After the tumultuous 2016 election most States, including Washington, passed legislation to require more rigorous Civics education, and this course is a result. This course discusses both a traditional understanding of how government functions in America, and the reality of how twenty-first century media and politics have changed our democracy. This course will provide students with effective skills and tools to participate actively and effectively in a democracy.
What to bring to class everyday (*recommended):
- Planner, or some way to organize your To-Do list
- Fully charged chromebook
- Binder with a separate section for Civics
- Spiral Notebook or lined paper
- Pen or pencil
- Colored pencils*
- Post-It Notes*
Please wear layers this year. I will continue to have the windows open and a fan running through the warm season, as well as the cold.
I'm looking forward to getting to know each one of you!