Civics – Syllabus

Civics is the study of the rights and duties of American citizenship. In America, citizen participation has been an essential quality in maintaining our system of government since the founding of our country more than 200 years ago. In this course you will have the opportunity to investigate and explore the following units:

 Unit I – Foundations of Citizenship
Unit II – American Revolution
Unit III – United States Constitution
Unit IV – Structure of Government
Unit V – State & Local Government
Unit VI – Political Parties & Voting
Unit VII – Current World & US Events

 Grading Policy

Grades in this class will be comprised from the following percentages:

Homework – 20%                    Quiz – 25 %                 Tests – 55 %

All assignments will be graded out of 100 points.  There will be an assortment of projects in this class which are traditionally valued as test grades. 

 Late Policy: Assignments can be turned in late with a 10 point penalty reduction per day. After 3 days late, the assignment is considered a 0.