Oak Park Middle School Mrs. Graham-Vann
2101 W.South ST, Leesburg GrahamVannt@lake.k12.fl.us
352-787-3232 Office Hours: Mondays and Thursdays 8-8:50
In this course students will study the structure and foundations of the United States Government. In addition they will study the history, structure intent, past and present implications of the American governing system. Students will give their insight, create and produce projects with the goal of impacting their fellow citizens.
Supplies Needed: 5- 1 subject notebook, folder (1), paper, pencils, pens, glue sticks, colored pencils
Course books: CIVICS in practice
Interactive Notebook: Organizational tool designed to allow the student multiple ways to process information of the course. (ONE per semester)
- No gum, food, or drinks
- Raise your hand before speaking
- Think before you speak.
- No personal cell phone use
- Follow all school & classroom procedures.
School Tardy Policy:
- First offense: verbal warning
- Second offense: call home
- Third offense: call home + detention
- Fourth offense: referral to discipline + call home
- Will follow the district policy of number of days absent plus one.
- All work must be turned in on the due date.
- No late work will be accepted after close of the grading period (progress report and report card.
- Positive and negative behaviors will be recognized.
- Consequences will be determined by severity and frequency of behaviors
- Possible consequences: verbal warning, detention, Referral, lunch remediation, phone call home
7th Grade Wish List: (Any items would be appreciated)
- Cap erasers
- Glue sticks
- Notebook and copy paper
- Paper towels
- Hand sanitizer
- Lysol wipes
End of year course exam (EOC)
State legislation requires that all 7th grade students taking the Civics course 2017-2018 to take the End of year course exam (EOC). This year your child’s course grade will be determined using their grades, a teacher made final exam and their score on the Civics End of Course Assessment (EOC), which will be calculated as 30 % of their final grade.
There are 4 quarters in the school year. Each quarters has between 3-4 units The course assignments are located in the Quarter, each quarter covers a particular unit topic:
Unit 1: The citizen and US citizenship
Unit 2: Foundations of Government, Law and American Political System
Unit 3: The US Constitution and the structure, function, powers and levels of government
Unit 4: Bill of Rights
Unit 5: Judicial Review and Landmark Cases
Unit 6:The Rule of Law and American Legal system
Unit 7: State Law and Local government
Unit 8: Civic Participation
Unit 9: Political Participation and Media Influence
Unit 10: Comparative government foreign policy and world affairs
Unit 11: Current events and geography
Unit 12: Economics
Parent and Student outside resources
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