Welcome to Ms. Russ's Home Page..(scroll further down THIS page to find homework assignments)Contact information for the General Assembly and School Board is located in Civics Classroom documents(addresses for elected representatives).The state of NC has designed Civics and Economics to teach students the skills and knowledge necessary to become responsible and effective citizens.Beginning in January 2014, the students will take a North Carolina Final Exam created by the NC Department of Instruction.The exam will include 40+ multiple choice questions and 1-2 "constructed response" questions. Students will respond with specific,written answers to the constructed response questions. Central Office (WSFCS) will grade the multiple choice and the NC Departmentof Public Instruction/Pearson Company will grade the constructed response (written) answer. The grade will count as 20% of the final course grade.This course is required for graduation. Students must pass the course to receive credit for graduation.
AP Human Geography:This course is a college level course. Students will learn how humans have affected and are affected by their
physical geography. Tests are college level multiple choice and short answer in the form of an FRQ (free response question).
Students will take the AP exam in early May and may receive college credit if their scores are
acceptable to their colleges and the college accepts the credit.Favorite Quotes"The only title in our democracy superior to that of President is the title of citizen."Louis Brandeis, Supreme Court Justice"Democracy is not something you have; it's something you do." Doris Haddock, Granny D"Next in importance to Freedom and Justice is Education, without which neither Freedom norJustice can be permanently maintained." President James Garfield"Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote ... that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society forwhich he is accountable to God and his country." --Samuel Adams (1781)
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Every Thursday morning I have additional duties and cannot tutor after 8:10 am.HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS23 May - 9 June 2016Assignments are typed on the DAY THEY ARE DUE!!! BE CAREFUL!!!Civics:2nd period Civics assignments are typed on the day they are due.Thank you for a great Clemmons Community DayWe registered/changed addresses for 21 voters. Yeah...Mon -Tues - -Wed -Thurs - Essay + rubric+TurnItIn + 2nd outlineFri - 1st and 3rd periodsMon (30 May) Remember those who fought for our country and our rightsTues (31 May) - 2 and 4 exams (review day, be here)Wed (1 June ) - 2 and 4 exams (SANDWICH day and review, be here)Thurs (2 June) - 1 and 3 examsFri (3 June) regular schedule - review day, be hereMon (6 June) - 1st exam + 3 reviewTues (7 June) - 3rd exam + 2 review, be hereWed (8 June) - 2nd exam + 4 reviewThurs (9 June) - 4 examlong term assignments:Thurs, May 26 - NEW DATE: final essay, Rubric, 2nd outline, Turn It InExam - Wed. June 8th3rd period Civics assignments are typed on the day they are due.Mon. - Everfi must be completed by todayTues -Wed -Thurs - complete Everfi for major grade minus 10 points, lateFri -Mon (30 May) Remember those who fought for our country and our rightsTues (31 May) - 2 and 4 examsWed (1 June ) - 2 and 4 examsThurs (2 June) - 1 and 3 exams (review day, be here)Fri (3 June) regular schedule - review day, be hereMon (6 June) - 1st exam + 3 review (be here!)Tues (7 June) - 3rd exam (in 704) + 2 review,Wed (8 June) - 2nd exam + 4 reviewThurs (9 June) - 4 examscroll to the bottom of this webpage to see information about voting and deadlines...consider Boys State (for male students) and Girls State (for female students)West students have enjoyed the summer program and highly recommend it.See your Guidance counselor or Ms. Russinterested in politics? want to help in elections? want to add a unique and powerful activity to your resume?Send Ms. Russ an email to get information about volunteering to help candidates prepare for the Nov 8th general election.page for Representative Lambeth in the NC General Assembly beginning in January? GET THE ADDRESS NOW4th period AP Human Geography
to find FRQ samples/rubrics, etc. go to AP Central, then to Human Geography, then to exam informationDue on:***DO YOUR OWN WORK for each assignment*DO YOUR OWN WORK for each assignmentA Day B DayMayTues 17 - board games Wed 18 - Rabbit FenceThurs 19 - Invictus Fri 20 - Star PowerMon 23 - Pirate Day Tues 24 - guest speaker (OB), practice for examWed 25 - Awards Day Thurs 26 - Pirate DayJune May 31, Tues, EXAMWed 1 - EXAMFri 3 - tbdThurs 9 - meet in room 801 Wed 8 - tbd
Fri 10 - Make up exam day Thurs 9 - tbdand Fri 10 - Make up exam day2nd semester project due dates (4 articles + 6 vocab terms and application sentences for each =total of 24 vocab + application sentences) VERY IMPORTANT: MUST SUBMIT LATE projects bynext class after the due datePROJECT DUE DATE: 20/21 April, FINAL DEADLINENO LATE FINAL PROJECTS ACCEPTEDOTHER NOTES - VOTING ... HOORAY, OUR MOST SACRED RESPONSIBILITYVoter registration forms are located in the main office, the Media Center and with all 12th grade English teachers ORthe website to download the form is http://www.co.forsyth.nc.us/elections/Ms. Russ has vote registration forms in her room, 704. Senior English teachers have voter registration forms also.Primary Election for US House of Rerpresentatives andNC Supreme Court Associate JudgeTues, June 7thAbsentee ballots now availableGeneral election day - Tues, Nov 8, 2016Forsyth County Board of Elections201 N Chestnut StWinston-Salem, NC 27101336-703-2800