 3 DBQ Essay, Unit 4 Assessment, Benchmark 2 Assessment
3rd Marking Period: Unit 5 DBQ Essay, Unit 6 Assessment, Benchmark 3 Assessment
4th Marking Period: Unit 7 DBQ Essay, Unit 8 Assessment, Benchmark 4 Assessment
Homework policy: Homework will be assigned periodically throughout the course. Homework will not be graded, however, it is used to reinforce concepts covered in class which can help improve the overall grade of students. Homework will also be a determining factor in being eligible for a test retake.
Retake policy: Primary assessments are eligible for retakes throughout the year. Students can choose to retake a test if they have completed all of the homework assignments for that unit. Projects are not eligible for retakes, as they are ongoing assessments. Students amy conference with teacher on projects to look for areas where additional points can be awarded. This will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
Required and Recommended Materials
Extra help is available after school, when requested. Students are encouraged to speak with teacher about extra help, but this can also be arranged by parent email, as needed.
Classroom Behavioral Expectations and Rewards/Consequences
Come to class prepared.
Be kind and courteous to teachers and peers.
Come to class with a positive attitude.
Always try your best.