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Northglenn High School

601 West 100th Place ● Northglenn, CO 80260


Office: (720) 972-4600 ● Fax: (720) 972-4739
http://www.northglennhs.adams12.org

School Year 2018-2019 Teacher Name April Leitshuh

Office (720) 972-4600 Website Leitshuh.weebly.com

Phone (720) 972-2656

Email Address April.leitshuh@adams12.org

Course Name US Government

In this course you will focus on one semester of


American government, including an in-depth study of
the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. You will learn
Course Description
what it means to be a citizen in a democracy and how
you can make your voice heard.

Unit of Study Grade Level Expectations/Content Standards Approximate Targeted Date of


Time Spent or Assessment
Percent of time
Spent

Citizenship Students understand how citizens exercise the roles, rights, 2 weeks 9/1/17
and responsibilities of participation in civic life at all levels.

Historical and Philosophical Students understand the purposes of government, and the 2 weeks 9/15/17
Foundations basic constitutional principles of the United States
republican form of government.

Creation of the Constitution Students know the structure and function of local, state, and 2 weeks 9/29/17
national government and how citizen involvement shapes
public policy

Values and Principles of the Students know the structure and function of local, state, and 2 weeks 10/13/17
Constitution national government and how citizen involvement shapes
public policy

Expansion of Rights Students understand how citizens exercise the roles, rights, 2 weeks 10/27/17
and responsibilities of participation in civic life at all levels.

Bill of Rights Students understand how citizens exercise the roles, rights, 2 weeks 11/10/17
and responsibilities of participation in civic life at all levels.

In class preparation for WTP Competition (4-6 weeks)

Grading Scale Grade Percentages


Northglenn High School
601 West 100th Place ● Northglenn, CO 80260
Office: (720) 972-4600 ● Fax: (720) 972-4739
http://www.northglennhs.adams12.org

A 90-100/B 80-89/C 70-79/D 60-69/F 59 or below


*Weekly progress grades are posted at https://ic.adams12.org/campus/portal/adams12.isp D

✔+ 100 ✔ 80 ✔- 60 - 0
Grading Policy/Assessment
Grades are based on essays, seminars, student presentations/projects and tests. Assessments and grading standards are applied
consistently to students of similarly demonstrated ability. NO EXTRA CREDIT WILL BE ACCEPTED

Absences: You are responsible for getting make up work. Check in with me after class, during my plan, before school, or lunch,
not during or right before class. Retakes are allowed for any summative assignments. Completed formative assessments may be
redone for full credit. Adams 12 Five Star Schools has revised its student attendance policy (Policy 5113, paragraph 7.1) to
allow make-up work only for excused absences. You will NOT be allowed to make up absences from unexcused. Excused
absences get the number of days plus one to make up work.

Late Work: You lose 10% each day the assignment is turned in late. Assignments are due at the beginning of class.
Food and Drink: You can’t leave class to buy food, nor can your friends deliver you food.
Tardies: Sign in on the sheet when you come in. 3 tardies:Conference, 5 tardies: Referral
Leaving class: You are allowed to leave class only with a pass. Trips to the restroom and water fountain should be made
before coming to class.

Cell Phones and Electronics:


We will use cell phones frequently in this class. Cell phones are expected to be in provided space on your desk face down at all
times, unless instructed by me.
1st offense: Warning
2nd offense: Hand it over, it will be sent to SR, you can pick it up at the end of the day
Plagiarism/Cheating: Will result in a zero for the assignment.

General Expectations As much pressure as you feel to achieve and earn good grades, let’s focus on learning something about
the world around us, about history, and about critical thinking.

Notebooks- I grade notebooks randomly, so you will need one that is just for this class and you’ll need to bring it or leave it
here every day. If you miss a notebook check, you can’t make it up (unless you had an excused absence for the day I check
them).
Group Projects On group projects, students will receive a grade for individual work and a group grade.

Student Expectations
Acceptable:
- Making a meaningful contribution to class discussion
- Having on task discussions with your group members
- Helping another student with their work

Not Acceptable:
- Bullying, name calling, making people feel uncomfortable
- Not working to the best of your ability