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Contact information for the General Assembly and School Board is located in Classroom documents.
The state of NC has designed Civics and Economics to teach students the skills and knowledge necessary to
become responsible and effective citizens. Beginning in January 2012, the students will take a common exam
created by the NC Department of Instruction. The exam will include 20 multiple choice questions and 8-10 "constructed response" questions. Students will respond with written answers to the constructed response questions. Central Office (WSFCS) will grade the multiple choice and two Social Studies teachers at West will grade the constructed response (written) answers. The grades will be added together and then counted at 25% of the final course grade.
This course is required for graduation. Students must pass the course to receive credit for graduation.
AP Human Geography:
This course is a college level course. Students will learn how humans have affected and are affected by their
physical geography. Tests are college level multiple choice and short answer in the form of an FRQ (free response question).
Students will take the AP exam in early May and can often receive college credit if their scores are
acceptable to their colleges.
"The only title in our democracy superior to that of President is the title of citizen."
Louis Brandeis, Supreme Court Justice
"Democracy is not something you have; it's something you do." Doris Haddock, Granny D
"The education of a nation ... must become the national care and expense ... John Adams
"Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote ... that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country." --Samuel Adams (1781)
tutoring for this week: Tues, Wed, Thur mornings and Mon, Wed, Thurs afternoons
Every other Tuesday I have additional duties and cannot tutor after 8:10 am.
20 - 24 May 2013
Assignments are typed on the DAY THEY ARE DUE!!! BE CAREFUL!!!!!
1st period Civics - DUE MONDAY, MAY 20th - students may contribute to the Forsyth Jail and Prison Ministries Fun with Father Day Camp at YMCA beginning Monday, May 6th. Students volunteered to sponsor a child for $150 for this cause. The website for more information is www.forsythjpm.org Thank you!
Mon - review civics standard 5 and economics standard 1
Tues - exam review packet (distributed in class and available in Civics Classroom Documents) questions 10,12,14,17,24,29,34,37. Answer 5 of these on a sheet of paper.
Wed - exam review packet - questions 38, 41, 45 49,51,53,55,56,57,60. Answer 5 of these on a sheet of paper.
Thurs - exam review packer - questions 63,64,66,67,70,72,74,77. Answer 5 of these on a sheet of paper.
Fri - Awards Day - we will play review games in class.
Mon - Memorial Day, no school Remember those who have given their lives to protect our freedoms and our rights.
TUESDAY, MAY 28th. EXAM in room 704
Students are expected to report to class after May 28th. There will be graded assignments. Absences count against athletic eligibility and senior examptions.
2nd period Civics Seminar DUE ON MONDAY< MAY 20th. Students may contribute to the Forsyth Jail and Prison Ministries Fun with Father Day Camp at YMCA beginning Monday, May 6th. Students volunteered to sponsor a child for $150 for this cause. The website for more information is www.forsythjpm.org Thank you!
TurnItIn class id: 6049987 password: west
Tuesday - exam review packet (and in Civics Classroom Documents) Review questions 10,12,14,17,24,28,29,34,37.
Wednesday - Review questions 38, 41, 45 49,51,53,55,56,57,60.
Thursday - Review questions 63,64,66,67,70,72,74,77
Fri - Awards Day; we will play review games in class
Mon - Memorial Day, no school.
Thursday, May 30th - EXAM
Students are expected to report to class after the exam for graded assignments. Absences count against athletic eligibility.
long term assignment dates:
May 17th - final day (by 4:15 pm) to submit all Everfi assignments.
May 24th - During Awards Day we will review for the common exam.
May 28 - 31 common exams for Civics, 1st period on May 28th and 2nd period on May 30th
Students are expected to report to classes after the exam. Graded assignments will be given. Absences count against atheletic eligibility and senior exemptions.
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4th period AP Human Geography
to find FRQ samples/rubrics, etc. go to AP Central, then to Human Geography, then to exam information
AP EXAM REVIEW SESSIONS WITH MS. TROXELL and Ms. Russ, after school 3:45 - 4:15 in room 701
Due on (B day/A day):
due dates: :)
May 17 AP HUG exam (morning) 7:20 am
AP SCORES WILL BE SENT ONLINE. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE AN AP ONLINE SCORE FOR STUDENTS ACCOUNT
AP HUG final exam is a map test of all countries. Please begin to study. This is an important grade.
B Day exam - Thurs. June 6th, 1:40 - 3:40 pm
A Day exam - Friday, June 7th, 8:55am - 1:35 pm
Voter registration forms are located in the main office, the Media Center and with all 12th grade English teachers. The website to download the form is http://www.co.forsyth.nc.us/elections/
Forsyth County Board of Elections
201 N Chestnut St
Winston-Salem, NC 27101