• US/VA Government Syllabus

    Mr. Scott Lacy

    School Phone: (276)629-1731

    shaynes@henry.k12.va.us

     

    Course Description: This is the final history course students will take before graduating in June.  In this course, students will understand the meaning of being a citizen and what their roles are in utilizing their civic duties in a diverse democratic society. Students will examine fundamental constitutional principles, the rights and responsibilities of citizenship, political culture, the function of federal, state, and local governments, the policy-making process at each of those levels of government, and the operation of the United States market economy.

     

    Recommended Supply List: 3-ring binder, loose leaf paper, pen/pencil

     

    Course Outline:

     

    GOVT.1  The student will demonstrate mastery of the social studies skills responsible citizenship requires

    GOVT.2  The student will demonstrate knowledge of the political philosophies that shaped the development of Virginia and United States constitutional government

    GOVT.3.  The student will demonstrate knowledge of the concepts of democracy 

    GOVT.4  The student will demonstrate knowledge of the Constitution of the United States 

    GOVT.5  The student will demonstrate knowledge of the federal system described in the Constitution of the United States 

    GOVT.6  The student will demonstrate knowledge of local, state, and national elections

    GOVT.7  The student will demonstrate knowledge of the organization and powers of the national government 

    GOVT.8  The student will demonstrate knowledge of the organization and powers of the state and local governments described in the Constitution of Virginia 

    GOVT.9  The student will demonstrate knowledge of the process by which public policy is made

    GOVT.10   The student will demonstrate knowledge of the operation of the federal judiciary

    GOVT.11   The student will demonstrate knowledge of civil liberties and civil rights

    GOVT.12   The student will demonstrate knowledge of the role of the United States in a changing world

    GOVT.13   The student will apply social science skills to understand how world governments and economies compare and contrast with the government and the economy in the United States

    GOVT.14   The student will demonstrate knowledge of economic systems

    GOVT.15   The student will apply social science skills to understand the role of government in the Virginia and United States economies

    GOVT.16   The student will apply social science skills to understand that in a democratic republic, thoughtful and effective participation in civic life is characterized by

     

    Grading Policy: I will try to have at least 16 grades each 6 weeks---more if possible. Worksheets, homework/classwork assignments, quizzes and tests will count once each etc. Extra credit may be earned every six weeks. One way to earn extra credit is to turn in all assignments on time. This will earn 25 bonus points each six weeks.