6/1 Update

The upcoming week:
Monday-Friday you may contact me at any time from 8-3
Thursday-Class is from 1:30 to 3.
Friday-CNN-10 Week in Review Discussion.
           -Office hours 1:30-3.

Thursday, June 4, 2020-I have sent copies of the lesson in an email to all. If you are not getting them, please email me at horneras@pwcs.edu and I will help you.

Class from 1:30 to 3:00

See you there!


5/26 Update

The upcoming week:
Monday-Friday you may contact me at any time from 8-3
Thursday-Class is from 1:30 to 3.
Friday-CNN-10 Week in Review Discussion.
           -Office hours 1:30-3.

Thursday, May 28, 2020-I have sent copies of the lesson in an email to all. If you are not getting them, please email me at horneras@pwcs.edu and I will help you.

Class from 1:30 to 3:00

CE3c-e Describing and examining the duties, rights and resposibilities of citizenship. 

Suggested Lesson Path: 

  1. Review vocabulary
  2. Click through the PowerPoint
  3. Try the Optional Activity 1
  4. Take the post quiz
This will be our last week of class review. The 2 weeks in June will be used for visual field trips and for clarifying any material you still have questions about. 





5/18 Update

The upcoming week:
Monday-Friday you may contact me at any time from 8-3
Thursday-Class is from 1:30 to 3.
Friday-CNN-10 Week in Review Discussion.
           -Office hours 1:30-3.

Thursday, May 21, 2020-I have sent copies of the lesson in an email to all. If you are not getting them, please email me at horneras@pwcs.edu and I will help you.

Class from 1:30 to 3:00

CE3b 1st Amendment Rights

CE.3 The student will apply social science skills to understand citizenship and the rights, duties, and responsibilities of citizens by

b) describing the First Amendment freedoms of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition, and the rights guaranteed by due process and equal protection of the laws.

CE.1 The student will demonstrate skills for historical thinking, geographical analysis, economic decision making, and responsible citizenship by

a) analyzing and interpreting evidence from primary and secondary sources, including charts, graphs, and political cartoons.

Suggested path: 

  1. Review vocabulary
  2. Click through the PowerPoint
  3. Try the Optional Activity 1: 
  4. Take the quizlet, then check following the link
  5. Take the post quiz

Activity 1-read the two attached documents. Then, find specific examples within each that are mentioned in the 1st Amendment. Share on Thursday in class.

5/11 Update

The upcoming week:
Monday-Friday you may contact me at any time from 8-3
Thursday-Class is from 1:30 to 3.
Friday-CNN-10 Week in Review Discussion.
           -Office hours 1:30-3.

Thursday, May 14, 2020-I have sent copies of the lesson in an email to all.

Class from 1:30 to 3:00

CE3a Citizenship

CE.3 The student will apply social science skills to understand citizenship and the rights, duties, and responsibilities of citizens by

a)describing the processes by which an individual becomes a citizen of the United States.

Suggested path: 

  1. Take the pre quiz.
  2. Take the vocabulary review
  3. Click through the PowerPoint
  4. Try the Optional Activity 1: 

    Research current events and speculate on current policy of immigration, citizenship and discuss the pro’s and con’s as to how our current administration is doing or how things could be better done.  Make a 5 sentence paragraph to share in our discussion. Include an opening statement, three examples to back up your statement (include the source inside the paragraph) and a closing statement. You may want to use Word to work on your statement. Do not use “I think, I feel…”

  5. Try the Optional Activity 2: 

    Rate the following from 1-8 in importance. 1 being the most important, 8 being the least.

    Obeys the law

    Respects authority

    Contributes to the community

    Love of country

    Respect of others

    Does what is right

    Stands up for others

    Puts others first.

  6. Take the post quiz

Discussion: Be ready to share your opinion in a singel paragraph for all of us to read and discuss. We will do this one at a time so that we may all discuss. I will prompt you in a new conversation each time. Also, remember to use the reply button to share your thoughts and opinions. Naturally, our rules of engagement remain the same. 

Friday, May 8, 2020

10 to 10:30 am

Optional Discussion Meeting

Listen to CNN-10 each day on Friday before our meeting and be prepared to discuss the week in review.

Guided Focus: What did you find interesting and why? What could have been omitted and why? Did you see any bias, propaganda, facts or opinions? What were they and why do you believe they are one of those?




5/8 Update

Today's line up:

@ 10 we meet for open discussion on CNN10 for this week. Please watch all 5 days a be prepared to discuss what you thought was interesting, compelling, bias, propaganda, fact or opinion. This will be a audio meeting. I will start it at 10.

Then, at 1:30 we will have a chat here discussing the Lesson on CE2d. If you did the Optional Activity, this would be the time to share it. Please take both pre and post quizzes so I know you are actually coming to class during the week sometime. I look forward to hanging out with y'all as you see fit.

FYI: thank you all for your understanding about yesterday. Turns out I went up for nothing as it was too cold for my aunt to sit in the screened in room and talk to me outside. I will try again soon. Again, thank you! 

5/4 Update

The upcoming week:
Monday-Friday you may contact me at any time from 8-3
Thursday-Class is from 1:30 to 3.
Friday-CNN-10 Week in Review Discussion.
           -Office hours 1:30-3.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Class from 1:30 to 3:00

CE3dChanging the US Constitution Review

Optional Assignments:

  1. Take the pre quiz.
  2. Write a paragraph proposing an amendment you think we need, or one you think we need to repeal. Make sure to include a clear opening statement declaring your opinion, then include at least two reasons why, and one benefit, and a closing statement. Post on our chat Thursday.
  3. Take the post quiz

Discussion: Be ready to share your opinion in a singel paragraph for all of us to read and discuss. We will do this one at a time so that we may all discuss. I will prompt you in a new conversation each time. Also, remember to use the reply button to share your thoughts and opinions. Naturally, our rules of engagement remain the same. 

