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Economics

Cody Stanton

Course Syllabus

Required Textbook:                          Economics:  Principles and Practices

Course Description:                           This course is focused on the basic principles concerning production, consumption, and the distribution of goods and services in the U.S.  Students examine the rights and responsibilities of consumers and businesses.  Students analyze the interaction of supply, demand, and price and study the role of financial institutions in a free enterprise system.  Types of business ownership and market structures are discussed, as are basic concepts of consumer economics.  The impact of a variety of factors including geography, the federal government, economic ideas from important philosophers, societal values, and scientific discoveries and technological innovations on the national economy and economic policy is an integral part of the course.  Students apply critical thinking skills to create economic models and to evaluate economic activity patterns. It is a required course for graduation and successful completion earns ½ unit of credit.

 

Course Outline:                                  * Fundamental Economic Concepts

* Supply and Demand / Market Structures

* Sources of Government Revenue/Money and Banking/ Financial Markets

              * Economic Instability/The Fed and Monetary Policy

                                                               

State Standards:                                 The student will demonstrate an understanding of:

 

*how scarcity and choice impact the economic activity of individuals, families,   

  communities, and nations.

*the law of supply and demand in determining price and resource allocation.

*the sources of income and growth in a free-enterprise economy.

*personal economic decision making to maximize the net benefits of personal   

  income.

*the various economic institutions of a market economy.

*the roles that federal, state, and local governments play in the operations of

  markets in the United States.

*the national economy and economic policies in the United States.

 

Supplemental Materials:                  Each student is required to keep a notebook; a three ring binder is preferable. This notebook is a must.  Supplemental information (notes/outlines) will be given and the student will be required to record it as well as homework assignments/vocabulary in the notebook.  All assignments should be labeled and dated.  A notebook test will be given periodically during the semester as an evaluation.  These tests make up 35% of your of your nine weeks grade.  All work that is to be turned in to me for grading must be on loose-leaf paper an in blue or black ink.  That means I will not accept anything in pencil, colored ink, or on paper with ragged edges.  It is the student’s responsibility to follow the guidelines.

 

Attendance:                                          Due to the fact that this course covers a lot of material, it is highly recommended that students not miss any classes.  In this course, you may only have FIVE unexcused absences.  It is the student’s responsibility to bring in the proper documentation and turn it in to the attendance office for the absence to be excused.  It you exceed the limit; you risk being denied credit for the course.

 

Make Up Procedure:                         Students have five days after returning to school to make up any work missed.  Students will receive a zero for any work not made up.  All graded make up work is to be done after school, before school, or during the student’s lunch, not during class. Missing assignments will be posted in the classroom.  Remember, it is the student’s responsibility to check with me about assignments missed and come back and do the work within the five day time frame.

 

Participation/Homework:                 It is my personal belief that every student read the assigned material and be prepared to participate in a discussion of the assigned topic.  Students will be given homework and class work assignments for each chapter.  Homework is to be corrected in class as it is discussed.  Most class work will be graded.  All homework and class work is to be kept in the notebook.

 

Tests:                                                     Tests will be comprised of multiple choice, true/false, matching, essay, and short answer questions.  Test items will be taken from the lectures, readings, homework, class work, and class discussions.

 

Due Dates:                                            A due date is the last date an assignment will be accepted.  If a due date is given, the assignment can be turned in any day up to and on the due date.  However, no work will be accepted after the due date has passed.

 

Cheating:                                              Cheating is a serious offense.  When cheating is discovered, a zero will be given for the assignment. Copying homework or tests, asking for help on tests or quizzes, or trying to “pass off” someone else’s work are all cheating incidents.  In addition to the zero, the student will be referred to an administrator and parents will be contacted.

 

Grading:                                               Grades are divided into four categories:

Tests:                     35%:      Includes but not limited to chapter tests, vocabulary 

tests.

Quizzes:                30%       Includes but not limited to notebook quizzes, video

quizzes, and some projects which will count as  

 multiple quiz grades.

