• U.S. History I

    Classroom Policy         

    Contact Information

    Mr. Harritopulos                                

    Phone: 652-2473 ext. 5419

    E-mail: JHarritopulos@gehrhsd.net


    Course Content

    United States History I is a college preparatory academic course designed for students performing at or above grade level. U.S. History I, a required course, is designed to address and achieve the goals set forth in the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards for Social Studies. Three areas of humanities are emphasized: history, citizenship and geography. Embedded in these content areas are economic, cultural, anthropological, sociological and global perspectives. By the end of the course, students will have studied major periods in history as delineated in the Standards for Social Studies: 


    • Colonization, Revolution and Constitution (1585-1800)
    • New Nation, Expansion, and Reform (1801-1861)
    • Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-1877)
    • The Development of the Industrial United States (1890-1930)
    • The Emergence of Modern America: World War I and the Roaring Twenties (1890-1930)


    Class Expectations

    To do well in this class, you will need to bring the following to class everyday:

    • Yourself on time ready to learn
    • A pen or pencil
    • A positive attitude


    Not being prepared will affect your grade

    Class works best when we all follow certain guidelines:


    • Come to class prepared to be an active member of class EVERYDAY.
    • Be RESPECTFUL to your classmates and their right to learn.
    • Come to class on time, make every effort to be in class everyday and remain for the entire period. Please do not ask for a pass unless it is an emergency.


     If these guidelines are not followed, there will be consequences including, but not limited to, a verbal warning, a phone call home, detention, or a referral to the office. 



    Extra Help

    If you are having trouble understanding the material, PLEASE do not hesitate to ask.  Remember – Try your best, only you know when you are giving 100%