This class presents an in-depth study of our American government and economy. Sub-divisions of this study are citizenship, the historical background and study of our Constitution, and the Executive, Legislative and Judicial process. You will participate in election and congressional simulations; learn how people create and change structures of power; learn about the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services; and look at a range of examples of the various institutions that make up economic systems. You will also formulate well-supported opinions on local, national, and global current events through classroom discussions and written analysis; and continue to develop your formal writing skills through reasoning and response to document-based and free-response question assessments.
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Welcome to the moodle web page/assignment list for Mr. Lescarbeau's 7th grade GEOGRAPHY

Explore the regions of the world using geographic information from print and electronic sources. Analyze important trends in the modern world such as demographic changes, shifting trade patterns, and intensified cultural interactions due to globalization. Participate in civic discussion on contemporary issues, conduct historical inquiry, and study events over the last half century that have shaped the contemporary world. Learn how governments are based on different political philosophies and serve various purposes. By learning the economic principles of trade and the factors that affect economic growth, students will understand why there are different standards of living in countries around the world.

Explore the regions of the world using geographic information from print and electronic sources. Analyze important trends in the modern world, such as demographic change, shifting trade patterns, and intensified cultural interactions due to globalization. Participate in civic discussion on contemporary issues, conduct historical inquiry, and study events over the last half century that have shaped the contemporary world. Learn how governments are based on different political philosophies and serve various purposes. By learning the economic principles of trade and the factors that affect economic growth, students will understand why there are different standards of living in countries around the world.

In this class, we will examine our government's philosophical foundations, and aspects of the American political tradition. We will also explore students' civic identity in modern America. Students will develop critical-thinking skills through the analysis of primary documents and investigations of the philosophies that helped establish our government. We will explore the roots of our government and its three branches, political parties, and elections. We will use simulations to learn about fundamental concepts, from the legislative and judicial branches of government to economics. 

Welcome to the moodle web page/assignment list for 9th grade Honors Civics with Mrs. Larson.

In this class, we will examine our government’s philosophical foundations, and aspects of the American political tradition. We will also explore students’ civic identity in modern America. Students will develop critical-thinking skills through the analysis of primary documents and investigations of the philosophies that helped establish our government. We will explore the roots of our government and its three branches, political parties, and elections. We will use simulations to learn about fundamental concepts, from the legislative and judicial branches of government to economics. The pace and depth of Honors Civics content is enhanced, additional class time will be devoted to processing information (discussion, analysis, etc.). Through successful completion of the spring assignment, students in Honors Civics will have demonstrated the ability to work with the self-direction and independence Honors Civics requires.



Learn about people, issues, and events of significance to our nation's history from 1860 to the current era of globalization. Study civics and economic principles in-depth, drawing connections between these disciplines and history to explain the impact of various policies on how people lived, worked, and functioned in society. Create and use detailed maps of places in the U.S., and conduct historical inquiry on a topic in the nation's history.

Welcome to the moodle web page for 7th grade US Studies with Mrs. Larson.

US Studies: Learn about people, issues, and events of significance to our nation’s history from 1860 to the current era of globalization. Study civics and economic principles in-depth, drawing connections between these disciplines and history to explain the impact of various policies on how people lived, worked, and functioned in society. Create and use detailed maps of places in the U.S., and conduct historical inquiry on a topic in the nation’s history.

US Studies Flex:  This course offers a challenging opportunity to students while still following the general United States Studies course standards. At various points during this course, units will be available to students that provide enhanced rigor primarily through the complexity of the work and materials. Students will elect to opt in or out (flex) of doing these more rigorous units with teacher guidance. Students can also anticipate a more intense workload with these units.

Grade 7 features history as the lead discipline with a strong secondary emphasis on citizenship and government. The interdisciplinary “Studies” approach is further enhanced with important economics and geography content that round out the study of United States history.  Students learn about people, issues and events of significance to this nation’s history from 1800 to the current era of globalization.  Students study civics and economic principles in depth, drawing connections between these disciplines and history to explain the impact of various policies on how people lived, worked and functioned in society.  They create and use detailed maps of places in the United States and conduct historical inquiry on a topic in the nation’s history.