September 29, 2017- This week we wrapped up our unit on Foundations of Government and reviewed for our test. This week's slides can be found here. We will be completing our unit assessment on Tuesday/Wednesday next week. For additional resources, look at Crash Course U.S. History #38, Articles of Confederation/Constitution.
September 15, 2017- This week we focused on the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution. Class assignments included assessing situations that the Articles of Confederation could and could not solve, and finding real-life examples of principles of the Constitution. This week's slides can be found here. The preamble song can be found here
September 8, 2017- This week we focused on forms of government and the Declaration of Independence. We completed a class discussion and culminating activity about different types of government, and interpreted the Declaration of Independence through tweets. Please see me for makeup work. This week's slides here.
September 1, 2017- This week we focused on political ideology and why government exists. You can find the slides from this week here, and the crash course we watched about political ideology here.
Assignments due this week were classwork and your current events presentation topic.
Congratulations on making it through the first week of school! You can find the slides from this week's class here. This week we covered why civics matters, identifying credible sources, and how to disagree.
Assignments due this week were the signed syllabus and signing up for the class Remind.
August 21, 2017- Welcome to the new school year! Civics is a 1-semester social studies course, and is a required course for graduation in DPS. We will be covering topics related to US government and politics, and exploring the relevance of civics to our own lives.
Class materials- All students should have a dedicated Civics notebook, and a binder or folder to store assignments and documents. These should be brought to class every day, along with a pen or pencil.
Extra credit- Students may earn extra credit for bringing Kleenex, Clorox wipes, or pencils to donate to the class. Please note that this is purely optional!