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.
We will start the year
discovering the meaning of Civics, recognizing also the many categories of
study that fit under that heading. Then we will explore what it really means to
be an American citizen, living in a democratic republic.