Calendar and Grades The link below is the adopted school district calendar. http://dnn.portervilleschools.org/apps/download/2/YuPVQScITahFuYyjAYU8nbN7OPCMAF0v9LrjDbvN5kpaj8Tj.pdf/2014-15%20Calendar%20180%20Days.pdf
Our School Website: http://www.portervilleschools.org/phs/PHSHome/tabid/620/Default.aspx
AERIES link for detailed information about coursework assignments and grades: https://www.mypusd.org/Parent/LoginParent.aspx
Common Core Standards for History Social SciencesThe Standards set requirements for literacy in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects. Just as students must learn to read, write, speak, listen, and use language effectively in a variety of content areas, so too must the Standards specify the literacy skills and understandings required for college and career readiness in multiple disciplines.
Literacy standards in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects are not meant to replace content standards in those areas but rather to supplement them.
For more detailed information, follow the links to: Reading Standards for Literacy page 80 Writing Standards for Literacy page 85
Ms. Tolladay's United States History PageStudents in grade eleven study the major turning points in American history in the twentieth century. Following a review of the nation's beginnings and the impact of the Enlightenment on U.S. democratic ideals, students build upon the tenth grade study of global industrialization to understand the emergence and impact of new technology and a corporate economy, including the social and cultural effects. They trace the change in the ethnic composition of American society; the movement toward equal rights for racial minorities and women; and the role of the United States as a major world power. An emphasis is placed on the expanding role of the federal government and federal courts as well as the continuing tension between the individual and the state. Students consider the major social problems of our time and trace their causes in historical events. They learn that the United States has served as a model for other nations and that the rights and freedoms we enjoy are not accidents, but the results of a defined set of political principles that are not always basic to citizens of other countries. Students understand that our rights under the U.S. Constitution are a precious inheritance that depends on an educated citizenry for their preservation and protection.
Ms. Tolladay's World History PageStudents in grade ten study major turning points that shaped the modern world, from the late eighteenth century through the present, including the cause and course of the two world wars. They trace the rise of democratic ideas and develop an understanding of the historical roots of current world issues, especially as they pertain to international relations. They extrapolate from the American experience that democratic ideals are often achieved at a high price, remain vulnerable and are not practiced everywhere in the world. Students develop an understanding of current world issues and relate them to their historical, geographic, political, economic, and cultural contexts. Students consider multiple accounts of events in order to understand international relations from a variety of perspectives.
Pacing Schedule and SyllabusThe documents below are provided to students during their first week of class (whenever they arrive), are available in print form to parents during back to school night/open house and are available here - online throughout the school year.
The pacing schedule and syllabus include the departments grading policy , a more detailed list of state standards we expect to cover to prepare students for assessments and upper level coursework.