Gateway Regional High School

Course Information

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Civics/Elective Grades 9-12th

Teacher

Liam James

Email

ljames@gatewayhs.com

Phone Number

856-848-8200

Course Website

Period 6: https://classroom.google.com/u/0/c/NTEwNjYxODkzMlpa

Period 7: https://classroom.google.com/u/0/c/NTEwNjQ2OTIxN1pa

Course Description

This half-year (semester) course is designed to create an opportunity for students to understand the reciprocal nature and responsibility of citizenship for the individual and community through both practical applications and critical reflection. Students will explore roles and responsibilities of federal, state, and local governments and the meaning of democratic citizenship in local, national, and global contexts. The overarching goal of the civics course is to ensure that students are thoughtful and engaged participants in America’s democratic society.

Course Expectations and Assessments

Students are permitted to retake/revise primary or benchmark assessments before the next upcoming primary assessment is given. In order to be eligible for a retake, the student must complete of all homework in that unit.

MP1:

Unit 1 Test

Unit 2 Test

Mock Election Project

Unit 3 Test

BOR Current Event Presentation

MP1 Benchmark

MP2:

Unit 4 Test

Model Congress Project

Unit 5 Test

Unit 6 Test

MP2 Benchmark Mock Trial Project

Course Policies

        Students are permitted to retake/revise primary or benchmark assessments before the next upcoming primary assessment is given. In order to be eligible for a retake, the student must complete of all homework in that unit.

Required and Recommended Materials

Assistance

        Students are welcome before or after school for help. Students must plan accordingly if anyone needs help during school.

Classroom Behavioral Expectations and Rewards/Consequences