• Welcome Parents and Students of the 2020-2021 year!  

    I will be teaching US History period 2, 3, 4 and 9. When we are in 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 of 2021. In order to pass the class they must pass the exam! 

    I will also be teaching Argumentation and Debate period 7. When we are in school we will meet in room 232. In order to pass this class students must be in class or online on time everyday. Assignmnets and classroom activities must be completed in order to have success in this class.  

    I am available every Wednesday at 12:50 to 1:50 pm virtually if you would like to meet up with me. I will post a google meet address Wednesday morning. 

    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!

    GOOGLE CLASSROOM CODES:

    PD 2 US HISTORY: lyng7y7  ("l" as in lion)

    PD 3 US HISTORY: k36frv3          

    PD 4 US HISTORY: tcjjppq                      

    PD 7  Argumentation and Debate: vhnmbii

    PD 9  US HISTORY: x9noivw

     

    INTERESTED IN JOING THE DEBATE CLUB? Go to the following google classroom page with the following code:

    npcfvdk 

     

    My email address is alatorre@peekskillschools.org

    If YOU ARE A SENIOR THIS YEAR AND ARE GRADUATING IN 2021 PLEASE JOIN THE CLASS OF 2021 GOOGLE CLASSROOM PAGE ASAP! THE CODE IS: mhyhayt

     

    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%

     

    Berlin Wall

    Warmest Regards,

    Mr. A Latorre

    US, Global II, Latin American Studies,

    Argumentation and Deate Teacher

    Debate Coach and Co-ADVISOR for Class 2021