CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS FOR CIVICS
MS. ELDER – INSTRUCTOR
To help students better understand their teacher's classroom expectations, the following areas are being explained to each student. The class will be expected to follow these directions without needing reminders. Each student is being given a copy of this sheet. Please keep the information in a place where you may periodically refer to it to remind yourself.
Homework is an important and integral part of the educational program of this classroom. It is an extension of daily instruction for the purpose of reinforcement, enrichment and practice of skills and concepts developed in the classroom.
Homework will be handed in on time or it will not be accepted. Homework is extremely important to your nine-week’s grade. All homework papers and any quiz or test should be written as neatly as possible and in good sentence structure.
Since one of the most important skills that all occupations requires is the ability to follow oral and written directions, all oral and written directions will be followed to the best of the student’s ability or the work (homework, quiz, or test) will not be accepted.
Students are expected to follow the discipline guidelines outlined in the student planner. These discipline guidelines have been established to assist in creating the proper school environment and development of individuals. Students are expected to adhere to these guidelines and failure to follow such guidelines will result in the outlined punitive actions. In addition, the following five classroom rules have been established. These rules will be emphasized in order to promote a more positive and educational setting. The student will
1. Be seated in the classroom on time.
2. Be prepared daily with appropriate materials.
3. Raise his hand and be recognized to speak.
4. Keep hands, feet and objects to oneself.
5. Be dismissed from the classroom by the teacher.
WHAT IS CIVICS?
The ultimate goal of civic education in America is the widespread PARTICIPATION in the political process of citizens who are knowledgeable and committed to the realization of the fundamental values and principles of constitutional democracy. “Civic competence” is the capacity to PARTICIPATE effectively in American political as well as the social systems. “Civic responsibility” is the commitment to fulfilling the obligations of citizenship. Among these is the responsibility to study issues: to vote and otherwise influence government policy, particularly in ways that benefit the whole nation and future generations: limit governments to their constitutional authority and to help one’s family, neighborhood, and community through voluntary service.
- The Constitution
- Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities
- National, State and Local Governments
- Political Parties and Interest Groups
- Civil and Criminal Law, Legal Rights and Responsibilities
- The American Free Enterprise System and Economics
- Students will work on special projects, learn study and writing skills, study current events, and develop critical thinking techniques.
- RESPECT YOURSELF.
- RESPECT OTHERS.
- BE RESPONSIBLE.
- If you are having a problem with my class, make it a point to see me immediately so we can set up a time to work out the problem.
- If you have a question-------------ASK IT!!!!!!
- HAVE A SUPER YEAR!