Mr. Stempien (Room 519)
and its government
1ST TRI: AUG. 20TH-NOV. 8TH
Revolution & the New Nation: 1754-1800
2ND TRI: NOV. 11TH-FEB 20TH
Expansion & Reform: 1792-1861
3RD TRI: FEB 24TH-MAY 29th
Civil War & Reconstruction: 1850-1877
Classwork involving literacy and critical thinking skills will be measured as follows:
1. Assessments (60%): Chapter, Unit Tests and Chapter Section Quizzes
2. Daily Work (40%): Simulations, writing reflections, reading summaries, chapter reviews
Textbook: Holt/ U.S. History-Beginnings to 1914. The textbook is available online at: thttp://my.hrw.com/. A username and password are
required. Please contact teacher.
Classroom Policy and Expectations
1. Electronic Devices: Cell phones are not permitted in class.
2. Behavior: It is expected that all students are provided a safe learning environment. Students who infringe upon other students’ rights will be disciplined.
3. Late/Missing/Incomplete Work: Late work will receive a reduced grade. If an assignment is not turned in, or is unnamed, it will appear as a “Missing Assignment” (0 points) on Infinite Campus. Unnamed papers will be posted in the classroom. Incomplete work will be returned for completion and will be marked on Infinite Campus as "Incomplete." If incomplete work is not turned back in within a week, it will appear again as a “Missing Assignment” on Infinite Campus.
4. Assessments: Students with a grade 69% or lower on a assessment/test have the option to research and resubmit answers to missed questions to receive a satisfactory grade of 70%.
5. Absence: Students are responsible for obtaining work when absent. Daily work is posted online through the classroom calendar. Students may receive work by an email attachment or hard copy may be picked-up at the office. Students may receive an alternative assignment tailored to individual need. If absent on a test day, an alternative test may be given.