Civics and Economics Course Syllabus and Guideline
Mr. Richard Carsner
Welcome to Civics and Economics! This course gives students the opportunity to learn the duties and responsibilities associated with American citizenship. They will also learn how the governmental and economic systems work in the United States. This course provides the foundations for future core classes such as American History.
Unit Tests: Unit tests are given on Fridays online once we have completed the unit. Unit Tests are weighted 30% of your six weeks grade.
Quizzes: Vocabulary quizzes are given on Wednesdays. Quizzes are weighted 20% of your six weeks grade.
Presentations / Projects: Presentations and Projects will sometimes be individual and other times with partners or groups of three or four. Presentations and projects are weighted 20% of your six weeks grade.
Participation: Participation includes your weekly assignments (Terms, Post and Reply Discussions, Worksheets, etc.) as well as your attendance or time logged in remotely. Participation is weighted 30% of your six weeks grade.
**Final Semester Grade: There are three six weeks and one final teacher made exam. Each one counts as 25% of your final grade for the semester.
Charged Laptop with High Speed Internet
Digital Recording Device or App
Pencil or Pen
Canvas page will be your daily log-in requirement. It will house all the information needed for daily assignments and upcoming assignments.
Notes and Lessons
Sign in with your school Google account
Contact and Email Protocol
My email is Richard.Carsner@ucps.k12.nc.us
You may email me at any time with questions or help with classwork
During our face to face time, we will spend a lot of it reviewing and answering questions
Follow all classroom and school rules
Be on time
Be prepared for class
Be considerate and respectful of others
Show respect for your school and its property
Turn in assignments on time
Actively participate in class
Wait to be dismissed (Online or in person)
Work quietly (Muted online unless answering a question)
No cell phones unless approved by teacher
First Six Weeks
Unit 1 Citizenship, American Identity, Government Systems
Unit 2 European Influences, Colonization of America, Rebellion
Unit 3 Revolutionary and Constitutional Periods
Second Six Weeks
Unit 4 3 Branches of Federal Government
Unit 5 Influences on Government
Unit 6 State and Local Government
Third Six Weeks
Unit 7 America’s Economic System, Personal Finance
Unit 8 The Role of the Government in Our Economy
Unit 9 Global Interdependence
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