• Mr. Andreotti's History Class

    Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year at Lakeside School! My goal for this year is to promote an environment of respect, responsibility, compassion, learning, and creativity within the classroom. Feel free to contact me in person and/or by phone or e-mail if you have any questions throughout the school year.  

    This course examines the history of the United States between the founding of Jamestown to the Progressive Era. This course will be divided into six sections. In the first and second sections we will examine the events that led to the American Revolution and the Constitution. The third and fourth sections will deal with the issue of slavery and how the question of slavery led to the Civil War, and the fifth and sixth sections will deal with Reconstruction, the Gilded Age, and the Progressive Era. By the end of the year students will be able to explain key historical events and institutions of the United States.

     

    Course Objectives:

    • Knowledge of the history of the United States to 1914.
    • Skills in analyzing primary source materials.
    • Skills in analyzing scholarly arguments.
    • A chronological understanding of important events, people and locations.
    • An understanding of diversity by exploring the historical contributions of ordinary and significant figures in American history, including women, and ethnic and racial minorities.

    Texts:

    Deverell, William, and Deborah Gray White. United States History: Independence to 1914. Orlando:

                Holt, Rinehart, and Wilson, 2006.

    Deverell, William, and Deborah Gray White. Interactive Reader and Study Guide for United States

                History: Independence to 1914. Orlando: Holt, Rinehart, and Wilson, 2006.

    Needed:

    1. Textbook
    2. Workbook
    3. Notebook or Binder with paper
    4. Pencil and/or pens

    Grades:

    Lakeside Union School District provides an online student and parent portal to allow both students and parents to check student progress. Using the link below or the link located on www.lakesideusd.org you will be able to access student grades.

    https://www.accessmystudent.com/lakesideusd/LoginParent.aspx?page=default.aspx

    Illuminate Education:

    The students will be taking all quizzes and (multiple choice questions) using Illuminate Education. This allows the students to receive instant feedback on how they did on a quiz. It will allow me to track each student’s progress throughout the year in a more efficient manner. Please contact me if you have any questions or if you would like to see how Illuminate works.

    History Notebook / Classwork:

    Each student is required to keep a history notebook.  The notebook will be used in class each day and will be used to take lecture notes. The history notebook and classwork count as 35% of the overall history grade.  Each entry in the notebook must be dated and in CORNELL NOTES.  To receive full points, the notebook must be organized and contain all of each week’s class notes. I will ask each TEST DAY for a random page from the previous week(s) to be graded. You must make sure to copy the notes from a friend if you are absent. You will also be able to use all notes on the weekly quizzes given every Friday.

    Homework Policy:

    Students will be completing all work in class. I do not assign homework; however, students should review their daily notes for at least (10) minutes every school night.  

    Grading Scale:

    Grades will be calculated on a straight percent basis: 

     

                100%-93% = A                                    76%-73% = C 

                92%-90% = A-                                    72%-79% = C-

                89%-87% = B+                                   69%-67% = D+

                86%-83% = B                                     66%-63% = D

                82%-80% = B-                                    62%-60% = D-

                79%-77% = C+                                   59% -0% = F

     

    Grade Breakdown:

    35% = History Notebook / Class work

    20% = Weekly Quizzes

    40% = Tests

    5%   = Participation/Citizenship                                                

    Classroom Expectations:

                Come to class prepared

                Listen attentively

                Ask Questions

                Stay in your seat

                Support one another

                Respect others

                Opinions should be respected

                Own your work

                Make wise choices

    DAILY CLASS ROUTINE (non-test/review days):

    1. Bellwork – 5-7min.
    2. Lecture/notes/discussion – 30-35min.
    3. Workbook/Reading/Summary assignment – 10-15min.