Government is a course in which students learn about functions and problems of federal, state (emphasis on Maryland), and local governments. In this course a student will complete the student Service Learning requirement for graduation. In the Honors section, students extend learning through study of more challenging content. .
· Students will demonstrate understanding of the structure and functions of government and politics in the United.
· Students will evaluate how the United States government has maintained a balance between protecting rights and maintaining order.
· Students will evaluate the interdependent relationship of the United States politics and government to world affairs.
· Students will compare and evaluate the effectiveness of the United States system of government with various other political systems.
· Students will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship of cultural and physical geographic factors in the development of government policy.
· Students will demonstrate an understanding of economic principles, institutions, and processes required to formulate government policy.
Texts/Resources:· Textbook: United States Government Democracy in Action
· Loose leaf paper
· Folder or section of a binder
· Note cards
· Writing utensils
Units of Study:
· Citizenship in Our Democracy
· The Federal Government
· The State and Local Government
· The Citizen in American Government
· Citizenship in the Home, School, and Community (includes Student Service Learning Unit)
· How the American Economy Works
· America in Today’s World
· Improving Life for All America
Class work, homework & projects = 40% of term grade
Test & quizzes = 60% of term grade
Term 1/2 grade = 45% of semester grade
Term 2/4 grade = 45% of semester gradeFinal
Final = 10% of semester grade
· No getting out of your seat during class without permission.
· No talking while teacher is giving instructions, during lesson, or while other students are working unless called upon.
· No talking during announcements.
· Do what you are asked the first time you are asked.
*** These rules are in addition to school rules.
· 1st: Verbal Warning
· 2nd: Verbal warning with parent contact
· 3rd: After school detention with parent contact
· 4th: Referral to office with parent contact
***Certain infractions may lead to automatic referral to office.
WHILE YOU WERE OUT
If you are absent from class for any reason, excused or unexcused, it is your responsibility to get your missed assignments.
Go to the “Make Up” box and fill out a form for the day(s) you were absent and place it on my desk.
It now becomes my responsibility to gather your assignments and give them to you.
If you miss a test, it must be made up promptly. You need to schedule the make-up test with me in person.