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Spring 2017                                                               
                            Mrs. Lauren Olson    
                            Rutland High School
                            9th Grade

In civics students learn about the parts of a community, including our government and people’s roles within. Because of this, one day each week, Mrs. Holmberg will work with the 9th grade students on career exploration activities. Students will receive a grade for these activities. This grade is given by Mrs. Holmberg and may be subject to participation, completion, and other relevant criteria. Please contact either Mrs. Holmberg or Mrs. Olson with any questions about this.

Students will also learn about: 
the constitution,  
Economics, and
Other related topics. 

late work:
All work is due at the end of the class period. (Unless otherwise indicated.) If it is not turned in by the end of the period the student will receive a zero. It will be noted in the grade book that the assignment was not turned in. 

Accelerated Reader (AR):
Friday is our AR day.
Students are given 100 points in the civics grade book for AR. 
If they come without their book, if they are sleeping, if they are not reading, or otherwise off-task they will have points deducted from this grade. The reason points are removed should be noted in the grade book. 
AR Tests: 
Students are permitted to take AR tests during this time if they complete their book.
Time: Students are given 30 minutes to read in class. 

Students will learn to meet deadlines. 
Students will improve their non-fiction reading comprehension. 
Students will improve their independent work. 
Students will improve their collaborative work. 
Students will understand their roles in their communities. 
Students will identify the role of government in their lives. 

South Dakota Civics Standards:
K-12.C.2 Students will explain the historical impact of primary founding documents including but not limited to, the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, the U.S. Bill of Rights and subsequent amendments.
K-12.C.3 Students will explain how the Constitution organizes the government of the United States.
K-12.C.4 Students will understand the fundamental principles of America’s democratic republic and the United States Constitution and the inherent conflicts that may arise.
K-12.C.5 Students will understand the ways in which a citizen can use their basic rights to influence the decisions of the republic.
K-12.G.1 Students will apply geospatial resources, including data sources and geographic tools to generate, interpret, and analyze information.
K-12.E.1 Students will apply the fundamental economic ideas and concepts associated with the study of economics.
K-12.E.2 Students will demonstrate how the forces of supply and demand impact economic decision making.
K-12.E.3 Students will analyze the ways government can impact the market.