There are many websites that can help you understand Global and US History:
It is important to understand the historical context of events and the point of view in primary source material. If you are getting ready for New York State Regents Exams there are old exams online that you can access.
Department Grading Policy
50% Graded work (tests/essays/projects (40%), quizzes (10%)
40% Class work (including attendance, participation, etc.)
The School Leadership Team has set a new grading policy for the school
30% HW, Participation, Classwork
And a set of marking period minimums students can expect to receive grades for:
2 Full Period Assessments
10 HW assignments
1 extra credit / make up opportunity
Martin Luther King Jr.