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Civics Information

Through the study of Civics and Economics, students will acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to become responsible and effective citizens in an interdependent world. Students will need a practical understanding of these systems of civics and economics that affect their lives as consumers and citizens. Furthermore, this course serves as a foundation for United States History.

 

As informed decision-makers, students will apply acquired knowledge to real life experience. When studying the legal and political systems, students will become aware of their rights and responsibilities and put this information into practice. The economic, legal, and political systems are balanced for presentation and, like other social studies subjects; this course lends itself to interdisciplinary teaching. The goals and objectives are drawn from disciplines of political science, history, economics, geography, and jurisprudence. 

 

TEXTBOOKS

1. Civics Today: Citizenship, Economics, and You Published by Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, 2008 North Carolina Edition

 

2.  Civics Today, Citizenship, Economics, and You can be found on line by going to http://glencoe.mcgraw-hill.com North Carolina Edition. 

 

Some Notes about Grades

1.       Progress reports are sent home every three weeks.

2.      Students with an average below 76 or who do not make an 70 or above on assessments during a unit can be tutored after school Tue/ Thurs. 

3.      Any earned grade below a 70 may be resubmitted.

4.      Late/Missing assignments can be turned in with a lower grade point; late work will be accepted within a reasonable period of time.

 

TUTORING: Tutoring is available upon request. I am available after school. Students staying after school must transportation home and should give me at least one day’s prior notice that they intend to stay.  Hoke County School are also providing bus transportation leaving the school at 5:30

 

NOTE TO PARENTS

Parents may contact me at school if they have any questions or would like to schedule a conference.  The best time to reach me is during my planning period between 8:00 – 10:00 am or after school 3:45 pm.   The school phone number is 875-2156  and my e-mail address is CBENTON@HCS.k12.nc.us.