US History & Government



    Here you are…. Juniors; working your way toward graduation! You are responsible for passing at least TWO Regents exams by June, to ensure you graduate on time. My job is to make sure you are ready for not only our Regents exam at the end of this year, but also an understanding of your role in a democratic society - and that begins with the history of our country! We have a lot of information to get through this year, and many skills to develop. Last year was the first year of the new Regents Exam in US History - and we learned many new things about this test. ONE, you will not pass if you do not work at learning the material all year long. TWO, you must learn how to write an organized, clear 'analysis' within each essay, and to reach the highest level on the State rubric, you must add 'tone' and 'voice' in your writing. The best way to do this is to learn to tell a story when you write... which we will work on throughout the year. and THREE, writing about the information you learned is as important as learning the information for this test. THIS TEST IS NOT A REPEAT OF THE GLOBAL REGENTS EXAM. This exam expects you to demonstrate your knowledge at a higher level. I will make sure you are ready - but that means everyday is a day of learning. If you are in class, ready to learn, I promise you will have everything you need to be successful. You might even find history to be interesting!! :) 






US History textbook
  • The Prentice Hall United States History (Lapsansky-Werner et al) textbook is the guide for information presented in class. There is, however, an understanding that countless other resources are included in daily class lessons. These resources come from a variety of places, including but not limited to, encyclopedias, videos, photographs, political cartoons, speeches, maps and graphs.