Welcome to 7th Grade Civics and Economics! Brace yourself for a challenging last month of what I hope was a year full of 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 finishing this year with you on a good note 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 this last month of the school year, students will examine the connection our country has to the world concerning trade and other foreign affairs. Students will also review United States Geography in preparation for the American History class they will take in the Fall.
The state Civics EOC Test is on May 4th. For additional preparation for that state exam, students can go to the USA Test Prep site (see link below) even from home and click on the Civics "Final Practice Test" where they can check their answers after they are finished and see the explanations for why they may have gotten something incorrect. Their account ID is buffalo48. They should know their username and password. If they do not, they can see or e-mail me for it and I'll get it to them.
The last bi-weekly homework due date is 5/6. Students have three options: 1) Current events summary/Political cartoon analysis, 2) Community service hour/Service form completed, 3) Stock Market tables (see both pdf files below). Each option is worth 15 points.
Unfortunately, I do not give extra credit assignments. Students are expected to do what is assigned throughout the year and learn responsibility for handing in work on time and being prepared for tests and other assessments.