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  • Director of Athletics
  • Instructor:  U.S. Government (12th) 

Education and credentials:

Mississippi College, Clinton, MS. Educational Specialist in Ed Leadership

Action research paper: “Recruiting and Retaining Teachers in Urban School Districts”

Mississippi College, Clinton, MS, Master of Social Science

Thesis:  “You Don’t Need A Rope For A Lynching:  George Lee, Gus Courts and               Racial Violence in Humphreys County, MS”

Mississippi College, Clinton, MS, B.S. in Social Studies

CA Credentials:

Clear Administrative Services, Single Subject Teaching 


WEEKLY AGENDA and HOMEWORK:


U.S. Government & Law Course Description:

This course reviews the basic concepts of the United States Government from pre-revolutionary days to present time, the functions of the national, state, and local governments and their relationships to the citizens of the United States.  The responsibilities and obligations of both the citizen and the government to each other are an integral part of this course.  The course will combine the historical foundation with analysis of current events.  Students will be encouraged to simulate, observe, and participate in the democratic process.


Information:
  • First day of class - Friday, August 25th
  • Location - Library
  • Class will not meet on Thursday's when we have a full week of school; During "short weeks" with a school holiday or Lasallian day, we will meet on T.
  • Students should expect weekly reading assignments and quizzes
  • READING SCHEDULE (click on link): JUST MERCY: A Story of Justice and Redemption
  • Prayer:  Classroom prayer

COURSE TEXTS AND iTunes app:  
1.  Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson (REQUIRED); paperback available on Amazon for $11 or less

2.  What You Should Know About Politics...But Don't (a nonpartisan guide to the issues that matter) by Jessamyn Conrad (REQUIRED); paperback available on Amazon for $12 or less

3.  Magruder's American Government - (OPTIONAL)

4.  Socrative Student app (iTunes store) - (REQUIRED)  Download iPad app Socrative Student (free) for the app store. THIS IS OUR WEEKLY QUIZ APP.


COURSE REQUIREMENTS AND GRADING:
  • Required reading:
  • Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson 
  • What You Should Know About Politics...But Don't (a nonpartisan guide to the issues that matter) by Jessamyn Conrad
  • Declaration of Independence
  • U.S. Constitution, including Bill of Rights & Amendments
  • Assigned primary source documents and articles


Don't understand a concept or need a review?  Try this PBS resource (click on link):



Material needed each day for class:
  • Good writing pen (black or blue ink)
  • Spiral-bound notebook with lined writing paper
  • iPad
  • Selected texts as assigned
  • Good attitude, spirit of openness and willingness to learn

Course Requirements (...in short):
  1. Read and analyze selected texts
  2. Conduct research and write 1 formal paper (MLA)
  3. Write in-class essays, take reading and lecture quizzes on selected texts/topics
  4. Constructively participate in class discussions and projects
  5. Read, write, reflect, listen, think, rewrite, and then repeat cycle...