This course is designed to help you understand how government works, how it impacts you, and how you can become involved. Study materials are an essential piece of this course, so use the available content to master the subject. As a student, I expect you to:
- Come prepared to class. Bring your notebook, a writing utensil, and a good attitude!
- Pay attention throughout class, and ask questions as needed.
- Use electronic resources to reinforce lesson plans (i.e. Quizlet, iCivics, National Constitution Center apps, etc)
- Devote time outside of class for homework, assigned reading, projects, and reviewing materials.
The US Constitution Center link contains information on the latest events concerning our government. It also has free podcasts reviewing policies, debating principles, and discussing political philosophies. The free application (We The People) is available for downloading information relating to the Founding Fathers and The Constitution.
The Library of Congress link is also available on the district website. It contains our nation's historical treasures. This site is extremely helpful when researching historical content relating to our government.
Whitehouse.gov provides all visitors an insight on the operations of the executive branch. A person can obtain all briefings, policies, and press room responses on this site.
Quizlet is a study guide program designed by your teachers. All vocabulary, notable politicians, political roles, articles, and amendments will be available on this site.
Khan Academy recently added a history section to their website providing study resources and videos to visitors.
Ballotpedia A method to track representatives in government and monitor their voting practices. It also provides visitors with a biography on each representative.
iCivics Games- gives students an opportunity to simulate activities relating to our nation's governing document.
Stanford Curriculum Guide- This site provides educators and students with primary resources on notable politicians, their policies, and the governing style of their era. It also contains engaging lesson plans and activities for the students.
PBS Website- A government funded program designed to educate our youth on many subjects. This website provides terrific interviews, news stories, and engaging lesson plans.
Narrated Notes, Political Surveys, Guided Discussions, & Reflections
Video Summaries of Units and Class PowerPoints