                                           Class work:          30%  Includes any class work and group work and  projects                                                                                                                                   assignments that are to be graded.  Participation will be a huge part of this grade as well. Projects also fall into this category.

 

                                                                Homework:          5%         This includes any assigned work for the home.

Grading Scale:                                    A = 93-100

                                                                B = 85-92

                                                                C = 77-84

                                                                D = 70-76

                                                                F = 69 and below

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miscellaneous                                     You may not take classroom time to go to the bathroom.

Procedures:                                         You have six minutes between classes. I suggest you go during that time.  However, I will issue each student two bathroom passes for the nine week period to use in case of an emergency.  If these passes are not used, you may turn them in to be used as bonus points on any graded assignment except a project or exam.  If both passes have been used and you feel that you absolutely must go to the restroom, you will be assigned 15 minutes of lunch detention.

 

                                                                No one will be allowed to use the telephone, go to the main office, the attendance office, locker, another teacher’s room or a coach’s office during class time.  If they need you, they will call for you.  Your business can be taken care of between classes, during lunch, before school, or after school.  In order to go to the clinic, you must be visibly sick—we will follow procedures set up by the Nurse.  You will not be dismissed for ambesol, Band-Aids, pads, etc.

 

 

 

 

Classroom Rules:                   1.  Students will follow all rules in the student handbook, including the dress code.

                                                      When you come in, I expect pants to be up, hats off, picks and combs out of hair, 

                                                      and sunglasses and cell phones off and out of sight.

 

      2.  Students will come to class prepared with books, paper, pen/pencil, and notebooks.     

 

       3.  All assignments are to be completed on time.

 

       4.   Students are to show respect for others and themselves.  A classroom atmosphere

                                                        of mutual respect and courtesy is EXPECTED.

 

       5.  THERE IS TO BE NO FOOD IN CLASS!!  Eating in the classroom leads to    

            wrappers on the floor or in the desk and just a general mess in addition to the ants,

            roaches, and mice that it draws.

 

        6.  Students are expected to act in a manner that avoids disrupting the class and    

                                                        encourages a positive learning environment.

 

General Information:                       I will be available for parent or student conferences during the following times:

                                                                                Before School:    M-Th                      7:15-7:45

                                                                                After School:       W/Th                      3:10

                                                                To avoid any conflicts, please make an appointment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please review the course syllabus, classroom rules, and consequences.  Any concerns you may have are welcome.  After reviewing the material, please detach this sheet, sign the following statements, and return it to me.  Please keep the syllabus for future reference.  Thank you. Cody Stanton

 

 

 

 

TO THE STUDENT:

                Please sign below indicating that you understand what is expected of you in this course.  Your signing means that you agree to work with me, the teacher, in learning about the material in this syllabus.  You also understand the discipline and plan to abide by it.

 

 

Student signature                                                                                                                 Date

 

 



 

 

TO THE PARENT:

                Please sign to signify that you have read this syllabus and that you understand what is expected of your child in this classroom.  You are also indicating that you will help with any discipline problems that may arise.

 

 

Parent signature                                                                                                                   Date

 

                                                               

 

Government

C. Stanton

Course Syllabus

Required Textbook:                          Magruder’s American Government

Course Description:                           This course is an in-depth study of the United States political system. In this course, students will study the institutions of the Presidency, the Congress, and the Supreme Court.  We will also focus on the founding of the nation and the United States Constitution. The original intent of the Founding Fathers, the evolution of the Constitution to the present day, and the Federal Bill of Rights will be described and, hopefully, understood by each student. The class will discuss many different court cases in order to understand the development of our rights and privileges under the Federal Constitution. It is a required course for graduation and successful completion earns ½  unit of credit.

