• The 3rd Quarter ended on 13 March. Students have the opportunity to improve their grade if they wish by following the instructions provided and reading the email that was sent to students on their school Gmail account on Monday, 30 March. If you are happy with your 3rd Quarter grade, then you need to take no additional action at this time. Information about 4th Quarter assignments will be coming to you soon. 

     PLEASE SEE YOUR CLASS GOOGLE CLASSROOM FOR DETAILS FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR 3RD QUARTER GRADE.

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  • Each US/VA Government course now has its own Google Classroom page as an online go-to resource for upcoming events, assignments, and assessments.  See Mr. Smith to get your info!

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  • US & VA Government


    Welcome to US & VA Government!

    At the end of this course, every student should—

    --understand America’s political system by studying the structure, function, and organization of the three levels of government;

    --identify the role of the individual in the democratic process and the impact of politics on his/her daily life;

    --analyze Key historical documents to understand America’s political roots and democratic principles that shape current events

    --successfully complete the end-of-year US/VA Government Exam

    How We Reach the Goal:

    1st Quarter: Political Ideology, Public Opinion & Media, Interest Groups, Political Parties, Elections

    2nd Quarter: Origins of US Government, Constitution, Federalism, Legislative Branch, Executive Branch, Judicial Branch

    3rd Quarter: Bill of Rights, Legal System, Virginia and Local Government, Comparing Governments/Economic Systems

    4th Quarter: Economic Policy, Foreign Policy