American Government Syllabus
Course Description: American Government has three (3) objectives. American Government will concentrate on the different political and economic structures, the basic framework of our American federal system and the duties and responsibilities of the American citizen in the government. We will look extensively at the upcoming election, the candidates, the issues and our role as American citizens in the political process.
Assessments will occur in a variety of ways ranging from daily assignments, notebook checks, quizzes, tests, projects, vocabulary and current events assignments.
A = 90-100%
B = 80-89%
C = 70-79%
F = 69%- below
Each quarter is derived by the following calculation:
Tests/Quizzes/Projects will be 60% of the quarter grade
Homework/Class work will be 30% of the quarter grade
Notebooks/Participation will be 10% of the quarter grade
The semester grade will be derived from the following calculation:
Each quarter (1&2) will be 40% of your semester grade
Quarter/Semester exam will be 20% of your semester grade