American History I

American History I


Contact Information:

Teacher: Ms. L. Overman

School: Wayne Academy

Subject: School Social Studies

Room: E 121

Telephone: 919-580-3609


"Building a better world one student at a time."


This year we will be using various resources to accomplish the following:


Key Ideas


--          Understand key events in American History including the Colonial Period and The Civil War


--          Understand how events of the past impact the world today


--          Have a greater understanding of the modern world



Craft and Structure

-         Analyze primary source documents to better understand historical events

-         Use Historical Thinking to analyze events and documents to better understand historical events




Required Classroom Materials:


Three ring binder and paper OR  spiral notebook




A positive attitude



Students will be graded through the following assessment techniques:

Daily classroom participation and homework (Do Now Activities/Bell Work)

Objective quizzes and unit tests /essay tests

Unannounced quizzes and tests

Oral presentations (group and individual)

Group projects and assignments


Grading Policy:

A = 90 – 100

B = 80-89

C = 70-79

D = 60-69

 F = below 60

Absences and Make-up Work:

All students will be given the opportunity to make up work they missed on days they were absent from school. This also includes suspension days as well.


Homework Policy:

Homework is not given on a daily basis.  If homework is not assigned, the student should read the textbook chapter for the next class. Daily assignments not completed in class are to be completed for homework.  Specific homework assignments are given when deemed necessary by the teacher.