Lots of activities!
This Fall we hope take a trip to Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas to explore the 6th floor museum from which John F Kennedy was shot.
We will be studying American Government. We will begin the course with the structure of the Government, the Federalist papers and progress to each of the 3 branches all while studying the Constitution. Studying each branch of government in a fairly in-depth way will help them become students more conscious of civic matters.
During the Spring the students will be working on the Foundations and Principles of Economics. We will study the Monetary System and the Federal Reserve. This includes a trip to the Bureau of Engraving in Saginaw, which is one of the two places in our country that the dollar is printed.
We use a combination of challenging curriculum, the Texas Curriculum Mangement Program, the TEKS Resource System and, of course, our textbooks. The students will have online books, Google Classroom and Remind. All of these resources will help the students be successful during their senior year!
We also do weekly projects to inform students of what is going on in the world. Most of the the homework will consist of working through the textbook, doing vocabulary and section reviews. They will take an assessment before moving on to the next chapter in the text.
Students have several opportunities for extra credit throughout the year. They may vote, go to City Council and also School Board meetings. They will have many opportunities to earn homework passes if they listen in class to instruction.