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The school closure has been extended through Spring Break with a tentative reopening of Monday April 20, 2020... Remote Learning will continue, except during Spring Break 4/10/2020-4/17/2020. Please contact Mr. Sawyer at ssawyer@njcu.edu for breakfast and lunch program questions....

Mr. Gallo's Classes

In the event of an extended school closing, the daily work for my students will be posted on Schoology. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me during school hours at:
mgallo-uachs@njcu.edu
 
US History I
Periods 1, 2, 4
Room 210

 

Course Overview

US History I covers a variety of topics ranging from the discovery of America to Reconstruction following the Civil War. Current events will also be incorporated on a consistent basis.

 

Behavioral Expectations

Each student is expected to conduct himself/herself in a respectful and mindful manner that is consistent with the school-wide code of conduct. Profanity, eating in class, bullying and fighting is strictly prohibited.

 

Uniform

Any student who comes to class out of uniform will be sent to the office.

 

Lateness

Any student who comes to class late must have a pass if he/she is to be permitted entry into the room.

 

Students will be able to answer the following Questions:

What conflicts did the early European settlers have with the Native Americans?

Why was it so difficult for Jamestown to flourish?

What is the significance of the Salem Witch Trials?

How did the colonists win the American Revolution?

Why was George Washington significant?

How is the US Constitution applied today?

What were Thomas Jefferson’s best achievements?  

What was the Lewis & Clark Expedition?

Why is Andrew Jackson such a controversial figure?

Analyze Slavery in America.

What is Manifest Destiny?

What made Abraham Lincoln a great president?              

How did The Civil War begin?

How did the North win the Civil War?

Describe the Reconstruction following the Civil War.

Who were the most significant pre-Lincoln presidents and why?

 

Grade Setup

PPC Points

30%

Test

30%

Quiz

20%

Homework

10%

Project

10%

 

 

Criminal Justice

Period 6

Room 210

 

Course Overview

Criminal Justice covers a variety of topics that relate to the process, practice and theory of law and order in today’s society. Current events will also be incorporated on a consistent basis.

 

Behavioral Expectations

Each student is expected to conduct himself/herself in a respectful and mindful manner that is consistent with the school-wide code of conduct. Profanity, eating in class, bullying and fighting is strictly prohibited.

 

Uniform

Any student who comes to class out of uniform will be sent to the office.

 

Lateness

Any student who comes to class late must have a pass if he/she is to be permitted entry into the room.

 

Students will examine and analyze the following topics:

The Crime Picture

The Search for Causes

Criminal Law

History and Structure of policing

Purpose and Organization of policing

Legal Aspects of policing

Issues and Challenges of policing

The Court Structure and Participants

Pretrial Activities and the Criminal Trial

Sentencing

Probation, Parole and Reentry

Prisons and Jail

Juvenile Justice

Drugs and Crime

Terrorism and Global Issues

High Technology and Cyber Crimes

 

Grade Setup

PPC Points

30%

Test

30%

Quiz

20%

Homework

10%

Project

10%

 

 

Sociology

Periods 7, 8

Room 210 

 

Course Overview

Sociology covers a variety of topics that relate to the psychological functioning of society. Current events will also be incorporated on a consistent basis.

 

Behavioral Expectations

Each student is expected to conduct himself/herself in a respectful and mindful manner that is consistent with the school-wide code of conduct. Profanity, eating in class, bullying and fighting is strictly prohibited.

 

Uniform

Any student who comes to class out of uniform will be sent to the office.

 

Lateness

Any student who comes to class late must have a pass if he/she is to be permitted entry into the room.

 

Students will be able to answer the following Questions:

What are traditional America’s Values?

What separates American culture from the rest of the world?

Why do certain people resort to Crime & Deviance?

What role does Gender play in society?

How is age a significant indicator of your social status?

What is the significance of Health in society?

Why is Religion such a polarizing issue?

How do Politics define us?                                          

What role does the Economy play in society?

Why do massive poverty gaps exist in America?

Can we really believe the Mass Media?

How is Sports a part of American culture?

Who are the different Social Groups in America?

Why does Class Division exist in America?

How can we solve America’s race issues?

 

Grade Setup

PPC Points

30%

Test

30%

Quiz

20%

Homework

10%

Project

10%