Friday, May 8, 2020

10 to 10:30 am

Optional Discussion Meeting

Listen to CNN-10 each day on Friday before our meeting and be prepared to discuss the week in review.

Guided Focus: What did you find interesting and why? What could have been omitted and why? Did you see any bias, propaganda, facts or opinions? What were they and why do you believe they are one of those?

4/30
Class today! Read below for the agenda!


4/28
Class reminder

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Class from 1:30 to 3:00

CE3c The Preamble Review

Optional Assignments:

  1. Take the pre quiz and send me the answers if you want to know how you did.
  2. Create a slide (besides the one I did on slide 4) for one of the goals of our government. Post on our chat tomorrow.
  3. Take the post quiz

Discussion: Be ready to give examples of our government fulfilling those goals during the COVID 19 pandemic.

Friday, May 1, 2020

10 to 10:30 am

Optional Discussion Meeting

Listen to CNN-10 on Friday before our meeting and be prepared to discuss the week in review.

Guided Focus: What did you find interesting and why? What could have been omitted and why? Did you see any bias, propaganda, facts or opinions? What were they and why do you believe they are one of those?

 




4/27 Update

The upcoming week:
Monday-Friday you may contact me at any time from 8-3
Thursday-Class is from 1:30 to 3.
Friday-CNN-10 Week in Review Discussion.
           -Office hours 1:30-3.

4/24 Update

Office Hours-1:30 to 3

Email me with questions, comments, concerns.

Day 40 of Quarantine
Optional Activity: Keep a journal for the week. Draw, write thoughts, concerns, feelings, reflections, etc. Share a portion during our class next week.

4/23 Update

We have class today from 1:30 to 3. However, I will be available all day in Teams. Stop in when you like. If you did the assignment, share it there. If you took the pre and post quizzes, let me know how you did. We will not meet in a formal meeting as it is too confusing with so many people and it is hard to hear. So, we will continue just posting on Teams. Enjoy the day!

Doc


4/21 Update


Check in Files for the  Rippon Middle School Learning Schedule

4/19 Update


Check Teams

4/17 Office Hours 1:30-3:00

4/16 Update

Today is our first official day of online learning. Let's go over some guidelines:

Online Behavior Expectations

1. No cursing, no bullying, no name calling, no making fun of anyone and no calling anyone out disrespectfully. Be kind and thoughtful or be quiet.

2. Use the icons to show agreement instead of filling up the discussion stream with one or two words. If you agree, say why.

3. Stay on topic.

4. Stay in our discussion stream by using the reply button. I will be the only one starting new conversations.

Notes:

This is the first time I have used this medium for this type of communication. It may not go smoothly, it may not work. If this is the case, don't worry about it. We will  work it until it goes smoothly and that may take some time. I will need positive feedback if you are having trouble seeing slides, using links, etc. If it doesn't work, I will work on it. Don't worry about it on your end. 

Proceedures:

1. Be on time 1:30

2. Be prepared-note paper and something to write with.

3. Enter the discussion and say hello.

4. Then go to the Assignments tab and watch the PowerPoint. Follow instructions in the PowerPoint. I will be in the discussion to answer questions and to help out. I would suggest, those that have Word, use it, then copy and paste your Activity response in the 2:15 stream. 

5. Once you have done that and all that is assigned in it, then you may come back to the discussion at 2:15 and post your findings. At 2:15, I will ask you to begin to participate. If you decide not to do the Activity, then please stay quiet during the discussion. You may add in at the end when I ask for questions, comments or concerns. 

6. Make sure you do not start the discussion early. Only do so under my conversation stream. 

7. Please do not take quizzes before you participate in the lesson. 

7. Good luck! Let's hope this works! (-:

See you in class!


4/8 Update


After Spring Break, and after the teacher work day, you will begin online classes with your teachers. The following is information you need for this class:

You will need to:

Check here daily, check Teams, and our other avenues of communication. 

Since we are going on-line, you will not need to add any more to your ISN. However, since we are only allowed to review, and there will be no new grades, it may be helpful to have it. Of course, the online textbook is always available if you downloaded it as suggested. 

Our class will meet for instructional time on Teams or Canvas (I will let you know next week) on Thursday's from 1:30 to 3:00. 

My office hours are on Friday's from 1:30 to 3:00. During this time you can expect me on Teams/Canvas to promptly answer questions, clarify concepts, and assist as necessary.

School hours for teachers are from 8 to 3, Monday-Friday. I will always be available during this time through any method of communication we have established. However, I am in a meeting on Monday's from 1-2, and therefore will not be available at that time. 

Please contact classmates you have not seen on Teams and encourage them to join. I have invited everyone. If you know of a fellow student who does not have access, please pm me at horneras@pwcs.edu so I can try to rectify the situtation. 

Finally, this is not supposed to be stressful. It is review of covered material. In that, if there is a grade from Q3, below a 70 that you would like to retake, pm me at horneras@pwcs.edu and we will work together to get that done. The deadline for retakes is 4/22. 

