Course: Senior Social Studies
Credit: 1.0 (year long) - this course meets state and district mandated graduation requirements.

Enduring Understandings

This course is a thematic study of Civics, Economics and Contemporary World Problems. Specific connections to Washington State's Constitution will be emphasized in several units. This course meets Washington State requirements for graduation.

Semester 1: Civics

Semester 2: Economics & World Problems



The Big Picture



World Problems



Final grades will be a compilation of the following criteria:

Late Work/Make-Up Policy

Late work may be graded at half the value of earned points. Late work will only be accepted in the school term in which it is assigned and must be submitted before the Friday, one week before the end of term or semester. All work is due when the first bell rings for class. Being even a little bit late will be late work (Hint: be in your seat when the bell rings with any homework already completed). Once work is turned in it may not be re-done.

Students must schedule make-up quizzes and exams the day they return from an excused absence. It is a student's responsibility to schedule a time to make-up the quiz or exam. If the exam is not completed within 5 school days following an excused absence, a score of zero will be entered and they student may not make up the quiz or exam. Missed quizzes and exams resulting from skipping class will be scored as zero and may not be made up.

Plagarism, Copying, and Cheating

Students are expected to do their own work. The definition of cheating includes, but is not limited to, copying or lending assignments; communicating, in any way, during a test; using notes in a situation where notes are not acceptable; plagiarism (the intentional or unintentional failure to give clear credit to the author of any word/ideas not your own) in any form (individual/group work). Because these types of behavior involve submitting other people's work, credit cannot be given for this type of work.


All school wide attendance policies apply. You MUST be in your seat when the bell rings or you will be counted late.

Classroom Distractions and Disruptions

We are here to learn. Behavior and actions that distract from the learning of any student are not acceptable in this class. It is necessary to demonstrate respect for other students, teachers, the classroom space, and yourself. If we all demonstrate this respect for each other and our classroom, disruptions disappear.

Backpacks, bags and purses must be kept on the floor and under your desk. Sunglasses, as well as food in the classroom are not allowed. Headphones, electronic music players, and mobile phones should not be out without specific permission of staff in the classroom. Any other toys, games, devices, or stuff in general that distracts anyone in the room is also subject to confiscation. Confiscated items will be returned at the end of the class period the first time. If it happens again, you will have to get items from the Dean of Students at the end of the day.