Welcome to 7th Grade Civics and Economics! Brace yourself for a challenging year of what we hope will contain many positive educational experiences for you. By the end of this school year, you will have gained considerable knowledge and will be able to see the world more clearly so that the impact you will make upon it will have greater significance. I am looking forward to sharing this year with you and helping you succeed not only in this course, but in life as well - as you apply what you will learn to many of life's situations and better yourself as well as society.
In the month of October, the focus of our studies will center on the executive branch of the federal government. We will also simulate the election campaign process in preparation for holding mock elections.
The next current events homework is due by Friday, 10/16. For students interested in participating in the Patriot's Pen essay contest, there is a PDF file below that can be accessed for details regarding the Freedom essay. The rough draft of that essay will be due on or before 10/14.