• Ms. Laws’s US History Class

    Course Description:

    This class is designed to acquaint students with the major events and movements that have influenced our nation’s past. It traces the political, social, economic and cultural forces that have shaped American History from the colonial era through 1996. The students will evaluate the United Sates’ foreign policy since World War II and consider how the implementation of federal civil rights and voting rights impacted the country.  The students will also analyze the major social problems and domestic policy issues in contemporary American society.


    Student Expectations:


    Classroom Rules:

    1. The students are to be prepared for class (get binder, sharpen pencils)

    2. Students will raise their hand and receive permission before speaking in class.

    3. The students will treat others and the teacher with respect and courtesy.

    4. The students will refrain from eating, drinking, and personal grooming in class.

    5. Listen, pay attention and follow directions.



           (1) Warning    

          (2) Student/Teacher conference     

          (3) Parent notified 

          (4) Referral to Counselor

          (5) Referral to Assistant Principal




    Grading Procedures:

    Daily Assignments – 50%

    Class Participation* – 25%

    Tests and Quizzes - 25%





    At the end of each lesson students will be assessed by a quiz and a test at the end of each chapter.

    Students will be administered Benchmarks exams to track student progress. 



     **Participation includes being prepared for class; participate in discussions, and follow classroom and school rules