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