Disclosure: United States Government and Citizenship
Mr. Mark Hansen
Course Description: The goal of this course is to foster informed responsible
participation in public life. Knowing how to be a good citizen is essential to the
preservation and improvement of United States democracy. Upon completion of this
course, the student will understand the major ideas, protections, privileges, structures, and
economic systems that affect the life of a citizen in the United States political system.
Students will understand the significance and impact of the constitution on every
Students will understand the protections and privileges of individuals and groups
in the United States.
Students will understand the distribution of power among the national, state, and
local governments in the United States federal system.
Students will understand the responsibilities of citizens of the United States.
Students will understand basic economic principles and how they influence
Students will understand the relationship between the United States and the
Grading Scale: Citizenship:
A 95 We will follow Weber high School’s
A- 90 citizenship policy as outlined.
P Teacher discretion
Follow all Weber High School, and Weber School District rules as outlined in
Electronic devices such as cell phones, iPods, MP3 players, etc. will only be
allowed when the teacher plans for their used in the lesson plan. Otherwise, they
are to be put away during class.
1st offense warning
2nd offense conference
3rd offense parental contact
4th offense referral
Any offense requiring immediate referral will be dealt with as such.
Students will be expected to show up for class with the necessary materials every
Students will start and stay on-task.
Students will respect others.
Partial or entire PG 13 movies will be used to enhance the curriculum.
Service Learning: Students will be required to complete a service project during the
Semester. Students may work in groups of four (flexible) to complete the project. This
assignment will be worth 200 pts.
Current Events: There will be a daily discussion of current events in this class. Students
will be given a handout which further explains this assignment.
Make-up Policy: Any make-up assignment must be completed as soon as possible.
Late Work: Students will lose 10 percent of the total points possible each day the
assignment is late. After five days, the assignment will be worth half credit.
Teacher availability for extra help: Extra help will be handled by appointment. See me
Textbook Information: The textbook will be American Government. Students will be
responsible for any textbooks checked out to them. The replacement cost for this text is
Detach and return
We, the undersigned, have read and understand the information contained in the United
States Government and Citizenship syllabus.
Parent or Guardian______________________________________________