3Introduction:Majored in history and minored in German at the University of PittsburghWent to Johns Hopkins University for Masters in TeachingFirst taught at Oakland Mills Middle and High SchoolsSecond year at Marriotts Ridge
6What we do in class: 1.) Warm-up 2.) Introduction to day’s lesson 3.) Activity4.) Review and summary5.) Preview of next’s day topic and importance
7Grading: I use the standard Howard County grading scale: 79.5% – 89.4% B69.5% – 79.4% C59.5% % D59.4% and Below EI grade on straight points – I do not weigh grades.
8Quarter 1: Principles of Governmental Systems A.) Purposes of GovernmentB.) Types of Governmental SystemsC.) Historical Foundations of American GovernmentD.) Principles of the American governmental system
9What we’ve covered: A.) Purposes (from Preamble) B.) Types (power by authority and level)*English origins of the American Government
10The Remaining Quarters: II: Structure, Organization and Functions of American GovernmentIII: Influencing GovernmentIV: Financial Literacy/Influencing Government/Establishing Justice