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11th Grade American History

  • Course Requirements

    Course Description - This is a survey course in American History taught to eleventh-grade students who study America’s past to learn about their nation’s history and to appreciate their responsibilities as free individuals faced with the challenge of shaping the future of their society. Students will study the political, cultural, social, economic, and religious developments of the U.S. from 1865 to the present. This course utilizes instructional techniques and learning methods that will help students acquire an in-depth knowledge of our history. Research papers, presentations, oral and written reports, and class participation along with higher-order thinking will be required. This course is aligned to the Delaware State Social Studies Standards and is required for graduation.

    Class Supplies: 

    • School-issued iPad
    • Pens/pencils
    • Loose-leaf paper
    • Pocket folder
    • Mask (to be worn at all times

    Classwork/Notes - Students should count on having some type of notes or classwork every day. Work may include taking notes from Google Slides, textbook passage, class discussion, quiz, writing assignment, research, vocabulary, etc. Any assignments that need to be graded should be submitted via Schoology. All graded work will be returned to students via Schoology. Late work is accepted but will result in a 25% deduction from the assignment score.

    Grading Policies

    Grading Policy - The students' overall grades will be calculated on a weighted scale. Formative check-Ins and classwork assignments generally range from 1 to 10 points each. Summative quizzes generally range from 25 to 30 points each. Summative tests and projects usually range from 50 to 100+ points each. Grades are updated on a weekly basis and can be found on Schoology. Late work is accepted but will result in a 25% deduction from the assignment score. Students can check their grades using Schoology and their HomeAccess information. Any questions regarding grading can be sent to Ms. Rose.

    Grading Breakdown:

    65% Summative

    • Tests
    • Quizzes
    • Projects

    35% Formative

    • Daily Check-In
    • Classwork
    • Outlines/Drafts

    Grading Scale:

    • A  93-100
    • B  85-92
    • C 75-84
    • D 70-74
    • F 60 and Below

    Pre-Test/Post-Test - Students will take a U.S. History pre-test in September followed by a post-test at the end of the semester. This test series is designed to assess each student’s learning throughout the course of the school year. Student scores should improve between the pre-test and the post-test by at least 20% - this result will contribute to the final grade of the class.

    Rules & Procedures

    Classroom Rules - It is expected that students abide by the Cape Henlopen High School Code of Conduct. Additionally, we will be reviewing our own classroom expectations (RESPECT) that all students are expected to abide by. Disrespectful behavior in the classroom will not be tolerated. This class will be a place where all students and teachers are treated with respect. Our class will be engaging in teaching and learning from bell to bell. There will be no movement in the classroom unless directed in order to provide safety for all students. 

    Classroom “Housekeeping” - As per school board policy, cell phones are not permitted in the classroom. If cell phones are in sight, students will first be asked to put them away. The classroom is not a charging station and cell phones should not be charged while at school. Failure to follow school policy regarding cell phones will result in phone confiscation and/or discipline referral. Clear water bottles are permitted. Other food and drinks are not permitted outside the cafeteria.

    Passes - Written passes are required to leave the room for any reason. If students need to use the restroom, they must raise their hand and request a yellow, written pass. Students are expected to use the restroom closest to the classroom and return promptly using the most efficient route. Only one student may use the restroom at a time.

    Clever - Students are expected to log in to Clever every single day. Students must log in to Clever by 9:30 am at the latest. This is being used by the district to take attendance.

    Schoology - Students are expected to use Schoology on a daily basis. If students miss a day of class, Schoology should be the first point of contact. All assignments will be submitted through Schoology by 11:59 on Tuesday nights, except daily Check-Ins which are due at 11:59 pm the day of the Check-In. Late work is accepted but will result in a 25% deduction from the assignment score. Any modifications to due dates will be communicated using Schoology. 

    iPads - Students must bring their school-issued iPad to school every day. It is the students' responsibility to ensure that the iPad is charged prior to class.

    Click here for a downloadable copy of the class syllabus.