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Civics & Government for Grades 6-8 (11:00)

Civics & Government for Grades 6-8 (11:00)

Course Name: Civics & Government for Grades 6-8
Grade Range: Grades 6-8
Instructor: Adrian Hronich
Price: $180 for 28 weeks
Course Description: Does your student appreciate the freedoms of being an American and understand why she or he has those freedoms? In this course we will study government at the local, state, and national levels as well as learn about the civic rights and duties of citizens. We will examine the US Constitution, particularly the three branches of government described in Articles I, II, and III and the systems of checks and balances that allow this type of government to function properly. Students in this class also will gain an appreciation for the rights Americans enjoy due to the Bill of Rights.

In addition to completing weekly homework from the textbook and/or other sources, students will maintain a current events notebook, present current events reports, take quizzes and tests, and complete an Amendment project. In class they will regularly engage in interactive activities to review and reinforce their learning. Throughout the year they also will experience government at work by participating in such activities as passing their own bill, holding a mock election, and conducting a mini mock trial.
Course Prerequisites: None
Curriculum used by Instructor: The main spine of the class will be The Land of Fair Play: American Civics from a Christian Perspective, 3rd edition (Christian Liberty Press). The teacher will also incorporate other materials throughout the year.

Books & Supplies required for purchase by families: The Land of Fair Play: American Civics from a Christian Perspective, 3rd edition (Christian Liberty Press), which can be purchased new here for $10 or used for cheaper; notebook or 1” binder with notebook paper (latter is easier to organize print outs); folder; pens/pencils; and access to a printer.

Homework Requirements: Approximately 1.5- 2 hours per week
Duration: 28 weeks
Grading: Teacher will record attendance and homework completion, and she will grade quizzes and tests.
Course Credit: N/A
Teacher Bio: Adrian Hronich graduated from Bucknell University, where she double majored in English and Sociology. She then earned her law degree from Seton Hall Law School, where she was a member of the Law Review and the moot court team. After practicing telecommunications law at a large private firm, she left her legal career behind to raise her children. During the last twenty plus years, she has gratefully homeschooled her seven children and has loved teaching at her church and at several homeschool coops. She passionately encourages students to enjoy learning and frequently challenges them to reach beyond their preconceived limits. Most of all, she desires them to know the love of the God who made them each unique and wonderful.

Min/Max # of Students: 5 min/15 max
Method and Frequency of communication: Weekly emails will be sent to keep parents, students, and teacher on the same page regarding class assignments and expectations.

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