Course Syllabus

Mrs. Coggin Civics

Civics and Economics has been developed as a course that provides a framework for understanding the basic tenets of American democracy, practices of American government as established by the United States Constitution, basic concepts of American politics and citizenship and concepts in macro and micro economics and personal finance. The essential standards of this course are organized under three strands – Civics and Government, Personal Financial Literacy and Economics. The Civics and Government strand is framed to develop students’ increased understanding of the institutions of constitutional democracy and the fundamental principles and values upon which they are founded, the skills necessary to participate as effective and responsible citizens and the knowledge of how to use democratic procedures for making decisions and managing conflict. The Economic and Personal Financial Literacy strands are framed to provide students with an understanding of the role economic factors play in making economic decisions, the ability to reason logically about key economic issues and the knowledge and skills needed to manage personal financial resources effectively for lifetime financial security. Taken together these three strands should help to prepare students to become responsible and effective citizens in an interdependent world.

-NCDPI

CIVICS TODAY

Citizenship, Economics, & You!

Piedmont High School

Mrs. Coggin

Contact Information:  marie.coggin@ucps.k12.nc.us

PMHS: 704-753-2810

 

According to NCDPI, American History: The Founding Principles, Civics and Economics has been developed as a course that provides a framework for understanding the basic tenets of American democracy, practices of American government as established by the United States Constitution, basic concepts of American politics and citizenship and concepts in macro and micro economics and personal finance.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      

During the course of the semester we will examine our governmental and economic systems and their various divisions and functions.  Our exploration will include, but is not limited to, the following topics:

 

Roots of American Democracy The Constitution          The 3 Branches of Government

Forms of Government                 Political Parties Civil Rights

State and Local Government   Demand/Supply           Free Enterprise

Business and Labor

 

In order to make our exploration a success we will be utilizing a variety of techniques including discussion, debate, research, presentations, as well as, traditional quizzes, lecture and homework assignments.  Students will also complete a Financial Literacy program called Everfi. Everfi is virtual reality designed by experts at BB&T.

  

The grading for this course will follow the scale outlined in the student handbook:

A = 90-100

B=  80-89

C= 70-79

D= 60-69

F= 0-59        

 

Grades: I grade based on a point system, there is no weighting of any assignment. A test will be out of 100 points and classwork and quizzes will be out of how many questions they have on them. This makes grading easier and is better for your grade also. However realize that just passing tests will not allow you to pass this course. 

 

Materials: It is important for students to come prepared.  This is a list of supplies students will need on a daily basis:

  1. Headphones that work in the school laptops

2) Pen (blue or black)

3) Paper

4) Binder or folder

5) Fully charged UCPS chromebook

6) Colored pencils

 

LATE WORK POLICY

Please refer to Union County Public Schools Late Work Policy for absences.  Assignment due dates will be given during class. It is important to turn in your work on time to maintain a passing grade for the course.

ATTENDANCE POLICY

Being in class is crucial to success in any course.  Because it is important for you, the student, to be present the following attendance policy will be enforced in this class:

  1. A student must be in class for 75 minutes to be counted present for the class period.
  2. Arriving late will be considered a tardy.  (Refer to the school wide tardy policy below.)

Tardy Definition: Students are considered tardy to class if they are not inside the classroom or designated area by the time the bell has completed ringing.

 

Restroom Policy

Students may use the restroom at appropriate class time.  The student is responsible for filling out their pass. This includes date, time, and destination.  The teacher will then sign the pass with the expectation that the student uses the closest restroom.

 

Ways to Avoid Annoying the Teacher

  1. DO NOT ask to change the temperature of the classroom.  This is regulated by Downtown.
  2. DO NOT ask what you missed the day before during class.  Come before or after school to discuss make-up work.
  3. DO NOT ask to use the restroom in the middle of a discussion. Wait for an appropriate time to use the restroom, like during independent work, for example.
  4. DO NOT waste class time.  Homework is assigned only when it is not completed during time provided.
  5. DO NOT CHEAT!!!! We will discuss further what this means. 
  6. DO NOT leave the room a mess. Pick up after yourself!
  7. DO NOT ask to go to another teacher’s classroom.
  8. DO NOT stand at the door and wait for the bell. Stay at your seat or area until it rings.

 

DO…

bring your best attitude and behavior, 

participate, 

show respect to your teacher and classmates

Come prepared for class and learning =)

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