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    Welcome To Mr. Maccarone's History Web Page

    Courses:

    AP United States History I

    AP European History

    Sophmore American History

    Freshman World History

    Contact Infromation: gmaccarone@gpsd.us

    Phone 652-2700 extention 8193

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    AP U.S. History I

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    Course Description: The Advanced Placement American History Course fosters an understanding of the main themes and concepts of American History, including events and influences on economics, society, government/diplomacy, and culture. The class will examine the course of American history from pre Spanish Explorers to the end of the Cold War. The Americas   The course is designed to foster critical thinking skills with analysis of primary sources such as documents maps, graphs and art/architecture. The course requires the student to be an effective note taker as well as a critical writer.

     

    Course Purpose: the Advanced Placement American History course is a college level survey course that introduces the student to the social, cultural, economic, diplomatic history of America.  The purpose of the course is not only for college credits, by either passing the AP Exam or through a Dual Credit format. The course is designed to educate the student not only in American history but also to acclimate the student to the rigors of a college level class.

     

     Evaluation/Instruction: The class uses The Americas  as its main component for instruction. Students are required to write six Document Based Essays through out the course of the semester. Student evaluation will include: document based questions (D.B.Q) reading quizzes, multiple choice exams, free response questions (F.R.Q) and in class journals. Student instruction will be varied to include lecture, cooperative working groups, and PowerPoint presentations, writing groups, art interpretation and analysis.
     
     Grading: 40% Document Based Question

                    40%  Test

                   20 % Quizzes and Journal entries
     
    AMERICAN HISTORY I

    The class will examine the course of American history from pre Spanish Explorers to WW I. The Americas The course is designed to foster critical thinking skills with analysis of primary sources and PARCC style questions such as documents maps, graphs and art/architecture. The course requires the student to be an effective note taker as well as a critical analysis

    Classworks  20%

    Homework   10%

    Quizzes        20%

    Test/Projects  40%

    Paticipation    10%

     

     

     AP European History:

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    Course Description:  

    The Advanced Placement European History Course fosters an understanding of the main themes and concepts of modern European History including events and influences on economics, society, government/diplomacy, and culture. The class will examine the course of European history from the fourteenth century to the present. The course is designed to foster critical thinking skills with analysis of primary sources such as documents maps, graphs and art/architecture. The course requires the student to be an effective note taker as well as a critical writer.

    Course Purpose:
    The Advanced Placement European History course is a college level survey course that introduces the student to the social, cultural, economic, diplomatic history of Europe.  The purpose of the course is not only for college credits by either passing the AP Exam or through a Dual Credit format. The course is designed  to educate the student not only in European history but to acclimate the student to the rigors of a college level class.

     

    Evaluation/Instruction:
    Students will be required to complete a summer reading list comprised of three books, Heart of Darkness, 1984, and Candide. Students are required to write six in class Document Based Essays through out the course of the semester. Student evaluation will include: document based questions (D.B.Q) reading quizzes, multiple choice exams, free response questions (F.R.Q) and in class journals. Student instruction will be varied to include lecture, cooperative working groups, and PowerPoint presentations, writing groups, art interpretation and analysis.
    Grading: 40% Document Based Essay

                   40% Test

                   20 % Quizzes
     

     

    Freshman World History

     

    Course Description:
    World History is a historical survey course spanning from the 13th century to 21 century. The course  examines the economic, social, political and scientific events of the last 700 years and how these events have impacted the modern world.
     
    Course Grading: Wrold History grading scale is based on a weighted system.
                              Classwork/Homework = 30%
                              Tests = 40%
                             Quizes = 20%
                             Class Participation = 10%

     

    Homework: will be issued at least 2 times per week.  Homework can be written or assigned

    readings to be collected and graded or gone over the following day.

     

    Class work: will be issued at least 2 times per week  and be collected during the period.

     

    Quizzes/ Writing assignments: Reading quizzes, map quizzes , vocabulary quizzes and  assignments will be given periodically throughout the semester.  Some writing assignments may be homework assignments as well.

     

    Class preparedness: Students are expected to have their textbooks, binders and pens/pencils every day for class.

     

    THE MAJORITY OF ALL CLASSWORK AND HOMEWORK  FOR ALL COURSES IS DONE VIA GOOGLE CLASSROOM 

     
Last Modified on February 11, 2019