This page contains answers to common questions of students and parents.
- Do we have any homework?
- Why do we do current events? Can we turn in current events late?
- Will extra credit be offered?
- Why learn Government?
- What is the vision of the Introduction to Law class?
- Why do we do group work?
- How do you treat students in your class? (discipline, grades, etc. )
Do we have any homework?
Students are expected to be responsible for keeping up with the
information we cover in class. While a assignment may not
always be given, understanding the material is always required.
Most homework is given toward the end of class with 10-15 minutes
for students to work on it. Current Events will be due every
Why do we do current events? Can we turn in current events late?
Government is happening all of the time. With this in mind, it's
important not only to discuss how our government works but how
No! Current events are due every Friday we have school. If the
current event is not turned in on time, you will not be able to submit your event.
Will extra credit be offered?
extra credit questions will be offered on this website. A new
set of questions will be posted each nine weeks.
Why learn Government?
Government is part of our everyday lives. We rely on Government
to keep order in our society. Imagine life without Government?
Better yet, imagine the United States. Life would be chaotic.
Government class is a preparation for active participatory
citizenship. Students will learn that active citizenship is the
cornerstone of our representative democracy. Students will
participate in school and community service prjocts, attend
public meetings, as well as learn the fundamental principles of
As we live through governmental action, we write history.
Take this past years Presidential Election. Imagine what
students will be able to tell their grandchildren.
What is the vision of the Introduction to Law class?
Introduction to law was designed to give those students
interested in the legal profession an interactive and challenging
exposure to what it is that various legal professionals do. This
is not meant to be a typical high school class. There are
elements of college coursework present in the curriculum. This
is an effort to provide the most realistic experience possible
for the students.
Why do we do group work?
Cooperative learning is a way to get students to learn and
investigate history together. Students maximize their learning
when they are investigating with their peers as opposed to the
teacher dictating information to them. Thus, this method is
frequently used in my classroom to enhance
student learning and appreciation of governmental concepts. I
will act as a guide to steer the students in the right direction.
How do you treat students in your class? (discipline, grades, etc. )
I believe whether a student is a sophomore or senior they deserve
to be treated as the young adults they are. That means holding
them responsible for their behavior and overall preparedness.
Further, I believe in discussing these things with them first and
allowing them the opportunity to improve. I treat my students
with respect and in return expect the same from them. I believe
this helps to build maturity as well as a positive relationship
between the student and myself.