American Civilizations I (Periods 2, 4 & 5)
American Civilizations I begins in the early years of America's discovery and founding, setting the stage for American expansion and eventual dominance as a world power. The course includes analysis through first hand accounts of historical happenings, in addition to more contemporary perspectives. Through classwork, projects, exams, and homework, students will gain an overarching understanding of American history and an ability to relate the past to the present. Students will delve into accounts of military, social, cultural, political, etc. histories and determine the importance of these areas in regard to the present world.
Units of Study:
U.S. History Overview
Person's America: Pathways to the Present
-FULLY CHARGED computer and charger
-1" or 1.5" binder
-6 section dividers (for binder)
-loose leaf paper
-folder with holes (to be placed in binder)
-black or blue pens
*if you cannot get any of these supplies please email me or speak to me privately!!! :)
Grading is based on a point system. Tests, quizzes, projects, essays, classwork and homework are all assigned point values.
tests and quarterly projects: 50 to 100 points each
quizzes: 25 to 50 points each
essays: 75 points each
classwork/ participation: 5 points are allocated for each day of the marking period. Points will be deducted for not being prepared for class (coming late or without needed supplies), for causing disruptions during class, and/or for not following classroom procedures and directions.
Marking Period 1 ends on November 13: 230 points
Marking Period 2 ends on January 29: 225 points
Marking Period 3 ends on April 15: 235 points
Marking Period 4 ends on June 17: 215 points
homework: 5 points are allocated per assignment. Homework will texted to students/ parents personal cell phones via the Remind 101 App if this is preferred. ***
-Always be respectful of yourself and others
-Follow directions/ instructions
-Bring all materials to class
-Be seated and ready to begin class when the second bell rings
-Eating during class will be at the discretion of the teacher
-Maintain academic integrity
Cell Phone Policy:
Cell phones are to be out ONLY with the teacher's permission and only to be used for an academic purpose.
Tardy/ Absent: Students will be marked accordingly on PowerSchool. Please see the handbook for school regulations regarding tardiness and absence. Students are responsible to obtain all materials from missed lessons from peers or the teacher.
-It is best to reach me over email.
-Daily assignments and other pertinent information will be update daily on the website.
-Pictures, projects and other fun updates will be posted onto Twitter on a frequent basis.
Ms. Migliore's 2015 - 2016 Schedule
Period 1: Planning
Period 2: American Civilizations I (Room 129)
Period 3: Corridor on Call Duty
Period 4: American Civilizations I (Room 119)
Period 5: American Civilizations I (Room 119)
Period 6: American Civilizations I (Room 227)
Period 7: American Civilizations I (Room 106)
Period 8: American Civilizations I (Room 227)
***Remind 101: an online app that allows the teacher to send assignment reminders to students and parents personal cells without the option of students or parents being able to respond