U.S. History 8

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    U.S. History

    Coach Peltier

    Rules and Expectations

    Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! Here are some important rules, and policies that will be used throughout this year. It is of great importance that you are aware of the items outlined below.

    Classroom Expectations

     Stay on task

    Do not leave your assigned seat w/out permission.

    Be respectful and courteous  

    Come prepared, have materials every day.

    (notebook, pen, and pencil)

    Course Outline

    ·         1st Term

    *Discovery of America and the founding of the 13 colonies

     

     

    Grading

    ·         Major = 60% (Unit Tests, Projects)

    ·         Daily = 40% (Quizzes, Processing Activities,     Benchmarks, Homework)

    ·         2nd Term

    *Founding the Nation and U.S. Government

    Assessments

    ·         Formative: measures student progress towards learning goals

    ·         Summative: Aligns with expectations of TEKS and STAAR, including Unit Tests and Cumulative Projects

    ·         3rd Term

    *Early Years of the Nation

    Presidents Washington-Jackson

    Make up policy:

    ·         Absent students will be given the required number of days to make up work

    ·         It is the student’s responsibility to get the make-up work

     

    ·         4th Term

    *A nation Divides and the Civil War

    *Reconstruction to Modern America

    Tutorials:

    ·      Monday-Tuesday;Friday

     8:00am-8:30am

     

    Teacher webpage:

    ·         For all assignments, dates etc. please check Canvas calendar

     

    Zeroes Aren’t Permitted(ZAP):

    Students will be assigned a ZAP for missing assignments, work not completed on time.

    Contact Information:

    ·         If you need to contact me, please e-mail me at peltierc@pearlandisd.org or to schedule a meeting, call 281-997-3900

     

    Electronic Devices, such as cell phones, are not allowed unless specifically permitted by the teacher.

    Online Textbook:

    ·         Connected.mcgraw-hill.com

    ·         See Canvas Welcome page for link to textbook.

    ·         REMIND INSTRUCTIONS:

    PAP-TEXT @papushisto to 81010

    REG-TEXT @ushisto19  to 81010

     

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------We have read the rules and expectations for U.S. History and understand that __________________________ will be responsible for all materials, class/home/late work.

    Student Signature:________________________________ Parent Signature:___________________________

     

     

    Homework: Homework will be assigned to students at the discretion of the teacher. Homework is due when Coach Peltier says it is due, usually at the beginning of the class unless instructed differently . If you do not turn in your homework at the assigned time and place, it's late. For late work consequences, see campus ZAP procedures.

    Spiral: All students are required to bring and take notes in a spiral for my class, and are required to bring it to class everyday. All class notes, thinking maps, diagrams, and drawings will be kept in the spiral. The spiral will be checked throughout each grading period.

    Tests: Each term students will have approximately 2-4 tests depending on the length of the term.

    Test Reviews: There will a review before each test.  Test reviews will be due on the day of the test and will be for a grade. Additional oral review of the covered material will be conducted the day of the test.

    Quizzes: Expect a quiz every week. Quizzes are daily grades. Some quizzes will be announced ahead of time, and some will be unannounced, i.e. pop quizzes.

    Textbook:  Students will not be issued a textbook to take home, each teacher has a set of textbooks that stay in the classroom. The online textbook is available for at home reading or homework.

     

     

    Skyward Access

    Text: McGraw-Hill; United States History to 1877

    Online textbook- CLICK ON BLUE MCGRAW-HILL TEXTBOOK LINK,  FOLLOW LOGIN INSTRUCTIONS FOR MCGRAW HILL TEXTBOOKS.

Mr. Peltier, 8th U.S. History

Phone: 281-997-3900

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Secondary Education; Social Studies Kansas State University

Mr. Peltier, 8th U.S. History

ALL ASSIGNMENTS THIS YEAR POSTED ON CANVAS.

 

 

 

As a member of the inaugural staff, I have been teaching and coaching here at Berry Miller since 2008. I teach 8th grade U.S. History. I coach 8th grade football, basketball, and I'm also the boys' cross country and tennis coach.

In the 8th grade we examine the history of the United States from European colonization through Reconstruction after the Civil War. The students will also become familiar with the political, social, cultural, religious, and economic events that influenced the early development of our nation.  Emphasis will also be placed on the geography, government, and citizenship of the United States. We will also focus on how certain events and situations in the nation's history are directly related to the present day.