Textbook:None assigned; printed or on-line
reading assignments will be provided throughout the
Objective:The purpose of this course is to use
theatrical and documentary films to illustrate important or
interesting topics in United States History, particularly
focusing on events after 1865 in order to supplement the
United States History class curriculum.
Fee:The Social Studies
Department collects a $5 fee
payable in cash or a check made out to Science Hill High
Evaluation may include:
3. Long-term Research Projects
and Presentations (test grade)
4.Quizzes, Homework, Classwork and other Daily Grades
(20% of a test grade)
5. Short-term Research Projects
and Presentations (20% of a test grade)
exam will count as 15% of the semester grade.
The standard grading scale will be used:
F: Below 70
Extra credit will not be
assigned to improve a grade.
Work is late if it is not
ready to be handed in at the beginning of class (unless
otherwise instructed).Late work will receive a penalty of 5 points per
day, and must be submitted within five days of the due
tests must be made up within three days of a studentís
return to school. Tests may require an hour and a half, so
always be present on test days!
in assigned seat when bell rings.
class materials ready and personal items put away
when the bell rings.
speak with permission.
respectful of others.
in work on time.
the room tidy.
leave the room with a hall pass.
In case of inclement weather, topics
may move back one day for each day missed.If a quiz, test, or
homework date is missed due to weather, students should
be prepared to make it up or turn it in on the first day
back in school.