4/2

Important message from PWCS:


Although PWCS is unable to provide instruction or class assignments to students while schools remain closed, our School Division hopes that the suggestions for optional learning activities posted here will help parents support student learning until schools re-open. Please remember that use of these materials and participation in these activities are optional and neither grades nor course credit will be awarded.

With that in mind:

Optional Class on Teams:Tuesday/Thursday  9-10 or 2-3
Office hours: 8-9 M-F
Email is always available.
Class wall is updated several times a week.
Teams is open and I am available at will. 


3/31

Spirit Day 2-Pajama Day. Send pic by noon in my email.

Watch Cnn10 and participate in the discussion on Teams. It is a 2 part question, so address both parts in your response, please.


3/30

Hey Folks,

The other Civics teachers and I will be posting a query in Teams to interact with those of you who are interested in continued learning. In Teams, on Tuesday and Thursday there will be a question about CNN 10 from those days. The hope is that this will give us an engaging way to communicate and share ideas and thoughts.

Additionally, I will be available on Tuesday and Thursday from 9-10 and again from 2-3. Of course, I am always checking my email and Teams for those who prefer different hours.  

Today is Crazy Sock Day. Send your pics to  my email and I will post the ones I get before noon.

Take care, 

~Doc


3/27
By now everyone should be on Teams or responding via email. I am still on Remind, but you HAVE to be 13 to use. So, I am moving away from that. However, Teams seems to be a good spot. I am always available at my email. I will continue to contact via Vue as well. Miss you guys! <3


3/23/2020 with changes highlighted.

Check Useful Links and Files and Documents  to the left for review activities.

Below is an accounting of the standards we have covered and when we covered them. There is also information on continued optional learning. You may want to check here every day starting March 30th, and also on our Team platform. 

Where we have been...

Onoing: CE.1 The student will develop the social studies skills responsible citizenship requires, including the ability to a) examine and interpret primary and secondary source documents; b) create and explain maps, diagrams, tables, charts, graphs, and spreadsheets; c) analyze political cartoons, political advertisements, pictures, and other graphic media; d) distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information; e) review information for accuracy, separating fact from opinion; f) identify a problem, weigh the expected costs and benefits and possible consequences of proposed solutions, and recommend solutions, using a decision-making model; g) formulate an informed, carefully reasoned position on a community issue; h) select and defend positions in writing, discussion, and debate.
9/17-10/8: CE.2 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the foundations of American constitutional government by a) explaining the fundamental principles of consent of the governed, limited government, rule of law, democracy, and representative government; b) explaining the significance of the charters of the Virginia Company of London, the Virginia Declaration of Rights, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, and the Constitution of the United States, including the Bill of Rights; c) identifying the purposes for the Constitution of the United States as stated in its Preamble; d) identifying the procedures for amending the Constitution of Virginia and the Constitution of the United States.
9/3-9/12: CE.3 The student will demonstrate knowledge of citizenship and the rights, duties, and responsibilities of citizens by a) describing the processes by which an individual becomes a citizen of the United States; b) describing the First Amendment freedoms of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition, and the rights guaranteed by due process and equal protection of the laws; c) describing the duties of citizenship, including obeying the laws, paying taxes, defending the nation, and serving in court; d) examining the responsibilities of citizenship, including registering and voting, communicating with government officials, participating in political campaigns, keeping informed about current issues, and respecting differing opinions in a diverse society; e) evaluating how civic and social duties address community needs and serve the public good. 
9/3-9/12: CE.4 The student will demonstrate knowledge of personal character traits that facilitate thoughtful and effective participation in civic life by a) practicing trustworthiness and honesty; b) practicing courtesy and respect for the rights of others; c) practicing responsibility, accountability, and self-reliance; d) practicing respect for the law; e) practicing patriotism; f) practicing decision making; g) practicing service to the school and/or local community.
10/9-10/29: CE.5 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the political process at the local, state, and national levels of government by a) describing the functions of political parties; b) comparing the similarities and differences of political parties; c) analyzing campaigns for elective office, with emphasis on the role of the media; d) examining the role of campaign contributions and costs; e) describing voter registration and participation; f) describing the role of the Electoral College in the election of the president and vice president; g) participating in simulated local, state, and/or national elections.
11/1-12/18: CE.6 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the American constitutional government at the national level by a) describing the structure and powers of the national government; b) explaining the principle of separation of powers and the operation of checks and balances; c) explaining and/or simulating the lawmaking process; d) describing the roles and powers of the executive branch.
11/1-12/18: CE.7 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the American constitutional government at the state level by a) describing the structure and powers of the state government; b) explaining the relationship of state governments to the national government in the federal system; c) explaining and/or simulating the lawmaking process; d) describing the roles and powers of the executive branch and regulatory boards.
11/1-12/18: CE.8 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the American constitutional government at the local level by a) describing the structure and powers of the local government; b) explaining the relationship of local government to the state government; c) explaining and/or simulating the lawmaking process.
11/1-12/18: CE.9 The student will demonstrate knowledge of how public policy is made at the local, state, and national levels of government by a) examining the impact of the media on public opinion and public policy; b) describing how individuals and interest groups influence public policy; c) describing the impact of international issues and events on local decision making.
1/23-2/19: CE.10 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the judicial systems established by the Constitution of Virginia and the Constitution of the United States by a) describing the organization of the United States judicial system as consisting of state and federal courts with original and appellate jurisdiction; b) describing the exercise of judicial review; c) comparing and contrasting civil and criminal cases; d) explaining how due process protections seek to ensure justice. 
2/20-Date: CE.11 The student will demonstrate knowledge of how economic decisions are made in the marketplace by a) applying the concepts of scarcity, resources, choice, opportunity cost, price, incentives, supply and demand, production, and consumption; b) comparing the differences among traditional, free market, command, and mixed economies; c) describing the characteristics of the United States economy, including limited government, private property, profit, and competition. 

