Please watch this short orientation video above to get a list of necessary class supplies.
Make sure you purchase at least a 2 inch binder, lots of paper, and dividers to organize your work. If you are in US History CP (not Honors), please purchase "Everything You Need to Ace American History" (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0876SKLFZ?notRedirectToSDP=1&ref_=dbs_mng_calw_3&storeType=ebooks) as we will use it periodically through the year. If you are unable to purchase the book at this time, I will be posting the needed page numbers online.
The focus of United States History and the Constitution is the story of the American people from the period of colonial settlement to the present day—the establishment of the British colonies and the transfer of English political traditions, the creation of the United States as a new nation, westward expansion, the American Civil War and Reconstruction, the response to industrialization and urbanization of the late nineteenth century, and the nation’s developing role in world affairs in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
US History is a REQUIRED course with an End of Course (EOC) exam at the end of the year. The EOC is weighted 20% (1/5th) of the final grade. It is nearly impossible to fail the EOC and still earn a B in this course, and significantly more students fail the US History exam than any other SC EOC exam. If you do not consistently review and study the material from this class you will not earn a B in this course.
This course will strictly follow the South Carolina Social Studies Academic Standards for US History, which can be found on the districts website: https://ed.sc.gov/instruction/standards-learning/. I highly recommend you familiarize yourself with this content.