I highly recommend that students bring a usb drive to download the pdf of the textbook at school. There are no textbooks in Civics that are issued to go home.
Check out the following resources available in the apple app store:
mcgraw-hill k-12 connected mobile (download the ebook there)
mcgraw-hill k-12 eflashcards for a study tool
Study every night!
Notes (yellow word) are due on Ch3 8/25(A) and 8/26(B).
Ch3 Yellow Word quiz 8/31&9/1.
Ch3 Benchmark Quiz (download and complete by 8/29) on 9/2(A) and 9/6(B).
Test on Ch3 as soon as 9/7(A) & 9/8(B)
Normal Homework:Notes are due on boldfaced words. Students should write the word and then
1. What it is/definition.
2. Why it is important.
Students will be tested by the county and state on end-of-course exams on all unit benchmarks for the year, so extra effort needs to go into learning and remembering this information all year (and beyond).
Ch 3 Benchmarks
Direct (pure) democracy
Representative democracy (republic)
Citizen – Natural Born and Naturalized (method of becoming)
Obligations of citizens to
- Obey laws
- Pay taxes
- Defend the nation
- Serve on juries
Responsibilities of citizens at the local, state, and federal levels
Unit 1 Benchmarks:
- 50 states and capitals
- Locate territories and protectorates of the U.S.
- Use maps to identify the divisions and boundaries of North America
- Locate and identify major U.S. cultural landmarks
- Locate and identify major physical landmarks of the U.S.
- Understand the influences of physical characteristics, natural resources, climate, and location (absolute and relative) on the settlement, economies, and government relations in North America.
- Understand the major cultural regions of North America.
- Use maps to determine the location, abundance, and variety of natural resources in North America.
- Examine and explain patterns of cultural diffusion in North America.
- Understand the importance and distribution of demographic characteristics in the U.S.
- Use a map to examine local issues of conservation and ecology.
- Use GIS or other technology to examine data about the U.S.
Remember to get your login to the online textbook (www.connected.mcgraw-hill.com). The redemption code is M2NZ-ERBO-7H4O
There will be online assignments found there, as well as voluntary activities and reading.
Ideas to remember:
Mini-Poster (12in.x14in. max) assignments are worth 50 points. They are judged on: Visual Quality(5pts), Content (include 5 important facts and/or contributions-40pts) and Accuracy. Put a bibliography (list of sources) on the back(5pts).
Study notes from class and the book 20 minutes each night! Quizzes will be based on the boldface words in the text. Tests include information from all the chapter and class information, the most important of which is on the board.
Parents, please fill out a volunteer application if you wish to chaperone an upcoming field trip. A copy of your volunteer card will be required with the field trip form.