TAMISCAL HIGH SCHOOL
INDEPENDENT STUDY COURSE AGREEMENT

STUDENT __________________________________COURSE 20041: U.S. HISTORY 1

I. Student Learning Outcomes
All Tamiscal courses share the purpose of helping the student read, write, speak, and solve problems effectively. All courses within the Social Studies Department work toward developing the student’s ability to learn from the events, ways of life, and ways of thinking of peoples from different times and places. Emphasis is on using lessons from history to understand the present and to develop personal philosophies rather than on isolated memorization of fact.

II. Activities
Students will prepare projects, portfolios, papers, letters, simulations, and oral presentations.
Students will read and complete assignments for chapters 4 -14 in The Americans - McDougal Littell
Students will take chapter tests and/or complete alternative assessments.
Students will complete at least one major project/paper on a topic of interest from the assigned chapters.

III. Resources
In addition to the textbook, students are expected to utilize Tamiscal Homepage links, the Internet, Electric Library, District and County libraries, CDs, videos, and relevant media.

Textbooks: The Americans chapters 4 - 14, magazines and newspapers for current events.

IV. Assessment
Assignments for this course will include preparation for meeting District Outcome Assessments. For the purposes of evaluation and grading during the course, the following methods may be used: weekly assignments; projects; laboratory work; written reports; presentations; participation; quizzes and exams. Students will be informed of the grading criteria at the beginning of each semester.

Students enrolled in this course will participate in all required District Assessments: Must complete district final examination.

V. Duration
The agreement is effective until the end of the current semester.

VI. Progress Monitoring
Progress will be monitored at weekly meetings; therefore, attendance is required. Missed appointments, tests, and assignments will result in partial course credits and may result in required attendance to Supervised Independent Study (SIS).

Grades and credits will be reported at the quarter and end of the semester.
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I accept the terms of this agreement

Student __________________________________________ Date Started _________________

Supervising Teacher ________________________________ Date Completed _______________

Other Staff _______________________________________

Parent __________________________________________

Credits Attempted _____________ Credits Earned _______________ Final Grade_____________