Welcome to Civics!
The ultimate goal of this class is to provide students with a well-rounded understanding of how the United States functions as a country. Students will explore the rights and responsibilities of American Citizens and the inner workings of our federal, state, and local governments, so to better prepare them for entering a 21st century United States of America.
"So what does that mean to me?"
Now you're asking yourself why do I need to learn this? There are a few reasons. Firstly, this class is awesome because I will be your teacher. Secondly, one day you, the class of 2022 will be running the country. You'll need to start learning how everything works now. The knowledge and skills that you acquire in this class will help prepare you life in the 21st century. Lastly, I hate to be the bearer of bad news but the state of Florida believes that Civics is so important that there will be a End of Course (EOC) exam to demonstrate your knowledge before you can exit for high school.
I'll give you a minute to reread the last section, let it all sink in...
Like I stated before, this class will be awesome. You will have the opportunity to create projects, skits, debate, and have presentations. All of these opportunities will help you learn the content while having fun. In order to accomplish all of this I will need your full cooperation. I hope that we can all have a wonderful year!
Parents, I welcome your child into my Civics classroom. I know that with your support we will have a successful year. Please see the attached syllabus that I have attached as a PDF, it will be on its way home. Please complete and return to Mr. Ng on the date provided. If interested parents can leave your information below, all information will remain confidential.
**Please note that I will not follow any students / parents, Twitter is just another means of communications should parents want to follow.**
"Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela