• Welcome Parents and Students of the 2019-2020 year!

    I will be teaching Argumentation and Debate PD 1 abd PD 9.  In order to pass the students must be in class and on-time everyday! Assignments and classroom activities are important to complete and have success in this class. It is a half year course.    

    I will also be teaching US History period 4. 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. HW is like practice, it must be done in order to get better at something. Students must also be on-time and in class EVERYDAY! Students will take the US Regents Exam in June of 2020. In order to pass the class they must pass the exam! 

    I will also be teaching Global II History and Geography. This class will focus on world history from 1750 to today.  We will be reading, writing, watching, and listening to many different perspectives. Students will be taking the Global II Regents Exam in June of 2020.  Homework and being on-time and present is important in order to succeed in this class. 

    I am available for call back Monday through Thursday 2:46-3:00pm in room 118. 

    The following codes are to enter into your google classroom. They go by what 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: Argumentation and Debate Class: ixgyam6

    PD 3 Global II Class: 755zgqb                   

    PD 4 US HISTORY Class: gta0qp                          

    PD 7 Global II Class: jzj8vz

    PD 9  Argumentation and Debate Class: 7hn0im3

     

    My email address is alatorre@peekskillschools.org

    If YOU ARE A JUNIOR THIS YEAR AND ARE GRADUATING IN 2021 PLEASE JOIN THE CLASS OF 2021 GOOGLE CLASSROOM PAGE ASAP! THE CODE IS: jw5idcc

     

    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% 

    Argumentationa 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 History, Global II, Debate Teacher and Co-ADVISOR for Class 2021