If you would like review materials, you may look at SOL PASS. You may also read the text at this link. https://www.henry.k12.va.us/cms/lib/VA01000023/Centricity/Domain/1076/Civics%20-%20Student%20Text.pdf

You may wish to do the reviews at the end of each chapter and are welcome to contact me for clarification via Teams in our email section or if you would like, you can take a more one-on-one approach by email. 

You may feel free to continue to communicate in your groups, discuss and extend understanding amongst yourselves and contact me for clarification. 

By March 30, I will finish page 41 in our ISN and, if you would like, you may take notes and ask questions about those notes. Remember, I will do the board notes in color, and the side notes (lecture, clarifications) in pencil. You may want to take notes and prepare questions on page 40. Remember, drawing and doodling help seat the information. You are welcome to ask questions, share insights and understandings in our Team group or, individually by email. However you would like works for me. 

I will check email and Teams and update our wall starting Monday, March 30 and will be available to you from 8:20 - 1 each day. I will check on the hour. 

Understand, I cannot require anything, and there will be no grades to earn.

I miss you all more than you know!

See you in Teams, here or by email

Take care!

~Doc


3/16

It has been brought to my attention that "teachers do not need to be assigning work to students this week." Ergo, at this time we are not doing any work or earning any grades. Please check whatever method of communication you use for our class every day. I will let you know as I know. In the meantime, take care and enjoy your time off. 

~Doc



3/14
Check your email. For those of you who are discouraged from, or reluctant to, downloading an app, please try to make an exception for this. We will use Remind. I will send the connection to you in the Hub email. I have been told by a very reliable source that using school communications is not wise when using personal computers. Ergo, I will post here what we are doing for those of you who cannot or will not download the app. The rest of you will communicate via the app. We will meet on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10 am for an hour and again at 2 pm for an hour. If these hours don't work for you, you can alway follow along at your preferred time, but I won't be responding outside of those hours.

Make sure you have read chapter 9 and taken notes. Have questions for clarification. I will complete the notes for page 41 and post by Monday morning. 

Take good care!

Doc


3/13

Please take your ISN home. If you don't have it, take notes on regular paper and we will tape them in when we return. Remember we have access to our book on the internet. Please check your email or here every day. Communicate with each other so everyone is in the loop. See ya soon!

Doc

3/10

Don't forget you have a baby test the next time I see you. It will cover pages 1-3 on the study guide on pate 34. 

3/6
You will need to make sure you have finished section 11 a, b & c on our fill-in study guide you taped on ISN page 34. 

Also, for page 38, you will need to create a colorful picture of the U.S. Economy including its 6 characteristics in visual form and labeled. 

As an example: In class we talked about the 7 Market and the 7-11. Both own their property and are competing in the market for a profit. Both allow for consumer sovereignty by providing choices for their buyers. Both are allowed to compete in the market, using their own ideas to make money and have some, but very little government intervention. 

Note: 
Government intervention can come in many forms-closed by the health department; intersection ingress and egress features;crosswalks; age restrictions on certain items, etc.   

Enjoy the weekend! 

See you Monday!

~Doc


3/1

Happy March!

For those of you who are SOLing tomorrow: Shower tonight, get plenty of rest tonight, BE ON TIME, eat a good breakfast, and make sure to bring some peppermint gum to chew while you are testing. 

You all are awesome and I know you will do well! No naps, no daydreaming. Remember, what I said. Stay the course and finish up well! You can do it! 

If you are in class tomorrow, bring your tools: pencil, colored pencils or pens, ISN, tape, scissors, and a hand-held pencil sharpener. 

A Day homeroom-bring those cans in!!!

See you in class!

~Doc


2/27

Writing SOL Link:
http://www.doe.virginia.gov/testing/sol/blueprints/english_blueprints/previous/1995/blueprints_writing8.shtml

Another: https://app.getwritable.com/explore/collections?type=Collection&collectionsets=%22Virginia%22

Make sure you check for the following: 

Do I have a clear, consistent focus on my central idea and a clear awareness of my intended audience?

Do I have a strong introduction with an effective thesis statement?

Do I follow a logical organizational plan, and my ideas are unified? I use transitions to connect ideas within and across paragraphs.

Do I maintain a consistent point of view?

Do I use precise, relevant examples, illustrations, reasons, events, and/or details to clarify my purpose and elaborate on my ideas?

Do I provide a strong, effective conclusion?

Do I maintain a rhythmic flow with purposeful sentence variety that incorporates subordination of ideas, and/or effective embedding of modifiers?

Do I demonstrate an appropriate and purposeful writer's voice with specific word choice, descriptive language, and selected information?


2/26

Tomorrow B day should have homework from study guide-11b. 
A day will need 11b and the four systems pics on page 36. for Friday.
B day will need the four systems pics Monday.

We will be frozen starting Monday for the Writing SOL. Please stop by my door and take a pic so you have the schedule.

A day Core 1-bring in those cans and dry goods. Let's show them what we got! I will bring 20 cans-any one who beats me will earn that amount in Doc Dollars. 

See you in class!

Doc


2/23

Hey Folks,

Remember you should enter the building in the morning, go straight to breakfast, grab and go to your locker and get all you will need until Encore. Then, head to your homeroom. There will be no locker time built into the schedule. If you bring your lunch, and you lunch with me, you are welcome to drop it by my room on your way to class. 

