Civics Schedule:

Week of 8/25-8/29:

Thursday: First Day of School!
-Cover textbook
-Have parent/guardian sign the syllabus
-Join Google Classroom
-Read/annotate article

-Watch video and post a comment (GC)

Week of 9/2-9/5:

Monday: Locke, Hobbes, and Rousseau: Annotate one philosopher's writings

Tuesday: Google Classroom post

Wednesday: Citizenship reading

Thursday: Finish prep for discussion

Friday: Study for quiz

Week of 9/8-9/12:


Tuesday: Study for quiz

Wednesday: American Colonies reading I and study guide questions

Thursday: American Colonies reading II and study guide questions


Week of 9/15-9/19:

Monday: Continue working on debate presentation; make sure written portion of packet is finished by tomorrow's class

Tuesday: Finish your portion of the debate presentation; complete the "Brainstorming Topics for Your Civics Editorial" handout

Wednesday: Constitution Reading I

Thursday: Constitution Reading II

Friday: Constitution Reading III and revise topics for Civics editorial/create thesis

Week of 9/22-9/26:

Monday: Constitution Ratification Debate Reading

Tuesday: Continue working on research for ratification debate

Wednesday: Start researching and finding sources for editorial; ratification packet due Friday

Thursday: No school; ratification packet due Friday

Friday: Editorial sources and basic info. due Monday

Week of 9/29-10/3:

Monday: Read/review ratification packet and study for quiz

Tuesday: No homework, continue to research for editorial

Wednesday: Bill of Rights reading

Thursday: Finalize thesis statement

Friday: Work on editorial and finish classwork reading and free speech categories on graphic organizer

Week of 10/6-10/10:

Monday: Read rubric and sample editorials online on the wiki page "Important Civics Documents"

Tuesday: Complete editorial outline (typed, one page, any format, a general ordering of ideas) DUE WEDNESDAY

Wednesday: Read article

Thursday: Play online game "Do I Have a Right?" at to study for quiz tomorrow. Worth bonus points!! Complete study guide.

Friday: Work on editorials over the long weekend

Week of 10/14-10/17:

Tuesday: Editorials DUE tomorrow WITH a proper bibliography AND uploaded to


Thursday: Finish "Discover Your Political Ideology" and start work on your reflection

Friday: "My Political Ideology" reflection due Monday and choose your candidate for Midterm Election research

Week of 10/10-10/24:

Monday: Research your candidate and complete "Choosing a Candidate and Race" questions

Tuesday: Watch one or two political ads for your candidate and write 3 impressions/opinions of the ad on a piece of paper

Wednesday: Legislative Branch introduction reading and questions

Thursday: Write a one page ad for your candidate using the strategies we discussed in class. Write it out as a script (would be about one minute in length)

Friday: Study for the midterm

Week of 10/27-10/31:

Monday: Research Your Representative

Tuesday: Congress article; answer questions

Wednesday: Study for the midterm; bring in study guide for tomorrow

Thursday: Study for midterm! After school review session TODAY and study guide is worth 3 bonus points!!

Friday: NO HOMEWORK; keep following the midterm elections

Week of 11/3-11/7:

Monday: NO HOMEWORK; keep following the midterm elections

Tuesday: Election night! Watch the election results and live blog (optional)

Wednesday: Start your Mock Congress bill

Thursday: Keep working on bill, revised editorials due tomorrow (if needed), AND permission slips due tomorrow. NO EXCEPTIONS!

Friday: Keep working on bill; due Monday night

Week of 11/10-11/14:

Monday: Bill needs to be EMAILED/SHARED ON GOOGLEDOCS to me by midnight

Tuesday: Start working on Capitol Field Trip reflection

Wednesday: Capitol Field Trip reflection due Thurs.

Thursday: No homework

Friday: Mock Congress reflection due Mon.

Week of 11/17-11/21:

Monday: POTUS ad and find two facts about your presidents

Tuesday: POTUS ad and find two facts about your presidents

Wednesday: Background reading and find article on Pres. Obama

Thursday: Start cabinet research

Friday: Keep researching your assigned cabinet position

Week of 12/1-12/5:

Monday: Finish cabinet research

Tuesday: Find eight candidates for Fantasy Election

Wednesday: Primaries and Caucuses packet

Thursday: Research your candidates

Friday: Study for test on Monday and finish Fantasy Election

Week of 12/8-12/12:

Monday: No homework

Tuesday: Finish your Supreme Court resume and take notes on 7-1

Wednesday: Notes on 7-2 and 7-3

Thursday: Print out an article for a potential Moot Court case (google search current cases)

Friday: Background reading on Moot Court case

Week of 12/15-12/19:

Monday: Create a constitutional question for Moot Court

Tuesday: Continue with Moot Court research

Wednesday: Moot Court Written Assignment due tomorrow

Thursday: Justices, prepare your "opinions"

Friday: Study for test on Monday

Week of 12/22-1/5: Enjoy your break!!

Week of 1/5-1/9:

Monday: Choose your issue and project for final (if applicable)

Tuesday: Take notes on 8-1 and possibly start "Vox Pop" (due Mon.)

Wednesday: Vox Pop

Thursday: Finish interest group basic research and read and annotate lobbying article

Friday: "Vox Pop" assignment due on Monday

Week of 1/12-1/16:

Monday: Study and work on projects

Tuesday: Read and annotate media article

Wednesday: Study and work on projects

Thursday: Study and work on projects

Friday: Study and work on projects