For this class you will need the following materials.  

1. A notebook with notebook paper dedicated to this class only. (120 pages)

2. A pen that uses blue or black ink, only.  No green, pink, orange, etc. colored ink.

3. a "bluebook" to take tests and quizzes which will cost each student thirty cents.




Class Rules


1. No sitting on desktops                       

2. No talking when someone else has the floor to speak.

3. Bring your book, notebook, and pen to class every day.

4. No eating or drinking in the classroom.

5. Be in your seat and prepared to start class when the bell to start class sounds.

All rules that are stated and written in the student handbook and all policies and decisions that the North Olmsted City School District has in place will be followed in the classroom.



Course Syllabus

This is a course that is designed to help the eleventh grade student learn and understand the United states Government, how the government functions, and how it can work for the student in his/her future.  It will also show the student how the economy of the United States has grown and changed over the years and become an integral part of the global economy.  hopefully, the student will be able to put these economic ideas into practice in his/her future.  Finally, it is hoped the student will appreciate the government (democracy) and the economic system (laissez-faire) in which we live.

Homework Philosophy

leaf Why I assign homework.  I assign homework as reinforcement for ideas, concepts, or facts that I feel students need to know.  Some of the homework assignments prepare students for upcoming lessons in the classroom.  homework teaches responsibility, time management, the importance of meeting deadlines, and develops positive lifelong study habits.

When I assign homework. I assign homework on Monday for the week.  The students will have at least one day to complete the assignment.  I may assign more than one assignment at the time but the assignments will have different due dates. 

Students homework responsibilities.  I expect the students to do their best on each homework assignment.  I expect the paper(s) handed in to be neat and legible.  Late work will not be accepted for a grade unless the student was absent on the date due.  It is the student's responsibility to find/ask if there was a homework assignment if he/she was absent from class.

Teachers homework responsibility.  I will check and grade all homework and return it in a timely manner.  I will give the students positive support, encouragement, and feedback in helping them to complete their homework.

Parents homework responsibilities.  I ask that parents take an interest in their child's homework.  Parents should set a daily homework time for their child to be sure the student is completing his/her homework.  If parents notice any problems or have any questions, concerning homework they should feel free to contact me.

If students do not complete homework.  If students do not complete their homework, I will talk to them and try to find a remedy for the homework not being completed. If the problem persists, I will contact the parents.  I have told the students on the first day of class that if they do quality work to the best of their ability and turn in all of their assignments on time, they can not fail this course.


 Please purchase a 90 page notebook for this class by Friday August 27,2010.  Thank-you! 

8/30/2010     Assign Cornell Notes for Chapter One

8/31/2010     Begin discussion of chapter (overview)

9/01/2010     Discuss Section 1 of Chapter 1

9/02/2010     Check Cornell Notes / discuss Section 2 of Chapter 1

9/03/2010     Discuss Section 2 of Chapter 1

9/04/2010     Discuss Section 3 of Chapter 1

9/13/10        Discuss Chapter 5 Section One  Political Parties

9/14/10        Discuss Section 2

9/15/10        Discuss Section 3

9/16/10        Discuss Section 4

9/17/10        "Constitution Day" / Discuss Section 5

Week of 9/20-9/24:  Finish Chapter 5

9/23          Worksheet in class

9/24            Review for test on chapter 5.

9/27            Review for test

9/28            Test on chapter 5