A Day-11a quiz tomorrow. Pages 34 & 35 due.

B Day-11 a quiz Tuesday. Pages 34 & 35 due. Also, your ticket to test is due. 

Enjoy your Sunday!

See you in class!

Doc

 
2/20

A day-remember your visual vocab is due tomorrow. You must have a total of 17 words from 11a including those I gave you from my book. If you forgot see the attachment. Make sure to use your own words for the definition and to have a picture. B day-the above is due Monday. All classes. You have a quiz on 11a Vocabulary on Monday (A) or Tuesday(B) 

See you in class!


2/19

Below due next class. DO NOT COPY MINE. You will need the word, the definition in your own words, a picture that represents the word meaning.

Vocabulary 11a test on 2/24 for A classes and 2/25 for B classes. 


2/10/2020

Chapter 8 Test is coming this week. B day will be first on the 12, A following on the 13. Retake will be on the 14 at 7 am. You have a study guide on page 26 and another that was due last class and should be on page 28. Remember the backpack deal! 

Below are some review questions we went over in class. 

1.   In what courts are there juries?

2. What SCOTUS decision gave the court the power to review Plessy v. Ferguson?

3.  If you are arrested and held in jail for a month, are any of your rights being violated? If yes, which right?

4. Who has the burden of proof in a criminal trial?

5.  Who files the complaint in a civil trial?

6.  Put the following in order-trial, jail/bail, arrest, arraignment, appeal.

7.  If my car is hit, and I have no luck getting compensation from the person who hit me, and I choose to go to court, will I go to civil or criminal court?

8. What is necessary before an arrest?

9.  What does due process guarantee?

10.             In a criminal trial, who attempts to prove the accused is guilty as charged?



2/7/2020

Chapter 8 Test is coming next week. B day will be first on the 12, A following on the 13. Retake will be on the 14 at 7 am. You have a study guide on page 26 and another that was due last class and should be on page 28. Study them, ask questions and remember the backpack deal. 

Also, new policy is if you do not turn your work in on time, you owe me 5 Doc Dollars or you must call a parent and actually connect to let them know you did not do your homework. 

We are almost finished with Civics and will now move on to Economics. Make sure to bring your ISN daily along with your tools for success (pencil, tape, pencil sharpener, scissors...).

Enjoy the weekend and study up for those 100's! 

~Doc


1/29/2020

  • Due NEXT CLASS:

    Landmark Cases Booklet-You must be able to speak about the case without reading the booklet. 
  • CoverA quote from the case and the title. Also include the year, your name and core.
  • Page 1:  Summary of events should be in bulleted form.  This summary should efficiently detail at least 4 events that led to the case.
  • Page 2:  Summarize the Constitutional issues that this case raised.  These issues should be in question form.  EX.  Did Schenck’s arrest for handing out anti-war leaflets violate the First Amendment’s guarantee of free speech? 
  • Page 3:  Summarize the Supreme Court’s decision in the case.  This summary should be in paragraph form.
  • Page 4:  Detail the social and political impacts of the Supreme Court’s decision.  This impact can be short term, long term, or both.
  • Page 5:  Cite your sources.  Ap Style                                  

You will stand at the podium and face the class. You can reference your notes or the board.

You will include the following:

  • State the case, date and quote.
  • Explain why the quote matters to the case.
  • Describe events that led to the case going to SCOTUS
  • Summarize the Constitutional issues that this case raised.
  • Summarize the Supreme Court’s decision in the case.
  • Detail the social and political impacts of the Supreme Court’s decision.
  • What was your source?


  • Vocabulary CE 10 Quiz-first assessment of Q3.
  • Worksheet for handout- Article can be requested via my email: horneras@pwcs.edu this evening BEFORE 6 p.m. 


1/24/2020
Homework:

You will need to fill in your Dual Court System Worksheet answering the following questions:

Include on your triangles: 

Jury or no jury?

Court of origin or court of appeals?

Judges or Justices?

Civil or criminal or constitutional?

Who is bringing the case? Prosecutor, Plaintiff or Defendant?

How many judges?

How do they get their bench?

How long do they serve?

What are the requirements?

Did you find anything interesting about this?

This is due the next class we meet. Don't forget Monday is a teacher work day. See you Tuesday (A) or Wednesday (B). Enjoy the time off!


1/7/2020

Happy New Year! We are almost half way through our studies.

CE9 Media and Influences on Public Policy

For this month you will need to watch media-we have discussed what that is. Each class you will be prepared to share a current media source and the message it intended. You are looking for bias, fact or opinion, or propaganda.

For class, you will need to be prepared to discuss or to write about what you watched. These interactions will be graded. 

This week we will have a quiz on Vocabulary 8 & 9. The words are listed below. Study up! 

Our test for SOL 9 is on 1/16 & 1/17. The retake will be on the 21st. You must have the review packet to retake and it will be at 7 in the morning. 




12/20
Over break you are to:
Read Chapter 7 of our text.
Complete the worksheet/review handed out on 12/19 and 12/20.
Study vocabulary 8 & 9 (provided below).
Enjoy the break! Happy Holiday's!

