Teacher Contact Information
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Parent Canvas App Directions and Link to Child's Account
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Playlists will be posted on Fridays by 5pm for the next week.
March 22-26, 2021 Introduction
Standard | Objectives | Essential Questions Unit Introduction
We will continue our studies of the Judicial Branch and the legal system in the United States.
Playlist for the Week
Zoom Direct Instruction Topics
Additional Resources | Information | YouTube Videos
Celebrations of Learning
12 Angry Men Reflection Due Thursday
Purpose of Punishment Friday
Be Sure You Have Submitted Your Celebrations of Learning 12 Angry Men Reflection Due Date: Wednesday, March 24 by 5pm Purpose of Punishment Due Date: Friday, March 26 by 5pm Notes Submission Due Date: Friday, March 26 by 5pm Fairy Tale Law Due Date: Tuesday, March 30 by 5pm
Virtual Direct Instruction Information
Virtual meetings will be held on Zoom. Students can access the Zoom Meeting through Canvas. Click here for Canvas.
Students are expected to attend each virtual meeting just as they would in a physical classroom.
Attendance (Virtual Setting)
Students are asked to use the provided classroom virtual background (found below and on Canvas Playlist).
Course Information and Policies
Introduction: This is a living document and may be updated or changed so that the goals and objectives of the course can be met.
Welcome to American History: The Founding Principles, Civics and Economics! American History: The Founding Principles, Civics and Economics has been developed as a course that provides a framework for understanding the basic tenets of American democracy, practices of American government as established by the United States Constitution, basic concepts of American politics and citizenship and concepts in macro and micro economics and personal finance. The essential standards of this course are organized under three strands – Civics and Government, Personal Financial Literacy and Economics. The Civics and Government strand is framed to develop students’ increased understanding of the institutions of constitutional democracy and the fundamental principles and values upon which they are founded, the skills necessary to participate as effective and responsible citizens and the knowledge of how to use democratic procedures for making decisions and managing conflict. The Economic and Personal Financial Literacy strands are framed to provide students with an understanding of the role economic factors play in making economic decisions, the ability to reason logically about key economic issues and the knowledge and skills needed to manage personal financial resources effectively for lifetime financial security. Taken together, these three strands should help to prepare students to become responsible and effective citizens in an interdependent world.
As an honors class, my expectations and standards will be high. Assignments will be demanding and students are expected to meet the expectations set forth.
Basics of the Course Materials/Supplies Needed Grading Course Unit Outline
- 3-ring binder/notebook
- Loose leaf paper
- A pencil or blue/black ink pen
- Charged iPad/device
Tests/Projects – 35%
Coursework (Classwork) – 30%
Quizzes (Discussion Boards) – 25%
- Foundations of American Government
- Constitution and Rights
- Effective Citizenship and Participation
- Legislative and Executive Branches
- Judicial Branch and Legal Systems
- Fundamental Economic Principles
- Personal Finance Literacy
- Economic Interdependence
Expectations Assignment Policies
- Always take notes.
- Always bring your supplies.
- Always participate in class.
- Always turn in your work on time.
- Every day you should review your notes at home.
- If you are having trouble or are confused, by all means ASK ME FOR HELP.
- Missing assignments will be given a zero.
- Ten points will be deducted from assignments for each day they are late. Students will have a MAXIMUM of five days late that an assignment will be accepted. Assignments will lock five days after their due date.
- If a student is absent from class, it is the student’s responsibility to make up missing assignments.The student will have three days from the return date to turn in missing assignments.
- If you are absent on the day of a test or quiz, you are expected to make up test/quiz on the day of your return.
- Use the honor code for tests, quizzes, and other assignments. Cheating, plagiarism, and fabrications will NOT be tolerated; I want to see YOUR work, YOUR effort, and YOUR ideas. Cheating will result in a zero for the assignment, quiz, or test and will be reported to administration.
- No extra credit will be assigned for this course.