Mr. Robert Trifu « Teacher Connection / Documents / Calendar
Welcome to 7th Grade Civics and Economics! Brace yourself for a challenging year of what I 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.
During the month of October, we will be simulating a presidential election campaign for each class, and by the end of the month students will have elected a president and vice president for their class. We are also starting a study of the three branches of the federal government, beginning with the executive branch in chapter 8. Since we are in the election season, students will also learn about our major political party platforms.
Lesson Topics and Assignments will be posted weekly on the calendar. I will also post pdf files of various items for students (study guides, homework and project rubrics) made available below.
The textbook web site can be accessed through the following link: http://connected.mcgraw-hill.com/connected/login.do
Here is also the link to moodle: https://moodle.tvcs.org/moodle/login/index.php
Here's a link to a game testing your knowledge of the executive branch of the federal government: https://www.icivics.org/games/win-white-house
Civics/Economics Syllabus 2014-2015 - Course Description for 7th Grade Social Studies
Current Events Rubric/Information - Bi-Weekly Homework Options
High Officer Notes - Leaders of FL and the U.S.A.
Parent Consent for Community Service - Must be on file before volunteer work is done
Service Learning Log - Alternative Homework Assignment
Veterans Day Essay Contest - Requirements