Vocabulary for SOL 8 & 9

SOL 8ab

  1. Three Units of Local Government- Counties, towns, and cities
  2. Function of the Board of Supervisors-Makes laws, ordinances, and budgets for counties
  3. Ordinances-Local laws
  4. School Board- Oversees the operation of the K–12 public schools
  5. Town/City Council- Makes laws, ordinances, and budgets for towns/cities
  6. Mayor-Elected leader of the local executive branch
  7. City Manager-Hired leader of the local executive branch by a council

SOL 8c:   

  1. Board of Supervisors- Local legislative body in counties and is responsible for passing laws (ordinances) for the county
  2. Ordinances-Local laws
  3. Town/City Council- Local legislative body in independent cities and incorporated towns.

SOL 9a

  1. Mass Media- various types of communication that transmit information to a wide audience. Like TV, Radio, Books, Newspapers, Internet
  2. Public Agenda-Issues considered significant by elected leaders
  3. Forum-Areas to hear different viewpoints

SOL 9b

  1. Lobbying- Seeking to influence legislators to introduce or vote for or against a bill
  2. Demonstrating-Protesting
  3. Interest Groups- Groups of people who seek to influence government officials

SOL 9c:

  1. International-Worldwide
  2. Pandemic-An outbreak of disease
  3. Terrorism-Violence against citizens in order to achieve a goal
  4. Global Economy-Worldwide buying and selling of goods/services



12/16

Hey Folks,

Just heard that tomorrow will be a B day. So, B day will test tomorrow. Which means that those of you who are going on the field trip, you will be done by then. A day will test Wednesday, which means you will have to take the test tomorrow with B day from you math or science classes, or test before school either tomorrow or Wednesday. You can do the latter at 7 in the morning. I will be in my room, just head back. The retake will be Friday at 6:30 and will be a written test rather than multiple choice. 

We will do the vocab as we can; perhaps Thursday & Friday. So, study hard and use your notes and the book. The book can be Googled Our State and Nation Civics and Economics-PDF Henry County Schools. 






12/12

Reminders and Prompts

You will have a vocabulary test on Monday/Tuesday for SOL 7 a-d.

You will have a BIG TEST on 12/17 or 18. Study up! You have three study guides taped on page 14 that you should be using along with your notes.

If you are going on the M/S field trip you MUST take the test on 12/16 during your math or science class or during my class. Please make arrangements
 with your math, science teachers or with me for testing.

If you search "our state and nation civics and economics" on google, Henry County has a pdf of the book on line. 


Homework 12/6
1. Read the handout on Marbury v. Madison. Take the quiz. You promised to read and then answer without looking back!!
2. Draw a hat for each of the following. Your drawings will be your notes moved over on page 20.
Chief of State:
Ceremonial head of the government-Greets and entertains foreign officials-Attends festivities of historic or national importance-Tosses the first baseball of the season-Presents medals and other awards for national service

Chief Executive: Head of the executive branch- Enforces/carries out laws passed by Congress and rulings by the Supreme Court-Manages the executive branch -Appoints cabinet members, federal judges and justices, and other federal officials-Grants pardons (forgives crimes)-Develops federal policies called executive orders

Chief Legislator: Proposer of the legislative agenda- Proposes legislation during the State of the Union speech to Congress-Signs or vetoes a bill-Speaks to Congress about matters of national importance (State of the Union Address)

Commander-in-Chief: Head of the nation’s armed forces-Commander of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines (and in times of emergency can also take control of the U.S. Coast Guard)-Can send troops into action overseas-Keeps the nation safe and defended at all times

 Chief Diplomat: Architect of American foreign policy- Powero make treaties with other nations-Decides foreign policy (how U.S. will act toward other       countries) Meets with foreign leaders, decides          whether to recognize new foreign governments, and proposes military aide to other countries

Chief of Party: Leader of the political party that       controls the executive branch-Plays major role in    deciding his/her party’s stand on major issues-    Campaigns for party members running for political    office-Appears at fundraisers and other political functions

Chief Citizen: Representative of all of the people-     Makes sure the people’s voice is heard-Sets an example of a good citizen-Works for the public interest

12/04
CE6d Quiz-Next class.

CE 6, 7 & 8 Test-12/17 A and 18 B. 40 Questions. Study now. Ask questions! 

Moving my news to the HUB. If you don't get messages from me there, email me and let me know!


NEW NEWS!!!


10/29

All retakes will be given at the end of each quarter at 6:30 in the morning. There will be one date, which will be announced at the start of the quarter. All retakes will be long hand. i.e., no matching or multiple choice.


Retakes and make up's are due this Friday at 6:30. You must be on time. My door locks at 6:35 to protect the quiet environment of those who arrive on time. At that time, you will have missed your opportunity. 

10/27
Chapter 3 Test will be on October 30 (A) and 31 (B) and not on Monday and Tuesday of next week. Chapter 3 Vocabulary will be at will or in class on Monday and Tuesday. Make sure you study because you will only have 10 minutes to match up your words

All retakes, redo's, make up's, late work is due no later than Friday, Nov. 1. Make arrangements to do what it is you need to do before then.


10/24

If you find yourself in Core 3 tomorrow with little or nothing to do, feel free to come down and take the Chapter 3 Vocab assessment. If not, all classes will be done with it by 10/29, so that will mean Monday and Tuesday. Again, those of you who like to go early, here is your chance!


10/22/19


Chapter 3 Test
 will be on October 30 (A) and 31 (B) and not on Monday and Tuesday of next week. Chapter 3 Vocabulary will be at will or in class on Monday and Tuesday. Make sure you study because you will only have 10 minutes to match up your words

All retakes, redo's, make up's, late work is due no later than Friday, Nov. 11. Make arrangements to do what it is you need to do before then.


