American Government for Grades 9-12 (Fall 2019 only) (11:00)
Course: American Government for Grades 9-12 (Fall 2019 only) (11:00)
Instructor: Debbie Black
Curriculum: Exploring Government-Student Text, 2016 edition, Ray Notgrass (ISBN: 1609990986)
Course Description: Students will study the structure and philosophical foundations of our governmental system by reading original documents and dissecting the words of our forefathers. They will also learn the division of power, all while refining their idea of freedom and their civic responsibilities. Students will be encouraged to join in lively discussions about the subject matter. These are interesting times in the United States government, which provide for intense learning. This class will be taught by Debbie Black, who received a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from UNC-Chapel Hill and a Teaching Certificate with a Science Concentration from UNC-Greensboro. Since then, she has worked as a nurse, a Guilford County school teacher, a homeschool mom, and a tutor for a local homeschool group. (15 Weeks)
Honors Extra: For the Fall Semester, which will be US Government, the students will be required to research/analyze historical speeches and documents and their impact on current governmental issues/activity. Early in the semester, the students will develop an opinion about an impact and research that. The students will complete the semester with a research paper supporting their ideas and will present the paper to their peers.
These activities are designed to promote independent learning, as the teacher will be available for assistance on an as needed basis once the research has been initiated. Critical thinking, research skills, and time management will be stressed. All of which are important for a successful further secondary and post-secondary education.
**All Honors Extra classes meet from 10am-Noon on Thursdays at Greensboro Seventh-Day Adventist Church (1320 Fleming Rd). Students will also receive weekly instruction on a rotating schedule of topics including: study skills, research, public speaking, and debate. The honors option will incur an additional tuition charge of $150 per course.