 

Course Outline:                  *Foundations of American Government

                                                                *Comparative Governments

                                                                *Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

                                                                *Three Branches of Government

                                                                *Political Process and Behavior      

 

State Standards:                                 The student will demonstrate an understanding of:

 

  • The United States government—its origins and its functions.
  • The foundations of the American republic—its basic democratic principles and its political systems.
  • The continuing role of the United States Constitution in the defining and shaping of American government and society.
  • The concept of personal and civic rights and responsibilities and the role of the citizen in American democracy.
  • The United States’ relations with other nation-states and its role in world affairs.

               

 

Supplemental Materials:                  Each student is required to keep a notebook; a three ring binder is preferable. This notebook is a must.  It will be taken up at the end of the course.  Supplemental information (notes/outlines) will be given and the student will be required to record it as well as homework assignments/vocabulary in the notebook.  All assignments should be labeled and dated.  A notebook test will be given periodically during the semester as an evaluation.  These tests make up 35% of your of your nine weeks grade.  All work that is to be turned in to me for grading must be on loose-leaf paper an in blue or black ink.  That means I will not accept anything in pencil, colored ink, or on paper with ragged edges.  It is the student’s responsibility to follow the guidelines.

 

Attendance:                                          Due to the fact that this course covers a lot of material, it is highly recommended that students not miss any classes.  In this course, you may only have FIVE unexcused absences.  It is the student’s responsibility to bring in the proper documentation and turn it in to the attendance office for the absence to be excused.  It you exceed the limit; you risk being denied credit for the course.

 

Make Up Procedure:                         Students have five days after returning to school to make up any work missed.  Students will receive a zero for any work not made up.  All graded make up work is to be done after school, before school, or during the student’s lunch, not during class. Missing assignments will be posted in the classroom.  Remember, it is the student’s responsibility to check with me about assignments missed and come back and do the work within the five day time frame.

 

Participation/Homework:                 It is my personal belief that every student read the assigned material and be prepared to participate in a discussion of the assigned topic.  Students will be given homework and class work assignments for each chapter.  Homework is to be corrected in class as it is discussed.  Most class work will be graded.  All homework and class work is to be kept in the notebook.

 

Tests:                                                     Tests will be comprised of multiple choice, true/false, matching, essay, and short answer questions.  Test items will be taken from the lectures, readings, homework, class work, and class discussions.

 

Due Dates:                                            A due date is the last date an assignment will be accepted.  If a due date is given, the assignment can be turned in any day up to and on the due date.  However, no work will be accepted after the due date has passed.

 

Cheating:                                              Cheating is a serious offense.  When cheating is discovered, a zero will be given for the assignment. Copying homework or tests, asking for help on tests or quizzes, or trying to “pass off” someone else’s work are all cheating incidents.  In addition to the zero, the student will be referred to an administrator and parents will be contacted.

 

Grading:                                               Grades are divided into three categories:

Tests:                     35%:      Includes but not limited to chapter tests & vocabulary 

   Tests.

Quizzes:                30% :       Includes but not limited to notebook quizzes, video

  quizzes, and some projects which will count as  

  multiple quiz grades.

Class work:          30%:        Also includes class work, group work and any          projects that are assigned.

Homework           5%:          Any assignments given to do at home.

Grading Scale:                                    A = 93-100

                                                                B = 85-92

                                                                C = 77-84

                                                                D = 70-76

                                                                F = 69 and below

 

 

Miscellaneous                                     You may not take classroom time to go to the bathroom.

Procedures:                                         You have six minutes between classes. I suggest you go during that time.  However, I will issue each student two bathroom passes for the nine week period to use in case of an emergency.  If these passes are not used, you may turn them in to be used as bonus points on any graded assignment except a project or exam.  If both passes have been used and you feel that you absolutely must go to the restroom, you will be assigned 15 minutes of lunch detention.

 

                                                                No one will be allowed to use the telephone, go to the main office, the attendance office, locker, another teacher’s room or a coach’s office during class time.  If they need you, they will call for you.  Your business can be taken care of between classes, during lunch, before school, or after school.  In order to go to the clinic, you must be visibly sick—we will follow procedures set up by the Nurse.  You will not be dismissed for ambesol, Band-Aids, pads, etc.

