Berlin Wall Welcome Parents and Students of the 2022-2023 year!  

    I will be teaching US History and Government period 1 and 9. I will also be teaching Economics, which are half-year courses period 3 and 4, the first semester and Participation in Government, the second semester. When we are at school we will meet in room 227. This class will focus on US history and government from the pre-colonial era to the present. Homework is very important for success in this class. Homework is like practice. It must be done in order to get better at something. Students must also be on-time and in class or online EVERYDAY! Students will take the US Regents Exam in June 1, 2023. In order to graduate, they must pass the exam! 

    I will also be teaching Argumentation and Debate period 8. When we are at school, we will meet in room 227. In order to pass this class, students must be in class or online on time every day. Assignments and classroom activities must be completed in order to have success in this class.  

    The following codes are to enter into your Google classroom. They go by the period the student has with me. Please copy and paste to enter for announcements, homework and important documents that relate to the classroom!


    PD  1 US History     3siwbgj

    PD  3 ECON            bhzwnzn

    PD  4 ECON             mihigtr   

    PD  8 DEBATE         sehbljs   

    PD  9 US History      a7mhhpf


    INTERESTED IN JOINING THE DEBATE CLUB? Go to the following Google classroom page with the following code:  npcfvdk

    My email address is alatorre@peekskillschools.org


    Homework helps students by complementing and reinforcing classroom learning, fostering good lifelong learning and study habits, and providing an opportunity for students to be responsible for their own learning. Regular homework contributes to the development of sound study habits and self-responsibility in children. It is a valuable means of fostering understanding and it serves as a communication link between school and home that shows parents what children are learning.

    The Social Studies scores homework based on completion.

    • Homework should demonstrate that it was completed with care and accuracy.
    • Homework should be completed to the best of each student’s ability.
    • Homework should be returned to school on time.     


    US and Global History Course Grading Policies:  

    Assessments, Projects  (exams, quizzes, projects & debates) 50%,  Classwork 35%, Homework 15% 

    Argumentation and Debate (AS PER COLLEGE REQUIREMENTS) 

    Assessments (Exams, Quizzes, Projects, Debates):50% Homework & Classwork: 40% Research Paper & Participation: 10%

    Economics and Participation in Government:

    Assessments, Projects (exams, quizzes, projects and debate) 50%, Classwork 35%, Homework 15 %


    Warmest Regards,

    Mr. A Latorre