Course Syllabus

Mr. Ryan Dunn Civics and Economics Syllabus

Parkwood High School 2019-2020

Work Office: Room 602

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Welcome to Mr. Dunns’ Civics and Economics class! We will approach our learnings with an emphasis on the main ideas, figures, events, and stories of the past. We will make connections throughout topics that will show just how non-linear and intriguing learning history can be! Parents, if you ever have any questions about your student, me, or the curriculum, please do not hesitate to contact me! My preferred avenue of contact would be through my email (listed above).

Our class textbook is online. Each student will have access to the material at all times.

Under no circumstances can a student take a book home; they are classroom-only copies. No homework assignments will require access to one of these books at home.



Students must bring their Chromebook and charger to class every day.

  • I do not have extra chargers, so it is the student’s responsibility to keep track of their charger!

Bring a #2 pencil or black/blue pen every day

Paper will be required for note taking

Bring a 1 inch thick, 3-ring Binder to class every day to keep track of both handouts and note-taking

(Optional) Bring a College Ruled, Spiral Notebook to class every day



Tests, Projects, and Essays are 35% of one’s total grade

Quizzes are 20% of one’s total grade

Classwork and Participation are 35% of one’s grade

  • I reserve the right to make alterations to the grades within this column based on the quality of a student’s participation in class. What is defined as “positive” or “negative” participation is at my discretion. If you have any questions about this, do not hesitate to ask!

Homework is 10% of one’s grade

Make-Up Work

It is the responsibility of the absent student to get the notes from one of their classmates. In addition, it is their responsibility to ask the teacher for any work they may have missed. The student has five class days after being absent in which they can make up any missed quizzes or tests.  Failure to do so will result in a zero for that assignment.


Class Rules

  1. You are to treat everyone else in the class with respect.
  2. Do not let your actions negatively interfere with the learnings of your peers.
  3. I expect the class to abide by the rules laid out in the Student Handbook.
  4. No food, gum, or drinks (unless it is bottled water).


Notes of Significance:

  1. I am available before school from 7:45-8:15am for tutoring and (usually) from 3:15-3:45pm in my room after school. I am more than willing to provide an environment for your student to quietly study, do homework, or seek assistance on school work, provided I am there and it is within those designated hours. Students will need to let me know if they are going to stay so that I will make sure to be in my room.
  2. If a student wishes for the opportunity to receive extra credit, I do offer them the chance to receive points. Students are allowed to turn in a one page, handwritten, summary of a primary source out of one of the data bases that are available to them through the library. I will have a class instructing the students how to use these in class.
  3. We will be watching large clips of various movies or television shows throughout the year, so expect to see “Video Permission Form” at some point.
  4. All other various rules within the classroom will follow State, County, and School policy.
  5. This syllabus can also be found online.

Each student has access to Canvas, the syllabus will be located there.


Please read over this syllabus. After, please sign this page—acknowledging that you have read and understand all of the details of it—and have your student then sign it as well. Please have your student turn this syllabus in to me the following day for a grade.



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