 

 

Classroom Rules:                   1.  Students will follow all rules in the student handbook, including the dress code.

                                                      When you come in, I expect pants to be up, hats off, picks and combs out of hair, 

                                                      and sunglasses and cell phones off and out of sight.

 

      2.  Students will come to class prepared with books, paper, pen/pencil, and notebooks.     

 

       3.  All assignments are to be completed on time.

 

       4.   Students are to show respect for others and themselves.  A classroom atmosphere

                                                        of mutual respect and courtesy is EXPECTED.

 

       5.  THERE IS TO BE NO FOOD IN CLASS!!  Eating in the classroom leads to    

            wrappers on the floor or in the desk and just a general mess in addition to the ants,

            roaches, and mice that it draws.

 

        6.  Students are expected to act in a manner that avoids disrupting the class and    

                                                        encourages a positive learning environment.

 

General Information:                       I will be available for parent or student conferences during the following times:

                                                                                After School:       T-Th                       3:15-5:00

                                                                To avoid any conflicts, please make an appointment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please review the course syllabus, classroom rules, and consequences.  Any concerns you may have are welcome.  After reviewing the material, please detach this sheet, sign the following statements, and return it to me.  Please keep the syllabus for future reference.  Thank you. Cody Stanton

 

 

 

 

TO THE STUDENT:

                Please sign below indicating that you understand what is expected of you in this course.  Your signing means that you agree to work with me, the teacher, in learning about the material in this syllabus.  You also understand the discipline and plan to abide by it.

 

 

Student signature                                                                                                                 Date

 

 



 

 

TO THE PARENT:

                Please sign to signify that you have read this syllabus and that you understand what is expected of your child in this classroom.  You are also indicating that you will help with any discipline problems that may arise.

 

 

Parent signature                                                                                                                   Date

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                               

 

 

Law Education

C. Stanton

Course Syllabus

Course Description:                           This course takes an in-depth look at the American legal system of today and how it became the way that we know it to be.  The course will spend time learning and reviewing law cases that are and were vital to the foundation of the code of law here in this country. 

Course Outline:                                  Unit 1: Introduction to Law and the Legal System

                                                                Unit 2: Criminal and Juvenile law

                                                                Unit 3: Tort Law

                                                                Unit 4: Consumer and Housing Law

                                                                Unit 5: Family Law

                                                                Unit 6: Individual Rights and Liberties

Text book:                                            Street Law: A Course in Practical Law (Glencoe)

Supplemental Materials:                  Each student is required to keep a notebook; a three ring binder is preferable. This notebook is a must.  It will be taken up at the end of the course.  Supplemental information (notes/outlines) will be given and the student will be required to record it as well as homework assignments/vocabulary in the notebook.  All assignments should be labeled and dated.  A notebook test will be given periodically during the semester as an evaluation.  These tests make up 35% of your of your nine weeks grade.  All work that is to be turned in to me for grading must be on loose-leaf paper an in blue or black ink or number 2 pencil.  That means I will not accept anything in colored ink, or on paper with ragged edges.  It is the student’s responsibility to follow the guidelines.

 

Attendance:                                          Due to the fact that this course covers a lot of material, it is highly recommended that students not miss any classes.  In this course, you may only have FIVE unexcused absences.  It is the student’s responsibility to bring in the proper documentation and turn it in to the attendance office for the absence to be excused.  It you exceed the limit; you risk being denied credit for the course.

 

Make Up Procedure:                         Students have five days after returning to school to make up any work missed.  Students will receive a zero for any work not made up.  All graded make up work is to be done after school, before school, or during the student’s lunch, not during class. Missing assignments will be posted in the classroom.  Remember, it is the student’s responsibility to check with me about assignments missed and come back and do the work within the five day time frame.

 

Participation/Homework:                 It is my personal belief that every student read the assigned material and be prepared to participate in a discussion of the assigned topic.  Students will be given homework and class work assignments for each chapter.  Homework is to be corrected in class as it is discussed.  Most class work will be graded.  All homework and class work is to be kept in the notebook.