10/15

 

Study ALL the words-the quiz includes them ALL. It will pop soon.

Don't forget to bring incentive tickets to homeroom classes!

Have a great afternoon!

Doc

10/11

Those of you who got letters, you are under a deadline so bring them back signed and with a plan!

Those of you who did not finish the compare and contrast writing op, should do so at home this weekend.

Enjoy your day off Monday!

Doc

10/9

Homework

Look up party platforms for the Democrats and Republicans-you can look on Google under each parties National Committee. Pick a platform of interest and take a stand on the issue and which party you agree with more. Make sure to have a reason, not just a feeling.

Reminders

Those that are excersising the retake option, remember to be at school at 6:45 a.m. Please be on time! Bring your review sheets.

Those that got letters, please bring them back with a plan for your next 2 weeks. The deadline indicated on the letter will be strickly enforced. 

Chapter 3 Test-10/28 and 10/29
Vocabularry Quiz-Pop window starting Tuesday 10/15
Preamble due no later than before school on 10/17-at will, anytime: recite, write or sing.

Enjoy the evening! 

10/4

By the end of today, all grades will be current. Tests went well and those that did well, thank you for your efforts: it shows!

It was also the last day to take Vocabulary 2. If you missed it, you can come in on Monday before school to take it. 

Those that are opting to take the Retake will have to make sure to have the review sheet on Monday morning when you get here at 6:45. It is your ticket in the door. Without it, you don't retake. Please don't be late since the test takes about an hour and you have breakfast and homeroom to go to. If you do not finish, there will be no extended time for retakes. Study hard! 


Finally, you all should have gotten the Chapter 3 Study Guide. Look it over this weekend. The vocabulary will be here early next week. 

Have a happy, healthy and restful weekend!

Doc


9/30

Good afternoon!

Reminders: 

1.The worksheet on the historical documents is due for A day tomorrow and B day on Wednesday. We will review for the test on Thursday (A) and Friday (B) next time we meet. 

2. My ISN is missing. There is a reward. 

3. The Preamble is due on 10/17 (A) or 10/18 (B). 

4. Vocabulary Quiz is due NOW. 

Nice day your way!

Doc

9/27

Good Friday to you all!

Don't forget to finish the worksheet on Historical Documents. It is due the next time we meet. Chapter 2 Assessment is next week-A Day on the 3rd, B Day on the 4th. You must take your vocabulary assessment before then. I will be here at 7:50 for those who want to pop by and take it. If you studied, it should take no more than 5 minutes. 

If you took my envelope for the vocab assessment by accident, please return at the beginning of school on Monday. 

Questions? Tomorrow from 9-12 I will answer any questions you have. 

 Shout out to those of you who finished the Historical Documents today on time! YAY YOU!

Enjoy the weekend!

9/25

Homework on Fundamental Principles due no later than Friday. Study your study guide on page 6. Study vocabulary on page 6. Remember the test dates for the Chapter and the vocabulary is at your request until your test date. 

Have a great evening!


9/23

Good evening!

We are starting Chapter 2-Foundations of US Government. We will be looking at political philosophers, fundamental concepts of the founding fathers, systems and types of governments as well as the historical documents leading up to the writing of the US Constitution. 

Students have the Chapter 2 Study Guide and will get the vocabulary on Wednesday and Thursday. 

The Chapter Assessment will be on October 3 & 4 with remediation and retakes immediately following. 

Vocabulary assessments from now on will be given on demand through the day before the first test. 

Students who have an average lower than a 70 have been spoken to and there has been an attempt to contact parents. Be aware of our contract and act quickly to turn in past due work and get studying. If the rigor is too much, let Mrs. Perez or me know. 

Make sure to bring your tools to work. In your tool kit should be your ISN, a writing utencil, a sharpener, scissors, tape and colored pencils. 

See you in class!


9/17

A day students tested today, and almost all did very well! Those who are planning a retake must be here tomorrow and Thursday at 6:30 a.m. for remediation and then the test.

B day students test tomorrow. Those that opt to retake will come on Thursday at 6:30 a.m. for remediation and then test Friday at 6:30 a.m. 

Retake and makeups for vocabulary 1 are offered this week at 7:50 a.m.

Please check our Class Wall on Rippon's website, daily. 

Study hard B day folks!


9/16

All vocab tests are done and graded. If you got less than a 70 and want to retake, you must do so tomorrow or Wednesday at 7:50. There were very few that made less than 80, and many who got a 100. Proud of y'all!

Grades are up to date. Remember, when you get your quizzes back, parent signatures = 1 D$ if brought in by the next class.

Tomorrow A classes have Chapter 1 test. Good luck and let your hard work shine!

B classes test on Wednesday. Keep studying. The longer and harder, the better the grade!

9/14

Study jam-send me questions and I will answer between 1-5 today! horneras@pwcs.edu

9/13

Good Afternoon,

Just a reminder to send in those emergency cards.

Another reminder to check our class wall everyday.

Yet another reminder to turn in your Spanish/Civics Contract to me. It is binding on both classes, but I am keeping up with them.

Final reminder that we test on Chapter 1 next week. 

Monday B classes will have a vocabulary quiz. 

Tuesday A classes will have Chapter 1 test. Wednesday B classes will have Chapter 1 test. 

Retakes are Thursday for A at 6:30 a.m. and the review on Wednesday at 6:30 a.m. Friday for B at 6:30 a.m. with the review on Thursday at 6:30 a.m. One must review to retake. 

Grades are current.

Have a great weekend! See you next week!

