United States History–Kernan Middle School

Discovering Our Past 

A History of the United States Early Years

The American History curriculum is designed for students to interact with history, giving them the tools they need to read and understand history, inspire them to become active citizens, and to guide them to make interdisciplinary connections. The themes that we will be covering over the course of the year are democratic ideals, citizenship, impact of the individual, diversity and unity, immigration and migration, expansion, America and the world, science and technology, and economics in history.

U. S. History Syllabus 2015-16


November 2-30
American Revolution: Never Forgotten
Remembering Amistad
Power of the Pen

December 1-31
Last Look at Amelia Earhart
Even Jefferson Made Mistakes

January 1-31
Three People that Changed the World
A Nation’s Song

Classroom Policy:

  • Think before you speak. Be respectful.
  • Each student is allowed four (4) passes a quarter.  There is a generous five minutes between classes to attend to needs.
  • Students must stay seated and control volume at all times.
  • Respect everyone’s personal space, keeping hands and feet to yourself
  • All late work due to excused absences will follow the guidelines set by DCPS. Work submitted after that time will be subject to grade reduction.  All other late work will receive grade reductions.
  • Writing assignments, i.e., short and extended responses and essays may always be recycled (after conferencing with teacher) to improve the quality of work and grade.
  • E-mailed assignments will NOT BE ACCEPTED unless previously arranged with teacher.
  • Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency for me.

Words to live by…10 Basic Skills for Life


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