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A Quick Look at Civics
with Mrs. Melgard
Here is the information that you will need to help your child be successful in Civics.
If you have any questions, please let me know.
My contact information:

Email: [email protected]

 Homework This Week:
Click Document Downloads on the left side of this page to find digital copies of this weeks assignments!
(Click the thumbnail to see the homework.)
Note: These plans may change… check your child’s planner too!
Advanced/Honors Project:
 If I Were President Essay…. Due 2/13 (silver and stingray) and 2/14 (maroon
ADVANCED_SS.7.C.3.3 Executive Writing Assignment_If I was President 
Civics Glossary:

If you purchased the binder… you are good for day one but it will need to be restocked throughout the year.)
One subject notebook, section in the binder with a pocket folder, pencil pouch stocked

Pretty please items for the classroom: ream of copy paper, tissues, notebook paper, disinfecting wipes, paper towels, extra pencils, extra blue spiral notebooks, one gallon size Ziploc bags

“Being prepared is half the journey.”

Units of Study:
Quarter One: What is civics, Forms of Government, Roots of American Democracy, The Constitution
Quarter Two: Constitutional Amendments, The Bill of Rights, Supreme Court Cases, Political Parties,
Voting, Elections, Influencing the government
Quarter Three: Legislative Branch, Executive Branch, Judicial Branch, The Legal System
Quarter Four: State and Local Governments

7th Syllabus 2016-2017

Year at a Glance:
2016-17 MS Civics YAG

Civics Textbook:


  1. Visit this link: Civics Textbook
  2. Then click: Civics, Economics, and Geography – Florida Edition – 2013 Student Edition
  3. Then you should be in the online textbook.

Class Rules:

  • The student will:
  • Be courteous by allowing others the best learning environment.
  • Come to class on time and prepared to work.
  • Respect others and their property
  • Will abide by the 6 Pillars of Character.
  • Obey all state, county, school, team rules and classroom contracts.

Consequences for breaking the rules:
1. Verbal Warning
2. Counseling teacher and student)
3. Parent Contact (call, email, note in planner)
4. Detention/lunch detention/time out in another classroom
5. Dean Referral

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