• Welcome to US History

    Teacher:  Ms. Nichols        

    E-mail:  knichols@lcps.org

    Dominion High School: 571-434-4400

    Welcome to U.S. History!  The purpose of this class is to provide you with an understanding of United States History from early Native Americans until the present. The following units will be covered during the course of the school year:

     First Quarter
    • Early Exploration & Colonization
    • The American Revolution
    • Building of a Nation
    • Westward Expansion 

    Second Quarter

    • The Civil War and Reconstruction
    •  Industrial Revolution
    • The Progressive Era


    Third Quarter

    • World War I
    • The Great Depression and New Deal
    • World War II


    Fourth Quarter

    • The Cold War
    • The Korean and Vietnam Wars
    • Modern United States


    GRADING:  All grades earned will be reflected in percentages. Grades for each quarter will be weighted in the following manner:

    50% - Assessments (Tests, quizzes, projects and major writing assignments)
    15% - Homework
    35% - Participation and class activities

    BOOK & BINDER: YOU MUST BRING YOUR BOOK and 3-RING BINDER EVERYDAY!!!   You are expected to maintain a separate binder for U.S. History, which will be used on a daily basis. It will contain everything you will need to participate in class and prepare for the SOL exam in May. Therefore, if you do not bring it you will not be able to participate to your best ability. Your binder will be your portable office and it must be neat and organized at all times!  Periodic binder checks will be made throughout the year as part of your participation grade. Some will be announced while others will not.  

    AGENDAS: YOU MUST BRING YOUR AGENDA EVERYDAY!!! You are expected to use this as an organizational tool where you will record all assignments and due dates on a daily basis.

    TESTS & QUIZZES: Unit tests will be given when we complete each unit.  Quizzes will be given periodically. A midterm test will be given at the end of the first semester and a final exam at the end of the year. 

    ABSENCES & MAKE-UP WORK: It is your responsibility to find out what you missed during an absence so you do not fall behind. You are expected to check the While You Were Out folder hanging next to the door to see what you need to make up. All missing assignments must be handed in by the next class period.

    HOMEWORK: Homework is mandatory. You are expected to record assignments in your agenda and complete them on time. All homework is due at the beginning of the following class.

     ***Incomplete assignments:  You will have two days to turn in late homework. There will be a 10% reduction from the assignment’s grade for each day late.

    BELLRINGERS: Each class begins with a Bellringer. Bellringers are daily activities designed to take only a few minutes and to help review material covered in a previous class. You will find them on the Promethean Board and are expected to begin the Bellringer immediately upon entering class.

    EXTRA HELP: Additional help is available during your Titan Time. Please make an appointment an ESL assistant so she can meet you there and assist you. You are also welcome to make and appointment with me for after school or join me during Homework Club on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in room L503.

Last Modified on September 12, 2011