Week of March 27 - This week, students will learn about the federal and state court systems.
Week of March 20 - Because of missed school days last week, the state and local government quiz will be on Wednesday.
Week of March 13 - Students will review and take a quiz on the responsibilities of each level of government before beginning the next unit, the court system.
Week of March 6 - Students will complete the final section of the quiz on the federal government (roles of the president) before learning about how government works at the state and local level.
Week of February 27 - Students did fantastic work simulating the legislative process by sharing their ideas for bills to improve our country and voting on them. There will be a quiz this week on the federal government before learning about government at the state and local level.
Week of February 20 - Legislative process simulation! (how a bill becomes a law)
Next week we will learn about state and local government.
Week of January 30 - This week, students will learn about the roles and powers of the executive branch of the federal government.
Week of January 23 - This week, students will complete a poster project identifying and describing the three branches of government. Next week, we will go into further detail of the executive branch.
Week of January 2 - Happy New Year!
We will begin learning about the federal government of the United States by studying the three branches of government (legislative, executive, and judicial).
Week of December 12 - Students are learning about the United States Constitution, including the Preamble and the Bill of Rights.
Week of November 28 - This week students who need to PIP the previous test may do so. We will be learning about the important ideas, or principles, of United States government.
Week of November 14 - Early in the week we will review and test on the political process unit. Our new unit is called Constitutional Foundations.
Week of October 31 - The first marking period ends on November 3. Students will have the opportunity to retake any assessments by the time the quarter ends. This week, we will learn about the media's role in elections, and how the electoral college works. We will hold our class vote for our simulated political parties and candidates, and have a mock election. No school for students on November 4, November 7, and November 8 (Election Day).
Week of October 24 - This week students are creating a political party, and simulating some of the functions of a party. We are also learning about the role of money in campaigns, voter registration, and who votes.
Week of October 17 - This week we will compare and contrast political parties, and review what they do.
Week of October 11 - After taking a test on the citizenship unit, we will begin studying the political process, focusing on this year's election.
Week of October 3 - We will conclude the study of citizenship with learning about the duties and responsibilities of citizenship.
Week of September 26 - We are studying the rights of citizens in the First Amendment (freedoms of speech, religion, assembly, petition, and the press).
Civics and Economics class meets P3. Currently, we are studying citizenship and immigration. Please click the calendar to the left for details about assignments and quizzes.