 

Tests:                                                     Tests will be comprised of multiple choice, true/false, matching, essay, and short answer questions.  Test items will be taken from the lectures, readings, homework, class work, and class discussions.

 

Due Dates:                                            A due date is the last date an assignment will be accepted.  If a due date is given, the assignment can be turned in any day up to and on the due date.  However, no work will be accepted after the due date has passed.

 

Cheating:                                              Cheating is a serious offense.  When cheating is discovered, a zero will be given for the assignment. Copying homework or tests, asking for help on tests or quizzes, or trying to “pass off” someone else’s work are all cheating incidents.  In addition to the zero, the student will be referred to an administrator and parents will be contacted.

 

Grading:                                               Grades are divided into three categories:

Tests:                     35%:      Includes but not limited to chapter tests & vocabulary 

   Tests.

Quizzes:                30% :       Includes but not limited to notebook quizzes, video

  quizzes, and some projects which will count as  

  multiple quiz grades.

Class work:          30%:        Also includes class work, group work and any          projects that are assigned.

Homework           5%:          Any assignments given to do at home.

Grading Scale:                                    A = 93-100

                                                                B = 85-92

                                                                C = 77-84

                                                                D = 70-76

                                                                F = 69 and below

 

 

Miscellaneous                                     You may not take classroom time to go to the bathroom.

Procedures:                                         You have six minutes between classes. I suggest you go during that time.  However, I will issue each student two bathroom passes for the nine week period to use in case of an emergency.  If these passes are not used, you may turn them in to be used as bonus points on any graded assignment except a project or exam.  If both passes have been used and you feel that you absolutely must go to the restroom, you will be assigned 15 minutes of lunch detention.

 

                                                                No one will be allowed to use the telephone, go to the main office, the attendance office, locker, another teacher’s room or a coach’s office during class time.  If they need you, they will call for you.  Your business can be taken care of between classes, during lunch, before school, or after school.  In order to go to the clinic, you must be visibly sick—we will follow procedures set up by the Nurse.  You will not be dismissed for ambesol, Band-Aids, pads, etc.

 

 

Classroom Rules:                   1.  Students will follow all rules in the student handbook, including the dress code.

                                                      When you come in, I expect pants to be up, hats off, picks and combs out of hair, 

                                                      and sunglasses and cell phones off and out of sight.

 

      2.  Students will come to class prepared with books, paper, pen/pencil, and notebooks.     

 

       3.  All assignments are to be completed on time.

 

       4.   Students are to show respect for others and themselves.  A classroom atmosphere

                                                        of mutual respect and courtesy is EXPECTED.

 

       5.  THERE IS TO BE NO FOOD IN CLASS!!  Eating in the classroom leads to    

            wrappers on the floor or in the desk and just a general mess in addition to the ants,

            roaches, and mice that it draws.

 

        6.  Students are expected to act in a manner that avoids disrupting the class and    

                                                        encourages a positive learning environment.

 

General Information:                       I will be available for parent or student conferences during the following times:

                                                                                After School:       T-Th                       3:15-5:00

                                                                To avoid any conflicts, please make an appointment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please review the course syllabus, classroom rules, and consequences.  Any concerns you may have are welcome.  After reviewing the material, please detach this sheet, sign the following statements, and return it to me.  Please keep the syllabus for future reference.  Thank you. Cody Stanton

 

 

 

 

TO THE STUDENT:

                Please sign below indicating that you understand what is expected of you in this course.  Your signing means that you agree to work with me, the teacher, in learning about the material in this syllabus.  You also understand the discipline and plan to abide by it.

 

 

Student signature                                                                                                                 Date

 

 



 

 

TO THE PARENT:

                Please sign to signify that you have read this syllabus and that you understand what is expected of your child in this classroom.  You are also indicating that you will help with any discipline problems that may arise.

 

 

Parent signature                                                                                                                   Date

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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