9/12
Pop Quiz coming your way for vocabulary. Just sayin"


9/10

If you are not getting my emails through the HUB, call the school and check contact information. 

Bring back your Emergency cards, please!

For those who came to BtSN, it was great to meet you and thank you for coming! I had a good turnout for my classes. 
For those of you who were unable to make it, feel free to email me with questions, concerns or comments. Remember, my planning does not start until 1:15, so it will be after that when I can respond. 

Please, please, please bring in your contracts and the other papers missing from the gradebook. Remember, you must keep your grade in this class and in Spanish above a 70. So stay on top of the gradebook. 

Our Chapter 1 test is Tuesday the 17th. Study up! Ask questions! Don't forget your vocabulary-a quiz is coming!

Have a great evening-see you in the morrow!


Doc

9/9

Back to School Night
8th grade classes from 6:00 to 8:00 following the schedule, 8th grade teachers have planning at 1, so in this case, they will not be available during the Encore time tonight, which begins at 7:25. 

Dinner for $5 between 5:15 & 5:50

Parents who come and sign in to my class: Kids earn 10 Doc $'s.

All work is now due. Check the grade book and bring in what's missing. I will put NHI's in Wednesday. 


9/6

I will not be in school Friday. You will have Mr. Oritz as a substitute, and I expect you to act as if he were me. Please do not behave in a way that would embarrass you, me or your parents. If you do, you will be calling home. Let's not go there.

You will work on vocabulary study methods of your choice; I left three examples on the board. You may listen to music while working independently and as long as you are working productively. Work handed in already is graded and on gradebook. 

Have a great Friday and a fantastic weekend! See you on the flip side!

Doc



9/4 & 9/5

For those who brought in your taxes, thank you so very much! 

Parents keep an eye out for the emergency cards and send them back quickly, please! They must be turned in to homeroom-My A day kids. 

Please check the gradebook, and bring in what you still have out. Grades are all up to date with the exception of Core 4B, which will be done first thing in the morning. Also, you must bring back your Perez/Horner contract signed and dated to stay in the class. Those of you who do not have a composition notebook, please get one asap. 

Enjoy the evening!

8/ 29 & 9/2

Remember that all paperwork and your ISN cover are due our next class. Bring your tools for success, please. We will set up our ISN, then begin Civics with the question "Who is a good citizen?" Think about the character traits a citizen should have, about what rights citizens have in the 1st Amendment (R-eligion, A-ssembly, P-etition, P-ress and S-peech.) Be prepared to have a discussion about the above. 

I have updated the gradebook to include the COB, About Me, Contact & Movie info, and ISN covers. This weekend I will read your written assignment and record after you have looked them over. Check to make sure you know what you owe. 

Have a wonderful, long weekend. Rest up-we will start our class Tuesday! 


8/27

Don'f forget:
COB test tomorrow. Review is on PWCS COB. You need a score of 80 or you will have to retake-refer to our retake policy.
Paperwork is due. That would include the About Me, the Contact and Movie information sheet, and your first writing assignment. Also, if you have your ISN cover done, bring it. I will seal it while you test.
Bring your tool kit with supplies no later than our next meeting. A's, that will be Tuesday, B's Wednesday. 

I enjoyed meeting you all and have enjoyed reading your comments. You are a fabulous group of people and I am happy that you will be with me while we speed through the year! 

Remember, ask questions, make me clarify and share your thoughts; this is YOUR education, I am here to facilitate it! 

Parents, email me ANYTIME with quesitons, comments and concerns. If I am at work I will get back to you during my planning, which runs from 1-2:40. My email is horneras@pwcs.edu Please look over the paperwork I sent. Your initials are worth 1 D$. Help your student earn!

Looking forward,

Doc

Class Announcements 

Welcome to Civics and Economics 

Having taught for the past 19 years, I now enter my 9th year at Rippon. Prior teaching experience was at the high school level. I hold an MS in Secondary Science, Social Sciences, a PhD in Education Administration, and a MS in Curriculum & Instruction with a minor in ESOL. I am the proud mom of 4 kids, ages 22 to 33. I have 2 grandchildren. My hobbies include reading and travel. I absolutely love teaching at Rippon and look forward to another great year!

Contact information: 
Phone-703-491-2171 ext. 3129
Email-horneras@pwcs.edu

 The portal below contains links to forms and documents typically disseminated the first day of school. All parents/guardians will receive a link to the portal in an email scheduled to go out this week. For your convenience, copy and paste the link below. Thank you!

Back to School Guide Logo
http://www.pwcs.edu/parents/backtoschoolguide

All forms and first week paperwork and assignments are due Thursday, August 29. 

-1-
1st week supplies-
Composition Notebook
Pencil
Scissors
Hand held pencil sharpener
Colored pencils or pens (kids like the Flare markers)
Matte tape and dispenser
Pouch or tool kit

-2-
Assignment #1 Written
Handout will be given in class

-3-
ISN Cover
Specifications will be given in class

ANY time you have questions or want clarifications or specification do not hesitate to email me at horneras@gmail.com

Retake Policy-Handed out in class
You may opt to retake any piece of work.
To do so, you must remediate prior to the retake and you must submit the retake before the end of the next session. Remediation and retakes are only offered at 6:30 in the morning with an appointment.  

Late Work Policy-handed out in class
Late work will be taken, however, an accompanying essay will be necessary in order for the work to be graded. The topic will be assigned for research on a one to one basis but will be formed from our standards of learning.

Looking forward to Monday! Yay!