MVP! MVP!Celebrating a Ravens win over the Steelers2018 STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS!!Watching my Caps beat the Penguins!Terps win!Keeping it Tidy on my wedding day8th Grade fun during spirit week last year!Meeting Kylo Ren!

PWCS IS CLOSED FOR THE REST OF THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR
However, that does not mean learning will stop. See the link of the side for work during this unprecedented time. -Mr. Evans

WELCOME BACK! 


Hello everyone! My name is Mr. Evans and I am very excited to be teaching your Civics and Economics class this year! This is my 5th year here at Parkside, and I already feel very much integrated into the school community here. When I'm not teaching kids the awesomeness of the government and Economics, I can be found coaching lacrosse at high school. But enough about me...more about how much of  great year this will be for you!

A lot of people say what exactly is Civics & Economics? Civics is the study of government, economics is the study of money! So what does that entail for you? We will look at things like, how to become a citizen, what rights you have as a citizen, how elections work, and lastly the three branches of government at the national, state, and local levels! When we get to Economics in the spring, we look at basic things such as how different economies work, and how do businesses make, sell, and market products! We also look at how to properly budget!

Below you will find what materials are needed for the year, my classroom expectations for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year, and the units we will be covering. Information throughout the year such as assignments, tests, classwork, powerpoint, contact information and more can be found throughout my page here! If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask! I look forward to having a great year with all of you!


-Mr. Evans

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Supplies for 2019-2020 year:

Every student should come prepared to class with the following items EACH AND EVERY DAY. No exceptions.

-Pencils
-Pens
-Binder (1 inch or 1.5 inch) with unit dividers
-Looseleaf paper


On certain days it is acceptable to bring
-Required homework
-Colored Pencils/Crayons/Markers for certain assignments

My Classroom Expectations for the 2019-2020 year

Here are some of the following things that happen and are expected to happen in my classroom. 

1. Every student is responsible for bringing required materials to class.
2. Talking and socializing during instructional time will not be permitted.
3. Students are tardy if they are not in the classroom 3 minutes after the bell. No exceptions! My door will be closed and locked.
4. Be polite and respectful to each other, the teacher, and the classroom materials and items.
5. You are not permitted to wander around the room. Stick to your seat.
6. If you are absent, please consult with me and check the missed work folder. You are responsible for making up any assignments or notes during your absence.
7. In the event you need to PIP an assessment, you must make sure you have the required work necessary before you PIP. You can only PIP during the given time to you by myself.
8. I will stay awake and so will you. Sleeping during class only hurts your status as an American citizen, not learning everything you could!
9. As per the Parkside BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policy, students should not have their cell phones in class AT ANY TIME. They should remain in their lockers during the day. A sight of the phone is an automatic seizure of the phone and it will be sent to the office.
10. Remain in your seat until the change of bell signals it is time to go.
11. THE MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL. We all are peers in the classroom. Please be respectful of EVERYONE'S opinions even if they are vastly different from your own. It is an election year and we will be getting into some heated discussions about candidates and policies. It's okay to disagree with people! That's what makes us unique. But we will not be discouraging people because they think differently. A democracy is great because everyone has a voice.

UNIT OVERVIEWS:

Civics and Economics is an intense journey chalk rich with information that is not only going to make you a more knowledge person, but will enrich your everyday life as well. 

Here is quick overview of some of the topics we look at it so you can get a good idea of what you're getting yourself into :~)


Unit 1: Citizenship: The path to citizenship, naturalization, civic duties and responsibilities, your 1st amendment rights

Unit 2:
Political Principles: The fundamental principles that our country trick. Exclusive looks at documents like the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, Bill of Rights, and The US Constitution

Unit 3: Political Process: A look into how political parties function, and a look at the election process in the United States

Unit 4: The Legislative Branch: What does Congress do?

Unit 5: The Executive Branch: What does the President do?

Unit 6: The Judicial Branch: What does the Supreme Court do?

Unit 7: State & Local Government: Looking at the branches of government at a Virginia and Manassas level!

Unit 8: Economics: Everything you need to know about basic economics! The most fun you'll have.