U.S. History Class
Onalaska High School
Fall Semester – 2014
SCOPE: Social Studies helps students become responsible citizens in a culturally
diverse, democratic society within an interdependent world. Through the
exploration of history, geography, economics, and civics, students learn
about the people, places, issues, eras, and events that shape the
Unite Outlines for U.S. History 11:
OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of the class the student will be able to:
1. understand and explain in writing how the various themes and developments help to define eras in U.S. History.
2. analyze and evaluate the ways in which the U.S. Constitution and other fundamental documents promote key ideals and principles.
3. analyze and evaluate elements of geography to trace the emergence of the United States as a global economic and political force in the pass or present.
4. analyze the causes and effects of voluntary and involuntary migration in the United States in the past or present.
5. evaluate how individuals and movements have shaped the U.S. (1890 – present).
6. evaluate the role of the U.S. government in regulating a market economy in the past or present.
7. evaluate and interprets other points of view on an issue within a paper or presentation.
8. analyzes the incentives for people’s economic choices in the U.S. in the past or present.
9. evaluate the effectiveness of the system of checks and balances during a particular presidential administration, Supreme Court, or Congress.
10. evaluate the validity, reliability, and credibility of sources when researching an issue or event.
11. analyze and evaluate how technology and ideas have shaped U.S. History.
12. understand that nations have competing philosophies about how best to produce, distribute, and consume goods, services, and resources.
13. analyze how comparative advantage has affected U.S. imports and exports in the past or present.
14. analyze and evaluate the causes and effects of U.S. foreign policy on people in the U.S. and the world.
15. analyze multiple causes of events in U.S. History, distinguishing between proximate and long-term causal factors.
16. analyze how cultures and cultural groups have shaped the U.S.
17. analyze how an understanding of U.S. history can help us prevent problems today.
18. evaluate how well court decisions and government policies have upheld key ideals and principles in the U.S.
19. analyze and evaluate ways of influencing local, state, and national governments to preserve individual rights and promote the common good.
REQUIREMENTS: These are the things you must bring to class everyday:
1. Paper, pen and/or pencil
2 A positive attitude & Adhere to the 3 R’s:
Respect for Self
Responsibility for all you actions!
EXPECTATIONS: To assure a positive and meaningful learning environment the following will be expected and enforced:
1. Be on time - You are required to be in the room when the final bell rings
2. Students will ask first to use equipment.
3. Students are to respect school property and equipment.
4. Students will be expected to work in teams using team concepts.
This will be explained in detail later.
8. Students must use classroom pass and also receive instructor’s permission before leaving class.
9. Students are to clean up after themselves. A general rule of success:
Leave areas cleaner than you found them.
10. Above all, act like adults and respect your own space and those of your classmates.
GRADES: Grades based on points under the following criteria:
ASSIGNMENTS: More than likely you will have some type of assignment or quiz to turn in daily. If you are absent you have 1 day for every day of absences to make up. You are responsible to get notes from your neighbor and all assignments, handouts, notes and quizzes.
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